Engine swap


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702scottc
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Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100 Interstate (sold)
1990 GL1500 Aspencade (sold)
2005 GL1800

Engine swap

Postby 702scottc » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:27 am



I'm getting ready to remove the engine from my 1990. I'd really like to remove it as complete as possible but the manual says to remove the RH intake? Any reason why it won't come out with it attached? Would be easier to remove both manifolds as an assembly once the engine is out of the frame. Any advice from someone who has done an engine swap would be appreciated.



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702scottc
Posts: 252
Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 12:12 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100 Interstate (sold)
1990 GL1500 Aspencade (sold)
2005 GL1800

Re: Engine swap

Postby 702scottc » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:55 am

Update, I answered my own question. The RH manifold has to come off, won't clear RF upper mount with it on. Once all the little things are removed the engine comes out fairly easy. I used my Matco bike lift to remove the the engine, works great. Much better than using a floor jack, easy 1 person job.

dvcruz
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Location: San Jose, Ca
Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade
1983 GL1100 Interstate

Re: Engine swap

Postby dvcruz » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:23 am

As soon as I can find a suitable engine, I plan on replacing my '93 engine (it has no 4th gear). Any pictures, hints or words of wisdom you come across while you do your engine swap would be great. Since I'll be doing the job by myself, I'd be interested in know how "easy" it was to pull and replace the engines.
I'm sure other owners would be interested in what you have to say.
Thanks.
dvc
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