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I just picked up a 96 GL1500 SE today and I am going to give it a good go over since I don't know any of the service history. I am planning the following with these parts:

Timing Belt: NAPA 250275 (x2)
Thermostat: Napa 53308(Made by Stant), O-ring gasket(Honda dealer)
Coolant: Honda dealer, 4.3 QTS
Radiator hoses: Honda dealer
Rear diff: Hypoid gear oil SAE80 (4.7oz) - Synthetic good??
Clutch and Brake flush: DOT4
Oil: 3.8QTS (I use 5w40 Synthetic RotellaT6 for all of my bikes)
Spark Plugs: NGK 5129 DPRTEA-9 (.8~.9 mm .031~.035 in)

Please let me know if there are better parts to use or better place to get them or if I should take a look at anything else while I am in there. Thanks in advance!
 

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:) Sounds like you have a good plan! You may consider flushing the micro switches @ the clutch & brake levers with some contact cleaner, they can get dirty and cause issues...hit them with some air to clean them out.:) There are a few more..depends how much you want to do..reverse & side stand switches come to mind also.
 

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Nice looking bike. Check the condition of the brake pads and rotors.
 

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Congrats and welcome from Central Washington.
 

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You don't see too many that color. Ride safe and welcome to the forum..
 

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Magenta is not common at all, they stand out somewhat IMO. Good to check, but I doubt the rotors will be an issue, Honda stock rotors are amoung the best there are.
 

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Welcome to the GWOF. One of my riding buddys has the same color. we kid him,about it being a Barnie Bike., from the kiddies show Barnie the Purple dragon.
Nice bike.
 

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The owners manual says that sae80 gear oil is recommended for the rear end, but I have been to a couple auto parts stores and neither have straight 80. Is something like 75w-90 or 80w-90 compatible?
 

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The owners manual says that sae80 gear oil is recommended for the rear end, but I have been to a couple auto parts stores and neither have straight 80. Is something like 75w-90 or 80w-90 compatible?
I use the SAE 80w-90w Yamalube Friction Modified Gear Shaft Lube. Mag: Is Ridersville Cycle still there on 522 ? I had my eye on a Victory Vision for a awhile. It was a great place to sit on a Victory and a Wing in one showroom.
 

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I use the SAE 80w-90w Yamalube Friction Modified Gear Shaft Lube. Mag: Is Ridersville Cycle still there on 522 ? I had my eye on a Victory Vision for a awhile. It was a great place to sit on a Victory and a Wing in one showroom.
Been a while since I have been down there, but I don't see them going anywhere. Last time I was down I sat on one of the Can-am Spyders.:) I usually end up at Shenandoah Honda in Winchester.
 

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Well I got most of the items changed out, I noticed that the alternator looked new and it also says made in Japan. Do you think it has been replaced or I just got a 96 with the better alternator?
 

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Looks new to me.
There's no rust on the bolts going through the unit.
 

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I would agree, looks new. Maybe there is a date code somewhere on it?
 
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