The Honda GL1800 Gold Wing Repair Manual 2001-2010 by Clymer covers model years indicated, and also includes a 2006-2010 supplement and all required wiring diagrams in the accompanying CD-ROM.
This 676-page manual comes complete with a bevy of helpful photos and diagrams that will facilitate the process of repairs and maintenance for DIYers. It's the source for such info as the 2010 Honda GL1800 neutral switch, replacing starter switch module on Honda GL 1800, how to replace teflon hose on 1800 Honda, the top end and lower end of the engine, the clutch, the transmission and shift mechanism, the brakes, the ABS and more.
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Book Excerpt: 2001-2010 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing Repair Manual
FRONT BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH: TESTING/REPLACEMENT
The front brake light switch and front cruise cancel switch are enclosed in the same switch housing mounted on the bottom of the front master cylinder.
The two lower (larger) terminals (A, Figure 171) plug into the cruise cancel switch. The two upper (smaller) terminals (B, Figure 171) plug into the brake light switch.
Service the cruise part of the switch as described in Chapter 16.
- Disconnect the connectors from the upper switch terminals (Figure 172).
- Check for continuity between the switch terminals. There should be continuity when applying the brake lever and not continuity when releasing the brake lever. Replace the switch if faulty.
- If necessary, remove the screw and replace the switch (Figure 173).
- Installation is the reverse of removal.
- Make sure all connectors are plugged tightly into the switch.
- Reposition the switch cover.
- Turn the ignition switch on and operate the front brake lever to check the rear brake light.
Do not ride the motorcycle until the rear brake light works correctly.
When adding brake fluid, use DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container. Purchase brake fluid in small containers and discard any small leftover quantities.
CAUTION! Do not intermix DOT 5 (silicone-based) brake fluid, as it can cause clutch system failure.
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs water. While the hydraulic system is often thought of as a closed system, moisture is absorbed through its rubber parts (clutch hose, rubber boots and the reservoir diaphragm) and whenever the reservoir cover is removed.
Because water is heavier than brake fluid, it collects in the lowest parts of the system and causes rust and corrosion to build inside the master cylinder and slave cylinder assemblies.
Contaminated brake fluid reduces the effectiveness of the clutch and causes surface damage to all the parts in the hydraulic system.
To maintain clutch performance and prevent moisture damage, change the brake fluid at the intervals specified in Chapter Three.
Brake fluid that exhibits a muddy appearance is severely contaminated and must be flushed from the system.
However, because the contamination settles at the bottom of the slave cylinder, and the bleed valve is at the top, the slave cylinder may require removal for overhaul and a thorough cleaning.
Touring bikes are designed to take in lots of open-road miles, and therefore, need their share of TLC on a regular basis.
The Honda GL1800 Gold Wing Repair Manual 2001-2010 repair manual by Clymer available at The Motor Bookstore, allows DIY mechanics to take care of their bikes and save money at the same time, by performing maintenance, troubleshooting, service and repair in the comfort of their own garages.
Detailed easy-to-follow instructions, sharp photos and illustrations, guide you evey step of the way, from basic scheduled maintenance totroubleshooting to teardown and rebuild.
Subject: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Honda Gold Wing touring bike service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1599693879 | ISBN-13: 9781599693873 | Clymer M507-3