Swing arm

Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Swing arm

Postby Cooterep » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:49 am

The vacuum advance on my bike came apart. What is the easiest way to change it without pulling the motor thanks ****

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Re: Swing arm

Postby rkmason » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:03 pm

Your thread title is confusing; I found that removing the swingarm (and everything rearward you need to remove before you get to the swingarm) gives you great access to the ignition advance mechanism including the vacuum advance unit. Also, I have seen some posts suggesting you can get along fine without the vacuum advance. Vacuum advance is just a cruise mode gas mileage improver.

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