Do I Have Reverse?


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okie2ee
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Do I Have Reverse?

Post by okie2ee » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:09 am



How do I tell if I have the Reverse function on my 1992 GL1500 Interstate? The bike has been triked but that shouldn't affect the Reverse function. I do have a side lever under the seat on the left side. Also, how does this Reverse function work and can it be added to a bike?



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Re: Do I Have Reverse?

Post by dingdong » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:49 am

Interstate models do not have reverse. However if there is a reverse lever the engine has been changed or it isn't an interstate.
Tranny in neutral, pull out and up on the lever until it latches (R will display on the dash unless it is an interstate with a different motor) then press the start button. The starter drives reverse.
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Re: Do I Have Reverse?

Post by joeincalif » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:20 am

Interstate did not have a reverse, the reverse lever, if it has reverse is a black lever located by your left knee with your foot on the pegs
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Re: Do I Have Reverse?

Post by MikeB » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:11 pm

This is the reverse lever pulled up:


And the page out of the Owner's Manual for Reverse Riding


But, as others have said, the Interstate did not have reverse.
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bluthundr31
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Re: Do I Have Reverse?

Post by bluthundr31 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:34 pm

Okie2ee, , , Please take a pic of that lever and left side for us. My '91 interstate has a GAWD-AWFUL black rubber plug in the spot where the lever would go. Might be an interesting winter project to glue on a "faux" handle to watch everyone go "bug-eyed" when they notice a reverse lever on my Interstate!!!

Could you actually have an Aspy instead of Interstate?? Your ENGINE VIN should shed some light on it.

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Re: Do I Have Reverse?

Post by Charlie1Horse » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:50 pm

From that picture I would say you don't have an Interstate. I can see what looks like the digital instrument panel and the cassette radio. This cannot be an Interstate but, since you don't have two tone paint I would say that it is an Apsencade. Anyway (as stated earlier) trans in neutral, pull handle out and up, and press starter button.
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Re: Do I Have Reverse?

Post by TwoTone Trike » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:02 pm

Hey, Charlie1Horse if you're referencing the picture above that's Mikeb's not Okie2ee's. Hopefully he can post some pictures of his.

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Re: Do I Have Reverse?

Post by Charlie1Horse » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:45 am

Sorry, first mistake I ever made, LOL
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Re: Do I Have Reverse?

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:23 am

okie2ee wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:09 am
How do I tell if I have the Reverse function on my 1992 GL1500 Interstate? The bike has been triked but that shouldn't affect the Reverse function. I do have a side lever under the seat on the left side. Also, how does this Reverse function work and can it be added to a bike?
I see that you are in Sapulpa, OK.....

you have got some riding buddies around you my friend... we need to meet one day.
"flylow" NW of Collinsville,
"Art & Karen" in Owasso,
and 3 more in Tulsa that I can't think of right now....

and then there's me, in Oologah.
~John

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Re: Do I Have Reverse?

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:02 pm

Charlie1Horse wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:45 am
Sorry, first mistake I ever made, LOL
I thought I made a mistake once, but I was wrong... :lol: :lol:
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
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okie2ee
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Re: Do I Have Reverse?

Post by okie2ee » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:35 am

I finally figured out what the lever below my seat (actually on the Corbin seat) is, it raises the backrest up and down, duh............. :oops: .......I feel the signs of senility approaching..........70+ and still riding............

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bluthundr31
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Re: Do I Have Reverse?

Post by bluthundr31 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:00 pm

I like that the Corbin backrest adjusts like that!!! Cool setup. Thanks for getting back to us Okie2ee



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