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by curtm
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Transmission problem 1500 SE
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Transmission problem 1500 SE

Any pics of the home made linkage, Not that i'am cheap but the $160.00 bracket is a little much, i realize the design etc, but there is $5.00 worth of material in it, and i dont enjoy making other people rich
and i'am cheap
Curt
by curtm
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil Change
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Fork Oil Change

If you dont have schrader valves, getting the spring compressed and installing the cap is not as easy as it sounds, i ended up removing the forks to building a compressor to reinstall the nut, The nuts are Aluminum and strip easy
Curt
i wrote a post a few months ago on this adventure
by curtm
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LAtrical
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: LAtrical

Would be interested to see if it works, sounds like i had the same issue, everything checks out, guessing the regulator, still have old alternator, hate to spend a bunch of money and not have it work and not worth spending $150 on rebuild when you can get a 90 amp for less.
Curt
by curtm
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LAtrical
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: LAtrical

how much was the regulator ??
Curt
by curtm
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another "my radio is dying" thread
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Another "my radio is dying" thread

Has anyone come up with a good looking alternative to the OEM radio, That you don't have to be a master tin smith or an electronics engineer to figure out, would also like the search button to work on the left hand grip, and at a good price, Dont want to spend $1000 to do it

Curt
by curtm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Does This Look Familiar
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Does This Look Familiar

Garden hose washer is my bet
Curt

throw it away and dont worry
by curtm
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor radio Reception ???? and static
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Poor radio Reception ???? and static

true that mh 454

might try that
Curt
by curtm
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor radio Reception ???? and static
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Poor radio Reception ???? and static

How do they come off the base, never had that apart yet, But i think you maybe right about the Antenna, Thought about ordering one of the $10.00 ones off e bay to see if it would help, leave the old one there and install one under the set or something.
Curt
by curtm
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor radio Reception ???? and static
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Poor radio Reception ???? and static

Had my bike for about a year, have done a lot of work on it, But there also seems like a lot of crackling going on when radio is turned on, it does also have rear speakers, I replaced front speaker, thought the volume dial, Pot may be dirty ,cleaned with contact cleaner, problem still exixts, though...
by curtm
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to change your fork oil
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

Re: How to change your fork oil

Looks so easy until you discover no schrader valve, then its a different story

Curt
by curtm
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: New Member

Congrats on the new wing, These bikes ride and act differently than any other bike out there, i come off a VTX to the wing, you will have to grow in to it, there heavy,top heavy etc, may take a bit to get used to
Curt

Need any documentation let me know , i have collected a lot over the last year
by curtm
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change on forks, 3 weeks later seals starts leaking fix
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Oil change on forks, 3 weeks later seals starts leaking fix

Well, had a new topic a month ago about changing the fork oil, building a compressor,installing schrader valves etc, well last week went to shop and there is a little puddle of oil under the right fork, Thought to my self ?!@? should have done the seals while i had it a part, well did some reading a...
by curtm
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Switch 1989 Gl1500
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Low Fuel Switch 1989 Gl1500

Bluewaterhooker0, you are correct, what i meant to say is , light will come on for a few seconds when key is turned then goes off, there is a procedure in the manual to verify if is the sensor has failed, I believe you ground the white wire on the top of the sending unit, if light illuminates , but ...
by curtm
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Switch 1989 Gl1500
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Low Fuel Switch 1989 Gl1500

Funny i just fixed my low fuel sensor issue, I the low fuel light comes on when turning the key on it usually indicates, sensor unit in tank is defective, i have read in a few posts about using a float style or a sensor out of a 56 Volkswagen :) , what worked for me is a simple thermister , i have a...
by curtm
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding Forks / Progressive Springs / Timing Blelts
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Rebuilding Forks / Progressive Springs / Timing Blelts

You will need to make a compressor to compress spring, so nut can be reinstalled, Belts, you should have no problem, if you don't have schrader valves, would be a good time to install, i did a little right up a month ago on this subject
Curt
by curtm
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: fuel indicator accuracy
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: fuel indicator accuracy

Correct me if i'am wrong but , one of the posts says 3.7 gallons for 1/2 a tank When in fact 3.7Gallons is 14 Litres, our wings holds 23 litres, but taking in to consideration the there was mention of keeping 1 Gallon in reserve equals 3.78L, But don't you want to know what is in in the tank ??, I s...
by curtm
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: What is this?

Part of the markland toe/Heel shifter kit, takes a while to get used to, but all good
Curt
by curtm
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 ac gl1500 manual
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: 1988 ac gl1500 manual

Are you looking for the repair manual or just pics ??
Curt
by curtm
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Ignition Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: GL1500 Ignition Switch

How about a used one, e bay or something
Curt
by curtm
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork air pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Front fork air pressure

Check my thread from a few weeks ago, i did exactly what you are discussing, Just changing the oil made a huge difference, and while had the caps off and the forks out i drilled and installed 1/8 NPT schrader valves, can get them off e bay etc for $2.00, mine rides so much better i have not added ai...
by curtm
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: question about Delo 400 LE 15W/40
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: question about Delo 400 LE 15W/40

I have used Rotella 15 w 40 in about 6 bikes , well in excess of 125000 km's, never had any issues, i did use Delo for a while in a few bikes, also never had issues, With purolator filters
Curt
by curtm
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight Adjuster, anyone ever use it, and why
Replies: 6
Views: 292

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

funny, never really thought about ever using it, may have to try it
Curt
by curtm
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight Adjuster, anyone ever use it, and why
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Headlight Adjuster, anyone ever use it, and why

Was cleaning the bike and noticed the headlight adjuster, Does anyone ever use it, and why, i dont normally ever need to adjust the headlight, seems like kinda of a waste of real estate , i have never adjusted it since i bought the bike, i find the headlights on these bike excellent, compared to a l...
by curtm
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: silicon hoses vs rubber ones which is best on a 1989 1500 wing??
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: silicon hoses vs rubber ones which is best on a 1989 1500 wing??

By far silicone hoses are better and last longer, but they are harder to keep tight, better if you could use a spring clamp instead of a regular hose clamp

Curt
by curtm
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: Anti dive on front fork

Just got home from a ride, Amazing the difference, like a different bike, No dive, smooth ride, jsut feels better all aroung
Thanks Guys, Yes the oil even smelt bad, was probably original
All till next time an irregularity arises
Curt