shifter seal?


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daggercrossover
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shifter seal?

Postby daggercrossover » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:47 am



I have a small leak from the shifter shaft, leaking onto the exhaust. how to change the seal? 2003 wing



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Re: shifter seal?

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:09 am

A 2003 wing (GL1800) or a 1983 wing (GL1100)? I ask, because you posted in the GL1100 section, and your profile shows a GL1100.

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Re: shifter seal?

Postby daggercrossover » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:03 am

I have a 83 GL1100 that leaks at the shifterseal. I did say 2003 didn't I but meant 1983 , sorry 'bout that. :)

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Re: shifter seal?

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:43 am

daggercrossover wrote:I have a 83 GL1100 that leaks at the shifterseal. I did say 2003 didn't I but meant 1983 , sorry 'bout that. :)


OK, that's what I figured.

The shift shaft seal is very easy to change. First remove the shifter from the shifter shaft. Then pry out the old seal with a thin screwdriver - this is easier to do than it sounds.

Before installing the new seal (it should be an OEM seal - aftermarkets don't seem to fit as well), wrap some masking tape around the splined end on the shaft, to protect the new seal. Also coat the inside of the new seal with oil, to help it slide into place.

Push the new seal on and into place as well as you can with your fingers. Then use a deep 3/4" socket with a rubber mallet to gently push it the rest of the way into place.

Remove the masking tape, replace the shifter, and you're done! Shouldn't take more than 15-20 minutes.

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Re: shifter seal?

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:26 pm

I also read somewhere that you can screw in a drywall screw into the seal then pull it out with pliers, next time I change my oil I shall try it because I have a new seal to install ..I might try two screws then place a wire to each and pull it out like that.. :shock: :shock: Someting's gonna give :shock: :lol: :lol:

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Re: shifter seal?

Postby daggercrossover » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:36 pm

Thanks I'll giv it a shot this winter when I get bored. :)

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Re: shifter seal?

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:50 pm

If you're leak is like mine it is only slight...I do not show a lot of concern over this issue right now, I went to mother Honda and got that seal and a new starter oring seal and 4 new valve cover seals for the bolts that are bad. all that for about 30 bones ...And all OEM.. [Alamo Cycle Plex] in San Antonio Texas, I'm getting kinda bored too because there's nothing wrong with my bike to fix...gosh darn..... it :lol: :lol: I need to fix something man... :shock:




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