Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-Present)
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- Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:44 am
- Location: Glasgow, Scotland.
- Motorcycle: 2003 GL1800A
As the title says, I'm curious as to what the little plate is for that is bolted to the swing arm near the joint with the bevel box/diff unit. It looks like a giant chain link plate and it's held on by 2 bolts and rubber washers. Is it some kind of dampener?
- Posts: 47
- Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:29 pm
- Location: Brooksville,Me
- Motorcycle: 2006 GL1800HPNA
I too was wondering what that "thingy" was too. I finally found out when replacing the shaft seal on the rear wheel end of the shaft that it is indeed a vibration dampener. I was getting oil out thru it so I finally found out from my Honda dealers mechanic because I thought originally that my oil leak was from/caused by that part. Not sure how it works but it is supposed to help with shaft vibration. Hope that helps.
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