project aspencade 84


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j.maclean
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project aspencade 84

Postby j.maclean » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:40 am



Well 1 month in the shop and $3000 lighter, I am finally picking up my bike this afternoon. Looking forward to many miles of trouble free driving (fingers crossed) Here is what I had done: head gaskets, carbs rebuilt, new water pump, timing belts, starter cleaned, choke cable, rear caliper rebuilt, forks polished to get some marks out and new seals, and a new exhaust front to back (plus new exhaust is 10lbs lighter then the original :-)

When removing the head it was discovered at some point in the bikes life that the original head was replaced, the original head I believe was 4 valves per cylinder and the head that is on there now is 2 valves per cylinder, does going from 4 valves to 2 make any difference in performance? Is older wings a 2 valve system or 4?

Safe riding everyone!
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Re: project aspencade 84

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:45 am

I'm not aware that any wing is a 4 valve per cyl.

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Re: project aspencade 84

Postby j.maclean » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:53 am

You may be right I am just going by what the guy that is doing the job is telling me lol I am novice at this myself. Maybe he was sniffing some gas or oil before I was chatting with him yesturday lol :-P That is why I threw that out there to hopefully get some info about it. Thanks!

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Re: project aspencade 84

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:43 pm

All Goldwings have always been 2 valves per cylinder. It would be quite a job to convert it to 4.




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