Honda Goldwing GL1500 Oil Change

No matter the size of the bike, an oil change service is easy to do on all Honda motorcycles, including on a behemoth like the Honda Goldwing.

Watch the video above and follow the steps below to change the engine oil in a Honda Goldwing GL1500 motorcycle. 

Honda Goldwing GL1500 oil change

Tools and Supplies – Honda Goldwing GL1500 Oil Change

  • Ratchet
  • 17mm socket
  • Drain pan
  • Torque wrench

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How to Change the Oil in a Honda GL1500 Goldwing

Step 1. Run the engine for a minute to warm the oil, which helps it drain out easier.

Step 2. Remove the two right-side plastic side covers to access the oil fill cap, then remove the cap itself. This also helps the oil to drain easier by allowing the engine to vent.

Honda Goldwing 1500 oil change

Step 3. Put a drain pan under the engine, then remove the 17mm drain bolt and crush washer from the underside of the engine and let the oil drain out.

Honda GL1500 oil change

Step 4. Inspect the crush washer and replace it if necessary. Reinstall the drain bolt and torque it to 25 foot-pounds.

NOTE: The crush washer should be replaced after every three or four oil changes regardless of its condition to prevent leaks coming from the drain bolt.

Step 5. Put the drain pan under the oil filter at the front of the engine and remove the oil filter using a 65mm oil filter wrench.

Honda Goldwing GL1500 motorcycle oil change

Step 6. Apply a thin coat of oil to the new oil filter’s O-ring, then install the new oil filter and torque it to 7 foot-pounds.

Honda Goldwing GL1500 motorcycle oil filter

Step 7. Fill the engine with 3.8 quarts of 10W30 synthetic motorcycle oil

Honda Goldwing motorcycle oil change service

NOTE: Honda says this unit holds 3.8 quarts of Honda 10W30 synthetic motorcycle oil, but any brand of oil will work here as long as it's designed for a wet clutch system, which means majority of your motorcycles and four-wheelers.

Step 8. Reinstall the oil fill cap, then start the engine and let it idle for a minute to circulate the oil throughout the engine. 

Step 9. Shut off the engine and let it sit for a minute so the oil can settle.

Step 10. Remove the dipstick (located just to the right of the oil fill cap) and check the oil level by resting the dipstick on the threads without screwing it in. Top off the oil if necessary, then reinstall the oil fill cap/dipstick and the two right-side plastic side covers and you’re done.

Honda Goldwing 1500 motorcycle oil change

Need a more in-depth look at changing the oil on a Honda Goldwing? Watch the video below to see how to change the oil on a Honda Goldwing GL1800.



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