Sleeping Beauty says, "make me new!"


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Sleeping Beauty says, "make me new!"

Postby made2care » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:46 am



Read a thread here on the weeping hole . Discovered mine had been plugged by po. I drilled it out last night and guess what??!! You guessed right, small oil leak. No sign of coolant, just oil. I ordered a pump and gasket kit from Cyclemax and some other tidbits . Will make her new again soon. Never attempted this before , however, this sight has a great how- to with pics on this.
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Re: Sleeping Beauty says, "make me new!"

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:18 am

Wow, the number of people with this hole plugged is kind of amazing. I never would have thought so many people would think of "fixing" it by plugging the hole.

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Re: Sleeping Beauty says, "make me new!"

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:36 am

They probably figured that if it isn't leaking (by way of being plugged) the problem went away.

Years ago, I had a friend who had an adult "Green Iguana." The beast was close to 6' in length, and probably weighed 10# or more. In times of stress, it would close its eyes. Apparently, if the Iguana can't see something stressful, it doesn't exist in it's mind.

WingAdmin wrote:Wow, the number of people with this hole plugged is kind of amazing. I never would have thought so many people would think of "fixing" it by plugging the hole.
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Re: Sleeping Beauty says, "make me new!"

Postby redial » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:47 am

Hey Hawkeye,

Did you put a plug in his eyes to stop him looking? :lol:
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Re: Sleeping Beauty says, "make me new!"

Postby OnPapasWing » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:29 pm

OK, I'm not familiar with this weeping hole that is being discussed. Can someone help to describe it to me? Where is it located? Apparently there is some significance to it.
Thanks

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Re: Sleeping Beauty says, "make me new!"

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:54 pm

OnPapasWing wrote:OK, I'm not familiar with this weeping hole that is being discussed. Can someone help to describe it to me? Where is it located? Apparently there is some significance to it.
Thanks


It's on the bottom of the water pump. This is a picture from the one on my GL1100:

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Re: Sleeping Beauty says, "make me new!"

Postby OnPapasWing » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:23 pm

Is this only a problem on the 1100 or also the 1500?

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Re: Sleeping Beauty says, "make me new!"

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:45 am

OnPapasWing wrote:Is this only a problem on the 1100 or also the 1500?


It's not a "problem" - that weep hole is there by design, and it exists on every model of Goldwing, from original GL1000 to the current GL1800.




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