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by DenverWinger
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding an 88 GL1500
Replies: 24
Views: 762

Re: Rebuilding an 88 GL1500

For the shifting have you considered a shifter brace? I think they are still available, and they help shifting immensely.. The 4th/5th shifter fork issue you mention will manifest itself as the transmission will sound like a box of rocks when idling in neutral and front of the bike is pointing sligh...
by DenverWinger
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2001 GL1800 rough Idle & Stalling
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: 2001 GL1800 rough Idle & Stalling

Knock sensor 25 or 26 codes are a common fault on the '01 - '05 models, sadly it's usually not the sensor but a faulty ECU. You could try swapping sensors from left/right sides and see if you get the other code to see if the fault follows the sensor. If you get the same code after swapping sensors b...
by DenverWinger
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Center stand
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Center stand

I park my 1100 with the rear wheel driven up onto a 2 foot long 2x8 board. With the rear wheel lifted by the thickness of the board makes it a lot easier to get on center stand.
by DenverWinger
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery question ?
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Battery question ?

You're spot-on, except you have the rotor and the stator functions reversed. The regulator supplies excitation voltage to the rotor thru the brushes, varying the strength of magnetism in the rotating iron poles of the rotor which cause current to be generated in the three-phase stator windings.
by DenverWinger
Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Well I screwed up, 93 GL1500 is dead Jim!
Replies: 20
Views: 1448

Re: Well I screwed up, 93 GL1500 is dead Jim!

And if they aren't broken should be replaced anyway.
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Premium or Regular
Replies: 24
Views: 478

Re: Premium or Regular

For what it's worth, Regular fuel in Colorado is 85, not 87. All grades of fuel here are two points lower octane rating than at lower elevations, De-rated need for octane in high altitude, and the lower-octane fuels sold here are equivalent to low altitude fuel when used in an air-starved engine. Co...
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dead wing
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Dead wing

Check loose/corroded battery connections.
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Two itsy bitsy switches by clutch handle
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Two itsy bitsy switches by clutch handle

Switch activated when you pull clutch all the way in allows to start the engine when in gear.

On a 1500 that extra switch would cancel the cruise control if you pull on the clutch a little.

Does your 1200 Aspy have cruise?
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hello! New member and a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Hello! New member and a few questions

I'm 6' 6" and still have to stretch to see over my Slipstream Tall (same as a "Tulsa Tall"), but the windshield is in very good condition and still nice and clear to look through. The only time I really feel a need to look over the top of it is if it's raining. And "Precious Carg...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Well I screwed up, 93 GL1500 is dead Jim!
Replies: 20
Views: 1448

Re: Well I screwed up, 93 GL1500 is dead Jim!

Start the diagnosis by opening up the timing belt covers. If you find a broken belt, you know the answer. If they aren't broken, they should be replaced anyway and you can proceed with the troubleshooting. Seems odd the oil light would suddenly come on as you are coasting to a stop. Even with a brok...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Turn Signal mount, gl1100 “standard”
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Rear Turn Signal mount, gl1100 “standard”

In 2010 I took off all the rear Vetter gear and replaced with aftermarket saddlebag cage, frame, bags, lights and the main reason a trailer hitch. And then adapted the Vetter trunk to fit. Problem was, when I went to put this all together, I couldn't use the tail light assembly from the STD because ...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vetter Windjammer turn signal lens needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Vetter Windjammer turn signal lens needed.

Image posted just fine - Looks good! :)
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New timing belt, is this okay?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: New timing belt, is this okay?

If you've tried one tooth in either direction and it runs best as you have it now, then I'd say it is correct! :)
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Premium or Regular
Replies: 24
Views: 478

Re: Premium or Regular

Thanx for replies. I had been told this previously, but was told today by a reputable source that I would benefit by premium. ‘Wing runs like a striped a$$ ape on regular. Anyone use fuel additives to help maintain fuel system?? Premium in a 'Wing is just wasting money. Ethanol fuel is fine, too, i...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild carbs
Replies: 38
Views: 890

Re: Rebuild carbs

Much shinier than mine.... :D
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Valve clearance check
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: Valve clearance check

.... Makes me kinda glad I bought a 1500.... :lol:
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Electric fuel pump conversion??
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Electric fuel pump conversion??

Not familiar with those, but sounds like a nifty option.... :)
by DenverWinger
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New timing belt, is this okay?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: New timing belt, is this okay?

The great GL1100 question - Do you time to the arrow, or the notch, both circled. Extremely unclear. They could've put the arrow and notch both on the same cog.... The GL1100 will happily run 1 cog off on the cam, but runs better when correct. I've always timed to the notch and not the arrow. There'...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Electric fuel pump conversion??
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Electric fuel pump conversion??

Pictures would be great! Did you also install a relay? Could you tell me how you ran the wiring? Thanks so much. You can the fuel pump with a relay or maybe two relays, set up so either of them can send power to the pump, with pump power to relays sourced from IGN-On circuit somewhere like from dow...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Vetter Windjammer turn signal lens needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Vetter Windjammer turn signal lens needed.

Pictures, or it never happened! :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine died while riding
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Engine died while riding

Fuel caps on these have a pressure valve in them which allows excess pressure (like when you are parked in hot sun) to vent, and allow air in while you are driving to replace the fuel you are pumping out to fuel the bike. You might've got "Vacuum Locked". The pressure valve in the fuel cap...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent bad ground?
Replies: 17
Views: 1150

Re: Intermittent bad ground?

Totally agreed that dielectric grease is an insulator. Disagree on the usage though. Clean metal contacts coated with grease in halves of a connection plug will scrape against each other displacing the grease with metal-to-metal contact when you push the plugs together, leaving the remainder of the ...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 23, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl 1500 slowly overheats at idle.
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Gl 1500 slowly overheats at idle.

Last year I got caught in Chicago Friday Rush Hour, around 5pm. Traffic was go 5mph about 50ft and stop again. Surrounded by Semi trucks. 95 degrees outside temperature. Pulling fully loaded camper trailer and 2-up. "Precious Cargo" Deb riding pillion growling in my ear about the traffic e...
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Radios, Original and Aftermarket etc..
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: GL1500 Radios, Original and Aftermarket etc..

Unobtanium 2.0 - see link
Might be sold out though...... :(
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