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k441xnb
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Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:36 am
Location: watford England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: gl1500 se 1992

gl1500 reverse

Postby k441xnb » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:17 pm



when selcting reverse the bike moves 3 inches then stops, but if i take the switch behind the reverse lever off or remove the actuating cam/lever the reverse light doesnt light up but the bike will reverse, also the bike has a tendancy to shake the handle bars quite badly when going at 30mph or less and gets thrown off line by white lines so cant take one hand off below 30mph and difficult to filter through traffic, could it be the steering head bearings or do they all do this, also radio reception is quite poor and not very loud, thinking about fitting an amp to the system. :?



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mgatortpd
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Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:17 am
Location: Tucson Arizona
Motorcycle: 1988 GW 1500/6

Re: gl1500 reverse

Postby mgatortpd » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:37 pm

Regarding your "shake the handle bars quite badly when going at 30mph or less and gets thrown off line by white lines so cant take one hand off below 30mph and difficult to filter through traffic", I just had a new front tire put on my 1500 today and the shop is recommending that I replace the Steering Stem Bearings, saying that I have a shaking / shuttering movement in my front forks when ever I hit a bump in the road, did'nt really notice it until they said something, I thought it was just the plastic on my faring ratteling. $35.00 for the bearings, $300.00 for labor as thet say the entire front end will need to come off. Just a thought for your problem.

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robb
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Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:46 pm
Location: Lexington, North Carolina
Motorcycle: 1989 Honda GL1500 Aspencade

Re: gl1500 reverse

Postby robb » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:22 pm

Check this out if you decide to tackle the bearings.
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500steering.htm


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