GL1200


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frozentundra
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GL1200

Post by frozentundra » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:12 pm



Hello
We need to buy a shop manual for our 1984 GL1200
Should we get the Clymer, Haynes or Honda Shop manual.
Our right side valves just started clicking so we will need to learn how to repair them. Years ago when I owned my first GL1200 I did the maintenance with my fathers guidance. Now its my turn to help my son with his Wing and I need a manual.

Thanks



jameselindorff
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Re: GL1200

Post by jameselindorff » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:01 pm

First Choice: Get the OEM Honda manual for both mechanical and electrical. Check for excessive valve lash or looseness in the valve train

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cihilb
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Re: GL1200

Post by cihilb » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:38 pm

Helm is the company that supplies the Honda manuals, here's the link. Good price for the OEM manual
http://www.helminc.com/helm/Result.asp? ... d%5Fmedia=

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brianinpa
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Re: GL1200

Post by brianinpa » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:00 am

Stay away from the others and get the Honda OEM manual. I waited and waited for Helm to get some "In Stock," but that never happened. I eventually found a brand new one on ebay for half the price that Helm is asking for them.
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cihilb
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Re: GL1200

Post by cihilb » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:19 pm

brianinpa wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:00 am
Stay away from the others and get the Honda OEM manual. I waited and waited for Helm to get some "In Stock," but that never happened. I eventually found a brand new one on ebay for half the price that Helm is asking for them.
I agree. I had a Clymer when I had my 85 Interstate. It was full of errors, especially when it came to the electrical system.

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cihilb
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Re: GL1200

Post by cihilb » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:24 pm

cihilb wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:19 pm
brianinpa wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:00 am
Stay away from the others and get the Honda OEM manual. I waited and waited for Helm to get some "In Stock," but that never happened. I eventually found a brand new one on ebay for half the price that Helm is asking for them.
I agree. I had a Clymer when I had my 85 Interstate. It was full of errors, especially when it came to the electrical system. I can't imagine what mistakes are shown in the engine section.



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