found a 82 wing in storage

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found a 82 wing in storage

Postby chargincharlie » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:24 pm

found someone selling an 82 wing said he purchased a storage unit and it was in there here local said been sitting since 2007 How do i turn the engine to make sure its not froze of seized up gas tank is rotted out brake lines are cut guages showing 34k mikes on engine lots of other good parts i can use for my two 82's but what i realy want is a good spare engine is there a way to push it while in gear ? what gear? or another way without battery ? going to look it over tomorrow any ideas appreciated

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Re: found a 82 wing in storage

Postby robb » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:45 pm

Place on center stand, remove plugs, place in gear and physically turn the rear wheel. Could push start but it takes a lot of effort. With plugs removed it should turn with ease.

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Re: found a 82 wing in storage

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:43 pm

Correct, and it will be easiest if you put it in fifth gear, as that gives you the largest mechanical advantage when rotating the engine using the rear wheel.

You have no idea how long it has been in storage, so once you know the engine turns over, do NOT attempt to start it until the timing belts have been changed.

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Re: found a 82 wing in storage

Postby f1xrupr » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:43 pm

My wife thinks I complicate things-sorry.
First thing popped in my head was "no title". Second thing was,"I wonder who has it"?.....third thing was "was it craigslist"?
I think I would take a buddy along, and get plenty of paper work (bill of sale showing vin #, some ID, and a signature).....I know....complcated it didn't I...

My exercise bike is a goldwing.

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