Ooops...should I just leave this?


Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
Psycheonabike
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:00 am
Location: England UK
Motorcycle: 1985 Aspencade

Ooops...should I just leave this?

Post by Psycheonabike » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:30 am



('85 Aspy) I was planning in taking the carbs out to clean but got as far as the front right air intake manifold thinking that bolt feels loose. It was of course stripped!!! Luckily it stripped above engine so is for all intent and purposes still doing its job. So in the absence of drilling and keying it out I am tempted to just leave well one. No leakage from there even under hard revs.

Question is, can I remove the carbs by loosening the rubber band insulator that's held on by steel clips rather than the whole manifolds?

Thanks....



User avatar
AZgl1800
Posts: 1554
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Lake Oologah Indian Territory USA
Motorcycle: '02 GL1800

Re: Ooops...should I just leave this?

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:37 pm

going to bump this, I owned a 1200SEi, but have no work experience on any of the models.
~John

User avatar
ekvh
Posts: 365
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:52 am
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Motorcycle: 1977 gl1000

Re: Ooops...should I just leave this?

Post by ekvh » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:39 pm

For $20 you can by a helicoil kit to drill and replace it. I eventually did it and it’s pretty easy. That said, I have had a few strip and have found that as long as they aren’t cross-threaded, there are a good 1/4” of unused threads below the part the acorn bolt uses. I used a slightly longer bolt to get by for a while. Use a caliper to probe its depth.

Psycheonabike
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:00 am
Location: England UK
Motorcycle: 1985 Aspencade

Re: Ooops...should I just leave this?

Post by Psycheonabike » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:53 pm

Thanks....appreciate that. 👍



Post Reply