GL1100A Project, White Smoke and Other Issues.

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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade

GL1100A Project, White Smoke and Other Issues.

Post by Tvelez20 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:27 pm

Hey guys!

I've tinkered with a couple of older vespas, and recently decided to tackle my first big bike restoration. Picked her up from a gentle man in Pennsylvania where she collected dust in various sheds for 8 years.

The tank has been pulled and restored, carbs rebuilt with Randakks kit, new battery, oil, oil and gas filters. I got it started a week ago and started running into new problems:

1. There is a lot of white smoke coming off of the right side of the engine. It appears where the exhaust pipes connect to the right of the engine, the small gap between the front-right of the engine and the timing belt case, and the most worrisome is that when I removed the vacuum screw on Carb One white smoke began to leak out of there as well.

My guess is the head gaskets are bad.

I'll try not to overwhelm you guys with all the problems at once, any help is much appreciated! I've wanted a Goldwing since I was 10 years old, and I'm happy to finally be part of this awesome community.

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