Spare Engine, Storage?


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Spare Engine, Storage?

Postby pricey1123 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:03 am



Hello, When I purchased my GL1000 I also brought a spare engine that came with the sale (Might as well since it was sitting with the bike :lol: )

Anyways I want to rebuild this engine completely and keep it just incase the other has a turn for the worst (fingers crossed my current engine will last another 30+ years with service & maintenance). The only thing is it looks like its from an earlier model, The engine thats in the bike now is a 1979 engine with no kick start where as the spare does have a kick start so my guess is its an earlier model but I may be wrong.

So my questions are will it fit in the KZ frame if the spare is from a K0-K1-K2 model? And when this engine is complete it'll probably be in the garage or shed for quite a few years so whats the best way to keep it rust/seize free?

The engine will be fully rebuilt now as if I leave for 30+ years parts may no longer be available/very difficult to source



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Re: Spare Engine, Storage?

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:04 pm

Long term engine storage.
I had a 1100 complete engine.Plugged every hole and FIlled it full of diesel fuel,including the cylinders.
Whatever it takes to keep the moisture out.

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Re: Spare Engine, Storage?

Postby pricey1123 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:39 pm

By full do you mean completely full or just where the high/low is on the engine oil check?

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Re: Spare Engine, Storage?

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:49 pm

Absolutely full.no air with moisture to oxidize the metals.

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Re: Spare Engine, Storage?

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:49 pm

1977 was the last year of the kick start. My 1977 has a 1978 engine and they are pretty close to identical in size less the kick start fitting. Your old cover would likely replace the one on the earlier engine (1975-1977) so it could be a dead ringer for the one you have.

The fill with diesel sounds like a great idea to store an engine. I keep going to mine spare to spray carb fogger into it. Not as good as a solution as mentioned above.

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Re: Spare Engine, Storage?

Postby pricey1123 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:43 am

When I strip it I'll try find a spare rear cover that doesn't have a kick start, Saves messing around in the future and can just bolt on and be on the road again within a few hours. Also do the earlier model engines have different carbs? Will my carbs be compatible as the later model has a smaller bore diameter?

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Re: Spare Engine, Storage?

Postby terryt » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:08 am

Hi. I have fitted a 1977 engine with kick start in my KZ "so I could still ride it in the summer" mine was playing up, once out I could checked out the engine knock and clutch plates. once i sorted it out so swapped them back and put it back in storage with its mate. I have just left the oil in and put some in the bores stored in a dry garage with a thick blanket covering them ;)

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Re: Spare Engine, Storage?

Postby bernarddubuc » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:18 pm

Hi
Here is the place for info on your spare engine. http://www.randakksblog.com/gl1000-vin-codes-etc-explained/

http://www.Randakks.com is the best place for old wing info in the usa along with the http://www.NGWclub.com

Lucky you
Ben




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