1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition


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Rednaxs60
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 LTD
1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
2008 GL1800 (sold)
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Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Post by Rednaxs60 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:18 pm



Waiting for exhaust parts for the 1200 so I tackled some work on the 1500. Changed out the OEM alternator and upgraded to a 90 amp HO alternator:


It is a bit larger , but fits quite well. Installed new dampers as well.

Fitted the new fuse block, maxi fuse holder and power bus bar:


Used 8 GA wire for all power. Found a splice that goes somewhere, it is an OEM splice. Have to research and locate this. It is from the alternator output and goes forward on the bike. using a Blue Sea maxi fuse holder with a 50 amp fuse.

Will be connecting the new fuse block tomorrow to the system. Going to connect the battery tender through the fuse block. This fuse block lets you configure each circuit to be switched or not, good feature.

The starter relay connector is a bit worse for wear:


Will be fixing this.

Plan is to pick up the 1200 exhaust parts tomorrow, the finish the wiring on the 1500.

Cheers


"When you write the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen"

Ernest

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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 LTD
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Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Post by Rednaxs60 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:32 pm

Have finished the wiring and install of the new fuse block and , fitted for but not with. I will be installing a USB/voltmeter combo unit, USB connection for the passenger area, outside temp gauge, heated clothing outlet, and 2 light switches. When I install the trailer hitch will be installing LED lighting on it - just for visual.

I have installed the inexpensive dash cam unit - $60.00 CDN 1080P dual camera unit. The cameras are installed using the tape that came with the cameras. Trialed unit yesterday and cameras never moved, should be good for the long term. Instructions are sketchy at best, had to switch the camera inputs to get the front/rear cameras correct. This unit is supposed to handle up to a 64 GB SD card, but only goes to 32 GB. Picture quality is actually quite good, road vibration does not impact on the video footage. The video quality is not such that you can read small print such as licence plates. Not a big issue, think it's quality of the camera, definitely not the Innovv K2 units. Since this camera is for the just in case accident, the video quality will be quite sufficient.

Once I get the 1200 on the road again, will be prepping this bike for the summer travels.

Cheers
"When you write the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen"

Ernest

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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 LTD
1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
2008 GL1800 (sold)
Ontario 1985 GL1200 LTD (sold)

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Post by Rednaxs60 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:44 pm

Have decided on what I will be installing in the new "unobtanium" panel. See pic attached:


"When you write the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen"

Ernest

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1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
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Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Post by Rednaxs60 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:13 pm

Mounted the Unobtanium panel this morning. Looks good installed, but will require painting to match. I've installed a voltmeter/USB combo unit, outdoor temp indicator (for Sonya), and a heated clothing outlet. Have not installed driving lights yet so will be contemplating where to put switches. Have the switch unit(s) that fit on the clutch/brake MCs (gifted to me).

Voltmeter/USB combo on left (has 2 USB connections), heated clothing in centre, and outdoor temp on right:


My 1200 is back on the road after a winter work period. This will allow me to start prepping the 1500 for the trip to Yukon/Alaska.

Cheers
"When you write the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen"

Ernest

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1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
2008 GL1800 (sold)
Ontario 1985 GL1200 LTD (sold)

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Post by Rednaxs60 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:30 pm

Getting at some long overdue maintenance. New tires installed, Michelin Commander on the front and Austone taxi tire for rear. Local shop installed the rear tire, not an issue for them. Going to finish up the additional wiring for the USB and a few other items. New u-joint boot installed. Not a lot but keeps me busy.
Cheers


"When you write the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen"

Ernest

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