Where do I add Coolant to my Goldwing 1800?


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Where do I add Coolant to my Goldwing 1800?

Postby Lone Wolf Top » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:50 am



Just got back to rideing bought a used 100 Goldwing have no owners manual,where do I add coolant to my wing?


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Re: Where do I add Coolant to my Goldwing 1800?

Postby artgrantz » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:52 am

The coolant reserve tank is behind the left side cover panel. The radiator cap is beneath the right side fairing pocket. Press in on the center of the plastic fasteners to remove them. There are 2 radiators but only one cap, I believe. Someone can correct me if I am wrong.

If you write to American Honda and tell them you need an owner's manual for safety reasons they may send you one or at least tell you where to get one. You might find on on eBay.

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Re: Where do I add Coolant to my Goldwing 1800?

Postby Lone Wolf Top » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:54 pm

artgrantz wrote:The coolant reserve tank is behind the left side cover panel. The radiator cap is beneath the right side fairing pocket. Press in on the center of the plastic fasteners to remove them. There are 2 radiators but only one cap, I believe. Someone can correct me if I am wrong.

If you write to American Honda and tell them you need an owner's manual for safety reasons they may send you one or at least tell you where to get one. You might find on on eBay.


I found the coolant reserve tank but can not find the radiator cap, on the right side one must use the key to open the compartment but there is not any fastners to be found I have screws in each corner of the compartment with Phillips heads,do I need to remove the compartment to find the radiator cap?
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Re: Where do I add Coolant to my Goldwing 1800?

Postby thrasherg » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:19 pm

Yes, on my wing you open the cover (with the key), then there are 2 plastic rivets (Push the center in) and 2 philips cross head screws which you have to remove, then lift the plastic unit out and you can see the radiator cap. Sounds like someone replaced the 2 plastic rivets with screws on your wing..

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Re: Where do I add Coolant to my Goldwing 1800?

Postby Lone Wolf Top » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:44 pm

Thank you much for the replies.
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Re: Where do I add Coolant to my Goldwing 1800?

Postby suvcw04 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:06 pm

Click on the MANUALS header under this site's banner. Choose a year, and scroll down. I bet there is a downlaodable owner's manual and service manual for your bike.

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Re: Where do I add Coolant to my Goldwing 1800?

Postby cihilb » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:43 pm

If there is no coolant in the overflow tank, add coolant until it reaches the top mark on the stick. Run the engine until it is hot. Let it cool down. The system should pull the coolant into the radiators. You may have to do this more than once. If after a few times it doesn't show on the dipstick, you will have to pull the right compartment on the shelter. Two Phillips screws and two pushpins. Push the center of the pin in and the rivet should be loose enough to pry out. The radiator cap is inside this area.

You don't state what year the bike is. From 2001 to 2005 the pocket is easy to remove. From 2006 up, it is a little more involved. You will have to remove the strip along the top side of the fairing.

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Re: Where do I add Coolant to my Goldwing 1800?

Postby frostypop » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:03 pm

ok let me get this straight you all are talking about an 1800? i have a 2006 and my coolant reserve tank is down on the left and side behind the engine cover, you pull that cover off and right there above the foot peg is the cap.

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Re: Where do I add Coolant to my Goldwing 1800?

Postby cihilb » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:32 pm

Yes, the coolant recovery tank I under the left side cover. The cap has the dipstick attached to it. If nothing shows, add coolant (make sure it's silicate free, or get it from your Honda dealer) until it shows on the hash marks. Get the engine to operating temp and shut it off. Let it cool and see if the coolant is sucked into the rads. Repeat until no more fluid is pulled into the cooling system. If this doesn't work, you'll have to get to the radiator cap. Do a search on how to remove the right side cover and box. You should be able to remove the two push pins and screws. You may have to remove the fairing trim strip to get the box out.
A service manual would really help you. None are available on this site, but Helm's has them. If you plan on ding your own service and repair I would suggest spending the $80 for one. http://www.helminc.com/helm/product2.as ... itemtype=B




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