trans removal


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rlsuc123
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trans removal

Postby rlsuc123 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:38 pm



How do I remove a trans from engine 97 SE. Engine and trans is out of bike.



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virgilmobile
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Re: trans removal

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:04 pm

The 'trans' is not bolted onto the engine like your truck...it's part of the unit...
The case is split in half to expose all the innards.Crankshaft,gears,bearings and all...
I'll copy a link for you to look over....http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500gearsfix.htm

Why do you need to get into the trans????
It's gonna take a lot of labor...

rlsuc123
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Re: trans removal

Postby rlsuc123 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:29 pm

I have a 95 motor and trans without reverse that I was going to put in a 97 se with rev. but as it turned out 95 motor was full of water. I think it's best to find a good 97 motor and trans.

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virgilmobile
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Re: trans removal

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:45 pm

What's the problem with your 97.??

rlsuc123
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Re: trans removal

Postby rlsuc123 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:59 pm

The previous owner was going to replace the timing belts and was a little off which caused a bent valve. The valve was replaced but he used the same head gasket and it leaked some antifreeze into the oil and it still had a little click in it. Another bent valve is what it sounded like but it did smoke a lot. I don't know if smoked before he worked on it. The bike has only 34K and I thought the $1800 I paid for it was a good deal but now I'm not too sure.

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virgilmobile
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Re: trans removal

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:14 pm

your deep in the Forrest.How bout this.use both heads from the 95 with new gaskets on the 97.

rlsuc123
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Re: trans removal

Postby rlsuc123 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:37 pm

I think that could be my way out.

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virgilmobile
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Re: trans removal

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:42 pm

Not on my 1500 but I used enough stuff from 2 donor 1100's to build up a killer bike.

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RBGERSON
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Re: trans removal

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:59 am

VM has the right idea but if you go to another motor for a trans stay 97 or newer they fixed a trans problem in late 96..changed the trans to a Vallyrie? trans to eliminate a fork failure issue in older GL's
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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virgilmobile
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Re: trans removal

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:50 am

Whatever you end up doing,take pictures and post them....
When all is done,consider putting on the shifter pivot adapter...it really helps..




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