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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-16-2018, 03:27 PM
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I have a 2008. I replaced the battery and the front fork seals. I bought the bike with 24,000 miles and did the repairs at 46,000 miles.

Other than tires, a set of spark plugs, air filter, coolant change, oil and filter change, the usual wear items I have had zero problems. I had the break recall done for free.


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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-19-2018, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Found one that sings to me (2008 with 66,000 miles)! Can’t wait to get out and ride! Thanks for your input!!
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In general - things that need to be done

1) disable ADV as they all suffer from sticking
2) fork seals at 80-100k
3) Change oil every year or 7500 miles give or take.
4) Battery every 10 years
5) Alternator at 130-170k ( 15min job to replace )
6) low beam headlights - yearly or bi-yearly (install LED units)

That's it no need to do anything special, I know of two GL1800's with over 800k and neither has had any engine problems, rear differential oil never changed and fork oil changed every 75k when the seals were replaced. Pretty much the same maintenance one would do on a pickup or car.

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Disable ADV? dumb noob question but what is ADV?

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The only thing mentioned here that I would expand on are Fork oil needs to be changed also, not just because it can cause leaks but also wear out slider bushings which in turn can wear out front fork lowers. Then you can talk big money. When washing and waxing your Wing, apply a couple of drops of sewing machine oil to the front fork pistons so the seals are not going to be used dry and cause a leak. Been there done that. Rebuilding my forks next month whenever Wingstuff gets me my progressives.

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Actually the seals are lubricated from the oil in the sliders. That top rubber seal is just a dust seal and has nothing to do with the oil or seal life. I would recommend not oiling the tubes as that will just attract more dirt and grime.

Here is a video on the left shock / ADV just for some added info

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Good video. I just learned a lot about the ADV and why some disable it.


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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-23-2018, 08:03 AM
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Looking at that video, he mentions that the ADV doesn't cause the seal to leak. So why is it that whenever the forks seals start to leak, most people mention it's the left one. When I bought my Wing the left seal started leaking so, I disable the ADV and change the seals and no more problem. I had over 50K on these seals, no leaks. Weird
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