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I'm new to the forum and the brand new owner of a 99 GL1500 SE. I bought the bike as a project and boy is it ever. I have a 29 item punchlist that runs from the simple (change oil) to the complex (replace final drive and entire exhaust system. I've got about 10 items left and I will be starting the reassembly with the swingarm tomorrow. I guess the best way to learn about a bike is to completely disassemble it into buckets and put it back together, huh?

P.S. I lied, I didn't take the forks off yet! :D

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Well good luck and there's plenty of help here. Check the DIY section and that should get you through most if not all of your projects. And Welcome!

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Welcome to the forum.
As most would agree, at the top of your list should be the timing belts. As raven41951 stated, the DIY section is the place to start. And don't forget the all important posting of pictures. We all love to see the progress of each others pride and joy!
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Oh ya, I forgot the most important part. Pay close attention to the removal of the Tupperware (plastic body panels) as you can only put them back on in the EXACT same order. I spent two hours changing the belts and two DAYS getting the Tupperware back on because I thought I remembered how I took them off.

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Thanks guys! The timing belts are already on the list and I really like the DIY post on changing them.
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Welcome to the forum davemik
While you have the Tupperware off, use some electrical contact cleaner in the safety switches, especially the reverse switch behind the handle.
Flush the brake and clutch systems well.
Is this a bike that sat unused for a while?

I had a 99SE until it had 105,000 on it. Planned to put over 500,000 on it but a cager took it out. Miss it. On an 08 now.
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How many miles on it?

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I bought a 99 Aspencade that had sat 8-12 years outside and brought it back to life. It was my healing time project. It only had 17,500 miles on it.

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<tNewday 777
>You called it. The bike has 96K on the clock and the P.O. just let it sit because he had a back injury. I think the guy he bought it from put on most of the miles. When I changed the oil, it came out in lumps. I've changed all of the filters and have seafoam in both the gas and oil. It runs great now that I changed the reverse lever switch. When I took off the trunk and saddllebags, there was a rats nest of wiring for the accessories he added. Most of that is gone now. I've got the new (used) exhaust all painted up with ceramic paint and a couple of Harley take-off mufflers. The swingarm is all cleaned and painted and going back on with new driveshaft boot and final drive. The old final drive and spider had teeth worn down to sharp points. New pads and rebuilt calipers all around. I've made a new trunk latch and shift shaft support from 6061 Aluminum. I'm definitely making progress.</t>
p.s. What's a cager?
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Cager is someone driving a cage.....
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Well Doh!
Got the drivetrain on today (swingarm, U-joint, boot, driveshaft and final drive).
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1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

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You did put moly Paste on all the splines I hope. (Not Grease!)

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Absolutely! I used just over half a tube.


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