1984 Interstate engine swap


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Big Ed
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Location: Ontario , Canada
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Interstate
1981 Honda Silverwing GL500

Silver to Gold

Postby Big Ed » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:06 pm



Howdy.
Currently I own a Honda Silverwing GL500 Interstate. I'm buying a 1984 Goldwing Interstate . The engine is damaged and I have a new serviceable engine ready to swap. Any swapping tips would be great.
Thanks . Big Ed
P.S. This site is fantastic.



Big Ed
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:17 am
Location: Ontario , Canada
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Interstate
1981 Honda Silverwing GL500

1984 Interstate engine swap

Postby Big Ed » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:31 pm

Howdy.
Any tips for an entire engine swap ? The original engine is damaged internally and I have a new engine I can swap. Any Tips or procedures would be great.
Thanks . Big Ed

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thrasherg
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Re: 1984 Interstate engine swap

Postby thrasherg » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:09 pm

I think we need a bit more info, you state you have an 84 interstate with a dead engine, but what year/model is the replacement engine from? That will have a big impact on what we suggest you look out for.. Obviously you need to make sure the replacement engine runs and is in good order before fitting it. Before you fit the new engine in your bike, it might be the perfect time to replace/verify the alternator (less effort to do it whilst the engine is out of the bike).

Gary

Big Ed
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:17 am
Location: Ontario , Canada
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Interstate
1981 Honda Silverwing GL500

Re: 1984 Interstate engine swap

Postby Big Ed » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:46 pm

Hi Gary.
It's an 84 goldwing Interstate. 1200. The newer engine (bike) is the same model and year and is being used a a parts bike. The engine is in good running order , however I will at least change the belts . I am trying to find out about the stator etc. I also want to address what I can do (replace) only when the engine is removed . My main worry is the drive shaft - motor union area ....will it slide out easily.
Thanks




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