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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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I am presently scheduling my 88 GL1500 for a serious visit to the dealer. It has 75,000 miles and at least needs the items listed below.

I got the bike mid summer and know little about the history prior to my purchase except that I was told it sat for almost 2 years. Carbs are definitely not OK. (thx to Tony on Mpls for help on this.)

1. fork seals
2. carb clean and vacuum lines replaced
3. tires
4. timing belts

I'm wondering if there is anything else I should be thinking about while the dealer has it. I know it's going to be expensive but I'd rather get everything done so it's ready to go for next spring.

Lastly, anyone know of a Minneapolis/St. CLoud area delaer that is known to do good work?

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How do the brake pads look? Good time to change all the fluids, brake, clutch, final drive, oil and filter, coolant.

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cldryder wrote:
Lastly, anyone know of a Minneapolis/St. CLoud area delaer that is known to do good work?

Mark in MN
How've you been Mark ?

My mechanic recently left the motorcycle industry, he was the only one I had faith in, in town.

Don't want to buy a manual and just do it yourself, think of the self gratification.

I think there's a dealer in St Cloud, give him a try, build a relationship, I'd definately stay away from Tousley, bad experience for me there, Hitching Post in South St Paul has treated me nicely, same owner, different management.

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¬*Fork Seals, Carb clean,and adjust,¬* and belts ,and fluids you could definitely do yourself..[img]/forums/images/emoticons/big_grin.gif[/img]. Why not¬* get a manual, put it up on a jack, remove front and rear wheels ,and just let the dealer do just¬* the tires ?¬* You could save enough in labour¬* ¬*to buy the jack¬* ............. or ... if the "Simple Carb " job turns out to be as touchy (read as :¬* tres pricey[img]/forums/images/emoticons/shock.gif[/img] !!) as on my neighbors 1500... you might actually save enough to pay for the tires,and the Jack ....¬* ¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*¬* ¬*SilverDave¬*[img]/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/cooldj.gif[/img]

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A 2 year layup would make me look really close at the tyres. If they are dried up with lots of fine litle cracks, I would replace them asap.
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Brake calipers often seize up from the fungus during a layup. I'd strip and clean them out as well.

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5. Belt tensioners
6. Bank angle sensor recall
7. Rear end lube and shaft greasing.
9. Brake fluid replacement
10. Battery / charging condition

Sorry, I already 8.


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