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Can you get GL1200 timing belt covers off WITHOUT removing the radiator?
So, that's the question! Can you get GL1200 timing belt covers off without removing the radiator to get the two inboard socket cap screws removed?

Such a shame that Honda did not use the same timing belt cover screws as the GL1000. Those actually had hex heads on them and you could buy a special long flat-bar wrench to remove them without removing the radiator.

The GL1200 uses socket cap screws instead. What a mistake. Not enough room to get an allen wrench in there!

Anybody ever find a trick to get the two inboard ones removed without radiator removal?
'87 GL1200A - Black/Grey
'06 GL1800 - Arctic White
'81 CB750C - Blue/Blue
U.S. Navy SWO (1967 to 1976)
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#1 03-16-2023, 06:44 AM,
Well... back to answer my own question!

They in fact DO make a special tool to get the two inboard socket cap screws removed on a GL1200. Looks just like the tool for the GL1000, except it has the proper sized allan wrench tip on each end.

I found the tool on good old trusty Randakk's Cycle Shakk's web site. The one for the GL1000 worked so well, that I'm gonna order this one and give it a try. Randakk's says that you still have to remove the bottom two screws on the radiator and pull it just about 1/2" forward to fit the tool in. WAY easier than removing the radiator which requires top shelter removal and draining the coolant.

I'll attach a picture of the tool.


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'87 GL1200A - Black/Grey
'06 GL1800 - Arctic White
'81 CB750C - Blue/Blue
U.S. Navy SWO (1967 to 1976)
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#2 03-16-2023, 10:40 AM,
Glad to hear there's a tool for it! Was it difficult to get everything lined up with the radiator blocking the view?
Chip
'84 Interstate-Sold
'90 GL1500-Sold
1984 GL1200 Standard-Sold
1977 GL1000-Sold
2004 Victory V92TC-Sold
Current bike:
1989 Honda GL1500

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#3 03-22-2023, 07:01 PM,


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