What maintenance for new 84 GL1200 Aspencade


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What maintenance for new 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby SAILOR » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:34 pm



I just bought a used 84 GL1200 Aspencade and want to make sure I service everything. Don't know what was done, so here is my list:

1) Change Engine Oil
2) Change Oil in Rear end
3) Review brakes pads and replace if needed
4) Drain brake and clutch fluid and replace
5) New timing belt
6) Put seafoam in tank and empty (twice)
7) Verify airshocks are working properly
8) replace throttle, clutch and break cables]
9) Test compression and replace sparkplugs,and possibly wires

Tires are good, so I'm going to skip that for now.

What else am I missing?

Does anyone know the oil filter part numbers? Does fram provide a filter with o-rings? If so what part number.

I'm a little concerned about getting the wrong timing belt. Any one know what brand and part number i should be looking for? Also any technical directions on how to do to this for a 83 GL12000?



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Re: What maintenance for new 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:03 pm

The only thing I can really think of that you're missing is lubricating the splines: How to lubricate the splines in your rear drive.

You might want to lubricate your center and kick stands, and grease the driveshaft. Go over the wheels, steering hub and swingarm and make sure you haven't got any looseness or free play that could be worn bearings. If it needs it, synchronizing the carbs is fairly simple.

I used to be a Fram devotee, however the quality of their filters has dropped to junk now, I use NAPA filters - they're good quality, and not too expensive. The NAPA filter is part number PS4940, and comes with the rubber O-rings you need. If you want to go with Fram, the part number is CH6009, and it also comes with O-rings.

It actually uses two timing belts. You can go with the original expen$$$$ive Honda belts, Gates belts, or NAPA belts (which are manufactured by Gates), all are of high quality.

Part numbers for timing belts:

GL1000/1100: Gates T274, NAPA 250274

GL1200: Gates T070, NAPA 250070

GL1500: Gates T275, NAPA 250275

There are quite a few tutorials on the web for changing timing belts - it's my intention this winter to finally create one to put into the "How-To Articles" collection here - it's by far the most requested article. My bike doesn't need belts, so I'm going to pull them off my spare engine and photograph the process, so that I can create an article.

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Re: What maintenance for new 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby HALBUDD » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:29 pm

Just wanted to follow up with you did you find the oil check was it window or small cap with dip stick? Thanks Hal
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Re: What maintenance for new 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby SAILOR » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:28 pm

Thanks for the help. Yeh I found that other little dip stick by the break pedal. It was kind of hidden.

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Re: What maintenance for new 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby ironman1973 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:32 am

I would definately check the three wires from the stator. Check the connection junction close to the battery, if there is any sign of overheating replace the connection by hard wiring and solder.

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Re: What maintenance for new 84 GL1200 Aspencade

Postby Shane_11 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:31 pm

You may also want to pull the final drive and grease the splines on both ends and replace seal . Don't forget the yoke at front of driveshaft under the rubber boot , be sure and use Moly 60 on all splines .




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