I was wondering how many have pulled an engine on a GL1800?
So you split the case then too. Yes, it is a challenging one. What was wrong with your tranny ... the center shift fork?I pulled the engine out of an '06. Some evenings and weekends was the only time I could manage for the task. I had a dead tranny (well it was dead enough). I finally started tearing it down mid December and had it back on the road by Father's day. I had a few delays due to parts and tools and having to replace other parts because of trying to get around certain tools.
This task is the perfect example of where "eating an elephant" came from.... This task was indeed "eating an elephant" and you have to do it one bit at a time.
Steve.PM me a #.I want to talk to you about the clutch issue.Changed mine out in the past two weeks. Putting the front cowl on today and it is finished... Three full days and two evenings for the change. :thumbup: Now the clutch... THAT was a different story...
May tackle the split-the-case thing now on the old one....
There are many board member who have pulled an engine in the past by themselves.
Honda pays 14 hours to split the cases.Most mechanic will tell you it's a 40 hours job if "You know what you are doing!".
Some guys here have had transmission issues and some have had ACG failures.
It does require two special sockets to remove the engine from the fame,then three longer sockets for the clutch and output shaft.
You'll need to either fab up a connecting rod holder,and three ring compressors if you are going to split the cases.
Opening up a engine isn't rocket science.It does require mechanical background so you get it right the first time or you'll be taking it apart again and again!! 4:
I haven't taken mine out YET! because I had a extended warranty that covers such things.But I am looking forward to playing with my spare engine soon.
I've rebuilt a few real engines in my heavyline days.lol
Bottom line here is you have rebuilt a engine in the past-YOU can pull and rebuild a 1800 engine too .Well that is "IF you pay attention to what you are doing!".
I'm having a set of specialty tools made and will Loan them out to whoever needs them as I do with my other tools because I like to help out other members.