Water jacket on head of 1500 Goldwing


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rerider
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Water jacket on head of 1500 Goldwing

Post by rerider » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:36 pm



Hoe do I replace the water jacket o-ring above the head on a 1989 Honda Goldwing 1500



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Erdeniz Umman
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Re: Water jacket on head of 1500 Goldwing

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:32 pm

Do you mean the headlight seal?

rerider
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Re: Water jacket on head of 1500 Goldwing

Post by rerider » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:41 pm

No. I mean the water from the radiator that cools the heads. I believe my right one is leaking and I am loosing water when running. On the top side of the head is about a 1" port that supplies or returns water to or from the heads. There is an o-ring that I believe to be leaking. My question is essentially, can I change that o-ring without having to remove the head?

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Re: Water jacket on head of 1500 Goldwing

Post by 702scottc » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:13 am

The orings can be replaced on the pipes without removing the cylinder head but the intake manifolds really needs to be removed. The pipes fit into the thermostat housing and are clamp bolted to the top of the engine. You need to unbolt the thermostat housing assy to really do it right. I would suggest ordering all the orings from Honda along with a new thermostat while your in there. There are several water lines and vacuum lines that should be replaced as well. Once the air box and side panels are off you can losen the carb clamps and lift them up enough to remove the intakes. It's not a terrible job just a bit tedious. A good pair of long nose offset pliers is a must. The vacuum lines and water lines can be replaced with standard 1/4" fuel line and 3/16" vacuum hose. Easy to get at any auto supply store. Buy a box of hose clamps as well. I replaced all of this when I swapped the engine on my 1500 couple years ago.



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