'96 GL1500A Coolant change problem


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'96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby Ol' Man » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:48 am



During the removing of the front cover and under cover, a rubber tubing covered spring about 5" long and 1/2" dia. dropped out of the under cover. Anyone have an idea where it belongs and/or what it's purpose is? (image attached)
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Re: '96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:23 pm

I'm not sure that belongs to the bike. But maybe someone else will know for sure.

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Re: '96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby Ol' Man » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:31 pm

Bluewaterhooker0 wrote:I'm not sure that belongs to the bike. But maybe someone else will know for sure.


Thanks for the reply.
It was just laying in the fairing under cover, I suppose it's possible it's a piece of road debris. I'm not the original owner so it's difficult to analyze.
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Re: '96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby 04 Spirit » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:25 pm

Looks like the springs that go behind the cornering lights. There should be 2 behind each light.

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Re: '96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby aj1500 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:38 pm

+1 04 spirit
It is one of the springs to hold the cornering lights

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Re: '96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby Ol' Man » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:56 pm

aj1500 wrote:+1 04 spirit
It is one of the springs to hold the cornering lights
04 Spirit wrote:Looks like the springs that go behind the cornering lights. There should be 2 behind each light.

Thanks for the reply aj1500 & 04 Spirit, I'll pay close attention and try to remedy that when it goes back together. I'm trying my best to do my own maintenance as a relative newb at this type of thing. :D
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Re: '96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:01 pm

aj1500 wrote:+1 04 spirit
It is one of the springs to hold the cornering lights


Was that an aftermarket thing ? My SE has no springs, and doesn't need them.

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Re: '96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby 04 Spirit » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:53 pm

I don't think they are on the SE models. The springs are indeed OEM though on the Aspencades. They do show up in the owner's manual on my 2000 Aspencade. They cross behind the lights and hook to the inside of the fairing to hold them in as there are no screws

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Re: '96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:33 pm

Looking at the parts fiche for the 97A and 2000A, I don't see them listed at all. If it's in the owners manual, they must have been an option on the Aspencade, added by the dealership. The SE came stock with them, and they are mounted with screws.

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Re: '96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby Ol' Man » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:45 pm

I can only tell you they are definitely holding the cornering lights on my '96. So far, the most difficult and time consuming part of the job was removing the "tupperware". :lol: :lol:
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Re: '96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby spiralout » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:05 pm

I guess it's what they said but I vote the thread title be changed from "'96 GL1500A Coolant change problem" to another "What the heck is this" title seeing as it has nothing to do with a coolant change and it's all about the what the heck is this ;)

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Re: '96 GL1500A Coolant change problem

Postby Ol' Man » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:06 am

spiralout wrote:I guess it's what they said but I vote the thread title be changed from "'96 GL1500A Coolant change problem" to another "What the heck is this" title seeing as it has nothing to do with a coolant change and it's all about the what the heck is this ;)

My bad... :oops:


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