gl1000 oil leak after using sidestand


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gl1000 oil leak after using sidestand

Postby garryo » Mon May 04, 2015 3:58 pm



I am rebuilding my gl1000 and have been told that engine could blow smoke after being on the sidestand. is this true and of so can I prevent this during engine rebuild?



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Re: gl1000 oil leak after using sidestand

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon May 04, 2015 5:09 pm

Bad valve stem seals can allow oil to enter the cylinder/s when leaning to the left.

It depends on where the valves fnish up when you turn the motor off.

The bikes can blow a little smoke on startup if left for a period on the sidestand and the valves are in the open position, and you have bad valve stem seals.

It gose away pretty quickly - not a problem in most cases.

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Re: gl1000 oil leak after using sidestand

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 05, 2015 9:50 am

Right. If it is bad enough that you are burning a lot of oil, it means the valve stem seals need to be changed. But for the most part, it is more of an annoyance than anything else.

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Re: gl1000 oil leak after using sidestand

Postby spiralout » Tue May 05, 2015 10:04 am

Normal and nothing you can do to prevent it. Read #1 from Honda in June '75.

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Re: gl1000 oil leak after using sidestand

Postby RBGA_BOB » Thu May 14, 2015 6:17 am

I found with mine, as long as I let the bike get to operating temperature, it gives the rings time to warm up and seat and doesn't leak oil into the exhaust. If I fire it up just to move it and let it sit, it smokes every time.




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