1987 GL1200 Aspencade Final Drive Seal and Bearing


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Scotsman
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1987 GL1200 Aspencade Final Drive Seal and Bearing

Postby Scotsman » Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:22 pm



Hey everyone, I'm hopefully there is a DIY post for this project but I can't seem to find it, it seems like a common problem. I replaced my rear tire and blew the final drive seal. I've got the drive off of the bike but I can't seem to figure out how to remove the cup with the gears in it that connects the final drive to the drive shaft. I'd like to replace the bearing and the seal while I have it apart. There is a bolt that looks like it should come out but when I try to loosen it the gears turn in the final drive and I'm worried about tearing something up if I chock the gears to keep them from turning. Does anyone have a suggestion?
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Re: 1987 GL1200 Aspencade Final Drive Seal and Bearing

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:45 pm

I can email you a copy of a Honda parts manual. I don't have a tutorial on how to rebuild the final drive. If you PM me your email address, I'll email it to you. It is close to 20mb, so it is possible it won't mail, but I think I've sent it to someone else in the past.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: 1987 GL1200 Aspencade Final Drive Seal and Bearing

Postby 86pearlblue » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:57 pm

The seal should be an easy replacement. The manual, however, says that the actual disassembly of the final drive should be done by dealer! I hate when that happens! The claims it's because of "specialty tools required". :x

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Re: 1987 GL1200 Aspencade Final Drive Seal and Bearing

Postby flash2002 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:38 am

If you have a vise, just clamp the gear between 2 blocks of wood that should hold it in place.

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Re: 1987 GL1200 Aspencade Final Drive Seal and Bearing

Postby Scotsman » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:18 pm

Thanks everyone for the input. I took the final drive to a local mechanic who replaced the seal and O-ring. He says the Honda shop manual recommends disassembling the differential to replace the bearing so we quite at the seal and O-ring, if it ain't broke, don't break it. I'm confident the bearing is fine, the bikes only got 63,000 on it, I just thought it would be something I could to do with the drive off of the bike.




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