Transmission problem


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Transmission problem

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Today I took my 1995 Gl1500 Aspencade Trike out for a ride which I haven't had reidden much this year. As I turned left off my road onto the highway and shifting through the gears I went into 4th gear and it suddenly clunked and clanked and made all kinds of racket then dropped back into 3rd gear. I tried 4th gear again and as i throttled it dropped to 3rd however I was able to go into 5th gear. I could downshift into 4th and as long as I didn't give it any gas it stayed in gear. Another thing while in neutral if I rev the engine up it makes a lot of rattling, clanking noises. Needless to say I met my friends for breakfast but decided not to take a chance riding any further than to get it back home. I'm ASSuming this is going to require a transmission rebuild. The bike has less than 70,000 miles on it and i've never ridden it hard but who knows how it was ridden before I purchased it. I thought I got a good deal on it, $3600.00 and knew the brakes needed bleeding but seems like everytime I fix 1 thing something else goes wrong. I've replaced the alternator, fuel pump 3 times, all relays, rebuilt forks, paint it, upgraded radio. Hopefully this is the last thing to go wrong. Any thoughts on the transmission issue would be appreciated

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Joe


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Re: Transmission problem

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Same thin happened to my 95 at 87,000 or so. Cost my 4.5 K for engine removal and teardown. An upgraded shifting fork came out with the 97 model. Sorry to tell you this. Hope that is not your problem.
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Re: Transmission problem

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yeah not good news at all. I have a mobile mechanic that is very reasonalbe and damn good at what he does. Hopefully he won't charge an arm and a leg or my 1st blrn lol. Thanks for the response
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Re: Transmission problem

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Do you have a standard shifter, or a heel/toe shifter?
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Re: Transmission problem

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Heel to toe shifter. From what I've read 4th gear was a common problem with the GK1500's
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Re: Transmission problem

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Not good news. I was going to rebuild the engine of my '95 1500 as a long term project, but have since sold it. I was accumulating parts to do this and have some for sale in USD, buyer pays actual shipping cost in USD converted from CDN shipping cost.

Two items that may be of interest are the shifting forks:

Fork Centre Gearshift 24212-MN5-000
Fork Front Gearshift 24211-MN5-000

Other items are:

Tube F 19516-MY4-000 Qty 1 $14.00 Water Pipe
Tube J 19522-MY4-000 Qty 1 $13.00 Water Pipe
Tube D 19514-MN5-000 Qty 1 $20.00 Water Pipe
Tube E 19515-MY4-000 Qty 1 $15.00 Water Pipe
Tube B 19512-MT8-000 Qty 1 $9.00 Water Pipe
Hose Water G 19521-MY4-000 Qty 1 $15.00 Water Pipe

These water pipes are the molded water pipes around the carbs. Tube C, another molded water pipe is available on the web. Didn't buy as I sold the 1500.

Carb Insulator - Carb to Manifold 16211-MN5-000 Qty 2 $50.00

Engine Gasket Set 1 $200.00

Clutch Plate B 22322-MN5-000 Qty 1 $60.00

Clutch Friction Plates 22201-MN5-000 Qty 10 $60.00

Randaks Carb Kits Qty 2 $100.00

Good luck.
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Re: Transmission problem

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Thanks I won't know what I need until my mechanic tears it down
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Re: Transmission problem

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If I decide to swap the motor out instead of rebuilding will a Valkyrie motor work? If so can reverse be added to it and what other modifications would be needed?

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Re: Transmission problem

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JPochron wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:01 am If I decide to swap the motor out instead of rebuilding will a Valkyrie motor work? If so can reverse be added to it and what other modifications would be needed?

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You might be able to get a Valk motor to fit. Not likely with the Valk carbs, however. It is not really possible to add reverse to a motor without it - technically possible, yes, financially feasible, not really.
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Re: Transmission problem

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Thanks I've also read that it uses more gas and other modifications need to be done


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