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  1. RussL

    Up for Adoption

    After thinking about this for quite a while,,, I have decided to give up riding... My arthritis is to bad in my hips and hands... After rebuilding the 85 including getting the carbs done,,, new tires and such,,, on medical advice,,, I am going to give it up after 62 years of riding... That is...
  2. RussL

    After 62 yrs of riding

    I am giving up riding... my arthritus is getting bad in my hands and hips... I go out for even a small ride,,, I hurt... I was looking forward to a season of riding but that is not going to happen... after all the work that went into getting my 84/85 GL1200 into a great running machine...
  3. RussL

    question on voltage...

    I finally got everything back together with the new windscreen... Did some other maint items and just generally checking things over... When I started it up and ran it for a bit to warm up,,, I noticed the voltage on my dash meter was reading 14.3 volts at idle... Reving it up a bit showed...
  4. RussL

    Question on Valve cover bolts...

    The bolts have a collar after the threads... What is the collar for??? and what if you ground the collar off to get just another half turn tighter... I removed all the RTV that I put on and was reinstalling the valve covers with just a thin layer of shellac metal to metal... My leak spot...
  5. RussL

    broke a bolt

    I was changing the valve cover gaskets on my 1200 yesterday and as I was getting the last bolt started and was screwing it in,,, I reached the stop for hand tight and got out my torque wrench and set it to 15lbs and as I was about 10 lbs,,, the bolt snapped and left me with a broken bolt in the...
  6. RussL

    Up for Adoption my 90 GL1500 (SOLD)

    Up for adoption -- my 1990 GL1500... Markland floorboards F & R,,, Heel/toe shifter Corbin seat /backrest and passenger arm rests In the last year, I have done the following::: New front Bridgestone Radial w/bearings and pads New rear Awstone Taxi tire(CT) w/bearings Blackstone front fork brace...
  7. RussL

    Beware buying from GEORGEFIX...

    I bought a master cylinder kit from Georgefix on ebay... It stated it was for several models but had GL1500 listed... The kit was the wrong size,,, the piston and fluid valve were to small... I contacted him and he told me I did not have a valkyrie... the ad stated : HONDA VT700 CBR1000...
  8. RussL

    I need some help with my 1200 I

    I have run into a problem with the install of the throttle boss... I have the new handle bars on and when doing the right side grip with throttle boss... I cannot get the cable in the boss... I have the left side cable in the boss but the right side cable is about an 1/8 inch short and cannot...
  9. RussL

    Handlebar swapout

    I have all the parts now for the 84 Interstate to make it roadable... The bike has heated grips on it which I would like to swap over... What is the easiest way to transfer grips to the new set of stock bars I got for it... Thanks Russ
  10. RussL

    Vin number question

    Where would I find the vin number on the 1984 GL1200 Interstate???
  11. RussL

    1984 GL1200 Interstate For Sale

    I am listing this for a good friend of mine… The bike is located in Arlington Heights, Ill… This is a NW suburb of Chicago… The bike is from Canada and will be licensed as a salvage titled bike… Motor and tranny in very good condition. The bike was in a slight accident with a crack in the...
  12. RussL

    New member from Florida

    I just joined and a hello to all... I am 75 yrs old and ride a 90 GL1500... I love to camp and pull a small trailer with a cargo pod which carries my camping supplies... I am currently stuck with my cage due to medical advice... I will be free to ride Mid August and can't wait... interested...
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