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1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Glad I signed up for this

Postby rzaugg » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:16 pm

I am not really into most forums, more of a hands on person. But I really have to admit that this is a cool sight. Lots of good ideas and information. I was also able to help a fellow rider with a problem he was having.

About me: I have had a bike in one form or another since I was 10. Finally got my dream bike last summer (84 Aspencade) and am planning a complete resotation on it. Runs good, looks a little rough. Also in the mean time, am working on another 84 Aspy for my wife that was purchased very cheap and was severely mistreated, but looks good. Feel good that I rescued it and my wife is really excited about getting it. The guy that owned it was a painter, not a mechanic. (Had the idea that RTV, and lots of it, was a suitable replacement for any gasket including Head Gaskets and also for o-rings). Hope I got it in time. Will try to get better on the posting pictures and what not and keep you guys up to date on progress on both.

Hope to see you on the road someday.

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Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
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78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Glad I signed up for this

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:16 pm

Welcome.. :) :)
Keep us posted and do include before,during and after pictures..
Do replace the timing belts regardless of how they look...Tend to the wiring troubles..I know there gonna have them....
Ask any questions you like...Guaranteed that somebody will have a comment about it..

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Location: Plano, TX
Motorcycle: 2004 GL1800, 2005 Honda Shadow 750, 2008 Yamaha R6 with RG500 engine, CRF450X, CRF230, CRF250X, XR200, CR500

Re: Glad I signed up for this

Postby thrasherg » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:23 pm

Unfortunately there are a lot of people out there that think RTV is a fix all for any mechanical condition!! :roll:

I hope you don't have any nasty surprises..


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Location: Hermansville, Mich
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Re: Glad I signed up for this

Postby bustedwing » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:14 pm

Hello and welcome to the website from the U.P. of Michigan. Sounds like worst comes to worst you can at least make one good bike out of the two of them. (That's a joke, son.) But since you are getting good at repairing them then having two in the family should be no problem. I know that I sure enjoy whenever the better half will go on a ride with me so if she has her own bike and ENJOYS riding you have it made. Ride safe, send us a picture sometime.
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Location: Kapunda, SouthAustralia
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Spectre Red Aspencade

Re: Glad I signed up for this

Postby redial » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:38 pm

Welcome. Start with your wife's bike first, so that by the time you get to yours you will have learnt everything there is to know, and you will breeze through your bike repairs. Enjoy yourselves, only about another four months of cold, ice, rain, wind, and salt, after which you might be able to ride again. :twisted:

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