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by hugger-4641
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 942

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

[quoteIf I pull the alternator, who checks these? Advance auto parts checks car ones, but can they check this one? Otherwise how do i have it checked?][/quote] There are a couple checks you can do without the alternator spinning, but you have to disassemble it. First, you want to check the that the ...
by hugger-4641
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement Alternator
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Replacement Alternator

I've had the DB electric on my bike for a about a year now, no problems so far. It is a little noisier than the OEM was, but not really bad.
by hugger-4641
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Observations and questions...
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: Observations and questions...

Ditto what's already been said. You have some engine and fork issues. My bike will smoke a little at start up I leave it on the side stand for several days. If I ride everyday or so I don't notice any smoke, but after several days it will put out a small puff of blue. I haven't actually checked my 0...
by hugger-4641
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 44
Views: 2099

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

I've got about 10k on mine now and I do notice a little wobble or oscilation showing up about 85mph. I can't blame this 100% on the tire yet as I suspect my steering head is starting to get some play. I don't do much riding at 90mph anyway, but I do get up there once in a while. If I push past 90mph...
by hugger-4641
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This could be a new one. Short to ground.
Replies: 20
Views: 579

Re: This could be a new one. Short to ground.

I can disconnect my alternator and even with all my lights on I can go 40 miles or more before the battery is drained enought to kill the bike. Before I installed a volt meter, my first clue that my battery was going dead was my radio going out, then power loss. Sounds like you have a battery issue.
by hugger-4641
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Riddle me this!
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Riddle me this!

My guess would be a vacuum line collapsing that has temporarily hardened from sitting. If so, a few rides on a hot day will probably soften it back up and your issue will return.
by hugger-4641
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Value opinions
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Value opinions

Call your local bank or credit union and ask them how much they can loan on it if you were buying it. That will should give you some idea of market value in your area.
by hugger-4641
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: TIME TO POKE THE BEAR -Carb Cleaners and Fuel Additives: What Works?
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: TIME TO POKE THE BEAR -Carb Cleaners and Fuel Additives: What Works?

For over 10 years I've been using Sea Foam, Lucas, or Stabil to treat fuel in my boat when I store it for the winter and I can tell you that they definitely help. My boat is 1992 Baja with 4.3 Mercruiser (Chevy V6) and 40 gallon tank. I've owned it since 2000. I started having idle and starting issu...
by hugger-4641
Thu May 31, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 40
Views: 2376

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

I know they are all good machines. I just had to stir the pot cuz' my Goldwing with 38000kms just let me down with electrical issues, while my Kawasaki with 142000kms has yet to do that. Disappointing for sure. Sorry to get off topic... No, you didn't touch any nerve with me. :D I've owned a few Ka...
by hugger-4641
Wed May 30, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 40
Views: 2376

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

Yeah, go change the stator on a Kow and tell me how easy it is.
by hugger-4641
Tue May 29, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: wheel bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: wheel bearings

I have used them when I didn't have time to wait on SKF or Timken. I haven't had any problems so far. Truth is, some of SKF and Timken bearings are also made in China. So, I really have no idea if I am actually getting a better bearing from SKF or Timken or even if it is one actually made in the U.S...
by hugger-4641
Tue May 29, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Fuel capacity

I have a somewhat aggressive right wrist and probably average 36 to 40 mpg depending on the fuel I buy and how many slow pokes I have to pass that day. I usually get about 170 miles before my fuel light comes on and takes about 5gal to fill up. I have pushed to 200 miles a time or two and took almos...
by hugger-4641
Tue May 29, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 40
Views: 2376

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

Well, 134000Km's and the alternator went also, Pulled it apart , brushes good, Either the stator or the rotor, i checked them according to the service manual but inconclusive , Got a 85 Amp lacteral coming, the alternator was the original on the bike, it is odd why some bikes go thru 2 or 3, peaple...
by hugger-4641
Fri May 25, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 87
Views: 3238

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Also dropped the bike in front of my friend by stalling in a small tight parking area turn around attempt. LOVE those crash bars, worked perfect nothing hurt but my pride. Must practice!!! More people drop their bikes this way than will admit. I've done it. One of the most embarrassing moments of m...
by hugger-4641
Wed May 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1993 1500 asp Wont Start
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: 1993 1500 asp Wont Start

The GL1500 has relays and a solenoid that activate the starter. You normally can't hear the relays, but you should be able to hear the solenoid engage if it is working. It is right next to the battery. You might try using an old screw driver and shorting across the main terminals on this solenoid. I...
by hugger-4641
Wed May 23, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???
Replies: 28
Views: 1841

Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

I read in another post where someone is using the GoodYear 175/60-16 car tire and it lowers the rear another inch. There are a couple other car tires that are a little lower than the stock MC tire. I can tell you that the car tire does make the bike a little easier to balance when stopped on level. ...
by hugger-4641
Mon May 21, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: recommendations for replacement windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: recommendations for replacement windshield

I've got the slip streamer on mine now. Been on for a year or two now with no complaints. I've had a Tulsa Tall, Show Chrome, and one from Memphis Shades, all vented. So far I like the Slip Streamer the best.
by hugger-4641
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to this Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: New to this Forum

Ditto what Dingdong said. The 1500 is a little bigger, heavier, has a little more storage space and in my opinion is more comfortable, especially for long legged folks. However, the newest 1500 is well over 10 years old and some parts are getting harder to find and/or cost prohibitive. If you don't ...
by hugger-4641
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble
Replies: 15
Views: 791

Re: Death wobble

I've had this happen a couple times, but one time the culprit turn out to be the rear tire. An out of round tire, slipped belt, or un-seated bead on the rear tire can cause a low speed wobble that you would swear is in the front.
by hugger-4641
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2978

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

I quite often practice my high speed maneuvering skills by slaloming the reflectors on the 4 lane highway near my house late at night when no one else is around. If I do this at 70mph, I am really throwing the bike back and forth pretty hard. ??? After Dark? I have quit riding after dark, too many ...
by hugger-4641
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2978

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

I quite often practice my high speed maneuvering skills by slaloming the reflectors on the 4 lane highway near my house late at night when no one else is around. If I do this at 70mph, I am really throwing the bike back and forth pretty hard. I notice with the taxi tire that I feel a little more res...
by hugger-4641
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2978

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

I am running this tire on my '94 Aspencade. The tire itself did not raise my bike that much, but I have to run my suspension air pressure a little higher to stop scrubbing the inner fender on big dips and bumps. So my current riding position is probably 1 1/2 to 2" higher that what I was on a MC tir...
by hugger-4641
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Brushes
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Alternator Brushes

You should be worried. Once the brushes start sticking, they will stick again. As to the reason why: could be a bump in the road that you hit, could be magnetic field when the engine is revved, stopped, or started. No telling what caused them to get stuck, but you probably need to go ahead and repla...
by hugger-4641
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SE or Aspencade SE
Replies: 18
Views: 534

Re: SE or Aspencade SE

I thought I had some in other posts on this forum already, but I've searched everywhere and couldn't find them. I'll take some new pics and post as soon as weather breaks and I go uncover it!
by hugger-4641
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SE or Aspencade SE
Replies: 18
Views: 534

Re: SE or Aspencade SE

My '94 is definitely an Aspencade, but it has the same CB controls you have pictured. I also have the trunk spoiler, rear speakers, lighted handlebar controls, fader knob, and foot vents. Mine doesn't have the adjustable foot rests and cornering lights that came standard on an SE. Evidently, dealers...