Goldwing 1800 valve clearance


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Goldwing 1800 valve clearance

Postby rbrew17 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:36 pm



How often should I have to inspect the valve clearance on my 1800 GW ? It has 30,600 mi. and runs great.



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Re: Goldwing 1800 valve clearance

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:52 pm

Good question...
I'm not up on the 1800 however after 1983,the goldwings use hydraulic valve lash adjusters....
Unless the head has been serviced,no adjustments are necessary.
Keep up on the timing belts...My rule of thumb...3 years or max 50k miles...belts are cheaper than a engine.Personally I replace my timing belt every other time I replace the rear wheel and grease the drive shafts splines.

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Re: Goldwing 1800 valve clearance

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:10 am

Your manual says to check them at 32K
Most find it was a waste of time and money to do so but, if you're still under warranty......................
For the other poster, 1800's do not have timing "belts"!

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Re: Goldwing 1800 valve clearance

Postby rbrew17 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:20 am

Yes but I'm having my filter changed by a honda dealer and he's trying to get me to have other services done because my Goldwing has just turned 30000mi. I don't know of anyone who has had this service done. It is a 2007 and I don't want to deprive my baby of any service that it needs. But the bike runs great so I don't want to spend the money if I don't have to.
Thanks for your input

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Re: Goldwing 1800 valve clearance

Postby themainviking » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:31 am

My guess is that your dealer will charge you for a valve adjustment, but not even look at the lash. Or they have techs who need some training, in which case you may actually end up with worse valve lash than you have at present. These engines are pretty much a thing of extreme efficiency.
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Re: Goldwing 1800 valve clearance

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:17 pm

They have a cam chain tensioner I think.... :shock:

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Re: Goldwing 1800 valve clearance

Postby Big Blue UK » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:44 pm

themainviking wrote:My guess is that your dealer will charge you for a valve adjustment, but not even look at the lash. Or they have techs who need some training, in which case you may actually end up with worse valve lash than you have at present. These engines are pretty much a thing of extreme efficiency.


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Re: Goldwing 1800 valve clearance

Postby peppilepew » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:20 pm

themainviking wrote:My guess is that your dealer will charge you for a valve adjustment, but not even look at the lash. Or they have techs who need some training, in which case you may actually end up with worse valve lash than you have at present. These engines are pretty much a thing of extreme efficiency.


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