First DIY maintenance of my GL1100

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First DIY maintenance of my GL1100

Post by Peer64 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:45 pm

Hello everyone,

Last weekend I had my first maintenance on my GL1100 1982.
Thanks to the many DIY articles on the site I knew lots of things about the motor before I ever had one.

The oil change, frontwheel remove and refit for replacing a new tire, carb sync etc were easy to do because of your clear explanation.
Thanks for that.
The oilfilter change went a bit hard because the drainplug didn't come out easily. It took some of the alu material with it.
But after tapping a new threat the new bold fitted perfectly.
The oilfilter itself appearently hadn't come off for several years. Only after welding a bigger nut on it we could set the power propperly to get it loose. Luckily it didn't damage the internal material.
After that replacing was easy thanks to the articles you all written.
Even a carb sync went on easy and the engine runs as smooth as a baby's bottom.
Next winter I planned a timebelt replacement en some other maintenance.
I hope I than can place an article too to help some others as you helped me.



Last edited by Peer64 on Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Motorcycle: previously owned 83 GL1100A aspencade traded for a motorhome, 1981 honda GL500i silverwing interstate, 1974 yamaha xs400, 1974 Honda cb450 twin cam, 1983 honda vt30, 1982 honda 700 shadow, 1972 cb750four, and my first bike, a brand new 1982 honda CM400e. now own-1986 GL1200 aspencade SEi

Re: First DIY maintenance of my GL1100

Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:17 pm

hey Peer, sounds like you got everything under control...........nice job with the filter bolt by the way. look forward to hearing from you and about your wing.


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