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.
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Re: GL1000 - refitting the radiator

Post by kndw » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:47 am

RBGERSON wrote:
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.
This is the way to go. Put in just the tip. Of each bolt, and then tighten them in small increments.

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