How to Replace a Fuel Filter on a 1986 Honda Gold Wing

The 1986 Honda Gold Wing is a luxury motorcycle made for long distance travel and comfort. The fuel filter is essential to the life of the motorcycle. The purpose of the filter is to prevent debris and sediment from getting into the engine from the fuel tank. A bad filter will cause the motorcycle to run rough and could cause serious problems later on down the road.

Tools Used: Socket wrench, Socket set, Flat-tp screwdriver.

Replace a Fuel Filter

Ensure the motorcycle is parked on a flat and level surface. Rest the motorcycle on the kickstand.

Lift the seat from the front by hand and pull it away from the motorcycle. Place it to the side. This will provide easy access to under the fuel tank.

Trace the fuel line coming out from under the fuel tank to the fuel pump. The filter will be in the line between the tank and the fuel pump.

Unbolt the filter from the bracket with a socket wrench. This will provide easy access to the fuel lines running in to the filter. Remember how the filter is positioned.

Unscrew the hose clamps with a flat-tip screwdriver. Pull the fuel lines away from the filter. Tighten them onto the new filter. Ensure to remember which line goes to which side of the filter.

Bolt the filter back to the mounting bracket with a socket wrench. The motorcycle is ready to be tested.

Start the motorcycle and allow it idle for five minutes. Observe for any leaking.

Turn the motorcycle off. Position the seat back in to place. The seat will lock in place once it is positioned correctly.

Tips & Warnings

The fuel filter can be purchased at any motorcycle-parts store.

Use caution working around gasoline. It is highly flammable and toxic.

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