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Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby trikeman II » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:39 am



I have a GL1800 2002 Goldwing and it is need of a new air cleaner and fuel filter. It has started to use alot of fuel and our friends that ride with us tells me that it smells like raw gas when he is behind me. How do you get to the air cleaner and fuel filter and how diffacult is it to replace.

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Re: Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby themainviking » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:25 am

Hard to get to and very difficult to replace - well, not really. It is about a four to five hour job for the Air filter start to buttoned back up. The fuel filter should be a cinch once you get all the stuff off for the Air Filter Change. See Here:

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/18airfilter.htm

or google "GL1800 Air Filter replacement" and you can pick the instructional that suits you best. Have fun.

While you have it down, check the fuel lines for leakage and look for any sign of fuel having leaked anywhere in the past.
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Re: Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby Ghostman » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:21 am

The 1800 doesnt have a fuel filter like the 1200 and 1500s. It has a screen on the pump in the tank being that its fuel injected. You might want to check your hoses on the emissions canister behind the lower part of your cowl. By any chance when you fill up your tank you top off ? Sometimes this will cause the charcoal canister to fill with fuel and give off the smell like you have. i changed my air filter at 25,000 on my trike and it easily could.ve gone another 15-20,000 miles and that was with a trip out to Ca and back.
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Re: Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby flaxman » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:33 pm

did my (01) air filter 2 wks ago, only took just over 1 hr start to riding again, just follow the instructions on the subject on this site. i know they're here SOMEWHERE! directions don't mention the "oring" around the filter box (seal) was a little brittle being 11 yrs old, gave it a spray of silicone lube to soften it up.

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Re: Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:39 pm

I Trikeman

Go to see this video his verry good





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Re: Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby trikeman II » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:56 am

FlyBoy2121 wrote:I Trikeman

Go to see this video his verry good





FlyBoy2121 :mrgreen:


I watched the video, it turned out great. I found out that GL 1800's don't have a fuel filter, it has a screen in the tank. Thanks againe FlyBoy 2121.
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Re: Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:25 am

I Trikeman

I used a digital camera and I took several picture really helps the reassembly

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trikeman II wrote:
FlyBoy2121 wrote:I Trikeman

Go to see this video his verry good





FlyBoy2121 :mrgreen:


I watched the video, it turned out great. I found out that GL 1800's don't have a fuel filter, it has a screen in the tank. Thanks againe FlyBoy 2121.
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Re: Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby venture1 » Tue May 01, 2012 5:36 pm

Replaced my air cleaner with a K&N.
Well worth the $ if you are going to have to remove all that Tupperware anyway.
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Re: Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Wed May 02, 2012 10:22 pm

I Venture1

Will you explain the difference you had with an air filter k&n, on your GoldWing ?????

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Re: Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby venture1 » Thu May 03, 2012 8:01 am

The K&N high flow performance filter (oiled cotton media air filter) lets the engine breathe better, has better filtration and it does not have to be serviced as often.

Also, if you are going to take about 4 hours to remove and replace a LOT of stuff on the bike, just to get at the filter that is deep inside the bike, I strongly suggest that you use the better filter and not have redo the process as often.
Information from K&N's site states the following:
Will NOT Void Vehicle Warranty
Lasts up to 50,000 miles before cleaning is required depending on driving conditions
Economical, a K&N Air Filter Will Last the Life of Your Motorcycle
Environmentally Friendly
If you are going to change the filter yourself, make sure to take a lot of digital pics of the steps (helped me to remember where things went). The 4 bolts on each side of the shelter are not all the same for example and knowing how to release all the individual electricial connectors helps (I have the premium sound package and the tweeter connectors were a challenge).
Hope this helps.
This is a pic of the bike with everything removed and ready to replace the filter. The green in the middle is the "old" filter.
This is a pic of the bike with everything removed and ready to replace the filter. The green in the middle is the "old" filter.
These are the body parts that had to be removed to get at the filter. Notice the piece of cardboard in the middle of the table. I poked holes in the cardboard and wrote a note on each item to keep track of the individual bolts and screws.
These are the body parts that had to be removed to get at the filter. Notice the piece of cardboard in the middle of the table. I poked holes in the cardboard and wrote a note on each item to keep track of the individual bolts and screws.
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Re: Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 03, 2012 11:54 am

venture1 wrote:The K&N high flow performance filter (oiled cotton media air filter) lets the engine breathe better, has better filtration and it does not have to be serviced as often.


The K&N does flow air quite a bit better, but I've read many independent (i.e. not published by K&N) tests that show it is pretty much the worst at filtration. Have a look at http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/K-and-N-filters.htm
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Re: Air Cleaner and Fuel Filter

Postby cbx4evr » Thu May 03, 2012 1:26 pm

A K&N is the last filter I would put in my bike. In fact I removed the one that was in there when I bought it.


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