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results for loose gl1500 shifter

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:00 pm



here's a video showing the sloppy lever action..





After my modification,the end of the lever dropped from just over 1/4 inch to less than 1/8 inch.
There is no shaft play,the shaft remains centered in the seal(no more leaking) and I believe this may result a snappier shifting in the 4th gear.This may eliminate the problem of the 3-4 shift fork being damaged from under shifting.





Also are the final pictures.....
a good side view
a good side view
yes I locked the bearing bolt too
yes I locked the bearing bolt too
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bearing mounted,holder set and locked
bearing mounted,holder set and locked



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Re: results for loose gl1500 shifter

Postby keithg64 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:14 pm

I checked mine and it is very loose, not sure exactly what you did, can you let us know.
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Re: results for loose gl1500 shifter

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:42 pm

Check this original posting.I have lots of pix.viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9365

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Re: results for loose gl1500 shifter

Postby keithg64 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:50 pm

Just saw the original posting, very good idea. Thanks. will have to look into this on my bike.
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Re: results for loose gl1500 shifter

Postby keithg64 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:22 pm

took a lot closer look. I had almost all the covers off. I see what you mean about getting to it. Im not going to do it just yet. I will keep all your info and ponder on the job. Thanks.
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Re: results for loose gl1500 shifter

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:14 pm

This was my biggest fear.http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500gearsfix.htm .I believe the "sloppy" shifter ***MAY*** be related to this.If the shifter wont snap the shifting drum around,it may leave the slide only partly engaging the gear.This will cause the shifting fork to ride hard on one side of it's guide and wearing it off. :?:
Maybe ??? who knows....Nobody......Every topic I read says it's just bad and costs a bunch to fix.Well just pu pu on that thinking anyways. :cry:
I found this before I bought the bike and I wanted an explanation of the cause.(never happened).Sooooo As heard on TV....I reject your reality and substitute my own. :D

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Re: results for loose gl1500 shifter

Postby keithg64 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:59 am

I applaud you for taking this in your own hands and coming up with a viable sallution
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Re: results for loose gl1500 shifter

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:20 am

Thank you.It works in my world.Other solutions may exist but I can't find any.I just make it up as I go.
This mod took a while to do and I do have a fair supply of stuff to work with.The hardest part was to make the bearing holder.It is some junk bracket and a sliver of pipe I ground down and welded together.Here's a pix of it .

All in all just a couple of bad weather days mucking around with it

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Re: results for loose gl1500 shifter

Postby keithg64 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:59 pm

I'm sure I will need to make a support for mine some day, I odered a new seal today. I'm a journeyman Machinist by trade and we have said before, there are many different ways to get the job done and still get the job done right.
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Re: results for loose gl1500 shifter

Postby peppilepew » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:50 pm

Great idea. Now that's thinking out of the box!

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Re: results for loose gl1500 shifter

Postby leedavis » Sun May 05, 2013 2:24 pm

Absolutely great idea. The real problem here is the heal/toe shifter, anyone who passed jr. High physics should realize the linkage puts a huge side load on the shift shaft that's much lighter with the factory shifter. The arm radius is way to short on the crappy heal/toe thing.




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