GL1000 Conrod shells


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GL1000 Conrod shells

Postby GL1000-1976-SCX-593P » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:32 am



I have been rebuilding a GL1000 engine I bought to learn more about my GL1000 bike, whilst doing this I managed to acquire 2 motors for £200.00 a bargain I thought.
I have been looking for Con Rod shells and the book says Pistons 2 & 4 are 13217-371-003 and 1 & 3 are 13223-371-003.
I have just split the second motor to see what condition the shells are in but the ID on the shell says D50-A Std and I cant see any colour mark on the edge which is probably not unusual.
this has made me wonder if this motor is a much later model??
Any help would be appreciated.
Regards John



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Re: GL1000 Conrod shells

Postby Old Fogey » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:33 am

Hi John
All GL1000 use the same shells, regardless of year.
Shells 13215 to 13219 have oil holes and must be fitted rods #2 and #4
Shells 13221 to 13225 have no holes and must be fitted to rods #1 and #3
The rod caps can obviously have either type of shell fitted.
The shells should have a colour mark on the edge which indicates the thickness of the shell: blue, black, brown, green, yellow, thickest to thinnest in that order.


If the shells have no marking, Plastigage or a micrometer that can measure down to 0.001mm is needed to size the journals.

I have found no correlation between colours and the stamped ID on the backs.

You can see the various shells listed in order here: http://www.wingovations.com/bearing-shells/4579471136

You will also see that they are in extremely short supply. Some colours are now virtually impossible to find.
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Re: GL1000 Conrod shells

Postby SnoBrdr » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:28 pm

Old Fogey wrote:
You will also see that they are in extremely short supply. Some colours are now virtually impossible to find.


I/m still amazed that no one has started to produce them on a 3d printer.

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Re: GL1000 Conrod shells

Postby GL1000-1976-SCX-593P » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:19 am

Thanks for the info John, on your website it still shows 2 x 13223-371-003 and if so I will have them.
If you want to send me a proforma invoice, or just let me know and I'll order from ur site.
Thanks.
Ps if you have the above, think I will only need 1 x 13217-371-003 if the 3 ive ordered from Germany arrive.
Rgds John

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Re: GL1000 Conrod shells

Postby f1xrupr » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:22 pm

Hey guys...I replaced bearings in a 1100, and used shells with holes for all 4 cylinders and it does great! That's all I could get. All 4 of my rods were drilled, so it just oils 1&3 extra well. I have 70 psi oil pressure @ 3500 rpm hot-no smoke-runs great! I have put about 5000 miles on it.


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Re: GL1000 Conrod shells

Postby GL1000-1976-SCX-593P » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:55 am

Luckily I managed to find all the shells I needed, but they are becoming very hard to find. thanks to Google and John at Wingovations we are on the road to building the engine back together in the next week or 2 once my new piston rings arrive and the bores have been honed.




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