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dearley
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Motorcycle: 2003 GL1800ABS

air filter

Postby dearley » Sun May 01, 2011 8:23 pm



I finally tackled the air filter change on my gl1800. It wasnt that bad at all. Everything is pretty much unhook and rehook. Just watch your business and there is no problem. :lol:



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MattRyder
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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Motorcycle: 2010 GL1800 ALA

Re: air filter

Postby MattRyder » Sun May 01, 2011 9:10 pm

My dealership's mechanic told me that they go quite a while before they need changing. I was wondering how long did you get on yours?

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dearley
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Re: air filter

Postby dearley » Sun May 01, 2011 9:48 pm

I got 32000mi out of mine. It had a K&N filter in it and i went back to an OEM filter cause i was told i would get better gas mileage. With the K&N i got around 42. I havent checked this OEM for mileage yet.

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MattRyder
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Re: air filter

Postby MattRyder » Sun May 01, 2011 10:02 pm

Thanks. Mine is stock. I did a rough calculation on mileage after the first tank of gas and got around 43 mpg, pretty much the same as yours. It sounds like I won't have to change the air filter for quite some time.

The Rev
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Re: air filter

Postby The Rev » Mon May 02, 2011 12:57 pm

dearley wrote:I finally tackled the air filter change on my gl1800. It wasnt that bad at all. Everything is pretty much unhook and rehook. Just watch your business and there is no problem. :lol:

I have taken the first step and purchased the filter - how long did it take you to change it?

Red Ron
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Re: air filter

Postby Red Ron » Tue May 03, 2011 10:45 am

The Rev wrote:
dearley wrote:I finally tackled the air filter change on my gl1800. It wasnt that bad at all. Everything is pretty much unhook and rehook. Just watch your business and there is no problem. :lol:

I have taken the first step and purchased the filter - how long did it take you to change it?


I did mine for the 1st time last month during our club's tech day. Took about 3 hours (stopped to eat), but that was with some guidance from a buddy who had don several. I looked at everything I could find on the 'net. There is a good video on utube and info on other goldwing sites. It is not hard, just a lot of time consuming small tasks. Make sure you keep track of the bolts that hold the top shelter on or you won't know which bolt goes where. Also make sure you plug everything back up. I remember I just slid the big module on top of the air box out of its holder and leaned it over out of the way. I think it is the ecm. Also I had one connector I couldn't find anything to hook up to but figured out that it was the power for accessory outlet for the right pocket. My old filter had 30K miles on it and looked like it could have done 30K more miles before changing.

wingboy02
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Motorcycle: 2002 GL1800 Goldwing

Re: air filter

Postby wingboy02 » Tue May 03, 2011 4:46 pm

I still have the original in my "Wing" and it's got 63,000 on it. Still averaging 42-45 miles a gallon depending on how much I get on it :)




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