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GOLDWING HOW-TO ARTICLES and VIDEOS
Articles on various aspects of Honda Goldwing motorcycle repair and maintenance. Remember to take all necessary safety precautions and wear the relevant safety clothing and equipment before tackling any mechanical work on your Goldwing. If you are unsure, then ask your local safety expert first. If you have doubts about your own ability to do the job properly, then just pay someone who is competent to work on Goldwings. These articles are supplied for reference only and show how the authors did the particular tasks on their Goldwings. It's a good idea to follow the procedures in your Honda Goldwing workshop manual and just use articles for entertainment purposes.
All of these Goldwing articles include photos, and many also have a video at the end of the page. If you only want to see the Goldwing videos, they are available on our Youtube Channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/stevesaundersireland
Replacing Timing Belts on a GL1200
Fitting new timing belts to a Honda GL1200 Goldwing. Covers removal of the GL1200 Goldwing saddle, faux tank/shelter, lower faring panels, radiator, timing belt covers and removal and replacement of the timing belts. Video tutorial also available from this page.
GL1200 Engine Removal
Removing the engine from a GL1200. Shows engine removal from a GL1200 Standard, the procedure is similar on all GL1200 models. Also shows removal of the saddle, faux tank, radiator, timing belt covers, camshaft pulley and other components. Video tutorial also available from this page.
GL1200 Stator Replacement
Removing the stator on a GL1200, after the engine has been removed (the link to the engine removal article is here). Shows removal and replacement of the GL1200 engines rear cover and stator. Video tutorial also available from this page.
Replacing Timing Belts on a GL1500
Fitting new timing belts to a Honda GL1500 Goldwing. Covers removal of the GL1500 Goldwing lower faring panels and cowl, timing belt covers and removal and replacement of the timing belts.
The GL1500 LCD clock running fast/slow problem. How goldwingfacts.com member jfairman fixed it on his GL1500.
Shows how to remove and unplug the meter panel and tweeters on GL1800 models from 2006. Video tutorial also available from this page.
Recovering GL1800 Keys locked in Fairing Pocket
It happens to most of us at some stage. How to rescue your GL1800 keys after accidentally locking them in the right side fairing pocket. Video tutorial (in high and low resolution versions) also available from this page.
GL1500 Steering Bearings Replacement
This article shows how to fit new steering head bearings to a GL1500 Goldwing and covers removal of the front wheel, brake calipers, front fender, rotor covers, forks, turn signal canceller unit, upper bridge, handlebars and steering stem.
GL1100 Starter Motor Refresh
Cleaning the internals of a sluggish Honda GL1100 Starter Motor. Covers removal, stripdown and cleaning of a GL1100 starter motor.
Polishing Goldwing Wheels
Explains how to clean up your Goldwings grubby aluminium wheels. A GL1500 Goldwing wheel gets the treatment in this article.
GL1500 Starter Motor Repair
This article shows how to remove, dismantle and refurbish a sluggish GL1500 starter motor. Three-part video tutorial also available from this page
Covers opening the right handlebar switch housing, throttle grip removal, cruise SET and starter/reverse button removal and repair of the starter/reverse button.
GL1500 Carburettor Balancing
Shows you how to synchronize the carburettors on a GL1500 Goldwing. Also shows removal of the lower fairing panels and cowl. Video tutorial also available from this page.
GL1500 Front Wheel Removal
Covers removal and replacement of the front wheel rotor covers, brake calipers, wheel trim, front axle and wheel on a GL1500 Goldwing.
GL1200 Goldwing Stripdown
Gambler's GL1200 Goldwing restoration. Shows the teardown of the GL1200 engine and gearbox and various frame and body parts.
Replacing a GL1800 (pre-2006) Goldwing Air Filter
This tutorial covers removal of the saddle, top shelter, reverse module, ECM and mounting base, air filter lid and filter from GL1800 Goldwing models, pre-2006. Video tutorial also available from this page.
Fitting Showchrome Foglights to a GL1800 Goldwing
This covers removal of the lower cowl, left side fairing light control panel and fitting of the foglights and relevant wiring from your GL1800 Goldwing. This procedure also generally applies to other makes of foglights fitted to the pre-2006 GL1800. Video tutorial also available from this page.
Fitting Hondaline GL1800 Rotor Covers
Covering removal of the GL1800 Goldwing front fender and side pieces, rust proofing the new rotor covers and fitting them to the GL1800 Goldwing, pre-2006 model.
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