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reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby rmoss » Wed May 04, 2016 9:24 pm



I am going to lay my GL1800 on its side to change the tires. My question is what is a reasonable time to leave your Goldwing on its side I have a feeling that the shop that is going to do my tires is not going to get it done the day I take it to him. There story has changed now and he is Bucking that I did not buy tires from him when he originally told me he did not care he would do the work. So I am not sure if he will do it the day I take them to him or make me wait a day or two. Also can I get the front tire off at the same time.



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Re: reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby robb » Wed May 04, 2016 10:02 pm

Aside from possible fluid leak it will not hurt the engine. More than an hour or two I would remove battery unless it is a Gel Battery. The lower the level of fuel the less likely the loss will be. If worried about oil this would be a good time for oil change, if it ain't there it can't leak. It is possible for a small amount of coolant to leak. Worst thing that could happen is a few scratches.

Bought a GL1500 engine while at bike week in Florida. Crated it myself after removing from frame, clamped closed water hoses and left oil in engine. Got home 2 weeks later and crate was sitting in front of shop on it's side, wife said 6 days. Placed it upright on a cart and opened the next day. Surprised to find it did not leak and fired up once installed in the bike.

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Re: reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby cbx4evr » Thu May 05, 2016 7:52 am

I would be looking for another place to do the tires.
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Re: reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby thrasherg » Thu May 05, 2016 2:19 pm

As mentioned, it will not harm the engine to be left on it's side for a few days, but watch that oil does not come out of the engine breather pipe and pee all over your floor, also the gas tank might leak, so try and have an almost empty tank when you lay it down.. I believe the batteries are probably Gel batteries so they won't care what position they are in, but if unsure I would remove the battery, whether you are going to lay it down for 1 minute, 1 day or 1 week. Also find some old carpet or something to lay on the floor to prevent the bodywork or whatever parts of the motorcycle come into contact with the floor from getting marked.

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Re: reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby Fatwing Chris » Thu May 05, 2016 6:37 pm

I wouldn't worry too much about how long it's on it's side but I would wait for a bit before you fire it up after you get it upright just to let things(oil) settle back into it's place.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu May 05, 2016 8:48 pm

I checked to see if you were in the neighborhood. Thought I might be able to come over and help you change the tire ourselves.
But that would be a bit difficult being we're not even in the same country. :lol:
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Re: reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby rmoss » Fri May 06, 2016 4:36 pm

Well thanks for the offer to assist me changing my tires but I wasable to find a dealer who changed them form me. After I reassembled the bike and stood it backup i waited about15 min before I started it up. Thanks for all the suggestions. I was actually amazed how easy it was to lay down the bike down. I did put a few cushions down first. I found it a lot harder to stand back up. Took it for a 100km test ride and everything is good. I did use balancing beads. So far so good.

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Re: reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri May 06, 2016 5:16 pm

Good. Glad everything worked out for you today. :D
I was at a little private cycle garage today and when he started putting new tires on an old trashed out CBR 600, I thought of your situation so I asked him how much would he charge if someone brought in their tire and wheel and a new tire to be mounted.
He said if he didn't have to take the wheel off the bike, 20 bucks. Got a tire machine and spin balancer. So if you're in NW Arkansas or SW Missouri, go to McNabbs in Gateway, Arkansas.
(Your GPS can find it. Don't blink when you get there, you'll miss it. (I mean the town.) :lol:
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Re: reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby Pam » Tue May 10, 2016 10:26 pm

Find another shop, Mounting tires is no biggie if they have the tools. The guy I use has a tire machine and he mounts them in a couple of minutes.

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Re: reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby OldZX11Rider » Wed May 11, 2016 7:25 am

Everyone else wants $40 and you got to buy tires, at an inflated price, from them.
$20 around here's a bargain, even if it only takes him a few minutes. :lol:
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Re: reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby Pam » Wed May 11, 2016 10:54 am

If you buy the tire form the guy I use he mounts and installs them otherwise $15.00 each

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Re: reasonable time to leave a Goldwing on its side

Postby OldZX11Rider » Wed May 11, 2016 12:57 pm

Oh that's good! Hope he's in business a good long time. :D


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