83 1100 engine crash bars


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whoknowswhy
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83 1100 engine crash bars

Postby whoknowswhy » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:14 pm



Need help when in curve leaning the right side crash bar moves in and touches the spark plug boots, straighten up bar goes back in place, checked engine bolts ok can anyone help.



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Re: 83 1100 engine crash bars

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:35 pm

almost sounds like the frame is twisting. is there any way you can have someone lean the bike over and you look to when you can see the case guard moving inward? its possible you might have a "stress" crack in the frame letting it "twist" as your leaning into a turn. check the forks in the triple tree to make sure they are tightened to factory specs, check the secondary frame where the side stand section bolts up to the main frame, check the swing arm for any looseness or cracks on the underside, and also check the final drive bolts to make sure they are tightened to factory specs.

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Re: 83 1100 engine crash bars

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:01 pm

DO NOT ride this bike again till you find the reason for the crash bar moving. It should be bolted to the frame , it should not move,ever. You should be able to lay the bike over with the crash bars on the ground and they still won't move. There are three mounting points for each bar. Two on the front down tubes and one on the motor mount through bolt below the exhaust headers. Make sure all are tight. If they are tight then take a very close look at the frame, look for cracks or rusty sections the may be causing the flexing/movement. 8-)
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Re: 83 1100 engine crash bars

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:02 am

whoknowswhy, if you cant find anything on your own, TRAILER the bike to a Honda dealership,(or any other "reputable" bike shop), explain to them whats going on and let them,(with you there), go over the bike's frame to see if in fact it does have a crack in the frame. like RoadRouge says, DO NOT RIDE the bike until you know exactly whats wrong with it. something is going on to make that crash bar move like that while your riding. it should NOT move ever unless you unbolt it.

if it does have a frame crack and your riding it, it could lead to a disastrous end. its not worth the risk of having the bike break apart out from under you while your riding it. to put it bluntly, you could get seriously hurt or killed.

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Re: 83 1100 engine crash bars

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:32 pm

RoadRogue wrote:DO NOT ride this bike again till you find the reason for the crash bar moving. It should be bolted to the frame , it should not move,ever. You should be able to lay the bike over with the crash bars on the ground and they still won't move. There are three mounting points for each bar. Two on the front down tubes and one on the motor mount through bolt below the exhaust headers. Make sure all are tight. If they are tight then take a very close look at the frame, look for cracks or rusty sections the may be causing the flexing/movement. 8-)

+1 to the Rouge. He knows what he is talking about. Regards, Johnny




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