1997 gold wing question


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wardencaro
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1997 gold wing question

Postby wardencaro » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:53 am



i have owned it since new, i have 40,000 miles on it,only home a few months a year, i have not changed out the belts, should they be changed because of age and if so what all pulleys,rollers? should be changed, clutch slave cylinder leaking, rebuild or replace because of age, a honda shop gave me a price of about 600.00 in parts and 400.00 labor, will probably do myself, maybe time for a motorcycle lift also
stephen



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virgilmobile
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Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
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83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:15 pm

Oh,go ahead and spend some quality time with the Wing.Change the belts,check the idler bearings,fix that annoying leak.Then spend the $850 in savings on something important...like new leather,brain bucket,cup holder and some chrome :D ...Well,that's what I'd do.

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thrasherg
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Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby thrasherg » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:52 pm

If you are a little bit mechanically inclined you can change the timing belts and save yourself a lot of money (and have the satisfaction of knowing the job was done right!). I would replace the seals on the slave unit, it is unlikely to be worn, just seals failing with age.. You will save a lot of Money as VirginMobile stated which can be used for other more useful things than keeping your local Honda dealer alive..

Gary

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1997 1500SE gold wing

Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby furnacedoc » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:47 pm

Hello , I also have a 97 1500SE with 48000 miles on it . I bought it used a year ago. I just got done changing the timing belts and also rebuilt the slave cylinder, also replaced the oil and filter eventho it only had 1500 miles on since the last oil change, I was told that the Brake fluid leaking from the slave cylinder will leak into the crankcase oil witch I didn't think would be good for the engine. I would recommend you do all this because the peace of mind riding and not thinking about 14 year old belts breaking has made riding a little more relaxing to me. I bought my belts on line from Rock auto supply for $38 including ups. You will need Gates # T275 belts.

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Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby furnacedoc » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:50 pm

Hey I forgot to mention , use #0000 steel wool to smooth the surface of the slave cylinder and then clean it good before replacing the seals. See ya on the road

wardencaro
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Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby wardencaro » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:15 pm

i thank all for reply s, i guess its time to just do it

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virgilmobile
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Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:34 pm

"I was told that the Brake fluid leaking from the slave cylinder will leak into the crankcase oil witch I didn't think would be good for the engine."

What?I thought the brake slave cylinders were on the wheels.If any brake fluid leak's into the crankcase,I must have hit something hard.

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thrasherg
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Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby thrasherg » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:55 pm

virgilmobile wrote:"I was told that the Brake fluid leaking from the slave cylinder will leak into the crankcase oil witch I didn't think would be good for the engine."

What?I thought the brake slave cylinders were on the wheels.If any brake fluid leak's into the crankcase,I must have hit something hard.


I think he is referring to a hydraulic clutch not the brake!! :D Some models of wing have hydraulic clutches...

Gary

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Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby furnacedoc » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:59 pm

Hello, Yes the 97 wing has a hydraulic clutch that uses #4 brake fluid in it

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heidebill
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Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby heidebill » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:59 am

Timing Belts are fairly straight forward,
The lift, Check out mine on this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqbYGjRtGmE

I sure like mine, don't have to work on my knees
Have fun
Bill

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Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby thrasherg » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:07 am

I have what looks to be the exact same lift, except mine is all red and was purchased from Harbor freight.. It is identical to the one in your video except mine also has a clamp to hold the front wheel (Maybe you didn't fit it for your video). What pressure are you running on your compressor? Mine is set at 125PSI and it raises my 1800 wing a lot quicker than your 1500 in the video? Like you I find this a wonderful bit of kit to help work on the bike and I only paid $399 for it so not too expensive in my opinion!! I have 8 motorbikes so a lift is great for all of them. I also like the rear panel under the rear wheel that lifts out, it made changing my rear tyre much easier although I now prefer to change the wing rear tyre with the bike on the ground using the center stand!!

Gary

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Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby heidebill » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:34 am

I'm usually not in to much of a hurry, I think my compressor, I crank the regulator to 90-100psi, I paid about $600 for my unit from Princess Auto, and the front wheel clamp that came with the lift I don't like, When I get some time I'll build my own. I have an over head hoist, and so I hoisted the back of my wing and set it on the center stand while it was on the lift. Don't know how you would do it any other way. I should have the rest of my bits and peices for the bike by the end of next week, Put it all back to gether, and then the weather might be warm enough to go do some riding.
Bill

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Re: 1997 gold wing question

Postby wardencaro » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:44 am

definitely need a lift, i have an auto hyd.scissor lift coming next week, think i will make it a bike lift also




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