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head bolts

Post by urbanmadness » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:59 am

On a GL1100, do you replace the headbolts when you change a head gasket or head?



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Re: head bolts

Post by David-Mantle » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:05 pm

You can change them if you wish but so long as the threads and heads are good then reuse them by all means. Personally I re-use without a second thought but each to their own.
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Re: head bolts

Post by SteveB123 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:32 pm

urbanmadness wrote:On a GL1100, do you replace the headbolts when you change a head gasket or head?


Factory manual mentions nothing about headbolt replacement.
Reuse is fine unless damaged.
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Re: head bolts

Post by 1fastgl1100 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:03 am

look em over real well, a touch of lock tight (my personal choice) and torque as required and you should be fine.

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