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by CrystalPistol
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 46
Views: 1399

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

aj1500 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:01 am
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CrystalPistol wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Any … etc …
I have to say I'm a bit disappointed here, … etc …
Me too.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Gear shaft

No real oil pressure there, if it leaks much ... about most it's gonna do is darken your tanned best leather boot left toe and leave a mist on side of cases out of view. The brace deal will really improve shift action.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Gear shaft

Just guessing, was hard to see in first picture but second picture cleared it up … 1.jpeg - Copy.jpg 2_jpeg - Copy.jpg That is a real "bodge" in the grandest fashion. You will have to cut that shaft to remove it once the cases are split. Be cheaper to just carry extra oil and just know your left boo...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 46
Views: 1399

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

Any of y'all ever look at your clear fuel filter. Usually, the fuel only rises to the level of the exit side, the rest above that is air. The air there is pressurized right along with the fuel between the pump & carb inlet. Just saying, a few air bubbles ain't hurting it . If the bike stutters, then...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Are 84-87 Wings still reliable
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: Are 84-87 Wings still reliable

Owned my '85 GL1200A from August 1995 until I sold it this past June 2019, it was kept in my basement when not being ridden, wife and I traveled a lot on it, never once did I leave home wondering if it was gonna bring me back. Rain, cold, heat, interstates, back roads, it never complained. If I had ...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1200 valves
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Gl1200 valves

Wiggle what? No shims, no adjustment. Could be a burnt valve on that one …. or maybe a bent valve. Well, he asked about adjustment so I was in a mindset of such ( like used with some engines, adjusters or shims at various points through life cycle ), not the means used during initial engine assembl...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Black Front Fender Extension
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Black Front Fender Extension

I've seen a number of GL1500's with a black front fender extension but I can't seem to find any for sale. I can find all kinds of black ones for the GL1800. Do I need to buy a chrome one and paint it? I think mine has a black textured vinyl on part of it. You might find there's black ABS under the ...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: oil pan warmer/heater?
Replies: 18
Views: 845

Re: oil pan warmer/heater?

25 watt bulb mounted in a coffee can cut to slide under the bike, or mount it in a stainless steel doggy dish. There are work lights that use bulbs, put a 25 watt bulb in one of them and lay it face up under the bike? Maybe add two metal wings to the outside reflector to prevent it rolling …. or a p...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 46
Views: 1399

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

If it helps any, some more thoughts. We do ride a lot in the mountains & valleys here, and while they are gorgeous with great views, they are old mountains near the coast … and many times our lows are just 6-800 feet above sea level, highs are often about 2-3,000 feet above sea level. I know that o...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 46
Views: 1399

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

LoL 40 mpg are you kidding , I have a 97 1500 and the best I have ever seen is 32 mpg and that was doing 55mph ! normally I run 27 to 30 mpg at 65 to 70 mph on the freeway. No joke. My '97 is a trike ( has two big air brakes called rear fenders covering those flywheels called car tires ), I usually...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Double side tape
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Double side tape

We need a "LIKE" button. :D
by CrystalPistol
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 29
Views: 1638

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

That should work well!
by CrystalPistol
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to check 7 volt regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: How to check 7 volt regulator

So, if you crossed (jumpered) the two wires to the sender unit, simulating full, gauge should read full I think.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Double side tape
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Double side tape

Big Blue UK wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:07 pm
You must be referring to VHB
X2

I think it's called Very High Bond.
You can increase adheasion using a prep or primer they sell.
Amazon sells it. I've used it, once stuck it is stuck.

Maybe they'll develop a EHB ort Extremely High Bond?
by CrystalPistol
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to check 7 volt regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: How to check 7 volt regulator

Had that issue on a Subaru and my 1200, gauge reading low when I knowed it was full. Both cases, it was cured by pulling the sensor / float and tweaking the arm for better contact on the resistor winding.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1200 valves
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Gl1200 valves

Wiggle what?

No shims, no adjustment.

Could be a burnt valve on that one …. or maybe a bent valve.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: balance beads
Replies: 16
Views: 456

Re: balance beads

OK … I did some further research, seems golf balls can … or have been known to have some detrimental effects on a tire's inner surface. Maybe my buddy never looked closely at his? So … … I can safely say that I am not gonna do the golf balls. I'll just stick with my Air Soft Red-Jacket 22cal hard p...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: balance beads
Replies: 16
Views: 456

Re: balance beads

Now …… now I am curious. Buddy of mine and I were talking today and this very subject came up, he said he throws the same 5 golf balls in his GL's tires every time he mounts up a new one. I knew some truck operators do it, never heard of it being done with a MC tire. If the BBs & "balance beads" ca...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gas petcock
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: gas petcock

Everyone talks about repairing the fuel petcock.Can't you just replace it with a manual one and plug the vac. line?I would have no problem raising cover up and closing valve when not running bike. I've studied on it. Needs a 5/16" and 3/8" spigot back to back unless you're gonna re-align fuel lines...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 46
Views: 1399

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

Both of those 1500s had the Tulsa Tall windshields, I don't think Tulsa Talls help, but I never tried one. Just what I heard said. IF, you traveled side by side with me, I would bet your fuel economy would not be much different than mine. On same type bikes, probably so. You mention Texas, when I w...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: balance beads
Replies: 16
Views: 456

Re: balance beads

Only "glitch" I see is, I believe there is a problem putting the AirSoft BB's through the valve stem because they are larger that the ID of the valve stem. If I am right, that will mean that you will need to "break a bead" on the tire and slip them in between the rim and the tire. I haven't heard o...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 46
Views: 1399

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

Most 1500s will NOT achieve 40 mpg at "highway speeds". few do actually. I owned two of them, a 94 and a 98, and both averaged 33 mpg over trips of 4,000 miles . I kept meticulous records on a spreadsheet, which I won't bore you with. the spreadsheet did an automatic recalculation of AVERAGE MPG =>...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 46
Views: 1399

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

I'm sure people have installed an extra fuel tank on a GL1500. I don't find any information in the forum. I was thinking about building one and mounting it before the license plate in between the saddle bags. I was thinking about tying into the factory fuel lines and then I could use the factory fu...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel light comes on sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Fuel light comes on sometimes

westy57 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:56 pm
I have …. etc ….
My wife said she will not ride with me until I get it fixed. After much contemplation I made the decision to try and fix it. Please do not tell my wife I made that statement
Secret is safe here …. :D
by CrystalPistol
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 29
Views: 1638

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

You can put too much ABS glue in at a time. It'll get soft, stay soft longer, but over time it will harden. Leggos might be OK, but I'd use what I know is ABS, it's black and I can get short pieces in Lowe's plumbing section. I never tried making the "paste" that some speak of, I just use large piec...