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Would love a "to-do" or "to-watch" list for a GL1500

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Hi all,

I have a 92 GL1500 that I bought last year after I finally gave up trying to duct tape my ventures plastic back together.

I have had it since last fall and have put about 10k miles on it. Which, for NY is quite a bit of riding. It has 108K miles on it and is in excellent condition.

Now while I am not mechanically declined, I usually don't love jumping into the guts of stuff until I have a need to. Recently I have noticed the brakes are chattering when the brake pedal is not depressed so I am going to change brake pads and clean stuff up per the forum posts that I have seen on here. I was also investigating a front end wobble and found the metzeler tire cupping issue that is quite common so I will be replacing tires this week as well. So I figure, while I have this stuff opened up, gonna do a basic tuneup and stuff, what other things are items I should look at, be aware of, inspect, etc. I know what the back of the manual says but what do YOU guys say? There are so many posts about fork seals and pressure and bearings and stuff that it makes my head spin. How bout a list of the most common or most important things I should learn how to check/adjust/repair on these bikes. If you have links to other forum posts that give instructions but if not, I can surely do the leg work, I just need some things to track down.

Thoughts? Like I said, there is nothing obviously wrong but just because it isn't blatant, doesn't mean I shouldn't be looking at it.

Would love to hear everyones take on this.



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the car tire on the rear will cost about the same as a bike tire . It will probably last twice as long . I wont tell you to use one . Read all the info you can find and make your own decision .
If you go to the homepage here on this forum then click on "bikers workshop " you will find several tutorials with details on the 1500 .
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