What do I need to replace my shifter?


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Lastwachter
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What do I need to replace my shifter?

Postby Lastwachter » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:04 pm



My 1978 Gl1000 came with the floor boards. I am removing them and going back to stock. Besides the foot peg and shifter lever, what else will I need to convert this back?
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Re: What do I need to replace my shifter?

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:18 pm

Nothing that I'm aware of except new timing belts. :D

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Re: What do I need to replace my shifter?

Postby Placerville » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:11 pm

Lastwachter wrote:My 1978 Gl1000 came with the floor boards. I am removing them and going back to stock. Besides the foot peg and shifter lever, what else will I need to convert this back?


Consider changing the shift lever oil seal as they like to fail. Take a look at yours. Does it look like it's leaking? They're easy to replace and inexpensive at only $1.71 (if purchased along with some other items from Honda to save on shipping). Go here.



An easy way to get the old seal out is to drive a couple of small wood screws, one on either side of the seal , and pull it out using pliers on the screw heads. To reinstall, tape around the shaft splines to protect the new seal from damage. Lubricate the inner and outer mating surfaces of the seal and the engine case, then push the new seal into place with a deep socket of the right size.
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Re: What do I need to replace my shifter?

Postby Lastwachter » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:33 pm

virgilmobile wrote:Nothing that I'm aware of except new timing belts. :D

Already picked them up. It is on the list :)

Placerville wrote:
Lastwachter wrote:My 1978 Gl1000 came with the floor boards. I am removing them and going back to stock. Besides the foot peg and shifter lever, what else will I need to convert this back?


Consider changing the shift lever oil seal as they like to fail. Take a look at yours. Does it look like it's leaking? They're easy to replace and inexpensive at only $1.71 (if purchased along with some other items from Honda to save on shipping). Go here.

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An easy way to get the old seal out is to drive a couple of small wood screws, one on either side of the seal , and pull it out using pliers on the screw heads. To reinstall, tape around the shaft splines to protect the new seal from damage. Lubricate the inner and outer mating surfaces of the seal and the engine case, then push the new seal into place with a deep socket of the right size.
Thanks Placerville, as always!




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