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by CrystalPistol
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 Aspencade Rear shocks
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: 1984 Aspencade Rear shocks

Progressive suspension offers both air / spring shocks and spring shocks. I have had their 416 series air / spring rear shocks on my '85 since '97 at least, never a problem. Also have their front fork springs and they really compliment each other, really made the 1200 feel like it likes diving into ...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Manual Switch for Radiator Fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Manual Switch for Radiator Fans?

'85 GL1200A here: I did that "add a fan switch mod" good number of years ago. As I recall, only ran one lead to ground, one lead to what was ground side of fan (normally temp switch was means of ground) and in on position, fan circuit is complate and fan fans. In off position, fan operates normally ...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: bottom end motor noise
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: bottom end motor noise

I would bleed the clutch hydraulic line … might help with shifting by getting full travel of pushrod. Won't do much for them noises though. What noises you hear anyway? Loosely adjusted timing belts will flap or flop at low speeds. Rockers will also make noises at low speeds when hot if rubbing the ...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Lcd displays under autovolume controls
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Lcd displays under autovolume controls

Colin van der Neut wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:00 pm
so ita definitly no CB
Maybe it's power for memory? It looks a lot like a CB from face pic.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble almost killed me!
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Death wobble almost killed me!

My 1200 bike will do it, so will my '97 SE Trike, but only if I let go both grips. Both have good stem bearings & are properly torqued.

Motorcycles aren't designed for hands off riding.

Just maintain control with hands on controls, it'll be OK.
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear noise when brake isn't engaged
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Rear noise when brake isn't engaged

The rear brake is on the left, likely rear brake pads rattling around in caliper, maybe anti rattle clip(s) is missing since last brake job.

That wobble, near tank slapper, was it after taking hands off hand grips?
by CrystalPistol
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rain
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Rain

Benderbus wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:26 pm
both mufflers have the same miss.
Because both 3 into 1 headers dump into a single middle chamber where exhaust is mixed and sent out through both mufflers.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 gl1200i burping bogging at liftoff
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: 86 gl1200i burping bogging at liftoff

burping bogging at liftoff
Too many tacos & bad beer.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Noisy Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Noisy Engine

Timing belts (there are two) will flap at idle like speeds, too tight they'll sing.
by CrystalPistol
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200I output shaft oilseal replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 2217

Re: GL1200I output shaft oilseal replacement

people on this site no one has had a leaking output shaft seal before? You guys jump all over the easy ****. I ordered the part today and I will try my procedure to see if it works. Sorry I picked so hard of a mechanical issue for you to tackle. Guess its a good thing that I have a strong mechcanic...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight Adjuster, anyone ever use it, and why
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Headlight Adjuster, anyone ever use it, and why

I use it to adjust headlight to load / road / traffic / etc. My Triumph and Norton, you either grabbed the headlight top rim and pulled back or bumped to adjust while motivating at night.... as needed.
by CrystalPistol
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about timing belt components
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Question about timing belt components

The springs are just there to aid in adjustment by acting as a weak third hand, they are not to be relied upon for tension. If the idler set bolt is tightened with the idler in whatever position the spring pulls it to, the belt will likely be loose. Set the tension by deflection as specified in the ...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anyone install a portable CB on an Aspencade that didn't come with one?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Anyone install a portable CB on an Aspencade that didn't come with one?

Mine is '85 Aspencade … but I have a Cobra CB that is paired with a "integrator" that plugs in place of rider headset, rider plugs into outlet mounted on "integrator", plug in a power + / - cord, and plug into separate PTT button on left handlebar and in operation, and hook up ant to merge box which...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for lighting suggestions, I dont mind a lot but lets not go to crazy
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: Looking for lighting suggestions, I dont mind a lot but lets not go to crazy

Yes we have lots of dumbass laws about lights in Va, but I don't think they really bother bikers as long as I'm not strobing like a police/rescue vehicle does. Unless the laws have changed ( not ), blue lights at all and red to / on front were often enough just another ticket / stroke on a stop. Li...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Seeking somebody in my area with indepth owership knowldge and people to ride with, Northern Va
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Seeking somebody in my area with indepth owership knowldge and people to ride with, Northern Va

If no "bites", suggest getting to know nearby GWRRA chapter members, or over in Winchester Chapter F? Join on some rides as a guest. Develop some trust both ways. I used to live in NoVa ( Signal Hill Road in Manassas actually, but that was long ago ) but am now a few hours away and rarely ever find ...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield garnish badge - how to remove without damage?
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Windshield garnish badge - how to remove without damage?

My 1200's OEM garnish was clear-coated brushed aluminum, no rust.

Wife bought me a chrome steel one one year. I just wax it.
by CrystalPistol
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: changing trany fluid???
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: changing trany fluid???

Yep, transmission and engine share same oil, no moly please.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Higher Capacity Battery?
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Higher Capacity Battery?

Put a dozer size 12 volt battery in a saddle bag or top trunk?

Otherwise, maybe a second battery in parallel with OEM and good size cables, use a mower or another GL battery.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lactrical vs Compufire
Replies: 39
Views: 2874

Re: Lactrical vs Compufire

I had the Compufire on my '96 GL1500. It lasted 100,000 miles without any maintenance - I then sent it to Ken Heming for a tune-up.. It didn't need it -- but I did it anyway as I wanted to go another 100,000 miles with it. The maintenance interval for the Compufire is non-existent -- They WORK - pe...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Tire Removal...Help
Replies: 24
Views: 1300

Re: Rear Tire Removal...Help

bitterclinger00 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:19 pm
Went to horrible freight and got the 1500 lb jack
Is that a new place?

Harbour Freight has a decent bike / utv / mower jack, although I replaced bolts with 1/2" graded SAE, it has worked very well.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dam, Dear
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Dam, Dear

aholloway17 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:31 pm
will the lower cowl from a 93 - 96 fit mine which is a 94 gl1500i?
I think " '93-96 " includes '94.

I think you find they vary by colors offered but otherwise, interchange.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil dipstick top sheared off
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: oil dipstick top sheared off

I forget the metric thread, but years ago my 1200's dip stick cracked somehow, but I had a new aftermarket spare, but it seemed "chinzy" or fragile like. I used a metric bolt of correct thread, ground thread end to same cone shape as OEM on was, drilled hole in end to hold a 16D nail, added a spot o...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ultimate motorcycle seat
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Ultimate motorcycle seat

Corbins are really hard, and Ultimates are well cushioned. Some people find the hard Corbin to be the be all and end all of seats, … etc … :roll: :) :hand raised: :!: :arrow: I've tried several others, always came back to Corbin. Tossed a high dollar seat from a place in eastern Tenn. into a dumpst...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: At wits end . . . .

Did you try just loosening fuel filler cap. Vent can get blocked leading fuel pump to pump until it can't overcome vacuum … fuel flow stops.
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: 1200 engine removal

Went and bought a better meter and the readings are good but I checked the old stator as well and both new and old give the same readings,can the old stator still be dying even while still showing a decent read,I was changing it out because a mechanic I know said that it was beginning to go bad and...