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Well I got my old girl undressed and changed her air filter and the two foam filters. Also changed the spark plugs. Everything went okay but time consuming except for one thing. When I took the reverse lever off a small spring jumped out before I could see where it came from. Can someone show a picture of where this thing goes or tell me how to get it back in place. There is also a chrome knob on the dash just before the ignition key that turns left and right with a bunch of wires and plug connected on the back. Does anyone know what this operates? It is not shown in my operators book and looks to be factory installed. This bike is a 1989 gl1500 with just over 18,000 miles. Thanks before hand for any help.

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for what i think i know about the 1500---the knob is for the speaker fader. from front to back. no help on the spring. sorry.
 

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I don't know about the spring but my 89 has a front to rear speaker balance knob in that place. Check with the radio on and see if it changes the balance front to rear.
18k miles is like brand new! I thought I found a cherry with 52K on the speedo. you are going to really enjoy it. I bought mine in April and have put over 5000 miles on this summer. It has to be the smoothest and most comfortable bike I have ever owned! One of the other guys will be along to give you advice on the spring shortly. This is a great site with a lot of good info. Ride Safe!!
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There are only two springs on the reverse bar. Number 4 and Number 10 in the parts picture.



Hope this helps.
 

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The only one I think I am concerned with is the one on the handle itself where the screw goes through. Have to remove to get side cover off. Can't figure how to get the screw, spring and the little rod back together. Thanks.

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Been there done that, It's just a FIGHT to get them all together but YOU WILL WIN !!!
It helps if you can hold the handle in a vise to free both your hands for battle. :waving::waving:
 

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With all the people here doing their own wrench turning, surely someone knows how the reverse handle spring is put back. I guess I am not so bright that I can't figure it out myself or just pretty well flustrated with this time consuming job of replacing all the filters and tearing everything a part. Anyway, thanks.

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Assuming it is the coil spring - If you zoom in on this link you can see the way the spring fit's into the handle, you have to apply tension to the spring while you feed the bolt through from top to bottom. the handle fit's over #3 with the spring fitting in above #3, you should be able to see notches or marks on the pieces where the hooks for the spring were contacting. It is a tight fit. Try placing #3 on it's shaft while you place the handle, there is no easy/quick fix. Try it a few times, walk away for a few minutes & try again.
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