aspencade and se


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cadwellmarkymark
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aspencade and se

Postby cadwellmarkymark » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:37 am



Hi all,
this is my first post so please bare with me?.
Can anyone tell me what the difference in spec is between the se and the aspencade on a 2000 gl1500 model.
I know that the one im hopeing to buy does not have the cb transmitter? but are there any other differences.

regards mark :?



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Re: aspencade and se

Postby trike lady » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:37 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
It is basically the 'Trim' levels of the bikes.
The Aspencade has cruise control, air compressor, am/fm cassette and reverse. CB was an option.
The SE has adjustable passenger floorboards, rear speakers, vented windshield, foot warmers, cornering lights, brake light spoiler and all the above. I believe the SE came with the CB.
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Re: aspencade and se

Postby cadwellmarkymark » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:19 pm

Hi trike lady thanks for your reply :)
i have now bought this bike as you can see by the picture? and pick it up on friday :D
This one already has the cornering lights and rear speakers? will they have been added later, also i have not
ridden it yet!! although i have owned other big bikes but not as heavy as this is there anything i need to look out for :mrgreen:

look forward to your reply, all the best mark :)

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Re: aspencade and se

Postby trike lady » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:09 pm

Hello,
Congrats on the new 2 U Wing. Ride safe and enjoy.
Once you get used to it the bike is fantastic and you'll understand why some people refer to it as a 'two wheel automobile'.
If you've been riding heavy bikes, it will take you a little time to get to know this one.
Have a great day.
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Re: aspencade and se

Postby LowellO » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:58 pm

Very nice explanation Trike Lady, Mark I have a 93 Aspencade that had everything added later(by original owner)and turned it into a SE. It has all the things mentioned above. I haven't got to ride mine but once, after sitting for 4years and one day of work I had it running took it down the street and had no back brakes so I'm im the middle of a master cylinder rebuild. I believe there is a sequence for bleeding the brakes I know there is on the 1800. Any body?

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Re: aspencade and se

Postby LowellO » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:01 pm

Oh and welcome aboard Mark!

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Re: aspencade and se

Postby dan1951 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:46 pm

This is directed to lowellOs question on the brake system, Procedure is bleed frt. to frt. rr. to rr. there not combined on the 1500,s Please post Your own question separate, You will get more response,s Safe riding to Ya.

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Re: aspencade and se

Postby MikeB » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:37 am

Kind of cryptic there dan.
Procedure is bleed frt. to frt. rr. to rr. there not combined on the 1500,s
I don't understand what you are trying to say so let me tell it like I see it.

Bleed the RIGHT front caliper, it is only controlled by the hand brake lever.

Bleed the LEFT front caliper, it is controlled by the FOOT brake lever.

Bleed the REAR caliper, it is controlled by the FOOT brake lever.

And yes, the front and rear brakes are "combined" in the GL1500. The Left Front brake and rear brake are linked.
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Re: aspencade and se

Postby LowellO » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:03 am

@ Dan usually I would post the question seperate, it just happened to be on my mind at the moment and thanks for your response. Mike B you are correct sir they are combined but the diagram I pulled says front right is combined with rear not front left. It appears to be that also from what I have taken apart. Just an FYI. Thanks to all for the replies!

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Re: aspencade and se

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:04 am

trike lady wrote:Hello and welcome to the forum.
It is basically the 'Trim' levels of the bikes.
The Aspencade has cruise control, air compressor, am/fm cassette and reverse. CB was an option.
The SE has adjustable passenger floorboards, rear speakers, vented windshield, foot warmers, cornering lights, brake light spoiler and all the above. I believe the SE came with the CB.

cb radio and two tone paint job an upgraded radio/ cassette player with ( according to honda ) more power. all wings made from '83 to the present have linked brakes. welcome to the forum mark
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Re: aspencade and se

Postby dan1951 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:13 am

Please accept My sincere apology for the misinformation and apparant rudeness, LowellO and others In replying to the brake issue. As My wife of 40yr.s tells Me I need a good tonque lashing now and then, Thanks to all that corrected Me

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Re: aspencade and se

Postby LowellO » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:24 pm

Sorry MikeB it is front left I was looking backwards, duh me. Dan sorry if I came across as offended by what you said I apoligize to you if I did it's all good.




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