How to change collant 1988 Goldwing 1500


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How to change collant 1988 Goldwing 1500

Postby GreatGun1988 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:48 pm



I know where the radiator intake and the check is. I need to know how to drain the coolant. I have heard the drain is down in front by the oil filter, yet I cannot find it. Does the coolant need to be flushed out. I have purchased new coolant from a Motorcycle parts shop. I need pictures if possible. I could not find a thing with video or pictures???? This is a 1988 Honda Goldwing 1500.



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Re: How to change collant 1988 Goldwing 1500

Postby amsoilguy » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:42 pm

Follow this link and skip down to photo #23 to see where the drain plug is located.

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Re: How to change collant 1988 Goldwing 1500

Postby GreatGun1988 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:20 pm

All I can say is WOW, and many thanks, that was clear and to the point!!!!!
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Re: How to change collant 1988 Goldwing 1500

Postby GreatGun1988 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:09 pm

Well I do not know what to say! My bike does not look like the one in the picture on page 23?????
What now? :oops:

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Re: How to change collant 1988 Goldwing 1500

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:15 am

Take a picture and post it here. There should be a small bolt on the bottom of the water pump.

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Re: How to change collant 1988 Goldwing 1500

Postby GreatGun1988 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:27 pm

After taking a picture of the water pump I can see a small bolt. I was looking for a much larger bolt. Thanks, for help. I will now try to undue the bolt and see it if drains the coolant. Also do I have to drain the plastic
reservoir???

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Re: How to change collant 1988 Goldwing 1500

Postby GreatGun1988 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:40 pm

I cannot see how to post the picture of the coolant pump?

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Re: How to change collant 1988 Goldwing 1500

Postby Dusty Boots » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:02 pm

With a cold engine, remove both the rad cap and the cap to the reserve tank before removing the drain bolt on the water pump.
Best to use a new crush washer on the water pump bolt (item #9 on the parts diagram above) when you have finished draining and flushing the coolant

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Re: How to change collant 1988 Goldwing 1500

Postby GreatGun1988 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:15 pm

It might be a little while before I can do this, When I do I will post and thanks for your help!




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