Some Questions about "New to Me" 1988 GW GL1500

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Re: Some Questions about "New to Me" 1988 GW GL1500

Post by rick457 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:24 pm

Something else I should mention is buying a clymer service manual

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Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:49 pm

Maybe you've already figured it out, but your cruise issue, based on your description, is due to the aftermarket brake levers on the bike. Lots of them have that issue. If you look at where it contacts the switch/s, just build up that contact point with some 3M double sided tape and a piece of aluminum can (very tiny piece). I had the same issue right after installing my new handles, with both the cruise set, and brake lights, both caused by the same issue. It takes very little build-up, and may need to be addressed again in a few years of wear.

FWIW, I would go with the factory service manual. I have a PDF version for 1989. If you're interested, PM me.

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Re: Some Questions about "New to Me" 1988 GW GL1500

Post by captdecker » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:14 pm

I HAD THE TROUBLE WITH BRAKE just build up that contact point I used JB weld. dilled a hole where the build needed to be for a place for the JB to hold on too.

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Re: Some Questions about "New to Me" 1988 GW GL1500

Post by Wildwilly018 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:09 pm

Most of your questions have been answered very well. As for your cruise, I was going to suggest you check and or change the sub filter for cruise. On left side behind where reverse lever is. There is post with pics on Wing Docs for locating both sub filters. Here is link for both sub filters. viewtopic.php?t=11036. Repaced my right side filter recently while doing winter maintenance. Replaced front and rear brake pads. Air filter. Right side sub filter. Plugs. Now rear is tore apart replacing rear tire. I go with Dunlop E3's. Good tires. Never liked the K177's. Picked up a Clymer service manual in January at bike show. Great book. I do have the original owners manual also. Best of luck with everything. Love my 88 Gl1500 also.

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