New 1500 owner from UK


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Moose75
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Location: Devon, UK
Motorcycle: 1998 gl1500

New 1500 owner from UK

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Hi I finally bought a 1500 here in the UK

It’s a 88 and has been painted black by a blind man at some point.
As it’s been in the UK for several years the chrome is all shot so I’m in the process of Matt blacking all of the chrome work

I’ve already done the cambelts and service and I love the bike.
Just need the holes in the exhaust and collector sorting them I’m all good for now
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offcenter
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Re: New 1500 owner from UK

Post by offcenter »

Well congratulations!!
You didn't say how many miles are on it, but if it's been serviced regularly, it shouldn't matter.
They run darned near forever.
Best of luck with it.
George in Jersey.
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Moose75
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It’s done around 50,000 so just run in.
Sound engine just tatty but that’s being dealt with and I’m not after a show winner but a bike I can put some camping gear in and finally get back out there
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Sadanorakman
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Welcome to the madhouse, from another UK 1500 owner. Be careful, they can be addictive.
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Sidcar
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Welcome to the fraternity of the Wing.
It’s not just our damp weather I don’t think the chrome on some items was up to much in the first place.
I have a rack on the top box and the sidecar boot lid, when I can find some suitable way of plugging the holes they leave I’ll be taking them off. If you’ve got a sidecar you don’t need them.

Sid.
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Rambozo
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Sidcar wrote: Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:21 pm I have a rack on the top box and the sidecar boot lid, when I can find some suitable way of plugging the holes they leave I’ll be taking them off.
Here is how I took care of the holes.
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