i'm replacing head gaskets on my 75 gl1000...


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i'm replacing head gaskets on my 75 gl1000...

Postby fifty1sixty6 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:01 pm



...and I'm wondering if the head bolts are the stretch type or can I reuse the old bolts?



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Re: i'm replacing head gaskets on my 75 gl1000...

Postby tom84std » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:44 am

Reuse the old ones. I've replaced several sets on different bikes. Never a problem.

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Re: i'm replacing head gaskets on my 75 gl1000...

Postby dingdong » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:20 am

Me too. Re-use the old ones.
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Re: i'm replacing head gaskets on my 75 gl1000...

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:19 am

The head bolts ARE of the stretch type - you can safely reuse them...depending on how many times they have been used (i.e. uninstalled and reinstalled) already. At some point, they will stretch no more, and instead will snap.

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Re: i'm replacing head gaskets on my 75 gl1000...

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:32 am

And clean out the thread hole.I had a bit of gunk in the last head bolt and stripped the threads out when it bottomed out.Be sure there clean all the way in to the bottom of the bore hole.
This only delayed the final assembly by 3 days and $50 for a repair kit.

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Re: i'm replacing head gaskets on my 75 gl1000...

Postby fifty1sixty6 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:45 am

Thanx for the feedback.

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Re: i'm replacing head gaskets on my 75 gl1000...

Postby SnoBrdr » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:39 pm

fifty1sixty6 wrote:Thanx for the feedback.


And DON'T go cheap on the gaskets.

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Re: i'm replacing head gaskets on my 75 gl1000...

Postby fifty1sixty6 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:47 pm

Didn't go the cheap way and bought everything OEM Honda parts...a little pricier, but heard its worth the time and money...

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Re: i'm replacing head gaskets on my 75 gl1000...

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:48 am

fifty1sixty6 wrote:Didn't go the cheap way and bought everything OEM Honda parts...a little pricier, but heard its worth the time and money...


Yes, because you won't have to pull it apart and do the job again with the proper gaskets after the cheap gaskets start to leak. :)




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