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engine

Postby petarm1 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:16 pm



good day folks started dissmantleing the wifes 79 gold wing today. i would like to know where is the best place to purchase a master rebuild kit for her engine.
i am hopeing just the head gasket is no good on the right side. but since there was no coolant in the rad and all was in the engine i will be doing a complete overhaul. i dont want to buy all the parts sepperatly if it can be helped. been surfing the net but coming up empty.
thanks petar
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Re: engine

Postby Old Fogey » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:34 pm

Sorry friend, there ain't no such thing! You have no alternative to buying the parts separately.
Be aware that doing a complete overhaul on these engines is a bank account breaker!
Pull the head(s) first and see what problems you have, before even thinking about stripping it.
Gaskets: Athena or Vesrah aftermarket gasket kits are both good. For total surety use OEM head gaskets but I have found the ones from either of these kit are ok.
If you do strip it, you may need bearing shells if the engine has had the water in the oil for a long time. I have a load of con rod shells in stock if you need them and some mains but not many. However I also have contacts all over the world that may have what you need.
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Re: engine

Postby petarm1 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:57 pm

thanks . i dont know how long the coolant has been in the oil. when i drained the rad this morning it was empty. i didnt get much oil or coolant out when i drained the oil but it was well mixed. the previos owner said once he noticed coolant comeing out of the right side exaust he shut the bike down and parked it. i will remove the engine from the bike and put it on my bench and give it a good look over. i will get a gasket set/waterpump/timeing belt and usual stuff.randak cycle shakk seams to have some carb kits. but i am going to get as much oem stuff as i can.
thanks for the info. petar

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Re: engine

Postby Old Fogey » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:09 pm

Honda no longer do a gasket set as such. Again you would have to buy all the gaskets separately; expensive! The aftermarket ones I mentioned are perfectly ok. In fact, I have Athena gaskets in my own bike and am currently looking into stocking them.

I can supply you with timing belts too. Top quality belts for half of what you will pay for the Honda ones. Just click the logo below.

Do a real good search on-line for the water pump. I've seen them vary from £115 right up to $169 !
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Re: engine

Postby petarm1 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:37 pm

thanks i will keep that in mind
thanks petar

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Re: engine

Postby Old Fogey » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:40 am

Old Fogey wrote:Honda no longer do a gasket set as such. Again you would have to buy all the gaskets separately; expensive! The aftermarket ones I mentioned are perfectly ok. In fact, I have Athena gaskets in my own bike and am currently looking into stocking them.

I can supply you with timing belts too. Top quality belts for half of what you will pay for the Honda ones. Just click the logo below.

Do a real good search on-line for the water pump. I've seen them vary from £115 right up to $169 !


That should have read $115 for you guys over there. Here they can be anything from £90 - £140!
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Re: engine

Postby rowejimf » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:56 am

I've used this site and have had very good luck with them as a source. Plus, they're located in Canada.

http://www.partsnmore.com/parts/honda/gl1000/?filters[fitting]=custom

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Re: engine

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:42 am

Did you know that the gl1000 piston rings(expensive) are the same as the hOndaatje civic of the same age(cheep).So are the rod bearings,although a bit of trimming is needed.
Don't skimp on the head gasket.Cheap won't work there very well.




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