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Have to replace the shifter shaft seal on my 1990 GL1500, can it be done easily? How is it done? Any help will be appreicated.
 

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Another "how-to link from this forum ... http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums...500-gear-shifter-shaft-oil-seal-pictures.html

Generally, you won't have to drop the left exhaust header, but smoe bikes are a little tighter than others for getting the shifting linkage back on the shaft there... One common 'trick' is to leave the seal loose (not pressed into the case, but threaded onto the shaft) as you go to reinstall the shifter link. That'll afford a little extra play in the shaft for reassembly -- "wiggle room" if you will...
 

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There is variance amoungst bikes for the Gap between the end of the shift lever and the frame... which can lead to trouble removing the shift lever.

If that happens with yours, then have on-hand a small Grinding Wheel (1/8" thick x 3/4" diameter) and Dremel tool, to reach in and Remove a slight amount of material from the end of the shift lever, to gain clearance... I had to remove about 0.030" ...once you do that, then the problem is solved forever after.
 
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