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Hi folks, I am a new member here and new to the Goldwing, I introduced myself in the "new member introduction" section there Hi from a happy new owner of a 2002 pristine GL
I am planning to do most of the maintenance and service on my new to me GL1800. I will start with replacing all the fluids (brake, clutch, coolant) as well as replacing the brake pads. I am looking for videos or guidances/instructions for doing this. Found a video on Youtube for the front brakes but did not find anything for the rear brake nor coolant replacement. Any suggestion where I can find this info? I have ordered the Clymer shop repair manual. Also anytthing you can advise me to pay particular attention to on a 2002 GL 1800? The bike looks really nice and rides really nice too and it looks like it has been very well taken care of. It only has 24kmiles which is obviously nothing for a 2002 GL. I am also planning to add a hitch to it.
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Alain, here is a link to the entire procedure. Be sure to follow it. This will ensure proper removal of air in system.

Bleeding the brakes

I'm not an 1800 guy but many of my pals are. You will most likely also want to change the clutch fluid, final drive, and there is a reservoir that is a bear to drain (someone will jump in with the description). When you get through that then you can think about tackling the Air Filter, and I do mean "tackling".


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Alain, here is a link to the entire procedure. Be sure to follow it. This will ensure proper removal of air in system.

Bleeding the brakes

I'm not an 1800 guy but many of my pals are. You will most likely also want to change the clutch fluid, final drive, and there is a reservoir that is a bear to drain (someone will jump in with the description). When you get through that then you can think about tackling the Air Filter, and I do mean "tackling".


Also I moved this thread to the "General Discussion" subforum.
Fossil92, if you are talking about the coolant reservoir, the easiest way is to us a turkey baster or large syringe and suck out the fluid. Fill with water and repeat a few times.
Much easier than trying to remove the reservoir.
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Fossil92, if you are talking about the coolant reservoir, the easiest way is to us a turkey baster or large syringe and suck out the fluid. Fill with water and repeat a few times.
Much easier than trying to remove the reservoir.


That's the one... I can still remember "Princess" @Chopin whining about it at Maintenance Day


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Hi folks, I am a new member here and new to the Goldwing, I introduced myself in the "new member introduction" section there Hi from a happy new owner of a 2002 pristine GL
I am planning to do most of the maintenance and service on my new to me GL1800. I will start with replacing all the fluids (brake, clutch, coolant) as well as replacing the brake pads. I am looking for videos or guidances/instructions for doing this. Found a video on Youtube for the front brakes but did not find anything for the rear brake nor coolant replacement. Any suggestion where I can find this info? I have ordered the Clymer shop repair manual. Also anytthing you can advise me to pay particular attention to on a 2002 GL 1800? The bike looks really nice and rides really nice too and it looks like it has been very well taken care of. It only has 24kmiles which is obviously nothing for a 2002 GL. I am also planning to add a hitch to it.
Thanks a lot
Welcome, and given your post I would suggest you look into purchasing a set of Fred Harmon's maintenance DVD's. In my case they were money well spent. When I watch Fred do the job it really adds to my confidence and saves a lot of time.
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That's the one... I can still remember "Princess" @Chopin whining about it at Maintenance Day




What a PITA. There is no slack in the hose line and little hand room to get it all lined up.


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As Kerry (edmkc) mentioned, Fred's videos are highly regarded. I'd also spring for a Honda or Haynes service manual to go with it, it's (Honda) is pricey but well worth the cost.

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Thanks folks for the quick responses, love this forum already. Where can I get Fred maintenance DVD's from?

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Thanks folks for the quick responses, love this forum already. Where can I get Fred maintenance DVD's from?
Here's one place : http://wingstuff.com/shop/fred_harmon. Fred is sometimes painful to watch as he is the doer and the cameraman rolled up in one.

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