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I'm a newbie and I am restoring a 1977 Goldwing how do you get the radiator out.

The top hose is free and all the nuts and bolts are out, but the lower part will not move. The hose clamps are off and I can't get it to move WTH
 

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I don't know if it is like the GL1200, but I just loosened the whole housing that attaches to the engine block. The GL1200 has two bolts, there is a "O"ring for a gasket on the GL1200 so there is no problem dealing with a paper gasket.
 

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1. Disconnect the upper and lower rad hoses

2. Disconnect the fan electrical connector

3. Remove the 4 bolts that hold the radiator in place. These are located on the front of the rad, one in each corner. 10mm I believe.
 

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If it's like the 79 1000, be careful when pulling your rad. The overflow branch on your radiator will catch on the heat shield just above the radiator. You need to be a little heavy handed and bend that so you can slide the radiator out. And yes, mine was a serious pain too.
 

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Did you take off the nuts that hold the screen on instead of the radiator on? Over flow hose on top and radiator cap has to come off too and do watch that overflow stub.

PS it's easier to remove the lower radiator tube with the elbow in place than take it off the radiator or the elbow.
 

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ChasW wrote:
I don't know if it is like the GL1200, but I just loosened the whole housing that attaches to the engine block. The GL1200 has two bolts, there is a "O"ring for a gasket on the GL1200 so there is no problem dealing with a paper gasket.
Just to be clear, I was talking about the lower hose only as in response to the original post.

On the GL1200, there is only two nuts that hold the rad on. It also the point where the horns mount, not sure ifyours is the same.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Think I'll Take it off the lower neck attached seems easier that way.
 

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and if you think getting it off is difficult, just wait until you try to allign up the bolts putting it back on

and then, there is removing the gas tank:shock:
 
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