What looks to be grease fitting below alt.


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What looks to be grease fitting below alt.

Postby JDEWALRUS » Mon May 12, 2014 1:05 pm



I'm wondering if someone can tell me what this is, what seems to be a grease fitting on left side below the alternator. It seems to come out from a round looking place on rear of the engine. I've look in both my manuals but don't find any mention of it. My ride is a 1999 Goldwing se.



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Re: What looks to be grease fitting below alt.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 12, 2014 1:08 pm

JDEWALRUS wrote:I'm wondering if someone can tell me what this is, what seems to be a grease fitting on left side below the alternator. It seems to come out from a round looking place on rear of the engine. I've look in both my manuals but don't find any mention of it. My ride is a 1999 Goldwing se.


It is the bleed nipple for the clutch. Whatever you do, don't go pumping grease in there!

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Re: What looks to be grease fitting below alt.

Postby virgilmobile » Mon May 12, 2014 2:28 pm

True indeed.
It also indicates that you haven't flushed the fluid yet either.
I thought you would have done that when you flushed the brake system in your bi-yearly maintenance schedule.
Right after replacing the timing belts.

If you can't tell.This is a very subtle hint. :D

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Re: What looks to be grease fitting below alt.

Postby papasmurf37 » Mon May 12, 2014 6:28 pm

SOME WORDS TO THE WISE:
IF you do your own GL1500 maintenance; have never checked condition of clutch slave cylinder internal parts, it would be to your advantage to DO SO ASAP! Sure, I bled fluid well every spring but this was NOT enough!
Have owned our '95 GL1500 sidecar rig 13 years. I could KICK myself for NOT tearing into clutch slave cylinder much sooner, as it cost me my ENGINE! Moisture badly corroded slave piston, so it had to be replaced during re-engine w/'96 power plant. Seals were so rotted, they fell apart when cover was pulled. Some clutch fluid [DOT 4 brake fluid] got into my oil; right cylinder bank rap started last August, as we left on a ride...limped back home. Proceeded to find replacement engine on Ebay. Almost done w/project now. Winter had forced stop, just after '96 engine was into frame, rear wheel/driveshaft re-installed, so Wing was back on both wheels again.
Since '96 slave cylinder body was in slightly better shape, chose to use it w/new piston & seal kit. Took some elbow grease to clean out it's bore.
Completely rebuilt all 3 brake calipers, including 6 new pistons, 3 seal kits, new EBC HH pads all around in April, 2013, my brakes felt like those on new Wing! BUT I SHOULD have done clutch slave cylinder back then and re-engine would NOT have been necessary...Live & Learn! TTFN.
.....Old Tom aka papasmurf in NH :)
P.S. DUE TO sound advice, obtained VALKYRIE driveshaft boot last summer. It went on Wing when driveshaft/rear end was re-installed. Had suffered torn boot a few years earlier; new boot IS STURDIER!

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Re: What looks to be grease fitting below alt.

Postby JDEWALRUS » Mon May 12, 2014 8:09 pm

I WANT TO THANK ALL WHO HAVE REPLIED TO MY QUESTION. I WILL CHECK MY MANUAL TO BLEED CLUTCH SYSTEM. THIS SITE IS A GREATKNOWLEDGE SOURCE TO NEW GOLDWING OWNERS. Please excuse my upper case letters. I forgot to kick off caps lock.

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Re: What looks to be grease fitting below alt.

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 13, 2014 7:07 am

papasmurf37 wrote:SOME WORDS TO THE WISE:
IF you do your own GL1500 maintenance; have never checked condition of clutch slave cylinder internal parts, it would be to your advantage to DO SO ASAP! Sure, I bled fluid well every spring but this was NOT enough!


I do my own work and will asap tend to the seals....Thank you for the heads up....I really like my 88

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Re: What looks to be grease fitting below alt.

Postby mrjay62 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:32 pm

Come on Guys Stop Messing with him!
JD there messing with you!

Thats fitting is for recharging the Air Conditioning!
Gezz u guys play nice... :lol:


As always thanks for your help and input...
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Jay


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