checking engine oil

Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:37 am
Location: perkasie,pa
Motorcycle: 1985 honda goldwing 1200

checking engine oil

Post by wildride » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:04 am

I just inherited a 1985 1200-wonderful bike-but I do not have an owners manual.This may sound like a dumb question,just want to be sure---where is the cap to check the oil level-what level should it be at and what weight oil goes in. Thanks for any help.

Posts: 147
Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 11:17 am
Location: Hitchcock, Tx
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 LTD
1982 GL1100 STD
1976 GL1000 "800lb Canary"

Re: checking engine oil

Post by goldtr6c » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:28 am

First thing is to put it on the center stand so the bike is somewhat level. There are two caps on the right side just above the foot peg. One has the dipstick on it and the other, the large one, is for adding oil.

User avatar
Posts: 341
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:14 pm
Location: Canada

Re: checking engine oil

Post by tricky » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:38 pm

WHen on the center stand the level when full is like in the picture.

I use Mobil1 15-50 synthetic.

Just don't use oil that has any slipping additives, your clutch is running in the same oil.

Dont forget the final drive while your at it.

Post Reply