valve spring keeper


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fargofour
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valve spring keeper

Post by fargofour » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:11 pm



Hi,

Does anyone know if the valve spring keepers are the same size throughout the years & models? I have a 1998 GL1500 that I've had to replace the head gaskets and on and I just starting to put the valves back in and the valve spring compressor slipped and the keepers came flying out. Found one so far but not the other.

I have a friend that has some GL1000 heads and am wondering if they're the same. He's a couple hours away so I can't check.

Part # are:
1998 - 14781-MB4-000
1979 - 14781-551-000

I thought the middle code had to do with the year. So following that it looks like they are.

Thanks,

Bud.



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Re: valve spring keeper

Post by welmack » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:07 pm

I looked them up too and you may be correct. Wouldn't cost much to have him mail you a couple to try, but as inexpensive as they are ($2.22 ea) I believe I would just order some and know they were right. Mighty cheap insurance.

fargofour
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Re: valve spring keeper

Post by fargofour » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:45 pm

Cleaned the shop and found the keeper. Now I have all the keepers and a clean floor!

Bud.

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welmack
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1963 Harley 74
1962 Harley 74
1984 Suzuki Madura
1984 GL1200
1988 GL1500
2005 GL1800 CSC Trike
2013 Harley Sportster XL883L
Loved them all at the time but I prefer the 1500's.

Re: valve spring keeper

Post by welmack » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:21 pm

In my case I would rather just buy a set rather than sweep the floor. It's amazing how stuff I drop disappears until I no longer need it. I did carpet the shed floor so things wouldn't roll so far but I'm not sure if it works.

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Re: valve spring keeper

Post by FM-USA » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:17 pm

fargofour wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:45 pm
Cleaned the shop and found the keeper. Now I have all the keepers and a clean floor!

Bud.
Those parts that tend to GROW WINGS, cover or wrap it with an old towel just before popping it loose. ;)
Parts in the handlebars have little springs and things that LOVE to disappear when opened.


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