GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement


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GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby moffat » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:31 am



I read somewhere that there is a way to replace the cylinder head valve oil seals with out removing the head. Is there an instructional thread on how to do this please?



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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:59 am

I've never done it on a gl but I did do it on a Dodge 383.
I made a spark plug to air hose adapter,brought the cylinder to TDC and secured the crank,Applied about 100 PSI air pressure to keep the valves pushed against the seat while I removed the springs and retainers with a custom built spring compression tool.

It worked fine and could for the bike.IF you can design and build the tool needed to compress the spring.

Normally a vice grip type tool reaches all the way around the head to support the valve.

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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:12 pm

virgilmobile wrote:I've never done it on a gl but I did do it on a Dodge 383.
I made a spark plug to air hose adapter,brought the cylinder to TDC and secured the crank,Applied about 100 PSI air pressure to keep the valves pushed against the seat while I removed the springs and retainers with a custom built spring compression tool.

It worked fine and could for the bike.IF you can design and build the tool needed to compress the spring.

Normally a vice grip type tool reaches all the way around the head to support the valve.


That's the method I've read about - applying air pressure to the spark plug hole to hold the valve in place, and removing springs and retainers from above. I've never tried it on the GL1100, but I've read online where others have done it successfully.

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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:49 pm

It seems like I read about using rope to keep the valves from moving while you change your seals, but then again I could be wrong... :D Maybe an old schooler can confirm this method..

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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby moffat » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:31 am

Thanks for the input, I have found the thread on how to do it

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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:39 pm

littlebeaver wrote:It seems like I read about using rope to keep the valves from moving while you change your seals, but then again I could be wrong... :D Maybe an old schooler can confirm this method..


Yeah, I've read this one as well - turn the engine until the cylinder bottoms out, then thread rope in through the spark plug hole until the cylinder is more or less full of rope, then rotate the engine to use the cylinder to press the rope up against the valve and hold it in place.

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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby moffat » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:20 am

As I could not find where to buy the external type spring compressor I have taken the heads off and replaced the valve seals the conventional way. Thanks for the interest.

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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby Brad`s 2nd time » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:53 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
littlebeaver wrote:It seems like I read about using rope to keep the valves from moving while you change your seals, but then again I could be wrong... :D Maybe an old schooler can confirm this method..


Yeah, I've read this one as well - turn the engine until the cylinder bottoms out, then thread rope in through the spark plug hole until the cylinder is more or less full of rope, then rotate the engine to use the cylinder to press the rope up against the valve and hold it in place.

where did you find this thread ,bikes torn down for winter don`t know if I need to pull the belts off or not ,looking for an instruction guide with no luck thanks
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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby Brad`s 2nd time » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:03 pm

moffat wrote:Thanks for the input, I have found the thread on how to do it

Can you tell me where this thread is please
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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby Brad`s 2nd time » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:02 pm

moffat wrote:Thanks for the input, I have found the thread on how to do it

where did you find the thread ,bikes torn down and ready seals on the bench
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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby Brad`s 2nd time » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:58 pm

Brad`s 2nd time wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:
littlebeaver wrote:It seems like I read about using rope to keep the valves from moving while you change your seals, but then again I could be wrong... :D Maybe an old schooler can confirm this method..


Yeah, I've read this one as well - turn the engine until the cylinder bottoms out, then thread rope in through the spark plug hole until the cylinder is more or less full of rope, then rotate the engine to use the cylinder to press the rope up against the valve and hold it in place.

where did you find this thread ,bikes torn down for winter don`t know if I need to pull the belts off or not ,looking for an instruction guide with no luck thanks

Well after a lot of hhhmmm and hhhaa in the valves seals are done ,our friend Todd Whitehouse (roadrogue) came over with a home built tool and zipped off al 8 seals and replaced em with 8 new seals maybe an hr. and a half. All you need is 4-5 ft. of good cotton pull start rope and a cpl. home built bars and bobs your uncle. Thanks Todd
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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:56 am

Napa has a spring compressor that will work for around $18. Regards, Johnny

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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby redbug » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:41 am

Johnyy Smoke wrote:Napa has a spring compressor that will work for around $18. Regards, Johnny

Johnyy, do you have a part number or a pic of napa spring compressor? Thank you.
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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby redbug » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:43 am

moffat wrote:Thanks for the input, I have found the thread on how to do it

Moffat, how bout a heads up on the thread you found. Thank you...
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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:49 pm

Why, yes I do! http://www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p/BK_7769189
The same one I used for my 1100. Regards, Johnny

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Re: GL1100 Engine valve oil seal replacement

Postby redbug » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:37 pm

Johnyy Smoke wrote:Why, yes I do! http://www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p/BK_7769189
The same one I used for my 1100. Regards, Johnny

Thank you Mr. Smoke


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