1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield


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1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield

Postby rogerg1955 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:51 pm



I'm rebuilding rear master cylin areader. Having a terrible time getting the bolts out of the exhaust chamber heat shield. Frame,gas tank and electrical makes it
a very cramp area. I've tried short sockets,extentions,swivels nothing works.
Am I over looking something.manual doesn't say anything about it when removing master cylinder.
thanks in advance
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Re: 1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield

Postby Snowmoer » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:00 pm

I do not remember any “bolts” on the heat shields that are behind and around the rear master cylinder on my 88. Mine has Philips head type screws that can be taken off by a Philips screw driver. There are two bolts to remover the master cylinder, but I was able to reach them without any trouble. Removing the break lines is a little tight on the rear line. If you are talking about the heat shield that covers the headers, there are three nuts that you remove along with the front plastic. There is also another nut that you remove from the rear of the shield. There are washers that grip the threads of the studs after you remove the nuts. They can be a pain to remove. You just have to gently pry at the cover and the washers will pop off, and then you can remove the cover.

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Re: 1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:36 pm

I took am not quite sure which heat shield you're having trouble with. The one at the rear (near the master cylinder) is held in with three small bolts, and once those bolts are removed, it literally falls right off.

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Re: 1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield

Postby rogerg1955 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:43 pm

I removed the exhaust chamber. The shield wraps around the chamber which has to be removed to get to the back banjo bolt on my master cylinder. The bolts are on top of the shield. Am I over looking something?

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Re: 1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield

Postby Melloreel » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:45 pm

I don't want to jack this post, but on the subject of heat shields. Can you remove the one behind the kickstand without removing header pipe? Wanting to rep ain't all but this one won't come off?
Sorry 55 for the hack.

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Re: 1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield

Postby Snowmoer » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:52 pm

If there are bolts holding the shield on, (mine has screws) you should still be able to get to them. I would guess they are an 8mm bolt as that is what is holding on other shields on the bike. Use a ¼ drive socket set with a long extension. That should be small enough socket to get in there. Without seeing what you are working with, it is hard to help. Can you post a photo?

Mellowreel, I did not have to remove the headers to remove any heat shields on my 88. You might have to remove the covers down there to get to the heat shields around the exhaust collector. Mine have screws that a long Philips head screw driver took care of.

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Re: 1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield

Postby Melloreel » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:31 pm

Thanks Snow, but I got all the bolts out, and can move it around. But the kickstand stops it from coming off? Surely Honda would not have made it this hard?

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Re: 1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield

Postby rogerg1955 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:55 pm

Snowboer. This is the best I can do. Right of the red. 2 -10 mm bolts
I got them out. Not sure how i'll get them back. I've never done a post let me know if the picture doesn't go thru
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Re: 1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield

Postby rmet » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:16 pm

I too am haveing the same problem getting the shield off the header behind the kick stand. I don't have the same problem as some because it's a trike and I cut off the side stand spring post. Still no luck in getting it off the header!!
Roy

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Re: 1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield

Postby Melloreel » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:31 pm

Everything I can find said you have to remove header. Problem is the pipes to collecter are really rusted, and I would hate to break, or crack it? Gonna paint the rest, but will look funny if I don't paint it too? Off with the header I guess :shock:

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Re: 1988 gl1500 removing exhaust chamber heat shield

Postby Snowmoer » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:14 am

That photo helps! I removed those bolts by using a 10 mm box wrench. Yes, they were a pain to put back in, but I just kept trying by hand over and over to get them started. I was then was able to use the box wrench to tighten them up.

I did not have to remove that part when working on the master cylinder. I did remove those parts when I replaced the rear brake line with a new one. That was the only way I could reach where it was connected to the swing arm. That connection was a real pain! I had to drop the headers so I could get the exhaust cross chamber out. Mine had just enough weld on it that it would not come out without dropping both headers.




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