GL1000 - refitting the radiator


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Paul Narramore
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GL1000 - refitting the radiator

Post by Paul Narramore » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:12 pm



Amongst the minor irritations on my bike, I've found that the two lower radiator mounting screws (M6x25?) were almost undone and where much longer Philips screws hanging off at a funny angle. I have the correct screws but it's almost impossible to line up the screws with the threaded hole in the frame. The radiator could do with going up about 1/4" then it would all line up. I hate to strain things and it would help if the holes lined up.

Oh, the sticking rear brake pedal I mention last week was solved by the use of some WD40. That saved having to remove the silencers.


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Re: GL1000 - refitting the radiator

Post by RBGERSON » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:44 am

Loosen all teh bolts and see if yoiu cn move teh rad up a bit?? are all the tabs straight and not bent in anyway? miss alignment probably why PO used longer bolts easier to get started.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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RB

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