Items to change with enigne out


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Items to change with enigne out

Postby estavtn » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:25 pm



I am a new GoldWIng owner, bought a 2000 GL1500 with 75,000 miles last summer, had a great time riding and becoming familiar with it, but no reverse. This winter I have pulled the engine to replace the broken reverse idler gear. I am considering what other items to change since I have the engine out, like timing belts and thermostat. I would welcome recommendations for what else to replace now that I am this far. Naturally, I will have the clutch out and rear case removed. I am planning on new seals for the drive output shaft and reverse shaft. Thanks for your help.



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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby dingdong » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:58 am

Might be a good time to pull the alternator and service it as well as replacing the rubber dampeners. I would also go ahead and pull the carbs and replace the vacuum hoses underneath.
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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby estavtn » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:05 am

Thanks DingDong, I have the carbs off due to removing the engine and was considering resealing them with a kit, it seems to run well just needs a lot of choke to start, what do you think of an overhaul on the carbs? And how complete? The alternator is off too, I considered work on it, but it is easily accessible with the engine installed. Are the rubber dampeners a common item to replace? Any suggestions on the timing belts? And any idea how to check condition? Thanks.

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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:52 am

both sub air filters, alternator rubbers, belts, thermostat, all tubes under the carbs vacuum and fuel related, clean all ground connections on the frame,
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby estavtn » Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:01 pm

Thanks so much for the recommendations, I will incorporate them.

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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby FM-USA » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:53 pm

At 75K Carbs should not need rebuilding unless they sat a long while with ethKRAPanol. Carb-Cleaner flushing should be all you need. CAREFUL ON THE COMPRESSED AIR!!!
(CHECK) Drive shaft boot. Bit of a BEAR to replace. Pull it to try and rip, mine went at about 110K.
(CHECK) Vac-Hoses under the carbs, side and top ones are EZ to get to.

All for now on quick thoughts.
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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby estavtn » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:13 pm

Great input, thanks so much.

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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby estavtn » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:30 pm

I have the engine out and the rear case off. Could not locate the sockets needed to remove the 46mm nut that holds the outer clutch basket on and the 36mm nut on the output shaft. A Honda shop suggested using a punch and hammer to knock it loose by hitting the flats of the nut. I tried this and could not budge it. I ended up using an air hammer and prick punch tip, worked great. I will install new nuts and haul the engine in the back of my car to the Honda shop to get them to torque them down when installed, they were very helpful, I am glad to give them this business

Once the rear case was off, I found the pieces from the broken reverse gear, a 30 second swap and now working on cleaning up to start putting back together. Surprising how clean the inside of the rear case is, no wonder people say they last forever. Thanks for the pointers.

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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby FM-USA » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:41 am

We try to do our WURST... said Mr Liver.
Glad to help.

Since your that deep into your bike, look around for rust, best time to take care of it.
I hear several coats of clear helps ward off rock chips. Several thin coats is stronger than one thick.
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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby estavtn » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:21 pm

FM, thanks for the comment, I found no rust inside any of the components inside the rear case or clutch cover, may be due to being ridden somewhat regular and being in northwest Iowa, where a little less prone to that than other parts. THanks, paul

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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby estavtn » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:23 pm

Maybe you meant corrosion on the frame, good idea. I will clean well and look over well. THanks.

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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby FM-USA » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:10 pm

estavtn wrote:Maybe you meant corrosion on the frame, good idea. I will clean well and look over well. THanks.

YUP, what was meant.
Do look carefully at the swingarm, rust holes. That seems to be an area that a few others have had issues. Some got away with patching, others with used parts replacement.
Rust is for steel, oxidation is for aluminum. Corrosion is a general term for anything.
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Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:27 pm

FM-USA wrote:
estavtn wrote:Maybe you meant corrosion on the frame, good idea. I will clean well and look over well. THanks.

YUP, what was meant.
Do look carefully at the swingarm, rust holes. That seems to be an area that a few others have had issues. Some got away with patching, others with used parts replacement.
Rust is for steel, oxidation is for aluminum. Corrosion is a general term for anything.


If you want to get technical, rust is oxidation as well. :) Rust = Fe (iron) + O2 (oxygen) = FeO2 (ferric oxide, rust)

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Re: Items to change with enigne out

Postby FM-USA » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:03 pm

........grrrrrrrrrr


"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.


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