1984 Engine removal related repairs

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1984 Engine removal related repairs

Post by cc3125 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:05 am

I just picked up a 1984 Goldwing Aspencade 1200. The bike is in beautiful shape (9 out of 10 condition) and only has 44000 miles. The bike purrs down the road. The stator needs to be replaced. The three yellow wires are already stripped, connected, and heat shrinked. Getting voltage out of two of them but not the third. I can easily remove the engine without assistance. I have never owned a Goldwing. My question is... What repairs or replacements would be good to do while the engine is out? I know that I will replace the stator, water pump, ignition wires, timing belts and fluids. Is there anything else that I should replace that would require the motor to be removed for repair that I may . I paid 1200 for the bike and figure I will put around a thousand or more into it and will still have a screaming deal. Also would like to know a good place to get parts online. I'm not against using OEM parts if advised. Thanks from the new guy.....

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Re: 1984 Engine removal related repairs

Post by ct1500 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:45 am

If it were mine and I was planning to keep it for the long term valve seals and head gaskets would be on the list. If you don't have the tools or knowledge to do them then leave it alone. Someone else with more knowledge of the 12 will chime in if the starter clutch needs to be looked at also.
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Re: 1984 Engine removal related repairs

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:01 pm

You might also want to consider just scrapping the stator altogether and going with a Poorboy external alternator conversion.

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Re: 1984 Engine removal related repairs

Post by wing86new1 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:08 pm

I replaced the clutch pack when I pulled my motor, cheap security and a lot easier to do when it is out of the frame

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