Should I be Concerned?


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uman54025
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Should I be Concerned?

Postby uman54025 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:04 pm



I just bought a 1982 Honda GL1100 Goldwing and I am replacing the left side head gasket. Upon close examination, there appears to be an irregular hole near where the left motor case and transmission cover meet. I have pictures attached. Do I need to be concerned?
Hole
Hole
(Close Up) Piece of Case Missing
(Close Up) Piece of Case Missing



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skier
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Re: Should I be Concerned?

Postby skier » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:58 pm

Ah man, now you made me go look. :?

My gl1200 has the same thing going on. What looks to be a hole is basically a rough area in the casting. The piece to the left of the seam in your second picture is the front engine cover. That is sealed with a gasket around the entire perimeter. In my picture below, the shadow is somewhat hiding that area, but it is basically the same as yours. A hot day today in Somerset, I would guess. Lots of people in the Apple River?


uman54025
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Re: Should I be Concerned?

Postby uman54025 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:33 pm

Thank you for looking and your quick reply. You have relieved me of my worries.
It was a pretty busy 4th of July weekend on the Apple River.....not so today.


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