Help w/new to me 1992 GL1500 Interstate


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HD eater
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Help w/new to me 1992 GL1500 Interstate

Postby HD eater » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:29 am



This is a re-post dated from a couple days ago: I have just bought my 1992 GL1500 it has 76000 miles on it. Should there be any special 75000 mile maintenance issues I need to deal with that may or may not been performed? Also is there anything that plagues the 92' 1500's or even has showed up more than occasionally? Any info would be appreciated or websites that offer thorough Honda routine and scheduled maintenance would also be appreciated. And finally any sites offering awesome pricing and a knowledgeable staff, and who's first language is English.



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Re: Help w/new to me 1992 GL1500 Interstate

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:22 pm

When I buy anything used my first order of business is to go through it from front to back. Check that everything is working. Tighten things that are loose. Check bolt tightness etc.

If you don't have any maintenance records, then being new to you, the best thing to do is go about changing the fluids and other maintenance items so you have a baseline to work from.

Change all the oils - motor, fork, brake/clutch fluid, drive axle. Replace the timing belts. Replace the coolant. Check/replace air filter, fuel filter, cruise filter.

As to websites for routine maintenance your best guide is the owners manual which sets a suggested minimum.

As to parts place the first place I like to deal with is Cyclemax. http://cyclemax.com/
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Help w/new to me 1992 GL1500 Interstate

Postby zamboni920 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:25 am

HD eater......congrats on your purchase. Although my first language is not English, I can only agree with cbx4evr.....go over it thouroughly. Give it a major tune-up, check for any chafed wiring, some penetrating oil in switches and any hinged parts (side stand, luggage lids, foot boards, etc. ) . Good luck, and smooth rides!

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Re: Help w/new to me 1992 GL1500 Interstate

Postby HD eater » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:37 am

I hope that everyone realizes that when I said that bit about speaking English, I was only referring to the fact of it being a frustrating event to have to purchase parts for your ride but then to get someone with such a thick accent that I can't understand and do business with them makes it all the worse. I am not a racist. I hope no-one thought that but just in case, I felt I should clear this up before anyone got the wrong idea.

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Re: Help w/new to me 1992 GL1500 Interstate

Postby zamboni920 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:13 pm

HD eater......all is good, I have experienced the "far east" call centers myself and know thick accents/broken english can be very frustrating . Just goofing in my earlier post.
Hope you find a good and reasonable source for parts....Myself, I usually do online purchasing and not from one particular source.
With 90 degrees today, it is tempting to take my GL1500 for a ride, but still waiting for new windshield.....not good to ride with only jagged edges sticking up at the front of fairing. Maybe I'll take a spin with my GL1200.

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Re: Help w/new to me 1992 GL1500 Interstate

Postby terryj » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:06 am

When I bought my 1500 the first thing I did was to take it to our local Honda dealer and have them go through the bike, they changed all the fluids, changed the brake pads and tuned it up. I also had the tires replaced seeings how they were at the wear bars. The only resason for going to the dealer, this was my first Goldwing and I knew nothing about them, my last bike was a Yamaha Venture Royal, now I do all the maintenance myself.




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