2000 GL1500 Se


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2000 GL1500 Se

Postby skywatcher67 » Mon May 04, 2015 11:17 am



I just bought a 2000 GL1500 SE that has been a Lehman Trike since day one. It came with a trailer. Have ridden it a little. Haven't rode a two wheel in years. Totally different having three wheels. Could someone give me a heads up on what I should pay attention to at the beginning? What to replace? Check? Would appreciate it. Skywatcher67



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Re: 2000 GL1500 Se

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 04, 2015 1:22 pm

Do you know what's been done to it recently? What's the mileage on it?

The standard things apply - if you don't know when the timing belts were last done, then the time to do them is now. Same goes for oil, clutch and brake fluid, etc.

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Re: 2000 GL1500 Se

Postby skywatcher67 » Mon May 04, 2015 2:01 pm

it has 66000 miles. just normal maintence by dealer done.

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Re: 2000 GL1500 Se

Postby redial » Mon May 04, 2015 9:29 pm

Still do the things that WingAdmin suggested, and I would also include checking the electricals, especially the ground connections. I would also consider one of those shift 'enablers' that go so well on 1500s - see this site, they were designed by Pepe Le Pew, and I believe you can get them at some of WingAdmin's favourite store(s). Make sure you get a seal as well, at the same time.
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Re: 2000 GL1500 Se

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue May 05, 2015 1:37 am

@ 66K, if never done, it seriously needs the suspension updated!!!
At the min. fork rebuild and new rear shocks.
I check the head bearings and at least clean and grease them.

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Re: 2000 GL1500 Se

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 05, 2015 10:32 am

It's also possible that the wheel bearings will need looking at. I had to replace my front wheel bearings at 69,000 miles. I did the rear at about the same time, as I figured they had (hopefully) travelled just as far as the front.

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Re: 2000 GL1500 Se

Postby skywatcher67 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:56 pm

Highly appreciate the tips.
Just took the Trike to a professional and got forks rebuilt, new tire on front and brakes bled and fluid changed.

I need to replace some of the lights on my dash and red the great HTDIY article by wingadmin.

Since it is such a complex job and lots of things taken off, should I do anything else while the parts are already off?

Maybe things that will be or should be done now or later?

Also i am buying some rain gear and i noticed some i have looked at has some sort of hard material on the back and other places
What are those for? Where can i buy good items like this?



Thanks again.

Skywatcher67

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Re: 2000 GL1500 Se

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:57 pm

skywatcher67 wrote:Highly appreciate the tips.
Just took the Trike to a professional and got forks rebuilt, new tire on front and brakes bled and fluid changed.

I need to replace some of the lights on my dash and red the great HTDIY article by wingadmin.

Since it is such a complex job and lots of things taken off, should I do anything else while the parts are already off?

Maybe things that will be or should be done now or later?

Also i am buying some rain gear and i noticed some i have looked at has some sort of hard material on the back and other places
What are those for? Where can i buy good items like this?

Thanks again.

Skywatcher67


If you're planning on replacing your speakers ever, this would be a good time, because it takes just about the same amount of work to get to the speakers as it does to the dash, and if you're taking the dash out, the speakers will be exposed.

Make sure you change ALL the dash lights, so you don't have to do this job again for a long time!

Hard material on the rain gear...like armor, you mean?

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Re: 2000 GL1500 Se

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:07 pm

+1 on the speakers (upgraded). If you don't need them now, you probably will soon, and the upgrade will be worth the effort.

While you're in there might be a good time to replace the speedometer cable and inner shaft. It's a cheap part that is probably much easier to change while the dash is out.




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