GL1500 Final Drive Oil Change


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GL1500 Final Drive Oil Change

Postby child_of_fire » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:42 am



Anyone know if the rear luggage compartment needs to be removed to access/change the final drive oil?



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Re: GL1500 Final Drive Oil Change

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:21 am

No. I've done mine and didn't remove anything.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: GL1500 Final Drive Oil Change

Postby child_of_fire » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:55 am

any special tricks or tips to gaining access with oil to the fill port? and how often is this changed?

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Re: GL1500 Final Drive Oil Change

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:55 am

Manual recommends checking every 8 K miles and changing every 24 K. I changed mine as the bike was new to me and I didn't know the history. I used a synthetic oil and won't have to worry about it for a while now.




I put length of clear tubing on the end of the oil bottle and squeezed it in. You don't need much.

Alternately you can use a syringe. These should be in every Wing owners tool box.

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