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by 4given
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Part #'s for lights
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Part #'s for lights

Superbrightled is also a very helpful website for motorcycles and cars when it comes to LED lighting
by 4given
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze leak,,,,
Replies: 69
Views: 2223

Re: Antifreeze leak,,,,

Mine(the mat) came out in pieces. It’s next to impossible to replace it without removing the carbs. And even then it’s a bear. They aren’t cheap either. Over $60 when I bought mine a few years ago for a piece of what looks and feels like rubber roofing.
by 4given
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze leak,,,,
Replies: 69
Views: 2223

Re: Antifreeze leak,,,,

Sounds like your having second thoughts about the importance of a few drips of antifreeze on the ground that only happens in colder weather and disappears after warm up. I went through the same scenario. I ended up with both radiators out and the carbs off. I ended up replacing the thermostat and g...
by 4given
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator?? Not again!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1080

Re: Alternator?? Not again!!!

Thanks Mark. I’ll look again. All I could find replacements for the Hitachi.
by 4given
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator?? Not again!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1080

Re: Alternator?? Not again!!!

Here's another alternator option, funny I never hear of them mentioned on the GW sites.... When I bought my '93 in 2017, it came with a CD changer, 400 watt amp, 7 speakers including subwoofer. To power that PO also added a 90Amp alternator. Documentation that came with the bike shows the stereo in...
by 4given
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze leak,,,,
Replies: 69
Views: 2223

Re: Antifreeze leak,,,,

Sounds like your having second thoughts about the importance of a few drips of antifreeze on the ground that only happens in colder weather and disappears after warm up. I went through the same scenario. I ended up with both radiators out and the carbs off. I ended up replacing the thermostat and ga...
by 4given
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 trunk side light lens
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: GL1500 trunk side light lens

Thanks joe. I think I found a decent one.
by 4given
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 trunk side light lens
Replies: 2
Views: 168

GL1500 trunk side light lens

I’m trying to source a lense for the right side light on the trunk of my 96 Aspencade. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


by 4given
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Life without the shifter brace?
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: Life without the shifter brace?

1. Is it low mileage? 2. Do you shift sensibly? 3. Does the seal look good? 4. Does it shift smooth, especially into 4th gear? If you answered yes to those questions, I wouldn’t make the brace a priority. 5. Do you plan on keeping the bike for a long time? 6. Are you a perfectionist? 7. Will thinkin...
by 4given
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Servicing Progressive 416 air shock
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Servicing Progressive 416 air shock

I got the shock back together and it is holding air for the first time since I installed them. All because of a missing o ring. Progressive offered no help with this problem, which is why I decided to take it on myself. The 416 was abandoned and they apparently washed their hands of the whole thing....
by 4given
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Servicing Progressive 416 air shock
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Servicing Progressive 416 air shock

Thanks Mike. Had I seen this yesterday there would probably be one on order as we speak but I got impatient and spent a couple hours yesterday morning with some pieces I had laying around and came up with this. I might still order one but this worked after I got it oriented.After I got the right sid...
by 4given
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Servicing Progressive 416 air shock
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Servicing Progressive 416 air shock

Does anyone know where I can purchase a spring compressing tool to remove the springs from a Progressive 416 air shock? Or even instructions on how to make one. I have some ideas of my own but would welcome any and all advice.
by 4given
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 57150

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

The offset on the left side of the axle should snug the washer against the caliper bracket if the pinch bolt is loose.
by 4given
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 62
Views: 1182

Re: Fuel Pump failure

You guys are really jamming up my brain. :? I just told crystal pistol that I found out before that by opening the gas cap there is no more fuel flow up the line and it's not pressurized anymore. To me that should solve the problem. Unless the carbs floats are stuck, then no gas should get into the...
by 4given
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 62
Views: 1182

Re: Fuel Pump failure

DenverWinger wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:32 am My Opinion: Overkill. If you have a functioning vacuum petcock the electric valve is redundant. Petcock is easy enough to repair if needed, and parts easily available. :)
You read my mind Denver.
by 4given
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fitting H4 LED HEADLIGHTS
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Fitting H4 LED HEADLIGHTS

They do if you install them from the plug side after the bulb is in place.
by 4given
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 difficult to start?
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: GL 1500 difficult to start?

I let mine run out of fuel after my last ride and winter prep. Then before my first start in the spring I pull the carb side of the fuel shutoff and fill the carbs through the line with a very small funnel. I never start mine through the winter after I put it away. I do keep the battery on a tender.
by 4given
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight assembly lense removal
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Headlight assembly lense removal

Getting back to you on this project. I removed the lens using a heat gun. It would have worked better if I would’ve had a helper. If you were doing it alone, as Mike said an oven would work better. Controlled heat plus having both hands to maneuver the lens. Thanks to Erdeniz for his suggestion to u...
by 4given
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight assembly lense removal
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Headlight assembly lense removal

Thanks Erdeniz. Do you remember what you used to clean the sealant off the lens before reassembling?
by 4given
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight assembly lense removal
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Headlight assembly lense removal

Thanks Mike. That is what I was going to guess and that is what it looks like. I was thinking heat gun but your idea is probably the way to go. Easier to control and more even heat. I’m gonna give it a go. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
by 4given
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 62
Views: 1182

Re: Fuel Pump failure

Why did I have to scroll down to the bottom to get to your new post? all new posts should be at the top. I am so confused with this site. I am not a "forum" person, obviously. Thanks again Denver Winger...(Debra winger) :lol: I will get back to you if I have to scroll forever. thanks. :D ...
by 4given
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight assembly lense removal
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Headlight assembly lense removal

Has anyone ever tried to remove the clear lense alongside the headlight? It is separate from the headlight in the assembly. It looks like there are tabs plus glue or sealer. I’m trying to make one good headlight assembly out of two. Pics below. FA91BC46-347B-47C7-A256-75DA2620B997.jpeg B49B4EB3-AA8C...
by 4given
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 57150

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

I would also check to make sure that the collars that the flange pins fit into are not worn oblong, especially if there was grease applied to them.
by 4given
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 62
Views: 1182

Re: Fuel Pump failure

If your fuel shutoff(petcock)is functioning properly, when you pull the pulse(vacuum)line off while the engine is idling, it will run out of fuel and stall. At least mine does. That’s how I winterize it as per WingAdmins instructions to run the carbs dry.
by 4given
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 62
Views: 1182

Re: Fuel Pump failure

Denver tried to explain it. We all did. I don’t know how else to put it. To check the fuel shut off you basically have to bypass it. If the motor runs better with the shut off bypassed then the shut off is faulty. You already told us that the fuel pump is delivering fuel. The big breather hose is no...