Hole in the block


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Hole in the block

Postby imfree » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:20 am



Ok here is the problem, it is an 81 Gl 1100 that has a hole in the block on the top in line with the #4 cyl the hole is on the right side of the case,the engine runs with no knocking noises.What caused the hole?Please advise.Thanks Joe



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Re: Hole in the block

Postby MJSantos » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:28 am

Can you get us a picture, it will give us a better idea.

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Re: Hole in the block

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:37 am

Without seeing a picture of the hole it's tough to tell, but if it's in toward the center, holes in that location are typically caused by broken connecting rods punching through from the inside - however you would typically hear a LOT of noise if it was running with a broken conn rod in it.

Hate to say it, but the best, easiest and cheapest solution is to replace the engine. You can find a decent 1100 engine for around $250, then keep your old one for spare parts.

That said, I've had a spare parts GL1100 engine sitting in my garage for five years now that I haven't taken a single part from - these engines are normally pretty indestructible.

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Re: Hole in the block

Postby imfree » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:37 pm

Do you want to sell your engine? If so how many mi does it have and how much do you want for it? This bike has over a hundred thousand with what appears to have been no maint.at all.the oil looks like it might be original from 1981,it belongs to a young kid,which I guess never took care of it,So now it is time to pay the piper.




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