Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield, Virginia, USA
Model: '97 GL1500SE/ '98 Lehman GTL Trike
The 1989 Gold Wing (with 200k miles) in post # 5 is a Trike. Lots of harder starter use....!
Originally Posted by DBohrer
The GL1500 starters last a long time (miles). My '99 with 222k miles still has the OEM starter. While doing some other mAintenance on a 1989 Gold Wing with 200k miles, we removed the starter to check it out. The brushes were still only about half worn down but we did replace them. All else was good with the starter.
I am impressed.
I hardly ever use reverse on mine, being a trike it's just so easy to push if need be. I do try to plan my parking to incorporate a drift backwards either getting parked, or when getting out later.
Sometimes, I'll pick a section of several spaces wide, pull in and whip a U-turn, grab front brake, and as front forks rebound release brake and she rolls backwards from momentum alone.
1997 GL-1500 SE / 1998 Lehman GTL Trike
...(Candy Spectra Red )
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