Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting


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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:10 am



UltraSteve wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:04 am
So what are you using on the switches that are sticking? I'm working on a 1500 that's been sitting for 9 years fun,fun....
This is what I bought at Walmart the other day.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/CRC-5103-Qui ... 69&veh=sem

I have not tried it yet due to being 93+ degrees and high humidity putting the temp over 100 most of this week lol.

I hope to try it this weekend perhaps.

Will report any results.

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by landisr » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:59 pm

Re cleaning switches: Stu Oltman recommends electronic contact cleaner spray that does not contain acetone. Eg. is listed as safe for plastic.

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:58 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:14 am
Folks who have not ridden a 1500 with the Superbrace, just can't fathom how it will help the bike's stability.

Night and Day difference at speeds below 5 mph.
I don't know...I was always unhappy with the handling and stability of my 1500 with the Superbrace installed.

When I finally ripped it out and replaced it with the Blackwing brace...THAT is when the revelation happened. Amazing, solid stability and vast improvement in handling.

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by Rednaxs60 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:28 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:58 pm
AZgl1800 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:14 am
Folks who have not ridden a 1500 with the Superbrace, just can't fathom how it will help the bike's stability.

Night and Day difference at speeds below 5 mph.
I don't know...I was always unhappy with the handling and stability of my 1500 with the Superbrace installed.

When I finally ripped it out and replaced it with the Blackwing brace...THAT is when the revelation happened. Amazing, solid stability and vast improvement in handling.
My new to me 1500 came with the Superbrace so It is the base from which I have to judge. It was quite solid without the new Progressive suspension. I was surprised at this because I had read where the stock front suspension and after some years was quite inadequate. It wasn't until I found the Superbrace when I did the front forks that I understood why the front handled better than what I had read about. With the installation of new Progressive suspension all round, I find the 1500 to handle extremely well. Had a friend follow me through some twisties and was informed that I had lots of road clearance in the curves. Checked the "chicken" strips on the tires after this ride and had been over such that there is only 3/8" left before the edge of the tire (Dunlop E3 installed front/rear), but still had lots of clearance and bank angle left.

Did look into the Blackwing brace.

For my limited experience so far, just over 600 Kms before the suspension upgrade and some 600 Kms since, the 1500 handles well and is a treat to ride. These 1500s must have been quite the bike when Honda introduced them.

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:37 pm

Update:

Drink buddy is shipping.

Have Showchrome knock out power panel, but decided to order the duel usb port from cyclemax instead of using the cig lighter that comes with the panel, its shipping.

Truck lid cables shipping.

Installed new saddlebag cables.
Installed chrome faring trim both sides, to replace missing blue one and damaged other one.
Goes well with the chrome mirror trim I had to put on.
Bike is now 100% all missing parts replaced!

Got wife new modular helmet like mine.

Looking at bluetooth units now.

Next month ordering new windshield and shift brace finally.

Still need to diagnos non working cruise control lol.
Still need to mount voltmeter, or go another way....custom switch shelter where are you.......

Still need to install 2 bolts for passenger side rear engine guard thing. Gotta drill out 1 thats broken off. Will also hopefully be able to bend the guard back into place to bolt it back on using a breaker bar or something.

Still cant get last inch of throttle grip glue loose to properly reinstall that dam thing. Bought some solid steel wire at home depot but its to thick and they dont have thinner....

More to come!

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:45 pm

Update:

Drink buddy installed. Need to switch it to other side though.

Powerpanel installed but not wired up.

New blue Memphis shades windshield with vent is in my hands, need to install.

Shift brace with oil seal is in hand. Need to install.

New chrome fork brace cover in hand. Old was tarnished and had to many inspection stickers stuck to it lol.

Also got a new chrome key hole gromet. Mine had nothing. The oem one was broken and would not stay put.

Still need to diagnos non working cruise control lol.
Still need to mount voltmeter, or go another way....custom switch shelter where are you.......

Still need to install 2 bolts for passenger side rear engine guard thing. Gotta drill out 1 thats broken off. Will also hopefully be able to bend the guard back into place to bolt it back on using a breaker bar or something.

Still cant get last inch of throttle grip glue loose to properly reinstall that dam thing. Will get to that....

Need to take new pics.... only got this one you probly seen for now.

More to come.
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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by minimac » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:45 am

It's shaping up nicely!

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:18 pm

Update!

Pics below.
Couple before, then after.

Blue Memphis Shades Windshield installed.

Sickafus Jumbo long hair sheepskin in Grey fox (grey with black tips) pelt installed. May adjust as time goes on.

New show chrome fork brace cover installed. Dont like this item really. The sides dont cover as much of the forks seals as the stock cover did.....but its new and shiny, ready for a new inspection sticker.

New chrome key gromet installed.
Key shelter does not clip to the fairing/dash very good so the key hole will not stay centered. Fairing is crooked/bent slightly from previous owner(s) dropping/letting bike get knocked over.

All in all looks good to me!

Thanks for reading.
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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by Stew » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:43 pm

That windshield looks pretty good, can’t imagine you’d get any static about the blue tint along the bottom. Is there much left on your to-do list (besides the grip maybe) or are you all caught up?
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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by bellboy40 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:26 pm

That wing looks good! Love that blue color too.

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:58 pm

Stew wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:43 pm
That windshield looks pretty good, can’t imagine you’d get any static about the blue tint along the bottom. Is there much left on your to-do list (besides the grip maybe) or are you all caught up?
Thanks! I love the new shield, but it seems a bit narrow. Could be my imagination lol.

Fyi the Memphis Shades windshield DOES have a DOT stamp.

Still plenty to do. Temps and especially humidity are back up so I will hold off on the below stuff a few more weeks give or take weather and free time.

I need to install shift brace and oil seal.

Still need to diagnos non working cruise control lol.
Still need to mount voltmeter, or go another way....custom switch shelter where are you.......

Still need to install 2 bolts for passenger side rear engine guard thing. Gotta drill out 1 thats broken off. Will also hopefully be able to bend the guard back into place to bolt it back on using a breaker bar or something.

Still cant get last inch of throttle grip super glue loose to properly reinstall that dam thing. Will get to that...... eventually
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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:01 pm

bellboy40 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:26 pm
That wing looks good! Love that blue color too.
Thank you! We love it too.

It had to be blue or white. I wanted white, wife and me both love blue. A blue bike fell in my lap.

Here we are lol.
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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:29 pm

Hi everyone!

Still loving this sheepskin seat cover!

Might be the best thing Ive added to the bike so far!
Feels SO much better riding to and from work.

But now a question....

When it rains, I need a seat cover.
A cover i can sit on and ride while its raining.

I am thinking about ordering this one.
https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/seat_r ... 126/129014

Does anyone have expirence with this cover?
Is it meant to be riden while raining or only cover when parked?

Thanks for any advice on a ridable cover.
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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by redial » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:17 am

You could always ask Cyclemax. but from my experience with sheepskins, you would not want to get them wet, so keeping them dry while riding is a good thing.
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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:44 pm

redial wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:17 am
You could always ask Cyclemax. but from my experience with sheepskins, you would not want to get them wet, so keeping them dry while riding is a good thing.
Yea I guess I will have to call and ask them whats up with that cover.

Thanks, was just hoping someone here used it and had experince with it.

So far I have not been caught in the rain, I've been careful.
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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:51 pm

Update:

Installed shift shaft brace. Went fairly easy just alot to take off to get to it.

One big problem, my oil seal is leaking. I had the seal and wanted to replace it but the shaft would not come off the tip of the shaft by the oil seal. It hits against the frame. After 30mins I gave up trying to wiggle it out. I will try again some other time. I do have leaking oil at the seal to......sucks.

Brace works great, will see if I have any more trouble landing in neutral when shifting from 1st to 2nd sometimes.

Also installed the 2 replacement bolts holding the subframe and passenger side saddle bag along with the crash bar to the bike. That was the last, last missing piece, the bike is truly whole again!

Didn't get to wire power to the power panel, or figure out the non working cruise control yet.

Sorry no pics, wanted to get it done.
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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by Rednaxs60 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:38 pm

It takes a bit to get the shift lever off between the frame but it will come off. Did mine and spent some two hours fiddling with it. Once I had it off, I filed a bit of the metal away so it will come off easier next time.
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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by kane67 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:43 am

Found this in viewtopic.php?f=14&t=19833

Not sure why on some bikes there is just enough clearance to easily maneuver it free, and on others, the frame is in the way. In any case, some owners have had to remove a couple of the frame-to-engine mounting bolts, then gently use a wooden shim between the frame and engine block to move the frame outward a slight bit in order to allow the piece to come free of the splined shaft.

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by DenverWinger » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:13 am

I have a shifter brace still sitting on the workbench, it's not doing much good there.... Probably get to that some time this winter.

The shifter oil seal weeps just a little on mine, too, I'm thinking the way to do this project is to lay the bike down on the right side for a nap after the tupperware is off. Might make the seal easier to get to....
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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by Rednaxs60 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:44 am

When I did mine - was one of the first mods I did after I bought the bike this past summer - I had to pull the shift lever up against the frame and then push the lever in towards the engine and it eventually slipped off the engine shift lever. It was tight so I filed a bit of the metal off the lever and it now slips on/off quite easily. Not necessary to lay the bike on its side, doesn't give more room. The shift seal is easy to replace once the lever is removed.

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:51 pm

Thanks for the ideas guys.

I read the how to threads, but not the replies lol. Didnt see the issues and work arounds everyone posted.

This place, and everyone here, are awesome!

Ohwell, I will go after the seal another time. Now I know to loosen engine/frame bolts and where.

Add it back to my list.

Wire power to knock out power panel.
Fix cruise control.
Install voltmeter.
Install shift oil seal.

Order, and have rear tire installed on loose wheel (Yaay! more work) I got the av71 avon cobra on front.
Going with matching av72 rear tire. Existing is a 10 yr old E3. Starting to dry rot on sidewalls since ive been riding it regularly.

We are getting there!

Im resisting the urge to buy the front chrome disk covers, and the chrome lower front cover.

Pretty stuff comes last! Say it with me now....

Mine are all shot, they are all scuffed and almost a brown/grey color, and they won't come clean....people compliment the bike and im like really? It looks like hell lol.

All in good time....


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