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by CrystalPistol
Tue May 26, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator shaft washer
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: Alternator shaft washer

Never saw the ghost washer?
by CrystalPistol
Tue May 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: where to get GL1500shifter brace
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: where to get GL1500shifter brace

Well, my P-Lepew GL-1500 shifter brace came today.

It is very well made, smooth as silk action, no looseness,
but not tight either, just right.

Seal in package too. Used the link above, it's legit.
by CrystalPistol
Tue May 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 45
Views: 3891

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

That sounds like a lot of alternators. When we bought our trike in 2004, it being a 1997 GL1500SE with Lehman GTL trike kit ... it had some miles on it's Comp-U-Fire alternator. It is a Delphi or Delco Remey CS130 car alternator with a new GL compatable end housing and drive vanes. I've suffered on...
by CrystalPistol
Tue May 26, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 2178

Re: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:46 am
my '51 Plymouth, at least, had a vibrating reed voltage regulator. Not a shunt.
Had a DC Generator too.
by CrystalPistol
Mon May 25, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: trailer hitch for 94 gl 1500 with CSC Trike
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: trailer hitch for 94 gl 1500 with CSC Trike

OK, CSC said that because I have a straight axle CSC trike, the hitch is obsolete? Means that they do not sell it anymore. Someone out there must know where to find a hitch to fit. I have actually built one out of angle iron. But it weights about 20 pounds. So I thought I would look for one made fo...
by CrystalPistol
Sun May 24, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Muffler Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Muffler Repair

Cut up a piece of a tin can for a patch, scuff up the are of the muffler and use JB Weld to tack it in place. Then smooth another thin coat over the patch. The repair on my 94A has held just fine years. Ron in AZ I agree with that. I used JB Steel Weld to "fix" the exhaust manifold on a 1981 Ford s...
by CrystalPistol
Sun May 24, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What brand of AGM battery is best?
Replies: 44
Views: 10337

Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

My money, my experience, Odyssey rules.
by CrystalPistol
Sun May 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 Aspencade Brake Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: 1986 Aspencade Brake Issue

When you bleed them, do rear, then right front, then rear again. Then try the weighing down of pedal overnight trick. Cured mine before sold last year, owner now has had no issues. If there is air in that line from the rear MC to the rt frt caliper, it'll go to the highest point and stay so you have...
by CrystalPistol
Sat May 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield and Muffler
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Windshield and Muffler

I didn't see a picture so didn't see "this big gap" you mention, but you can adjust the levers that pull the trim against the wind shield to lock it in place if too loose. As to chrome muffler covers … you could start the trend, have a set chromed, then paint the forward part to match the bike and t...
by CrystalPistol
Fri May 22, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 36
Views: 1342

Re: Engine guards bent?

Corkster52 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:13 am
I just got notified that WingStuff now has them in stock. 20/20 hindsight, of course, but I guess I will have to see how the Saber ones go :roll: https://wingstuff.com/products/36698-en ... nda-gl1500
You'll keep them waxed, likely never an issue with rust.
by CrystalPistol
Fri May 22, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Oil change

Reading this , I realized we had the trike out once in 2017, once in 2019, none in 2018 that I recall ( medical issue popped up ), and I had just changed oil in very late 2016. I have maybe 200 miles on the oil I'm gonna drain tomorrow, but it'll work for the saw. I also have a dozen+ gallon jugs o...
by CrystalPistol
Fri May 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Food for thought

I am running a little over 3000 rpm at 70 mph. Guess that is not so bad after all. Not bad at all. I'd be turning 3390 at 70 with my 3.08 rear, changing to a 3.00 gear would reduce mine to 3301 rpm. Not a huge difference. … etc … the next step down, IIRC was 2.73 for Mopars and GM, I'm not a Ford f...
by CrystalPistol
Fri May 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: trailer hitch for 94 gl 1500 with CSC Trike
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: trailer hitch for 94 gl 1500 with CSC Trike

20 pounds sounds heavy, but it's not.

I built mine as a 1.25" x 1.25" square receiver (inside dimension) to enable use of hitch rack too, I probably added 15 pounds over what the flat drawbar weighed? I made it to use as a jack point too.

Pics?
by CrystalPistol
Thu May 21, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Heavy Duty Springs Kit for Progressive 416 Shock
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Heavy Duty Springs Kit for Progressive 416 Shock

I looked too … to no avail. I did find google hits to the number you listed in first post.
by CrystalPistol
Thu May 21, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Memphis Shade Windshield
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Memphis Shade Windshield

F4

No Tulsa for me, not even a cut and polished one as they curve rearwards and if cut, feed the wind to the face. Last one I had came with a vent that I did like, so I used a bandsaw to cut out that section to use as a pattern for adding that vent to my F4.
by CrystalPistol
Thu May 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Rebuild - Can get end bolts off
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: Fork Rebuild - Can get end bolts off

Ok got the bolts out (new ones on order), now next problem... One fork seal came out as expected, the other fork seal doesn't budge and the fork tube gets stuck every time I try to pop the seal loose. Any suggestions??? On plus side got timing belts, adjuster pulleys and spark plugs done!. If I can...
by CrystalPistol
Thu May 21, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hitch suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Hitch suggestions

I have a take off removed from a 1500 when it was triked, 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" receiver . No bolts, etc. Looks just like the Cyclemax or ShowChrome one … I's gonna cut it to put a receiver on my Wheel-Horse so I can build a hefty duty hitch carrier for it. 2" x 2" is the bigger receiver, never seen one o...
by CrystalPistol
Thu May 21, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: where to get GL1500shifter brace
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: where to get GL1500shifter brace

Well, I guess this thread renewed my interest in the subject. I had made my own in 2014 using my welder & some steel scraps, used a 1/4" bolt shank for pivot shaft, used a 3/8" nut drilled for a 1/4x3/8 bushing as a receptacle. Welded the nut to my F-B's front spacer. For the part that clamps to the...
by CrystalPistol
Thu May 21, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Rebuild - Can get end bolts off
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: Fork Rebuild - Can get end bolts off

I played this game last year. I wound up drilling the heads off the (stripped) allens. The whole bolt head started turning when I had drilled far enough. The copper sealing washer is a bit of a safety buffer, but not much. Use caution. Not to take anything away from others' suggestions, but it work...
by CrystalPistol
Thu May 21, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Food for thought

OEM rear is like 2.88:1 as a bike. Mine has 3.08:1 with tall P215/70-15 tires, runs 3,100 rpm @ 64 mph (verified on GPS). Was a fellow told me it was 2.93, but I jacked it & counted once. Mine has a 6.75" Ford Integral type rear axle, a lighter & later axle. If his has the 8" which CSC used to use w...
by CrystalPistol
Wed May 20, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: where to get GL1500shifter brace
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: where to get GL1500shifter brace

I had heard or read there were some knockoffs being sold?
by CrystalPistol
Wed May 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Food for thought

You mean you have a Ford rear with a 3.00:1 ratio ring & pinion set, I think you're gonna have the older Ford 8" rear like had the pumpkin that drops out the front of the housing in that trike. Used in a lot of '60s & '70s Fords. 3.00:1 is pretty high, not even sure they ever made a higher gear rati...
by CrystalPistol
Wed May 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Rebuild - Can get end bolts off
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: Fork Rebuild - Can get end bolts off

What I have done is use a rod through the other leg and just part way into the one I'm breaking free, used a well fitting quality hex end socket in my 3/8 drive air wrench, and hit it. If the hex in the bolt is screwed up, not good. I don't know if there is room in there to weld a hollowed bolt to t...
by CrystalPistol
Wed May 20, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 GL 1500 SE with CSC Trike, drive shaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: 94 GL 1500 SE with CSC Trike, drive shaft removal

OH, I agree. Trike up on stands …… wheels on floor or long level blocking should let one roll the axle back a little, or maybe wheels off and a single rolling UTV jack or transmission jack to support the axle, or even two more stands or wooden support skid deal that one can "scoot" a little once the...
by CrystalPistol
Wed May 20, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 GL 1500 SE with CSC Trike, drive shaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: 94 GL 1500 SE with CSC Trike, drive shaft removal

Picture above , both shafts are Lehman drive shafts, they just switched from welded units made up using customer supplied OEM shafts welded to new yokes … to the splined versions during production. Mine was converted in '98 & had the welded shaft. I came across an unused, newer splined set with a b...