Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
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You're honestly better off replacing the engine. You can weld aluminum, but it won't be as strong, and the engine will be compromised in terms of strength and resistance to warp (i.e. likely to need head gaskets, premature wear...) for a couple hundred dollars you can find a new to you engine, and not worry about welding a cracked block.
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- Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:22 pm
- Location: West Chicago, IL
- Motorcycle: 1986 Honda Goldwing 1200 Aspencade
Whoa!! only a couple hundred dollars for a new engine?? Wow, is that ever inexpensive. But I bet the cost of taking the old engine out and putting the new one in is pretty high, if you can't do it yourself (like me, LOL)! Hope I never have to do that.
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- Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:12 pm
- Location: Bethpage, NY
- Motorcycle: 1981 GL 1100 Interstate
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Used this site to find an engine. Got about 4 responses and one was about 250 miles away. Early morning ride with my son and back. A month later it was runnimg strong. $450 and my labor. Came from Rick's Motorcycles in NH. Real nice people. If you are close give them a call or try the website.
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- Location: United States
- Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100 standard with Honda fairing, Vetter bags and trunk
I had a bad engine and bought a whole parts bike including running engine for $400 - still have plenty of parts to sell to recoup the loss, look for my parts on ebay soon!
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