lubing the gears and shaft

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lubing the gears and shaft

Post by 2wheels » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:48 pm

To whomever can answer this question, I was wondering if there's any maintenance on the gears and the drive train required for my 1989 GL1500, coming down from high speeds It feels as though there's vibration coming from the drive shaft. And also what should be might the top speed for the bike? should it do all that's on the dash? this is my 1st gl 1500 and I'm not sure what to expect out of its performance, yes I know its an older bike, but when I purchased it, it had about 78k on it, and it runs descent, but these questions are a serious concern to me, can someone help please? it would be greatly appreciated :)

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Re: lubing the gears and shaft

Post by HALBUDD » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:44 pm

Yes you will need to remove the final drive and clean it up. Then use molly 60 grease and pull the drive shaft and lube it to. If you do a search on this site you will see how its done I believe WingAdmin has a how to on here. The other problem may be you u-joint failing you will need to check it out too. And your last question if you do get her all the way to the top speed you will find she will start to lift of the ground as the fairing acts like a wing on a plane. I have never tried to push my wing that fast but have read others that have. Hope this helps---------------------------------Hal P.S. go to the How to,s at the top of the home page look for 1500s you will find everything you will need to work on your bike.
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Re: lubing the gears and shaft

Post by guitarzan » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:10 pm

Just wanted to tell you that Honda has replaced that Molly with this stuff here in the picture. I kept trying to order Molly and I kept getting this stuff. So this is what you need. Good Luck, I'm going to do the same thing in a couple of days. My first GL 1500 too. You'll find lots of helpful people Here.


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Re: lubing the gears and shaft

Post by Dusty Boots » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:02 am

For top end speed, the fastest I have been able to coax out of my 1992 is 190 KPH / 120 MPH when out on an Interstate and loaded down with all my camping gear. (On my 75 GL1000, it would do 128 MPH)

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Re: lubing the gears and shaft

Post by RBGERSON » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:04 am

+1 on reading a how to on this requires removing the trunk and bags and using a lift..some have done it by laying their bike on it's side to get the wheel out..deflating the tire may help with that.


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Re: lubing the gears and shaft

Post by davemik » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:18 pm

Check the splines in the final drive and wheel spider as well. Mine were worn down to tiny nubs of triangles. They are supposed to be nice square splines which fit together with almost zero play.

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