Air cleaner change


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Air cleaner change

Post by branson0319@att.net » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:30 pm



I,m trying to get information on the air cleaner What do I need to know to change it I have a 2004 Gl 1800



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Re: Air cleaner change

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Re: Air cleaner change

Post by branson0319@att.net » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:52 pm

Thanks .but as I look at this I need to have a dealer do it I can probably take it apart but I,d never get it back together... Oh well Steve

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Re: Air cleaner change

Post by Rednaxs60 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:44 am

I did the air filter on my ex-1800 when I first got it, took approximately 4 hours - a good afternoon project. Take pictures, do a log and be patient, and you can do it. The video is a good place to start. Do some additional research and all will be well. No special tools needed. I wouldn't pay 3 or so hours labour for install of a $25.00 part. Good luck. Cheers
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Re: Air cleaner change

Post by wingpilot08 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:15 pm

Rednaxs60 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:44 am
I did the air filter on my ex-1800 when I first got it, took approximately 4 hours - a good afternoon project. Take pictures, do a log and be patient, and you can do it. The video is a good place to start. Do some additional research and all will be well. No special tools needed. I wouldn't pay 3 or so hours labour for install of a $25.00 part. Good luck. Cheers
Agreed! Unless you are having something else done that requires removing all the tupperware, it's really not that hard to replace the air filter. Pictures, proper layout of where the screws belong and be patient! I opted to change my filter after 50 k on the bike my 2008 and replace the hi-beams to LEDs. Got everything back together. (I am fiscally retentive...if I can do it..I will to save a few bucks!)
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Re: Air cleaner change

Post by baumedagn » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:21 am

This was posted on another forum:

REPLACING AIR FILTER ON A 2012-2017 HONDA GL1800 GOLDWING

This is a step by step checklist on how to replace the air filter on a 2012-2017 Honda GL1800. I
created this list primarily for my own use as I find this faster than trying to follow a video. This
is not intended to assist first timers. If you have never tackled this task there are many very
good videos and web posts that will much better describe this job in greater detail. This is
meant only as quick guide for those who have done this job before. This list is for my 2015
GL1800/Nav
** These steps are valid for my bike only due to accessories installed on my bike.
 ** Remove arm rests from mounts – 7/16 wrench
 Remove seat bolts, 2 each side – 6mm allen
 Lift up seat from the rear high enough to see and reach under it.
 Unplug heated seat plug and ** passenger Gerbings connector.
 Remove the seat.
 ** Loosen but do not remove passenger floor board bolts. – 8mm allen
 Remove side covers
 Pop ignition cover/speaker grill loose. Start by lifting up near ignition, then pull out
around speakers. Do not remove yet.
 Disconnect the plug that sits in front of ignition. This can be tough. Need to press down
on locking tab while pulling connectors apart.
 Pull back rubber boots at speakers then unplug the speaker wires. These also require
pressing an unlocking tab on connector.
 Cuss Honda engineers, take a deep breath and take a short break. 😊
 Remove the ignition cover/speaker grill.
 Remove 2 shelter rear nuts. 1 each side. – 10mm
 Remove left and right shelter outside trim. Gently pry up from inside.
 Remove left side glovebox by removing the 4 center push body pins.
 Remove the five 5mm allen bolts from left side. The upper left bolt has shortest collar,
going clockwise, next is the black one. The remaining three are same size.
 Disconnect vent cable from left side.
 Pop radio control panel loose. Do not remove.
 Remove the seven 5mm allen bolts from right side. Starting upper right and proceeding
clockwise. First 3 have short collar. Next 3 have longer collar. Last will be black.
 Lift Preload/Headlight adjust panel up.
 ** Remove accessory power port wires.
 Pull back boot and disconnect main plug.
 Remove the Preload/Headlight adjust panel from right side
 Pop loose the Nav adjust panel from right side. Do not remove.
 Disconnect the gray wire harness connector to Nav adjust panel.
 Remove 2 screws that hold the ignition surround.
 Gently pop the ignition surround up near rear and remove.
 Remove the 2 plastic body screws on shelter rear of the gas door where seat was.
 Open gas door, remove the 2 plastic center push body pins.
 Gently pop gas lid panel off.
 Remove the two 5mm allen bolts in front of center glove box that were exposed after
ignition cover was popped off.
 Remove the four (2 each side) 10mm bolts on the sides of gas cap.
 Gently pop loose left shelter half.
 ** Disconnect driver Gerbings connector.
 Carefully work radio control panel through left shelter half as shelter is removed.
 Gently pop loose right shelter half then fish Nav adjust panel through right shelter as
shelter is removed.
 Loosen and move aside the engine control module from left side.
 Remove the four 10mm bolts and two plastic body pins that hold the center glove box
frame in place.
 Loosen 3 wire holders from right side of center glove box.
 Place the Nav control panel in the center glove box and gently work the glove box to the
left side of bike. Air filter cover is now exposed.
 Remove the 6 screws that holds air filter cover.
 Lift air filter cover and replace air filter.
 Have a cold beer… then work this list in reverse.
YOU DID IT!!!

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Re: Air cleaner change

Post by joeincalif » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:49 am

One of the hardest things about it is some of the plugs are hard to disconnect. And when you put it back together make sure you hear a CLICK when you put the plugs back together. A common problem after an air filter change is that something doesn't work, it is usually caused by a plug not being connected properly
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Re: Air cleaner change

Post by winguyjo » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:40 pm

"I am fiscally retentive" ...

that, my friend, is pure gold ! :lol:

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Re: Air cleaner change

Post by DonP. » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:15 am

Good info here and I will give it a go Monday on my 2015. Viewed the Steve Saunders video and read the written check list above. Wish me luck! ;)



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