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crack block

Postby mikem » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:02 am

Can a GL1100 1982 block be welded. I have a small crack at the top left side mounting post that goes through the block.

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Re: crack block

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:33 am

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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Re: crack block

Postby maestro319 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:57 am

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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Re: crack block

Postby mikem » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:11 pm

I'm rebuilding this engine I got it back and I crack the right side top next to the mounting stud. The crack isn't that long but all the way through.

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Re: crack block

Postby wrichar7 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:50 pm

have you ever hear of J&B weld may like to try it but i would agree with wingAdmin just get an engine but if it is small try some j&B weld... just an idea

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Re: crack block

Postby goldtr6c » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:28 am

I you opt for welding, I would try to find a welder that is aircraft certified.

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Re: crack block

Postby ramdam1 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:48 pm

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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Re: crack block

Postby BRIANINMAINE » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:44 am

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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