How do I check/change all the fluids on my 83 GL1100


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How do I check/change all the fluids on my 83 GL1100

Postby Arcane » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:37 pm



Hey guys. I was just looking at this bike and I noticed a dipstick in the front of the radiator... The fluid seems a bit low.

So I was wondering, How do I check/change all the fluids on my 83 GL1100? Oil, transmission, radiator, gears, etc.

Also, I need to check the spark plugs, it seems to be running very rich.

I need to do a tune up!

Any input is appreciated, thank you.



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Re: How do I check/change all the fluids on my 83 GL1100

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:05 pm

I have a dip stick on my 81 too, remove the bolt at the bottom of the dip stick and remove it dip stick and all and have a pan under it, oil will drain out of that hole, now this is important, when you go to remove the bolt on your oil filter use a socket and ratchet not a wrench or adjustable wrench, sometimes that bolt is really on there using a socket is less likely to strip it..Keep it nice and square while turning it loose..pay close attention to the parts as they come out, there are washers I think inside..Oil is transmission fluid in these engines,,, To check the radiator fluid, lift the lid on the false tank and look for the fluid level in the fill container in the inside of the false tank, if you over fill it, it will drain out the bottom under the bike by the kick stand.. Tire's should be at 40 psi..Check the fluid levels in the rear and front brakes too, the rear one remove the right cover to see the level, the front is on the handlebar on the right side, Check your final gear drive fluid 90 weight hypoid oil at the filler cap on the rear gear box at the rear wheel. :D I think I told you correctly..Oh you should read your manual just in case I told you wrong.. :D Check air pressure in your shocks while your checking rear brake fluid, it right by it.. then do the front ones..

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Re: How do I check/change all the fluids on my 83 GL1100

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Re: How do I check/change all the fluids on my 83 GL1100

Postby Arcane » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:53 pm

Thanks a lot for the information guys. I'll be doing all this this weekend.

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Re: How do I check/change all the fluids on my 83 GL1100

Postby PAPete » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:24 pm

littlebeaver wrote:Oil is transmission fluid in these engines,,,


Just to clarify: The motor oil you put in the engine -- many on this site like 15w 40 -- doubles as the transmission fluid. Transmission fluid is not used in the engine.
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Re: How do I check/change all the fluids on my 83 GL1100

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:28 pm

That is correct sir, no transmission fluid in the 1100 model..engine oil only...And coolent in the radiator




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