1988 GL1500 Riders Backrest


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1988 GL1500 Riders Backrest

Postby david607 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:41 am



Well heres the good news someone as just given me a Markland Back rest BUT heres the bad news there is no fitting kit with it anyone know what size of bolts and spacers will be needed to fit it ?????



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Re: 1988 GL1500 Riders Backrest

Postby bohdan » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:43 am

Greetings David, I have a Markland in my storage. I replaced my seat with an Ultimate. I have to check and get back to you.

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Re: 1988 GL1500 Riders Backrest

Postby david607 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:37 am

well thanks for that i found that thay are m8 bolts and 15mm tube you will not belive where i found the bolts and tube ready for this THE WIFES DISHWASHER LEGS FOR THE BOLTS AND THE TUBE WAS THE COLD WATER PIPE ON THE BACK good job she as ordered a new one all i can say is Zanussi dish washers well done here are a a few picks fitted and the New GL1500 parts department :D :lol:
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Re: 1988 GL1500 Riders Backrest

Postby Mh434 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:41 am

I absolutely LOVE re-tasking stuff like that!! When it comes to mechanical parts, metal pieces, plastic, etc., I tend to horde a little. My wife laughs at me, until something needs fixing & I have just the thing in my pile of cast-off bits. The result is that I rarely have to buy stuff to effect repairs. I particularly hold onto stainless steel, brass, and aluminum.

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Re: 1988 GL1500 Riders Backrest

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:05 pm

I have a old tool cabinet just for odds and ends bolts, brackets, and _________ . My wife used to laugh about it, until one day I was able to fix her dishwasher, then a little less laughter, then one day she needed a bracket to fix something, found it in my cabinet, no more laughter. . . . lol
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Re: 1988 GL1500 Riders Backrest

Postby david607 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:36 pm

So anyone want to buy a second hand dishwasher good for parts on a 1988 GL1500 :D

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Re: 1988 GL1500 Riders Backrest

Postby Mh434 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:43 pm

Don't laugh! I have a Hobart stainless-steel meat wrapping machine I've been scavenging parts & material from for 20 years! :roll:

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Re: 1988 GL1500 Riders Backrest

Postby david607 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:05 am

Well on the last post better put in in the garage being that the re-build is on going :P




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