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What I need to do this winter on the 1500.



1) Change fork seals and bushings. 103,000 miles and really have no history of service.

2) Change timing belts.

3) Rebuild and rejet carbs for 88 bogg.

4) Change all filters, air, cruise and pre.

5) Rebuild petcock, leaking.



So my question is this, In what order should I do this? Is it easier to get to the timing belts with the front tire and forks off?
 

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Yes it would be a little bit more roomy with the forks out. But personally and if I had a gl1500, I would prefer to do the belts separately so as not to be distracted by other parts laying around.
 

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Also do the timing belt Tensioners, and gas filter.

There is no access problem having the front tire/forks installed.
 

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cromagjeff wrote:
Rebuild the tensioners or replace?
> Replace

I skipped the tensioners on mine at 100k, doing just the belts instead... then got to do the whole job over again (belts and tensioners) just 20k miles later, when the tensioners wore out.
 

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1) Rebuild petcock
2) Change all filters (even sub air filter and cruise filter)
3) Carbs rebuild & rejet
4) Forks
5) Timing belts & tensioners(while front tire is off)
6) Replace anti-freeze, check hoses and clamps
7) Carbs sync & new plugs
8) Put plastic back on. :smiler:
 

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Check steering head bearings for any notch in the straight ahead position as long as you are taking the forks off.



Tom Bishop

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I had a shop do my forks for me (seals, oil) and it was REAL nice sitting upright on my backside doing the belts with no tire/forks to have to work around. I typically put bolts back in the holes a turn or two so I do not lose track of where they go back later.
I preferred doing it all at once because then all the plastic comes off one time, wash it wax it and stack it until done.
 

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That was my thinking. Remove everything, clean wax and stack.
 

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cromagjeff wrote:
What I need to do this winter on the 1500.



1) Change fork seals and bushings. 103,000 miles and really have no history of service.

2) Change timing belts.

3) Rebuild and rejet carbs for 88 bogg.

4) Change all filters, air, cruise and pre.

5) Rebuild petcock, leaking.



So my question is this, In what order should I do this? Is it easier to get to the timing belts with the front tire and forks off?
Here is my opinion


1) Change timing belts.

your bike is no good with crunched valves

2) Rebuild petcock, leaking.

your bike is no good on fire

3) Rebuild and rejet carbs for 88 bogg.

this is a time consuming process.

4) Change all filters, air, cruise and pre.

this can be done while putting the carbs back on

5) Change fork seals and bushings. 103,000 miles and really have no history of service.

make sure they are actually leaking.
 
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