Are new pistons available for 1982 GL 1100?


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Are new pistons available for 1982 GL 1100?

Postby asafranski » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:17 pm



I stopped at a local Honda dealer and wanted a quote for new pistons for a 1982 Goldwing. I was told they are not available. I am hoping to rebuild the engine but want new pistons. 3 of 4 pistons are over the spec diameter on the piston skirt. One person told me you can't rebuild a 1982 engine because of how the engine was cast.

Anyone have any suggestions. Thanks.



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Re: Are new pistons available for 1982 GL 1100?

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:26 pm

Of course you can rebuild an 82 engine. That person was an idiot.

However, you won't be doing it with new pistons. The best you can do is to find someone selling some used ones. There won't be many of those - most people just sell off used engines, and you should be able to find a decent 1100 engine for around $250-$350.

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Re: Are new pistons available for 1982 GL 1100?

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:19 pm

Here is one , it's all I could find new

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Honda-Pisto ... 1c23eb5cba
lots of used to choice from on *bay

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Re: Are new pistons available for 1982 GL 1100?

Postby asafranski » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:13 pm

Thanks for both replies. Gives me a little hope not to give up on this engine.

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Re: Are new pistons available for 1982 GL 1100?

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:14 pm

If your in a bind,I'll check mine.
I've got a set I saved from a teardown.
As I recall,that engine had uneven compression but ran.

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Re: Are new pistons available for 1982 GL 1100?

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:15 pm

Set of four.Pulled from a poor compression engine(95,140,135,125).May have been valves,I just used it for spare parts and rebuilt another.They still have the bearings and rings,FARM fresh.
Skirt measures 2.952"
top measures 2.936"
top(not the dome) to the bottom of the skirt measures 2.392".




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