Shifter seal gl1500


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klloyd
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Shifter seal gl1500

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I have the bike tore down, got the gearshift arm bolt out, slid the arm off the main shaft, and it hits against the frame. No room at all to come out. Probably fractions of an inch. I've tried forcing it, but I'm boogering up the splines in it. It hits hard and firm on the frame. I used a screw driver to make sure main shaft isn't poking out any too. Anyone else tried and had this trouble, if so, what did you do to remove it? If I had room, I'd cut it out and replace it... My 30min job has turned into hours and I've gotten no where.
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If you search here and Goldwing Facts there are threads where this is discussed. You might have to loosen up the mounting bolts to get things to move enough. At worst the lower frame members are removable, but I think most have found a way to get it out without resorting to that.
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Rambozo wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 7:46 pm If you search here and Goldwing Facts there are threads where this is discussed. You might have to loosen up the mounting bolts to get things to move enough. At worst the lower frame members are removable, but I think most have found a way to get it out without resorting to that.
I have a working link with lots of pictures

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/threads/h ... s.3402700/

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while you are at it, make your own brace for the shifter shaft, the seal will last long that way.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=53090&sid=641369719 ... b8af90bcc7

Pepi le Pew is going to make one last batch of them, and then he is going to quit.

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/threads/g ... st-2707585

that thread is from '13 but he recently posted on here and on Goldwing Facts that the copy cats in Ukraine have put him out of business.


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I'm a pretty good searcher, and I can't find anyone hitting the frame. I see were people removed headers, dropped the exhaust (?), but I found none that hit the frame. I went through 3 or 4 pages of searches here, and several on google. Beyond that, the information doesn't refer to my issue.
The information in the FAQ area is how I got started. Watched 2 videos, they just pop off in the videos.
Also, the tube frame doesn't appear to come down, and if it does... I'd have to unbolt the engine, remove the upper fairing, as it appears to be one piece from the rear pegs all the way to well above where i can see in the front. This might be taking me down a much more difficult path then I wanna go :(
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I knew I had read about that issue, before.
A quick search turned up this.
viewtopic.php?p=294714#p294714
Looks like this guy did pull the frame apart to get it out, then ground off some of the shaft so it will go back without issue.
The other poster pried with a large tool to get it free.

Why there is even a how to article on the subject. Looks like your searching can also use some work. ;)

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=46601




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Well I thank you. That diagram above did the trick. I was able to unbolt the crash bars, loosened the rear frame bolts just enough to get a pry bar in, opened right up and it fell out.
I've not made a support for the shaft yet, I guess that's next.
Thanks again!
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Here's what I posted awhile back..............not sure why you didn't get a hit on your search.............just posting this for your info..........I had the same problem in locating info on this subject..............that's why I posted a How To Article

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=46601


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