GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.


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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by MikeB » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:20 pm



It says he has five available. I doubt he is just selling one that he doesn't know how to install.




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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:20 pm

thomba wrote:Looking at his feedback & profile (the Russian), it appears that he only has 1 shifter pivot brace for sale. It's possible that he purchased it from you and can't figure out the installation process and is now trying to sell it. He has, according to his feedback, only sold Goldwing patches & hoodies. I certainly wouldn't buy anything from the Russian federation. I have had one of yours installed for over a year now and love it.
He purchased three from cyclemax. He has 5 listed for sale at a 40.00 loss each. Pirate!

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by Irfire1 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:19 pm

Fantastic piece of engineering that is easy to install. Worked just like it is supposed to. If I had another 1500 I would purchase another pivot. Fantastic product that comes with very easy to understand installation instructions.

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by billcrawford » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:42 pm

wondering if this is avalible ?

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by tprender » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:20 pm

I have seen them on Cyclemax .com for $125 or you can get them from him on ebay. Here is his listing on ebay. He has 2 lisedt on ebay, one with the seal for 129.99 and w/o the seal for 124.99 with free shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-2000-Goldw ... 9a&vxp=mtr

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by Wingsconsin » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:42 am

Get the seal ...while you are in there it is not too much to do to replace it while you are that close.
Then the shifter will work as designed thanks to the pivot AND the new seal keeping it in place.
I did 3 GL1500's and each one was better when it was done - this mod is one of the 'must haves' for a GL1500 in my opinion.
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by kane67 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:08 am

Just made an order for one of those, shaft really needs stabilizer... :!:

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by kane67 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:01 am

kane67 wrote:Just made an order for one of those, shaft really needs stabilizer... :!:

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Got it last week and installed yesterday, oh boy it makes huuuuge difference. Really a great product, it feels as it might been 27 years ago when this was brand new bike :D

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by CWJ73 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:05 pm

I love the change with the Shift Brace installed. In fact, I have recommended the Shift Brace to my neighbour after seeing him struggle to get his newly purchase 2000 gl1500 into neutral when backing into his garage. The value of this product can not be understated.
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by steve allen » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:37 pm

I didn't see these in the store on this site.........I want one, can you sell me one? Thanks, Steve

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by flogger » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:04 pm

Are these available anywhere else legit or just there?
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by MikeB » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:11 pm

The manufacturer of these shift stabilizers is a member on this board. As far as I know, Cyclemax is the only one selling the original article. However, the manufacturer may have other outlets. Through Cyclemax is your best bet I am sure.
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by steve allen » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:52 pm

Thanks for the information. I am checking it out now, just seems to still have a good amount of play according to the video I watched. Wonder why the support wasn't more rigid? Seems to me would have been better if rigid.

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by MikeB » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:44 pm

The video is misleading. The shift shaft very stable after the stabilizer is installed.
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by steve allen » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:51 pm

Ok, that makes sense, just didn't think it should of had that much movement. Ordered one just now.

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by MikeB » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:57 pm

You will not regret it. I really like the positive feel of the shifter after I installed the the stabilizer.
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by FM-USA » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:03 pm

FINALLY had time and weather to install the "Shift Shaft Support".

I have to admit, it did take some time to clean the bike from the oil leak, was rather extensive since it was leaking for just over a year. All in all, the actual R+I+R took about 2 hrs., one lunch and 3 sore knees breaks (I B A OLD FART). Much of that time was grinding the panels tunnel to fit snug so not to loose too much cold start carb-heat.
Procrastinate? Maybe a little, but I ride 24/365 and that kind of unknown spare time is few and far between.
Something good came from that oil leak, NO RUST. :twisted: BUT, it's clean now. 8-)
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I slowly 'Dremeled' away the panels 'U' tunnel making holes until there was sufficient room for the pivot to swing without hitting. In my opinion it was too much. Cold air 'carb heat' will suffer a little as does panel rigidity. Another day when I have time and I'm in that area again, I'll replace some of that missing metal with something hammer formed. But for now it's a wait and see and check in this coming winter.
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After a couple days riding with the shaft support, I can feel 4th gear needs more shift swing to engage. I already knew I had a bike with a possible 4th gear problem so I always babied its shift. I can feel it's engagement hesitation and I do occasionally, but rarely, get missed shift buzz/grind. But for now to shift 4th gear I INTENTLY THROW, not bang or stomp, it into gear.
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I'll also agree with many who said this SHOULD HAVE BEEN a factory install, or something... ANYTHING similar. For this 'shift shaft' should have not been so floppy, there's too much hanging weight on that seal. Also not to forget road pounding that moves that shaft around.
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Now that I've done this mod and seen what Honda did, they "Should Have At Least" made that shafts oil seal double thicker with 3 ribs (2 inner ribs for support and one outer as the oil seal). Yes, there is room for a double thickness oil seal, "Triple or QuaDRUple EVEN'eN'en'en" said Snagglepuss. :D
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If you haven't done this mod on your GL1500, I suggest you do even if you don't have an oil leak. It's not only for preventable maintenance but WHO want's a GoldWing that's imitating a 'Hardly Ableson'? (drip-drip DRIPPY-drip...drip-drip DRIPPY-drip...drip-drip DRIPPY-drip... :twisted: )
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Thu May 18, 2017 6:37 am

I wish to thank all of you for your support. This pivot has made it onto about 1700 bikes. I have seen them re-sold on ebay when a bike is dismantled. Thank you again.
I will be sending another complete kit with a longer bolt and seal for Scott to give away.

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by MikeB » Thu May 18, 2017 9:39 am

We thank you too, for your ingenuity and your ability to manufacture these high quality stabilizers.
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by FM-USA » Thu May 18, 2017 10:00 am

THANKS from me also PEP!!!
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by kane67 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:07 pm

Greetings from Finland, one is here and it really is a great product :D

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Thu May 18, 2017 8:24 pm

kane67 wrote:Greetings from Finland, one is here and it really is a great product :D

br, kane

Thank you. I have sent quite a few there.

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Thu May 18, 2017 8:29 pm

I'm not here much. Been real busy. The eighteen hundred from what I hear has run the course. A little bird has told me Honda stopped making new 1800's. A bunch of new patents have been applied for, so we should be seeing something different coming soon. I hope it both new and different. I still miss my 1500 from time to time. Seat more comfortable and more storage. Thanks to all of you.

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:43 pm

If anyone here has purchased this item anywhere else than directly from me I would greatly appreciate a picture of the item, instructions and where you purchased it. There is another counterfeiter making these. I repeat, anyone other than my direct sales are in question. Please help. Thanks cliff,



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