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What is this bolt for? It is the shiny bolt with the acorn nut in the center of the picture. It is on the rear axel assembly on the right side of the bike. I can find nothing describing it in the Honda factory manual. It appears that it could possibly have been a lower connection for the right side rear shock although I see nothing similar on the left side of the bike. If it is not necessary I would like to eliminate it to make fabrication of a trailer hitch easier. As it is, it will be in the way. Thanks BillRod

 

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Shock bolt. Evidently your bike has a CX500 final drive on it.



 

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Somewhere along the line, the final drive on your GL500 went bad and the previous owner put on a drive from a CX500. The drives are identical in function except for the shock mount screw & screw boss doesn't exist on a GL500 final drive.
 

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Thanks for the information. I guess I can do without it. I will have to call and see if Amsoil makes a synthetic blinker fluid as I don't want to do anything half assed. LOL
 

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are you saying you havent changed the blinker fluid ever?? well you better get on it lol
 

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Don´t listen to them - they´re all wrong!



It´s the final drive lash adjuster bolt. Essential to have final drive lash properly adjusted,especially if you´re doing wheelies on a daily basis.



On a serious note - you can cut that projecting part off, to allow for hitch members to run clear off the rear swing.



A fellow Swedish GL-owner fitted a CX 500 final drive many years ago and cut this part off. Never had a problem with it.



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That stud should back out with some penetrating oil and a little localized heat.



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Well I am also Swedish, on my mothers side (although my Dad was all of the above) so I should not have any problems with that bolt. Thanks for all the information - and laughs. BillRod
 
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