1983 Honda Goldwing Aspencade GL1100A Parts Help!!!


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1983 Honda Goldwing Aspencade GL1100A Parts Help!!!

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Hello everyone! I'm in need of some help. Last December I bought my first ever Honda Goldwing. I bought it for $700 and it was in mint condition with only 60K miles on it. I took it in to get inspected and to have an oil change when my mechanic stripped the threads on the transmission cover and now it won't stop leaking oil. We have tried several things to fix the threads and stop the leak but all have failed. We have opted to replace it but its turning out harder than we thought. It appears that no one is making OEM parts or any aftermarket covers that fit the bike. We have bought some covers online but each time the covers are either from a different model or the bearings in the water pump is shot. Wondering if anyone could help me? I have tried for months to find a replacement but to no avail. Any and all help would be appreciated! Would prefer to get a new one but a used one in good condition would also work.

Here is a link to the diagram of the part
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda ... water-pump
Thanks!



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Re: 1983 Honda Goldwing Aspencade GL1100A Parts Help!!!

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Any gl1100 front cover should fit. If you choose not to repair.
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There are plenty of ways to repair the drain plug threads in that cover. Take it to a local machine shop, and they will fix you up.
1. Drill and tap for oversized drain plug.
2. Helicoil or other thread insert repair.
3. Weld up hole and re-machine for original thread size. (this will also be the fix if you have cracked the boss)

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My Jeep's oil drain leaks. I just wrap up the drain plug bolt in teflon plumber's tape before screwing it in. No leaks.
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dingdong wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Any gl1100 front cover should fit. If you choose not to repair.
The mechanic said that the cover from the interstate would possibly work but since the Interstate's cover is missing the slot for the sensor that tells it what gear it is in, it might not start without the sensor. He is hoping to find a replacement and not put the bike together and have to tear it down if the bike needs the sensor.
Have you tried this with yours?

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Hey, I have a cover(plus lots of other parts) from a 1983 Goldwing GL1100 Interstate. you are welcome to it, all I ask is you pay shipping. I'm in Tennessee. so what ever it cost to ship to where you are at. drop me an email at albinoredneck@ gmail (dot) com.
I'll try and dig the cover out and get some picts of it.

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this is what I have.
I can either send the oil filter cover or not,, up to you. same with the drain plug.
as you can see this cover has the neutral shift indicator.
if you need the water pump cover or the thermostat cover,,I throw that in too.
I don't have the bolts,,,well I have them they are just thrown in a old coffee can all mixed up with many other bolts and parts.
the water pump, i have, is shot. the bearings are toast... but if you want it as well I'll throw it in.
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albinoredneck wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:40 pm
this is what I have.
I can either send the oil filter cover or not,, up to you. same with the drain plug.
as you can see this cover has the neutral shift indicator.
if you need the water pump cover or the thermostat cover,,I throw that in too.
I don't have the bolts,,,well I have them they are just thrown in a old coffee can all mixed up with many other bolts and parts.
the water pump, i have, is shot. the bearings are toast... but if you want it as well I'll throw it in.
Thanks for the pics! Im going to send these over to my mechanic and see if this would work. Ill get back to you!

Thanks again!



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