unknown GL1500 engine


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DEBERWEIN
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unknown GL1500 engine

Post by DEBERWEIN » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:12 pm



I currently own a 1994 Gl1500 SE and have the dreaded 4 gear failure. Made many trips skipping 4th. Twisties no fun without 4th...

I recently found someone selling a engine and many parts. He told me that he thought it was a 95 or 96 bike. He gave me the instrument cluster that showed the bike to have 17 K. I would like to run the replacement engine prior to doing the swap. I am looking for anyone that has experience is doing this and possible shortcuts. I would also be interested in any other test procedure that I should perform on the engine before the swap



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wingdings
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Re: unknown GL1500 engine

Post by wingdings » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:18 pm

try these links - viewtopic.php?t=20444 - viewtopic.php?t=11366 - viewtopic.php?t=10532 - viewtopic.php?t=28261 - Try changing the oil and fitting a gear shift stabilizer - made the world of difference to mine also I got rid of the toe heel shifter too and went back to the Honda OEM -one - all put less strain on the gear shifter - http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... 102/200181 and

also - try the cheap things first before spending the big bucks !!! - yes :D :D :D :D

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Re: unknown GL1500 engine

Post by wingdings » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:32 am



- try this

DEBERWEIN
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Re: unknown GL1500 engine

Post by DEBERWEIN » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:25 am

unfortunately the dogs on fourth are gone .

Thank you for the info, I will be installing the stabilizer on the new engine

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Re: unknown GL1500 engine

Post by wingdings » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:39 pm

not a problem there - you will not regret buying it either - other things you can do to improve the gear changing are - 1) - Clean out the clutch slave master slave cylinder - and renew the seals - it gets goo and crap build up in the cylinder - see this link - viewtopic.php?t=23715 and look at this too - viewtopic.php?t=28498 - that should convince you to strip it before you fit the new engine

I also had a steel clutch line made up to replace the old rubber one on my bike as well - another thing that often gets forgot about is the clutch lever bushing - see link - viewtopic.php?t=12622 - lastly get the engine oil right - if its old get rid of it - if you look at the other threads on here - its seems everyone has there own choice in oils - mobile 1 - seems to do it for a lot of ppl while others say different trail and error I think here - however if you do change and clean out the master slave cylinder and change the clutch bush and oil - I know it has made 100% difference on my wing - :D :D :D :D :D :D :D






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