New to me is my 1995 GL1500 Aspencade


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regolf61
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New to me is my 1995 GL1500 Aspencade

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I recently bought a 95 gl1500 Aspencade and the prior owner moved the front forks up one inch above the triple tree. As I am the second owner I have noticed that any time I hit a bump or an irregularly in the road the sliders are hitting the fork brace, the second thing is that I ride the bike for thirty minutes or twenty miles and stop to get a drink and when I go to leave the motorcycle doesn't want to start back up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Re: New to me is my 1995 GL1500 Aspencade

Post by bluthundr31 »

I'm not sure about the front fork problem, but I'd consider putting the forks back to original configuration if possible. That should resolve the issue.

The problem of "does not want to start" after 20 miles could be many things. When you start it after the 20 miles, does it just turn over "slowly"? or does it turn over normal but take a while to "fire-off" and idle?

You only need three things to get the engine to fire off, , , (1) fuel (2) spark (3) air.

With that in mind, how do the spark plugs look? Are they new?
How does the air filter look? Does it need to be replaced?

The condition of your battery will greatly affect your "spark", , , what does the battery read without a load? What does it read with a load?? Do you have an on-board voltmeter to see how your alternator "health" is, and if its charging your battery sufficiently while riding?

Does the PO have maintenance records to give you so you have an idea of whats been done?
Timing belts are a VERY IMPORTANT item on these engines, (and fortunately they're easy to change), , when were they changed??

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Thank you for responding so quickly. The motor turns over pretty quickly, and act's like either there is no gas or no spark as you have mentioned. When I choke the bike to get it to start again it will finally start, I shouldn't have to use the choke again after the bike has been ridden should I.

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Try using the starter button in short bursts rather than holding it down, if it's a low voltage condition at the ECU they sometimes won't fire the plugs while cranking, but the instant you release the start button the voltage comes back up and the still-spinning engine starts...

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Every bikes personality is different. Mine doesnt need choke at all in the summere, warm or cold.
In the winter it does, every time. If you bike needs choke even when warm just choke it. Dont think much of it.

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regolf61 wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:24 am
I recently bought a 95 gl1500 Aspencade and the prior owner moved the front forks up one inch above the triple tree. As I am the second owner I have noticed that any time I hit a bump or an irregularly in the road the sliders are hitting the fork brace, the second thing is that I ride the bike for thirty minutes or twenty miles and stop to get a drink and when I go to leave the motorcycle doesn't want to start back up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Congrats on the new bike. :) Next time it happens try loosening the gas cap and then see if it starts ok. The gas caps are vented and sometimes they get clogged.
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Thank you to all that have been helping me with your advice and tips to get my wing straightened out. I still haven't delt with the front forks placing them back where they belong, I did put a can of Seafoam fuel treatment in the gas tank to hopefully clean the carbs up. I am leaving for Florida this coming Sunday to visit my family and grandchildren. I'm going to do a layover in Savannah Georgia as it's been a long time since I have ridden long distance. I will try to post my progress and how the bike has been running.



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