Does 86 aspencade have spring on oil filter bolt


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Does 86 aspencade have spring on oil filter bolt

Postby hondavidson » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:42 pm



I recentlypurchased a 1986 GL1200 Aspencade and today when I chaged the oil I noticed there was not a spring on the oil filter bolt. But the manual says there is one. I know my 84 had one. Does the 86 not use one or am I missing something (like a spring)? I don't want to refill with oil without knowing.



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Re: Does 86 aspencade have spring on oil filter bolt

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:50 am

hondavidson wrote:I recentlypurchased a 1986 GL1200 Aspencade and today when I chaged the oil I noticed there was not a spring on the oil filter bolt. But the manual says there is one. I know my 84 had one. Does the 86 not use one or am I missing something (like a spring)? I don't want to refill with oil without knowing.

you should have the same set up as the '84 , a washer and spring
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Re: Does 86 aspencade have spring on oil filter bolt

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:52 am

Yes, it should have a spring, and no, you shouldn't really be running your engine without it. The spring and washer are crucial. They are the bypass system for the oil - if the oil is too thick (i.e. when it is cold), instead of pressurizing the oil system to the point where a seal fails, it instead pushes the filter towards the front of the bike, which allows the oil to bypass the filter altogether. Once the oil thins out (as it warms up), the spring pushes the filter back into place, and it operates as designed.

In your case, running without a spring, as soon as your bike is started, the filter is pushed away (because there's no spring to stop it), and it never returns back to its original place. Your bike is running in bypass mode 100% of the time, so you're essentially running your bike without any filter at all.

You won't kill your engine, but it's certainly not good for it - and I'd encourage you to make VERY frequent oil changes until you do get the spring and washer in there.

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Re: Does 86 aspencade have spring on oil filter bolt

Postby hondavidson » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:33 pm

Thank you. That's what I was looking for. The reason for the spring. Well I went ahead and put back together and filled with oil but with it not being run in 12 years I'm gonna ride it for maybe 100 miles and change oil again. By then I should have the spring.

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Re: Does 86 aspencade have spring on oil filter bolt

Postby maestro319 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:10 pm

Thanks guys. That spring info is good to know for the future.




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