GL1100 1981 Con rod weight Codes


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GL1100 1981 Con rod weight Codes

Postby birkco » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:44 pm



GL1100 1981 Interstate.

One of my Con rods has been worn and needs to be replaced.

Manual says that the weight codes need to be followed, my other con rods are coded C.

I might be able to get another rod E. Can I uses this toghether with the 3 marked C ??

All a bit confusing especially when one goes into the bearings required.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Re: GL1100 1981 Con rod weight Codes

Postby foxhound0511 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:24 pm

My manual says they are labeled with a letter and number like C 1,2,3. I wouldent risk it you dont want to throw your crank out of balance. youll wipe out all the bearings over time.

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Re: GL1100 1981 Con rod weight Codes

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:46 pm

I've never seen a worn connecting rod. Can't you change the bearing, and rebush the small end?

Or, get a replacement rod, and have the rotating assembly balanced.
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Re: GL1100 1981 Con rod weight Codes

Postby birkco » Wed May 01, 2013 10:14 am

SteveB123 wrote:I've never seen a worn connecting rod. Can't you change the bearing, and rebush the small end?

Or, get a replacement rod, and have the rotating assembly balanced.


SteveB123,

I have been told that as one of the big end bearing was spinning and as a result the con rod and crank shaft were worn, the con rod should be replaced or standardised, but this might shorten the rod and the crank needs to be replaced.

It seems that a straight replacement of a con rod is not the answer as the weighting should be the same? Mine are marked C2.




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