95 GL1500 - New Owner


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Re: 95 GL1500 - New Owner

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When I got my '99, some of the speakers didn't work.
I found that when I unplugged the fader completely, all four speakers worked fine.
I don't know if your older bike is wired the same as mine, but if it is, the plug for the fader is sort of behind the marker light on the left side of the fairing.
I'm fine with all four at equal volume, so I never bothered replacing the fader. It's the only thing on my bike that doesn't work.


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Thanks for the reply

Am also fine with equal balance.
I'll have a look at it this evening

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Good news... the mute button was stuck in :)

All speakers working now.

Thanks for the advice
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Yee ha! That was easy.
Congrats.
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Easy fixes are the best!
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Re: 95 GL1500 - New Owner

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Hi Guys,

Doing the spline lube job.
All come apart very nicely.
Just one question.
The wheel to hub spline. Do I use the molly grease on that as well?

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YES! Especially there. If you wear out that wheel hub, you'll be spending your nights on Ebay looking for another one.
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Thanks for the reply.
Forgot to ask...
The big washer that is on the axle dropped out when I removed it.
Does it go between the hub and bracket or between the frame and bracket?

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Got it sorted...

Looked at he manual :)

Completed the spline lube today and all went well.
Could only get moly 50% so hope that is not going to be an issue...

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Got two 35w halogen bulbs for the driving lights, for some reason the ones in there were 6v so no wonder they had blown.
They come on permanently when the ignition is turned on.
Think I would prefer them to operate as designed, with the indicators.
Is it an easy fix to reverse this?

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All depends on how they were converted to run all the time. There is a plug and play kit that goes where the relays connect, so you can just unplug those and you're done. On the other hand someone could have cut the wires and hooked them to who knows where with bailing wire and duct tape.
You just never know when it comes to owner modifications.
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Thanks, will have to do some investigating.
Am more concerned that they will be generating too much heat...
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With the stock 45w bulbs on all the time, they will melt down, for sure. With LEDs you can run them all the time, no problem.
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OK thanks.
Think I will disconnect for now

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Re: 95 GL1500 - New Owner

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The stock setup for 1500 cornering lights includes a "Normally Closed" relay plugged into the end of a "pigtail" from the wire harness near the light fixtures. One on each side. The usual mod for making the cornering lights "on" all the time is to either cut the green (ground) wire going to the relay, or remove the ground pin from the relay plug.

Restoring this ground connection to the relay should restore the lights to "Normal" operation as designed.
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Craignz wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:37 am Could only get moly 50% so hope that is not going to be an issue...
It will be.

You want Loctite 234227 LOC51048 Moly Paste Anti-Seize Compound. The price has gone way up in the last couple of years, tempting a lot of guys to use the cheaper stuff, but you don't use a lot of it, so it's worth spending the money and having it on hand.
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Yup, that's the stuff. I'm glad I bought it a few years ago for $30.
Seems like most places are now asking $50 or MORE for it.
Holy hell, Batman!
however...
I did see it for $34.99 on Ebay. Look there first.
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Re: 95 GL1500 - New Owner

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Last I checked you could still get a little tube of 77% Moly paste from Honda. It, too, is spendy, but a little goes a long way.....
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Re: 95 GL1500 - New Owner

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Thanks guys...
I'll check out the relays
Looks like I'll be doing the splines again

Good practice :)
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Re: 95 GL1500 - New Owner

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Took her for first open road ride.
All good but cruise control doesn't work
The cruise on light comes on the dash but no cruise set light when I press the lower switch. (100kph)
Both the lights show briefly when the ignition is turn on...

Not sure where to start?
Any ideas please?

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Re: 95 GL1500 - New Owner

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Make sure your brake light is not on, check the cruise disengage switch on the brake and clutch lever.
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Thanks, but brake lights not on.
Did notice that the lower set switch does not 'feel' so good.
It doesn't have that positive click the top one has.
The on/off switch was sticking when I first got the bike but sprayed with cleaner and now is better.
Possibly the bottom switch is gummed up ?

Looking at the forum am a bit nervous at stripping it down with all those tiny bits...
Is it possible to just separate the switch gear and clean it up enough?

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Re: 95 GL1500 - New Owner

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Don't just guess, it pretty basic to test the functions. As blupupher said it's usually one of the safety cancel switches. The safety switches are separate from the brake light switches, so the brake lights working doesn't tell you much about the cruise. Lots of people find it's the clutch switch and sometimes just pushing the clutch lever out while riding is enough to confirm that there is too much play there, and the cruise will start working.

Here is a really fuzzy video that goes over what is also in the service manual about how to track down your cruise issues.



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Thank you....

I will go through the suggestions in the video
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Re: 95 GL1500 - New Owner

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Hopefully (time and wife permitting) I can have a big weekend on bike maintenance, long weekend here.
Have to look at the cruise control issue
Driving lights, which I want to put a switch on
Steering head bearing grease
Probably wont have time to get all that done but the good thing is that the Gates belts have turned up, so that will be the first job
Thanks to the great instructional video\pics on here I am confident of completing.
I have a question with regard to the 5mm to 7mm acceptable deflection of the belt under 4.5 pounds pressure.
Has anyone ever had an issue with it being out of tolerance?
The tension must be between the first first tooth the belt locks into on the crank and cam pully, so the only adjustment would be put pressure (or release pressure) on the idle gear?
This must then slightly move the cam gear, presume it would be so slight that timing would not be affected?

Maybe am overthinking this...

Thank you


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