gl1000 from 78 opinion


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gl1000 from 78 opinion

Postby pedrocorreia27 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:43 am



hello guys!!
just need opinion about gl1000 from 1978!!
i alredy have one gl1000 from 1976 is going well but somethimes give same headakes normal things!!!
but am here to ask few things about new gl from 1978!!
the bike is melbourne to sale price is 3500 aust dollares and is not runing at seven years is all original and body looks very coll!!
but engine not running and last time the owner start bike make white smoke from left pipe!!
what could be this????
if put batery check points and have look on carbs what you guys think????
the bike should start our no???
what should do more?????
am ok doing few things on bike!!!
about price is lot four not runing bike,is all original with books and tools!!
regards pedro



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Re: gl1000 from 78 opinion

Postby D2D » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:30 am

Hi Pedro,
The white smoke could be either fuel getting by the floats in the carbs on that side or you have a head gasket problem with coolant leaking by.
If it's a carb issue, you may be able to clean it up with some seafoam in your gas; but I would suggest a complete removal and cleaning of the carbs to ensure there be no problems down the road.

I's also suggest you check your fluid level in the radiator and the overflow tank and if low, check your oil for signs of water. I'd also pull the valve cover on that side and see what it looks like under there; milky white deposits will indicate a head gasket leak.

good luck

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Re: gl1000 from 78 opinion

Postby pedrocorreia27 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:48 am

hi!
thanks lot for help!!
owner gone try start bike and then gone talk with him!!!
mayby is water in engine!!!
gone check water to see if have oil!!
thanks lot
pedro

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Re: gl1000 from 78 opinion

Postby dingdong » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:51 am

That converts to $3717.00 US dollars. In my opinion that is way too much for a bike that has sat for that long. A fully "rebuilt" gl1000 "might" go for that much here. As to the smoke from the left side that is normal for all older Wings that sit on the side stand. Probably nothing to worry about.
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Re: gl1000 from 78 opinion

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:13 am

Too much to risk on a bike that sat with an issue for seven years. Talk him way down or walk away.

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Re: gl1000 from 78 opinion

Postby D2D » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:10 pm

I wouldn't pay more than half of his asking price on a bike that might have an issue and as mentioned above sat for so long. Good luck Pedro.

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Re: gl1000 from 78 opinion

Postby pedrocorreia27 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:09 am

hi thanks lot for help and opinions!!
i no is lot but not may bikes like that here melbourne!!
gone wait for him start bike and then go and have good look!!
about money dont want pay this!!
think is lot to!!
regards pedro

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Re: gl1000 from 78 opinion

Postby seabee_ » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:38 am

You have the right idea. I would wait until the owner gets the bike to start. He's asking too much for something not running. Good luck with it.
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Re: gl1000 from 78 opinion

Postby pedrocorreia27 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:09 am

hi thanks lot for help!!!
if owner call and bike star let you guys no about what is real problem!
if not start looking for other golwing
in australia not many around!!
all best and good trips pedro




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