1986 GL1200 dumped oil


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Brian Fairchild
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1986 GL1200 dumped oil

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Started the bike this spring, after it ran for about two minutes it started smoking and dumped what looked like coolant. After inspection I could not see where it came from. I decided to give it another try and this time it ran for a few minutes and dumped a fair amount of oil toward the front and also just in front of the back tire. I'm at a loss because I can't see where it is coming from. Trying to decide if it's worth fixing. Thanks for any help.


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CrazyCatman
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Re: 1986 GL1200 dumped oil

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The oil filter is sitting in the front, but if there's is no trace of leakage it could be a tough job.
If it is right behind the front wheel, that would probably be the first place I would check.

Forks - but then again that wouldn't make the bike smoke so I doubt that they cause the leakage.

However my experience with Goldwing is so far quite limited
Brian Fairchild
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Re: 1986 GL1200 dumped oil

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Thanks for the response. It might be the filter. So strange to blow fluid but no trace on the bike.
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Re: 1986 GL1200 dumped oil

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When the water pump seal leaks, it will drip both coolant and oil from the front of the engine.

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Brian Fairchild
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Re: 1986 GL1200 dumped oil

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Thanks Mark,
I'll check the coolant and see if there is fluid around the water pump.


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