GL1100A 1983 where is the radiator cap located


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hestandt
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GL1100A 1983 where is the radiator cap located

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I have to replace my water pump, but looking in the false tank I can not see the radiator cap to refill radiator.
I see the over fill tank but not the radiator cap. :shock:
how does the false tank come off. I know there's 2 bolts at the back of the tank but where are the ones up front?

****Update*****
after looking at the water pump replacement doc. I found the bolts to the false tank, got it off and then removed the
over flow tank then I could see the radiator cap..... there is no way to see or get to it without taking off the false tank.
Wish me lucky at replacing the pump!!!! :D


EyesWideShut
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Re: GL1100A 1983 where is the radiator cap located

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You think getting to the rad cap is hard... just wait till you want to put air in your tires..... just joking.
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Wilcoy02
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Re: GL1100A 1983 where is the radiator cap located

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When you put the false tank back on leave the 2 front bolts off. Mine have been off for 20 years. Same with the 2 back bolts on the seat.
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randall_l_davis
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Re: GL1100A 1983 where is the radiator cap located

Post by randall_l_davis »

I've recently replaced my water pump on my 83 interstate. That part was easy. The most difficult part, in my opinion is removing the old gasket material. I used a 3M yellow scrubber head with an angle grinder. Advance Auto parts carries it. And, while you have the radiator off, it would be a perfect time to check and/ or replace the timing belts. Good luck.


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