2000 gl1500


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coolken
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2000 gl1500

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has only 16000 miles, in florida for the winter,, will start changing the vacumn hoses, has been running rough & smel rich.. Has been reading what most of you say about it.. The hard part is taking everything apart to get in there to change the hoses. Wish me luck ... If it runs better, then I will work on putting in on/off switches for all the extra lights it has. Don't need em on during the daytime... You say the alt. isn't big enough for the extra lights... Also would like a battery gauge.. Years from now I might have that all done.


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Re: 2000 gl1500

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coolken wrote: Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:29 pm has only 16000 miles, in florida for the winter,, will start changing the vacumn hoses, has been running rough & smel rich..
16k miles on a 2000 model year? Your vacuum hoses are likely brand new looking and your time would be better spent investigating the carburetors first.
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While you are free to replace hoses if you want to I would recommend checking rather than necessarily replacing them, it's a lot of work when not really needed. My 1990 still has most of the original hoses at 147K.
While it is true that the original alternator is not overpowered, there is a little room for added items especially if they are led rather than incandesent. Be careful of overloading an individual circuit with more than it was designed to handle. A dedicated circuit/fuse would be good to take care of that.
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Re: 2000 gl1500

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coolken wrote: Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:29 pm has only 16000 miles, in florida for the winter,, will start changing the vacumn hoses, has been running rough & smel rich.. Has been reading what most of you say about it.. The hard part is taking everything apart to get in there to change the hoses. Wish me luck ... If it runs better, then I will work on putting in on/off switches for all the extra lights it has. Don't need em on during the daytime... You say the alt. isn't big enough for the extra lights... Also would like a battery gauge.. Years from now I might have that all done.
You might look at this thread for some ideas:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=65890&p=383247&hili ... ht#p383247
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ct1500 wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:19 pm 16k miles on a 2000 model year? Your vacuum hoses are likely brand new looking and your time would be better spent investigating the carburetors first.
There is a guy somewhere near me who also has a 2000 Wing, a dark blue one, with about 16,000 miles on it.
He shows up at Bike Night occasionally with it. Each time I see it, I check the odometer. It hasn't advanced much beyond 16,000 in the last three years. I think he only rides it to Bike Night.
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Re: 2000 gl1500

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I bought this bike with 15k miles 4 years ago, wasn't running, dirty , rusty,, sat for about 5 years on a farm.. I thought it would run easy. No,, It finaly was the fuel pump.Mice had nest on air filter. I cleaned it up. got most of the hidden corn out .. Even inside cash bar.. I got it to run smooth now.. It is the vaccum heat thing that opens the cold air flap..So I just put a clear rubber hose in that heat thing to make the vaccum to open the cool air door all the time.. Here in florida I maybe put 500 to 800 miles a year.. In wisconsin in summer on my 1998 GW,, put 500 miles on that...


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