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Information Please

Postby trikeman II » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:21 am



I have a 2002 GL1800, I noticed when I got home last night, there was spots of anti-freeze on my floor boards and my right boot. What could be going on and how do you get to where all the hoses are located to see if a hose going bad.
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Re: Information Please

Postby Ghostman » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:45 pm



I know on my trike it turned out to be the right radiator hose that runs down the front of the radiator. The clamp needed to be tightened. But Honda likes to make it fun because the clamps are put on during the bike assembly so the clamps are backwards. You should be able to trace the path of anti-freeze looking around and under the bike. If not youll have to start pulling the tupperware and if you get that far just start snugging all of the hose clamps as you go along.

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Re: Information Please

Postby trikeman II » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:17 pm

Thanks Ghostman:
I'll start looking for the clamps tonight when I get home.
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Re: Information Please

Postby Steve F » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:46 pm

Most of the hoses I've been told are located under the gas tank on the 1800. There are a ton of clamps, some "Y" pipes and tees, and they all have clamps that could stand a turn or two to snug them up. I'll be pulling the gas tank and doing that later, probably in the spring since I was starting to smell coolant....not a lot, just a faint tell tale odor of coolant. Once all the hoses are tight, I'm going to do the drain, flush and fill. Mines an '03 with 33K miles.
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Re: Information Please

Postby trikeman II » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:30 pm

Thanks Stephen
Are all the clamps the kind that you use a flat tip screwdriver on?
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Re: Information Please

Postby Ghostman » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:16 pm

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/gastank
If you look around the middle of the article he has some photos with the gas tank out . Theres a good view of some of the hoses that are troublesome.

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Re: Information Please

Postby trikeman II » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:14 am

You are right again Ghostman, it was the right radiator hose clamp.
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