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brian.peters
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Location: Peoria AZ
Motorcycle: 97 GL1500 SE

New member from AZ

Post by brian.peters » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:17 pm



Hello from sunny Arizona. Been lurking for a while doing research on potential new, to me, bikes and pulled the trigger two days ago on a 97 SE with 87K on it. Bike is in good shape but has some quirks, not unexpected on a 20 year old bike.

Really like he site so far, lots of good info, and I'm sure I'll have a bunch of questions moving forward but the search utility has been good to me so far :).
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landisr
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Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:18 pm
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000
1994 GL1500A

Re: New member from AZ

Post by landisr » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:54 pm

Welcome from Gilbert. Yes, there is a wealth of info and advice and encouragement here. I am still enjoying my '94 with 183,000+ miles, owned since new.

Ron
Beam me up, Scotty. There's no intelligent life down here.

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lamasue
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Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 7:57 pm
Location: Winslow,maine
Motorcycle: 2000 1500se

Re: New member from AZ

Post by lamasue » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:09 pm

Well post the quirks i like having my 1500 in tip top shape cause i take long rides alot

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brian.peters
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Location: Peoria AZ
Motorcycle: 97 GL1500 SE

Re: New member from AZ

Post by brian.peters » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:29 pm

Quirks:
Some of the plastics have broken pins.
The windshield does not clamp tight. Found the tech article on changing it so I'l be opening it up to see what is what.
The headlight does not adjust.
The passenger floor boards are really stiff. All the way down is the way the wife like it but I still need to lube it up.
Looks like the clutch shaft seal is leaking.
Need a new helmet lock rod, on order.
Decided to not use the internal radio/intercom/CB in favor of a Bluetooth set up. Kind of wish I could use the CB but not sure it's worth the cost of adding a Sena 10S. Need to order a radio cover. I'd like to get rid of hte bulky radio/CB controls on the handlebar but figured I should leave it all for if/when I sell it.
A previous owner put floor "driver" floor boards on it that get in the way of he brake and shifter so I'm going back to pegs for now.
Had some chrome aftermarket covers back by the passenger floor boards. Need to find then and replace the left side and reinstall the right side.
Need to put the CB antennas on just because I like the look.

Wow the list seems big now that I type it out, but it rides like a champ and looks pretty good so all this is just little stuff.

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RBGERSON
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Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Motorcycle: 98 SE GL 1500
had every year from 75 to 83

Re: New member from AZ

Post by RBGERSON » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:52 am

There is a how to on replacing cover studs..I have some of the parts you'll need it's basically a glue new studs in place..not hard but you have to be exact.

Wind screen can be secured by slipping a small piece of rubber between the windscreen and the "jaws" that grip it..easy fix.

Gear shift seal is easy too. just hard to get to..lying on your back under the engine. Use a sheet metal screw or curved pick to pull the old seal out, cover the splines with tape to protect them. Many like to add the shifter stabilizer thingy..sold by a user here.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Rayvn
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Location: Washington state north of Vanc.
Motorcycle: 2002 GL1800, 2000 Kawasaki w650, 2010 Yamaha xt250, 1994 Yamaha TW200, 1972 Honda ct-90 dual range tranny, 1968 Honda Express 102 original miles, 1982 Honda cx500 custom, 1972 Bultaco Alpina,
1980 Honda cx500 turbo..."for sale" My latest bike is a 1994 GL1500SE, side car rig.

Re: New member from AZ

Post by Rayvn » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:47 pm

I took the radio and c/b lighting rods ;-) off the bike because I didn't like the looks. haha :-)
Lang may your lum reek

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brian.peters
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Re: New member from AZ

Post by brian.peters » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:37 pm

Yeah the stabilizer looked interesting. Think I'll probably invest in LEDs before that.

Rayven,
I put the antennas back on cuz I kinda like the look. :)

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Stew
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Location: Smokey Point, WA - USA
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
2005 CRF230F

Previous bikes:
2004 Polaris Sportsman 90
2003 Honda Ruckus
1993 Honda Elite SR
1986 Honda CR125R
1979 Yamaha GT80

Re: New member from AZ

Post by Stew » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:26 pm

Howdy! I'm pretty new here too and also just recently got a GL1500. I've been reading a lot on this site, the DIY articles are very good, one of the things I did that you also mentioned was replace a broken post on a plastic panel. As I'm going through things on the bike I'm learning a lot about it, I'm really excited to put some miles on it when the weather gets a little nicer!


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