GL 1500 1989


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GL 1500 1989

Postby Kar_l » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:42 am



Can a 89 be started with the center stand down?



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Re: GL 1500 1989

Postby Sempai » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:52 am

Yes, when on its center stand, it should start under all normal starting conditions:
Neutral light is on, safe to start, regardless of sidestand position.
Reverse lever is not activated ('R' light is not on.)
If the transmission is not in neutral, the clutch needs pulled in.
Keep the rubber side down.

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Re: GL 1500 1989

Postby Kar_l » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:02 am

Thank you, just a bit of a newbe with Honda.

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Re: GL 1500 1989

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:58 pm

The center stand doesn't have a switch on it, unlike the side stand. The bike doesn't know (or care) if the center stand is down or not.

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Re: GL 1500 1989

Postby robb » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:36 pm

I was getting ready to say how good mine runs on the center stand. When weather is too bad to ride I put it in 1st gear and let it run to keep everything lubricated. Works good to put armoral on tire.

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Re: GL 1500 1989

Postby dingdong » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:39 am

robb wrote:I was getting ready to say how good mine runs on the center stand. When weather is too bad to ride I put it in 1st gear and let it run to keep everything lubricated. Works good to put armoral on tire.


Armor All on your tires! :shock: Robb, are you sure you want to do that?
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Re: GL 1500 1989

Postby Sempai » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:02 am

dingdong wrote:
robb wrote:Works good to put armoral on tire.


Robb, are you sure you want to do that?

Yeah, this may be dangerous. Sure the tires will look nice, but basically lubricated rubber could prove disastrous.
Keep the rubber side down.

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Re: GL 1500 1989

Postby robb » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:58 am

Wipe in on, wait 1 minute and wipe it down. Two million road miles and never a cracked tire. Use dish wash liquid on show car, wipe it on and let it dry.




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