Where is the leak?


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barrettmusicman1
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Where is the leak?

Postby barrettmusicman1 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:25 pm



Hello, I've been restoring a 1983 1100 Goldwing and have the motor pulled out. While cleaning the motor up I noticed a lot of oil under the left side where the valves are, left side if you're facing the front as if you are sitting on the bike. Please see pictures, I'm assuming that is a leaky gasket? Thanks!
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RBGERSON
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Re: Where is the leak?

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:22 pm

Could be leaky valve cover dripping down while on the side stand, bad exhaust o ring..spitting oil/gas out while running, head gasket leaking to outside not into cylinder///,
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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barrettmusicman1
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:15 pm
Location: ocala, FL
Motorcycle: 2012 Honda Goldwing 1800 ABS (love of my life)
1983 Goldwing Interstate 1100 w/sidecar (rebuilding for my mom to use)
2014 Honda CTX 1300 (traded in on 1800)
1997 Honda Magna (SOLD)

Re: Where is the leak?

Postby barrettmusicman1 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:29 pm

Thanks! The valve cover gasket is going to be replaced anyways since I have a new one, might as well do the others.

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spiralout
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Re: Where is the leak?

Postby spiralout » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:23 pm

Irrelevant, but what's up with the purple? Did you take the pics with an HTC One by any chance?

barrettmusicman1
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:15 pm
Location: ocala, FL
Motorcycle: 2012 Honda Goldwing 1800 ABS (love of my life)
1983 Goldwing Interstate 1100 w/sidecar (rebuilding for my mom to use)
2014 Honda CTX 1300 (traded in on 1800)
1997 Honda Magna (SOLD)

Re: Where is the leak?

Postby barrettmusicman1 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:28 pm

No, took with my iPhone but the light I was shining is a weird light that doesn't give a clear light, it has red and this other color. It's bright but I think it's used for hunting or something, which I don't do.




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