GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer


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GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Postby HeyBerg1 » Thu May 28, 2015 9:04 pm



Hey forum readers, I want to thank Peppilepew for coming up with the auxiliary gear shift stabilizer. I've installed one on my 94 GW 1500 and what a difference it makes in shifting (night and day) difference, believe me. I also, purchased the oil seal as I found mine was leaking and worn out from the movement of the shifter shaft and now that seal should last for many years to come as the shaft will only pivot in place and not move all around. I want to thank Wingadmin for his photos of the process for changing the seal and shifter stabilizer, also. Very well done!! I recommend anyone who has a 1500 to put this shifter brace on and you'll see the difference it makes. I didn't record how I did the installation but I did record how much movement my shifter had before and how there was no movement at all afterward. Once, I find out how to download it here I'll repost it just so unbelievers can see the difference. Just search: Auxiliary shifter stabilizer.
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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Postby spiralout » Thu May 28, 2015 11:27 pm

I'm going to pick up one of those one day when I can afford it. My shift arm is bad wobbly making for clunky shifts and the heel-toe just makes it worse. Everything I've read about it has been really positive

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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Postby bstig60 » Thu May 28, 2015 11:31 pm

I have one as well. It was an easy install and works well.
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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Postby roadhawg » Fri May 29, 2015 10:33 pm

I have read several articles concerning the shift brace issue on the 1500's. I understand that not everyone thinks they have the ability to make their own stabilizer, but it is really quite simple, and incredibly inexpensive. Buying everything necessary cost me less than $30. From what I have read some are having problems with the manufactured brace everyone is buying due to expansion from the heat from the exhaust. I have never had a moments trouble with mine. The only tools needed to manufacture a brace is a wire welder, small grinder with a cutting wheel or cutting torch, a drill, and a file. Take a look at the pics accompanying this post and see how easy it can be to save $100.
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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Postby bstig60 » Fri May 29, 2015 11:30 pm

I have one that sells for + 100 bucks. No problem with it at all and I have taken several 1000 mile trips with it. Your right up is great, but many of us don't have the tools or the skills to make our own. Perhaps you should start making you model and selling it.
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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Postby Bigbiker0 » Sat May 30, 2015 6:17 am

$30 for material, plus time ,plus tools, $100 seem to me pretty cheap.
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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Postby HeyBerg1 » Sat May 30, 2015 8:16 pm

Hey guys, I enjoy this forum so much and with all the info you can obtain is great!
Roadhawg, I'm happy you were able to construct a shifter stabilizer on your own and it's worked great for you. But for me I don't have that ability or tools to do so and for the rest of us folks who can't build one, the cost to me is the least part of what the benefits this stabilizer provides. I can't tell you how pleased I am with this shifter stabilizer. It's not that hard to install because if I can do it anyone can, so save your money to purchase one before you buy any other item for you wing. You won't regret it.

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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Postby Old Fogey » Sun May 31, 2015 7:35 pm

We've fitted a Peppilepew stabiliser on a bike we just had into our Muskegon base. Very impressed with the difference in shifting.
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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Postby micverdon » Wed May 04, 2016 11:58 am

I don't have to buy it......... I'm gonna win the "may" contest...ha..ha...ha

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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Postby Bigbiker0 » Thu May 05, 2016 6:31 am

Bigbiker0 wrote:$30 for material, plus time ,plus tools, $100 seem to me pretty cheap.


Plus all the time to design and test it,it,S WORTH THE PRICE.
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Re: GL1500 Auxiliary shifter stabilizer

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu May 05, 2016 11:25 am

I have used 3 of them on bikes in my stable and for friends

Each one made a substantive difference in the shifting of the transmission to the positive.
While you are in there - replace the shift shaft seal - it is a cheap seal and available easily.

Then you may never have to visit there again.. ;)



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