Final Drive Oil Replacement.


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Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby dkenny » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:08 pm



Sorry I have made my self scarce for a long while.
I just completed replacing final drive oil for the first time in my 01 GL1800 with 60,000 miles on it. :oops:
So late? You may ask, well… sorry.
The oil replaced, seemed quite clean, the plug had (what looked like) molybdenum grease in it.
And all went well until it came time to refill with fresh oil.
HOW DO YOU GET THE OIL TO FLOW UP :?:
I ended up buying a contraption from an auto parts place that has a receptacle and a hose. Led the hose through the space between the muffler and the frame, down in to the filler hole, and then I had to milk it for half an hour.
I still am not even sure (hope so though) that I filled it to the top.
I intend to change final drive oil a LOT more often then I have so if you happened to have some wonderful method in your easy book, please could you share?
The service manual does not shed light on the subject.

Thanks in advance.



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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby MacGyver » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:46 pm

I just replaced mine not to long ago and use a hand pump attachment that attaches to the gear oil bottle. Use the clear hose and pump away.. took less than 5 mins..

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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:00 pm

The bottle of gear oil I use (Valvoline synthetic) comes with a "squirt tip" so you can remove the cap, put the end of the tip in the rear drive, and squeeze the bottle to squirt the gear oil up into the thing. Works great until the bottle gets low.

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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby MacGyver » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:23 pm

WingAdmin wrote:The bottle of gear oil I use (Valvoline synthetic) comes with a "squirt tip" so you can remove the cap, put the end of the tip in the rear drive, and squeeze the bottle to squirt the gear oil up into the thing. Works great until the bottle gets low.


Have done this but also put a tube to extend. Its a hard area to try to get the bottle to fill port. Takes a little longer also.. or it so seemed to me. That pump can be purchased at any auto parts store or even wally world has it for under $10

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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:33 pm

I've used this pump to pump gear oil up into the differential on my truck, and it works well. They have them on sale once in a while for $5, at that price they're almost disposable.

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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:49 am

Hello everybody !!!!!

Here is what I have used for years for oil grade 80-90, you find it everywhere and with some little dollards you have one. Very easy to use has made ​​the ssa jog easily.
If you warm the oil with the sun you just sifone and injected into the final drive

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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby Red Ron » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:09 am

I put the bike on the center stand which drops the refill hole a little more below the exhaust. Then I use a medium size syringe that they give for free at the pharmacy counter at walmart. They gave me 2 of them. Have to fill and squirt it about 6 to 8 times to fill up the resivour.

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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby dkenny » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:15 pm

Thanks to all, I realy apriciate it, willtry at least one or two of those ideas.
As an aside, spoke with a wing owner yesterday, he says (and he promised to show me next time I do this), two screws release the mufler pipe, slide carefylly back to remove. Preform final drive oil change. With a little soap for lubrication slide pipe back on, torck the two screws to spc. and done... :o
I can't wait... If its that easy...why would the service manual not make note of that :?: :!:

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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby Red Ron » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:30 am

You can take the muffler off but trust me you don't need to. If you are using a brand new, completely full, bottle of lubericant you might even be able to get the top of the bottle to the hole enough to squeeze enough in.

One thing we forgot to mention was to make sure that you can get the refill plug loose before you drain the old oil. Some people have had trouble getting it loose and then they are stuck because they have drained the old oil out. Also be gentle when taking the drain plug off because it is fairly delicate.

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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:08 am

I the GoldWingMan !!!1

For those who do the oil change, engine or final drive, the best time to do it, when you come back for a ride, so that oil be the hottest, but also like RedRun must remove the two plugs for oil flows well and air go in


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Red Ron wrote:You can take the muffler off but trust me you don't need to. If you are using a brand new, completely full, bottle of lubericant you might even be able to get the top of the bottle to the hole enough to squeeze enough in.

One thing we forgot to mention was to make sure that you can get the refill plug loose before you drain the old oil. Some people have had trouble getting it loose and then they are stuck because they have drained the old oil out. Also be gentle when taking the drain plug off because it is fairly delicate.

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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby doublej111 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:51 pm

Bought some air tubing that they use on fish filters in an aquariums and a syringe at Wally World. Cut tubing (maybe 12 inches) attached to syringe, sucked fresh fluid out and squirted it in..granted it may take a tad longer but was very easy to do since the tubing is flexible.

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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby dkenny » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:45 pm

Necessity, mother of invention…Thanks folks

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Re: Final Drive Oil Replacement.

Postby apopj@yahoo.com » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:17 pm

I found one of those squirt cans... the ones with the 4" nose, a metal body and a trigger pump.... I fill the can, stick the nose in the fill hole and just keep squeezing the trigger until the oil comes out.... but, I also take the Honda Gear Lube, clip the pointy tip a little, stick a foot long piece of tubing on it, feed the tube behind the muffler, stick the end in the hole, put the bottle upside down above the muffler, and just squeeze the bottle until the case if full.... Either way works fine. Hose is about $.50, cheap. Can was about $8, not cheap, but works....
Jeff




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