I currently own a 1994 Gl1500 SE and have the dreaded 4 gear failure. Made many trips skipping 4th. Twisties no fun without 4th...
I recently found someone selling a engine and many parts. He told me that he thought it was a 95 or 96 bike. He gave me the instrument cluster that showed the bike to have 17 K. I would like to run the replacement engine prior to doing the swap. I am looking for anyone that has experience is doing this and possible shortcuts. I would also be interested in any other test procedure that I should perform on the engine before the swap
Thank you for the info, I will be installing the stabilizer on the new engine
Re: unknown GL1500 engine
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:39 pm
not a problem there - you will not regret buying it either - other things you can do to improve the gear changing are - 1) - Clean out the clutch slave master slave cylinder - and renew the seals - it gets goo and crap build up in the cylinder - see this link - viewtopic.php?t=23715 and look at this too - viewtopic.php?t=28498 - that should convince you to strip it before you fit the new engine
I also had a steel clutch line made up to replace the old rubber one on my bike as well - another thing that often gets forgot about is the clutch lever bushing - see link - viewtopic.php?t=12622 - lastly get the engine oil right - if its old get rid of it - if you look at the other threads on here - its seems everyone has there own choice in oils - mobile 1 - seems to do it for a lot of ppl while others say different trail and error I think here - however if you do change and clean out the master slave cylinder and change the clutch bush and oil - I know it has made 100% difference on my wing -