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by Elmobile
Fri May 31, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped

Too bad. I was hoping for just a minute... :D Thanks for letting us know. Just so you know...Be careful when you put your carbs back in. I have a hose right in front of the left mixture screw which prevent me from doing the fine tuning! I will have to go back in and see which one it is. For now they...
by Elmobile
Wed May 29, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped

Napa having metric fine tread inserts... PLEASE, let me know what the reference number is; if they do have them. I did use the new set of pilot screws on the replacement carbs that I had ordered when I was looking into fixing the damaged carb body. I wouldn't mind fixing my old carburators. Cheers. ...
by Elmobile
Wed May 29, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped

Recently happened to me. The seal inside gets stuck to the body of the carb.
I replaced the carbs. Rebuilt with Randakks kit. I am not at home but if you'd like I can get you the eBay link for where I got them later...
by Elmobile
Tue May 21, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Contact for Blackwing Eng.
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Contact for Blackwing Eng.

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I could find just one link for the proper bolts where the distributors is located in France. I have someone there checking it out. Curious to see if it will come to something. My alternate plan is to go to M8 bolts with fine tread which happens to be 1mm as well. I...
by Elmobile
Tue May 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Custom Seat
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Custom Seat

Bluthundr31,
Had to check right away... but no such luck.
How many time did I remove this seat and never noticed the "pouch"! Indeed a god place to hide a spare key...

Any recommendation for a good seat cover?
by Elmobile
Tue May 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Contact for Blackwing Eng.
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Contact for Blackwing Eng.

Does anyone knows how to get in touch with Blackwing engineering. They manufacture the fork brace recommended on this forum. I left a Messenger message on their Facebook site. I also left a message on the Ebay address (605teresalziegler) where I purchased my brace. No reply yet after a couple of wee...
by Elmobile
Tue May 21, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Custom Seat
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Custom Seat

Could some one tell what is this seat?
Reason I ask is because it is in good shape and I'd like mo keep it this way. I would like to get a good rain cover for it.
Any suggestions?


Cheers...
by Elmobile
Wed May 15, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire excess wear
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Rear tire excess wear

Just wanted to point out that most manufacturers recommend a 10 years life span based on the DOT date. Service life from the time the tire is mounted on a rim, is anywhere from 5 to 6 years. Check the manufacturer web site and you should find the correct info for your tire. There is 2 main factors a...
by Elmobile
Tue May 14, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire excess wear
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Rear tire excess wear

The noise comes from uneven wear of the tire. The Elite 3 is known for cupping at your mileage. 3 oz of bead will help a lot with this kind of wears...
I would have put an Avon but instead when to Austone on my rig.
by Elmobile
Tue May 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear tire imbalance
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: rear tire imbalance

Same as Bellboy: 2 oz in front, 3 oz in rear... Depending how for off balance the tire is 2 oz may not be enough!
by Elmobile
Tue May 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 GL1500 choke stuck on?
Replies: 16
Views: 722

Re: 89 GL1500 choke stuck on?

Reading your post again. Rambozo is correct. Your issue may be related to the throttle cables rather than the choke. Easiest way to check that the throttle return to idle would be to see if the idle adjustment located next to your gas fill up does respond. If you can do more than 1/2 turn counter cl...
by Elmobile
Tue May 14, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 GL1500 choke stuck on?
Replies: 16
Views: 722

Re: 89 GL1500 choke stuck on?

The pictures are from the 1996 carbs that I just rebuilt (Randakk's kit). They went on my 1990 SE. Your 1989 carbs should be the same as far as the choke linkages work. It is basically a push / pull cable taking care of the opening / closing of the choke (Hook up shown in green circle). So the cable...
by Elmobile
Mon May 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Rear Brake Issue

I started talking about my rear brake ceasing in the "88 GL500 sticking clutch" post. Well my rear brake is still ceasing... I have a sidecar attached to my 1500SE and I just recently completed some work started over a year ago. I coupled the 2 front disks caliper to the front master cylinder. I reb...
by Elmobile
Mon May 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

I can confirm that my shifting significantly improved by setting the oil level as per the oil stick. I put a bit more mileage on it and will change the oil.
I am still having an issue with the rear brake but will open another tread to address it...

Thanks again for the valuable input.
by Elmobile
Thu May 09, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

Good idea. Will make a scrapper out of electrical wire. #10 or #12. Regular Seafoam will do. The label state that it can be used in transmission. 30 ml per litre of oil or 120ml for the GL. Wing admin suggested a complete can. I only put half. Putting the level as per the oil stick, positively impro...
by Elmobile
Thu May 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

Will do. Let you know if that does it when i am done...

Brass hook? Where am I going to find that in my neck of the wood! :shock:
by Elmobile
Thu May 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

Thanks Virgil,
I am good for the fluid. First thing I did when I got the bike and I just rebuilt the master and replaced the lines. Can’t say that I did the best job on the rear caliper. I start with it and see what happened.
by Elmobile
Thu May 09, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

Thanks, seems to work. I’ve adjusted the oil level including Seafoam to the dipstick marks and shifting is a lot better. I have some synthetic oil ready to go once I put some mileage on the bike. Now if I could only figured out why my rear brake locks up after awhile! I rebuilt the master cylinder a...
by Elmobile
Wed May 01, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

I would like to do that to my 1990 SE. How much Seefoam do you add? Do you remove any oil?
Thanks.
by Elmobile
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Self cancelling turn signals issue
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Self cancelling turn signals issue

Good morning all, I have been working very hard the last 2 weeks trying to get my 1990 SE back together for this coming season... I thought that I was ready for our local safety inspection including fully functional turn signals. Well after hooking up the sidecar, no more turn signals. Not sure what...
by Elmobile
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GRRR! Another hour spent tryng to align the drive shaft and u-Joint!
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: GRRR! Another hour spent tryng to align the drive shaft and u-Joint!

I did exactly as Mike described and it work just fine. In addition I open the u-joint boot on the engine side to align the spline end of the u-joint horizontal. I also carefully engage reverse so the output shaft would not turn when I wiggle the spline. That really help me.
by Elmobile
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trouble with carbs and vac lines, pics included
Replies: 52
Views: 1391

Re: Trouble with carbs and vac lines, pics included

Personally I went with the Randakk kit. It is around $100US and will cover all years (88-00) if I read correctly. I initially bought it for my 1990 SE carbs. I had to get a new used set of carburetors because the mixture screws were ceased solid in the original set. Just got a set from a 1999 which ...
by Elmobile
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 Carburetors Compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: 1990 Carburetors Compatibility

Got the pm sent. Did forget the subject in my previous attempt... :o
by Elmobile
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 Carburetors Compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: 1990 Carburetors Compatibility

Not sure what happened with my pm... not showing either in my sent folder? Let me try again.
What is this fb site? Like to get more info from Passman regarding the extra tubings.
by Elmobile
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 Carburetors Compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: 1990 Carburetors Compatibility

Thank you all for your comments.
Terrific links, Bellboy40. Looks like it should not be a major issue to swap with a later unit.
Newday777, I am interested with your 99 carbs. I did send you a pm!
Thanks.