Retorque 1984 gl 1200 Heads? Good Idea?


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Retorque 1984 gl 1200 Heads? Good Idea?

Post by warmblood58 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:18 pm



Hello All, bike has been sitting for about 2-3 years. Goldwings are new to me, would it be a good idea to retorque cylinder heads before first fire up or leave well enough alone? I will be draining, flushing and refilling cooling system with appropriate (silicate free) coolant mix after bike runs a bit. Thanks!



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Re: Retorque 1984 gl 1200 Heads? Good Idea?

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:14 am

If the heads haven't been taken off or otherwise disturbed, you're only looking for trouble by retorquing them. Unless you have a good reason (i.e. know or suspect they were done improperly) I would leave well enough alone.

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Re: Retorque 1984 gl 1200 Heads? Good Idea?

Post by ct1500 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:34 pm

If the initial torque was done properly then it's where it is supposed to be.
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Re: Retorque 1984 gl 1200 Heads? Good Idea?

Post by Mh434 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:17 pm

I agree - leave well enough alone. Generally, it's a good idea to re-torque a head if it's been off & re-installed (say, for valve work or similar), but this is usually done very shortly after the original torquing and after a little running time. Other than that, if you fiddle with the torque you may disturb the seating of the head gasket and bring yourself heartache...

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Re: Retorque 1984 gl 1200 Heads? Good Idea?

Post by warmblood58 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:17 pm

Thanks all, good advice, one less thing to focus on. No retorque!

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Re: Retorque 1984 gl 1200 Heads? Good Idea?

Post by WINGER3 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:21 pm

NUMBER ONE IS REPLACE YOUR TIMMING BELTS IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHEN OR IF THEY HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY PO, THE REST IS SECONDARY, AND YES, DO NOT RETORQUE. :mrgreen:


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