maintainace on my 92 aspy


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deepsix777
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maintainace on my 92 aspy

Postby deepsix777 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:11 pm



Hello all i just received all my filters yesterday from cyclemax. air,cruise,sub,fuel,oil and plugs first question; who designed these bikes need to remove 900 pieces to change 4 filters lol. second question while i have it torn apart what else needs to be done? the timing belt and spark plugs (have new plugs for it ) where changed at 69,000 miles also the cooling sys. was flushed and changed then to. alternator was replaced at 73,000 miles. any help is appreciated ty.



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Re: maintainace on my 92 aspy

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:37 pm

Grease the drive shaft splines and replace the gear oil.
Flush new brake fluid through the system,including the clutch.
Replace the fork oil.
Scrutinize the shifter lever.It probably would benifit adding the shift stabilizer to it.

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Re: maintainace on my 92 aspy

Postby wing in atlanta » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:48 pm

While you have the plug wires off, I would make sure the drain passages in the plug wells are clear. I use compressed air and blow them out. I leave the plugs in while doing this, so nothing get into the cyclinders. It would be a good time to inspect as many vacuum lines you can see. Might try running it with all the plastic off and spray starting fluid around to find any leaks.

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Mooseman
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Re: maintainace on my 92 aspy

Postby Mooseman » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:13 pm

OK, I am the proud new owner of a GL1500SE 1996 model with 63K. Other than the lovely ride home it's in parts doing all the stuff you guys have talked about. Plus I'm doing the carb sync also.
I was told to also check the brushes in the alternator.
I guess the only real question is do I need to replace the main wishbone fuse with a spade or auto fuse like I did on my Gl1200's. I notice this one is beefier because of higher amp rating.
Have also been told to not use reverse unless absolutely necessary and to always leave the cruse control switch in the on position.
Still riding the GL1200 till this one is ready for the road.
Thanks, Mel
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Re: maintainace on my 92 aspy

Postby dingdong » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:19 am

Check steering head bearings for excessive play.

Mooseman: You have received misinformed advice: You can use the reverse whenever you want to or need to.
Tom

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Mooseman
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1986 BMW K75c 24K

Re: maintainace on my 92 aspy

Postby Mooseman » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:06 pm

Ah yes, did forget the steering head bearings here. But on my to do list.
Info on reverse came from a guy that has a MC shop that has dealt in GW's for years. That advise was given to a friend that owns a GL1800.
Plus with all this plumbing and electrical, should be a fun bike to help prevent Alzheimer's...LOL
Thanks for the heads up.
Mel


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