GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.


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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by cbx4evr » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:37 am



Sidcar wrote:I found the worst part was trimming the heat shield on the lower engine cover. I must have taken it on and off about five times till I got it right.

Sid
I have to agree with you. For me I had the 1st Gen style stabilizer. I fitted the shield without the bolt being fully tightened. I was still waiting for an oil seal to arrive but got started on some of the work. When the bolt was tightened up I found it catching on the cover. I trimmed a little more. Still catching. I removed the bolt and cut off a couple of threads. Problem solved.


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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:26 pm

cbx4evr wrote:
Sidcar wrote:I found the worst part was trimming the heat shield on the lower engine cover. I must have taken it on and off about five times till I got it right.

Sid
I have to agree with you. For me I had the 1st Gen style stabilizer. I fitted the shield without the bolt being fully tightened. I was still waiting for an oil seal to arrive but got started on some of the work. When the bolt was tightened up I found it catching on the cover. I trimmed a little more. Still catching. I removed the bolt and cut off a couple of threads. Problem solved.
I should make a template on the backside of the instructions. When I do the install video it will be done.

Cliff,

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by coolhandsbob » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:06 pm

Hi very interested in this mod . I have a 2000 1500 with heal toe shift haven't noticed a problem but good to get it changed before problems start. Seeing as how I live in Canada can you tell me if the cost is going to be more shipped to Canada . Once I hear back from you I will contact other 1500 guys and see if anyone else is interested. I do have a USA shipping address but dont go there very often when its cold and snowy outside. Can I order directly from you and will seals be included .

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by mnet7291 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Hey coolhandsbob, I too have a heal toe shifter, 1990 1500 with only 47000 miles, I put one on about 1000 miles ago I didn't think I needed one either, but it makes the shifts so much better an easier to find neutral, you will wonder why this hasn't been out before, you won't be sorry. :D

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by coolhandsbob » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:38 pm

hey thanks that is one problem i do have quite often finding neutral . right now its a bit warmer in garage then outside but when its minus 30 outside you can just imagine the temp in my unheated garage. I will be ordering one but want to see if any of my friends want one as well, with the amount of snow we are getting this winter its going to be quite a while before my bike leaves the garage .

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by yamaha96 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:30 am

I noticed you have the voyager kit on your 1500, i also have a 1989 1500, i have put the pivot kit on mine and it works great, i wanted to ask you how you like your voyager, thinking about doing it this summer, your Va. friend Mike.

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by coolhandsbob » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:04 am

Send me a email and I will give you the whole rundown and pictures as well rc440@yahoo.ca
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by shade tree » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:06 pm

Will this work with floorboards? If my seal is not leaking should I replace it before installing the brace? 1996A

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:29 pm

shade tree wrote:Will this work with floorboards? If my seal is not leaking should I replace it before installing the brace? 1996A
Yes it will work with floorboards. You may have to cut 7/8 off the sleeve or get a 7/8 inch longer bolt. It will work. I recommend changing the seal since you are in there. I have them in stock. www.gl1500auxiliaryshifterpivot.com

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:58 am

300+ pivots sold to date. In the process of prepping another 265. The replies and reviews have been uplifting.

Thanks everyone.

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by Bigbiker0 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:10 am

Good so the bucket for your daughter's school expenses start to be fill up. 8-)
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:49 am

Bigbiker0 wrote:Good so the bucket for your daughter's school expenses start to be fill up. 8-)
She has fallen in love. Her first serious relationship. I actually like this one. That could be a bad sign. lol. College may become local. Dad is hoping!

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by rottiman » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:36 am

By the sounds of it Cliff, the new Beau must be a machinist................LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:19 am

rottiman wrote:By the sounds of it Cliff, the new Beau must be a machinist................LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:
HMMMM! Maybe I could steer him in that direction? :D

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:40 pm

I have put together an Installation Video for this with the latest revision for the pivot.



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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by Dannyboy1966 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:08 am

Great video, I just got my Brace, and installed it today on my 91 Aspencade, it shifts smoother then the 98, and the 2010, both of which i test drove when they were brand new. Keep up the good work peppi.

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by bo_mull » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:59 pm

I just ordered mine.

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by Bigbiker0 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:43 pm

I finally install my pivot it's to cold to get a road test but seem to do a good job.
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by jajo01 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:11 am

stabilzátor som namontoval a už aj vyskúšal, jazdí sa s nim veľmi dobre,
ďakujem skvelá práca

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:18 am

jajo01 wrote:stabilzátor som namontoval a už aj vyskúšal, jazdí sa s nim veľmi dobre,
ďakujem skvelá práca
Glad you like it.

Thanks for the purchase.

Cliff,

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by bjatwood » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:31 pm

Cliff,
I have absolutely no play on my 98's shifter shaft. Would I notice any improvement with this stabilizer?

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:08 pm

bjatwood wrote:Cliff,
I have absolutely no play on my 98's shifter shaft. Would I notice any improvement with this stabilizer?
I think finding neutral and keeping the bearing/seal like new would fill the expected improvements. I also can't see spending good money for something that may not show any drastic change. I truly believe every gl1500 will show a shifting improvement with a stabilizer. I am not saying that because I would profit, I truly believe this pivot is something Honda should have incorporated in their bikes. Horrible design that is destined to wear out and cause problems.

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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by Bigbiker0 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:32 pm

I agree with you it's incredible the difference in shifting .Thanks Pepilepew terrific job done.
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by cbx4evr » Thu May 08, 2014 3:56 pm

I finally got out on my GoldWing today. Ya, I know, it's been a long winter.

So I start out having done a bunch of work over the winter. First thing I noticed was how well it shifted. I thought about it for a minute and then remembered about adding the stabilizer. Like wow this is a BIG difference. No more clunking shifts. Just nice soft clicks.

Thanks again for the R&D on this great product.
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Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

Post by peppilepew » Thu May 08, 2014 10:28 pm

cbx4evr wrote:I finally got out on my GoldWing today. Ya, I know, it's been a long winter.

So I start out having done a bunch of work over the winter. First thing I noticed was how well it shifted. I thought about it for a minute and then remembered about adding the stabilizer. Like wow this is a BIG difference. No more clunking shifts. Just nice soft clicks.

Thanks again for the R&D on this great product.
I must thank all of you for the great reviews and support for this gadget. Approaching 500 sold with only 1 complaint. He thought it would repair his damaged transmission. I was told by a wing specialist that there wasn't a market for this pivot. I am glad my stubborn self proceeded anyway. Nice to know this pivot may extend the useful life of the 1500. I liked my 1500 over the current 1800 in many ways. Storage and comfort are the main reasons why I think the 1500 is a better tourer.



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