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by agedbikeman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork spring length
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Fork spring length

Roughly how many inches of spring is sticking out
by agedbikeman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork spring length
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Fork spring length

I am about to make a gadget to slowly release the fork caps without removing the forks on my 1995 Aspencade. With the front wheel raised and the fork cap removed, can anyone tell me approximately how many inches of spring is standing out of the fork with standard and progressive springs. I need to k...
by agedbikeman
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: I don't want to pay $30 for a bit of rubber
Replies: 1
Views: 145

I don't want to pay $30 for a bit of rubber

During the summer, couldn't understand why my left foot was roasting, when I took the downpipe cover off to fit a shifter brace, all became clear, the rubber heatshield was missing, 30 bucks for a bit of rubber, not on your nelly,, bought a square piece of rubber enough to make 3 on ebay for 7 euros...
by agedbikeman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Aftermarket mufflers GL1500
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Aftermarket mufflers GL1500

Update to my previouse topic on this subject. I bought something called Black Widow Stainless Steel mufflers from the UK, but I bet you have something similar in the US, they're just a stainless steel tube7mm fatter than the GL1500 mufflers with the end caps riveted on, the collector end has extensi...
by agedbikeman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork springs 95 aspencade
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Fork springs 95 aspencade

I'm confused by conflicting articles on this subject. Is it neccesary to have a fork cap removal tool for oem springs, some say yes, others say no, does anyone know the correct answer, So far, i raised the front wheel off the ground so the fors were fully extended, startes to undo a cap but felt the...
by agedbikeman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: After market 1500 exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: After market 1500 exhaust

I bought the Black Widow mufflers 400cm, with connector pipes that fit on the original collector box, part number 400SR, the output tubes of my collector box were rusted away so I found a good condition collector box in Holland, I would not buy the stainless collector from black widow as it is just ...
by agedbikeman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: After market 1500 exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 223

After market 1500 exhaust

See my previous post on this suject. So after a nightmare,broken studs, rusty collector box, new parts that didn't fit etc,etc,etc, my new exhaust is finally up and running, BUT it's too loud with a deep exhaust note, a bit like when a huge truck goes past your house and all the windows rattle. this...
by agedbikeman
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Broken exhaust stud

I have a pot of ceramic grease, anti sieze assembly paste, works up to 1500 degrees centigrade, also good for the rubber grommets on the side panels so you don't break the pins getting them off. I had enough of loctite when I had a Can Am Spyder, every bolt was coated to excess as if Can Am had shar...
by agedbikeman
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator
Replies: 46
Views: 3085

Re: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator

Nice job, good looking design, BUT being an ex can am Spyder RT owner, this looks similar in design to the stock dash, you have to have very good eyes to see it properly, not putting a downer on it, it's very nice, I like it, but just having my say from experience.
by agedbikeman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 78
Views: 3961

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

I'm going to throw a real spanner in the works. I'm considering an Austone taxi tyre on my 1500 as they are readily available in the uk, which I visit often from France. I have a Towpac inta trike kit fitted which I cannot ride without, fitted to this kit are two trailer tyres, they are neither bike...
by agedbikeman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Broken exhaust stud

LOCKTITE!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o :o heaven forbid, I always thought it was the tread that held a nut and bolt together, if it's that critical use a spring washer, what did us bikers do before Locktite, our bikes didn't fall to bits en route, anti sieze of course, exhaust can't fall off even if you los...
by agedbikeman
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Broken exhaust stud

Did that, only found solid bottom of hole, If I had drilled into another passage, I suppose I could have put a short grub screw in with loctite. I think the only passages would be oil or water and there was no sign of any liquid in the hole. If they'd have used stainless nuts and 8mm paralell studs ...
by agedbikeman
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Broken exhaust stud

Continuing story of broken exhaust stud 2, now hope I've not ruined the head beyond hope :o having got the first one out I thought we have the technology, how stupid of me to think like that, I heated, tapped, sprayed, did everything you guys told me to try, nope it wouldn't budge, so I finally got ...
by agedbikeman
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Broken exhaust stud

Not too late, I wanted to remove the left downpipes, there is also 1 broken stud and 1 stuck, I'm scared to undo it as it was tighter than the rest, I will heat it and take it gently.

Thank you CT1500
by agedbikeman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Broken exhaust stud

Been heating, tapping and jiggling all day, maybe I need better vice grips, trouble is good tools are hard to find here, it just won't budge it only broke at the bottom of the thin thread, there's a good bit sticking out to grab hold of but it just won't move, the grips eventually slip off because i...
by agedbikeman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Re: Broken exhaust stud

Thanks guys, I'll try the heat cool procedure over the weekend, there's a broken stud on the left aswell but that downpipe is not coming off so I'm going to leave that one alone. it wasn't leaking to start with so I don't see it leaking now. I've got an arc welder but I'm not confident with it so ne...
by agedbikeman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 26
Views: 1073

Broken exhaust stud

Further to a previous post "Exhaust, age old problem" I have now managed to remove the collector box by as you suggest dropping the R/H downpipes, no one said you had to remove the crashbar aswell, anyhow it's off at the expense of a broken stud, see photos. What are my chances of getting it out, sh...
by agedbikeman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust, age old problem
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Exhaust, age old problem

Now, found a second hand collector from a firm in Holland for 125 euros, about the same in dollars, they had 2 in stock if anyone has need, they ship worldwide, they look from the photos in much better condition than the ones on Ebay, I live in France so it's not far to post them. www.boonstraparts....
by agedbikeman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust, age old problem
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Exhaust, age old problem

Thanks wing admin, I know the company who make these in the uk, I spoke to them today and they did tell me their collector is quite a bit louder than the OEM as it's just a straight through pipe, I'm wondering if I could stuff a DB killer into it
by agedbikeman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust, age old problem
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Exhaust, age old problem

Hi Guys, looks like I need a collector box and mufflers, as said on previous pages collector no longer available, but all the posts go back a few years, so does anyone know if any are being produced? all I've seen on ebay are in the same condition as mine. Also has anyone had experience of Black Wid...
by agedbikeman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator
Replies: 46
Views: 3085

Re: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator

Yes it's the one on the side of the battery
by agedbikeman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator
Replies: 46
Views: 3085

Re: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator

Exactly the scenario of my solenoid problem 6 months ago
by agedbikeman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator
Replies: 46
Views: 3085

Re: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator

Probably because the alternator could not keep pace with the drain, i now have l led that lights when the starter button is pushed to show the solenoid is engaged
by agedbikeman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator
Replies: 46
Views: 3085

Re: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator

Joe, this is nothing to do with the gear indicator, the starter solenoid is stuck in the on position, it's a known fault on the 1500, replace the solenoid and all will be well, you will find it on eBay or Amazon for around 15 bucks, this happened to me on a highway back in February. The reason thi h...
by agedbikeman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator
Replies: 46
Views: 3085

Re: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator

Hi Joe cut the wires on the PLUG side that goes DOWN, the long cable, not the short one, the socket should have a rubber boot on it, the ring end of the diode must go to digital display, to stop the voltage on the un lit display segments feeding back to the ecu, which could damage it. Don't try to r...