88 GL1500 oil leak


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
kent moor
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:50 pm
Location: Montpelier, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 -6

88 GL1500 oil leak

Postby kent moor » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:12 pm



I have noticed a small drip eng.oil leak from the
left front of the timing cover. Any ideas what
this could be ? KM.



User avatar
cbx4evr
Posts: 1397
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:35 pm
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500SE
2004 Kawasaki KLR 650
Solex 5000
1980 Honda CBX - sold :-(
1981 Honda CBX - sold :-(
Contact:

Re: 88 GL1500 oil leak

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:12 pm

Camshaft oil seal would be my guess. You should get in there and check it out. You don't want oil on your timing belts.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

kent moor
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:50 pm
Location: Montpelier, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 -6

Re: 88 GL1500 oil leak

Postby kent moor » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:19 pm

can cam seal be replaced from front without
major tear down ?

User avatar
cbx4evr
Posts: 1397
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:35 pm
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500SE
2004 Kawasaki KLR 650
Solex 5000
1980 Honda CBX - sold :-(
1981 Honda CBX - sold :-(
Contact:

Re: 88 GL1500 oil leak

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:44 pm

Depends on your definition of "major". You'll have to get the belts off and the affected cam pulley. From there it looks like it's a lip seal, size 27x43x9, which should just push into the housing without having to remove the cam.

Take note that I have not done this myself on a Goldwing 1500 but other experience points in this direction.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

kent moor
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:50 pm
Location: Montpelier, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 -6

Re: 88 GL1500 oil leak

Postby kent moor » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:32 pm

ok thanks ! major would be engine tear down !

User avatar
Ericson38
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:39 pm
Location: Nokesville, Va
Motorcycle: 1983 GL 1100 Standard, 2000 GL1500 SE

Re: 88 GL1500 oil leak

Postby Ericson38 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:37 pm

I just did this on an 1100 standard...

http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=39217

I recommend that when you get to the point of extracting the old seal, you drill a small hole in it and thread in a sheet metal screw and then pull it out with a pair of vice grips. Also make sure you are comfortable with restoring your timing if you loose the index marks.

Took me about 4 hours, and I had a small gear puller (4 inch) to remove the sprocket.

kent moor
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:50 pm
Location: Montpelier, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 -6

Re: 88 GL1500 oil leak

Postby kent moor » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:41 pm

Thanks for info guys !
Kent Moor




Return to “GL1500 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bdukes, Yahoo Slurp [Bot] and 2 guests