Bike has set quite a while, check out these plugs


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halcombrick
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Bike has set quite a while, check out these plugs

Post by halcombrick » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:16 pm



Hey guys, sorry I've been away so long, had a blowout on the rear doing 85 on the interstate, I have been sidelined awhile. Here's the deal, 1982 gl1100, has set since June of last year. I went and charged my battery and tried to start her, just solenoid clicks. So I'm thinking hydrolocked, so I take plugs out and crank, you wouldn't believe the nasty rust colored water that came out! Not to mention the condition of the right and left front plugs. Here is some pics, is this normal or am I screwed? Thanks so much guys, Rick
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Re: Bike has set quite a while, check out these plugs

Post by DaveO430 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:28 pm

Dry it out, put some new plugs in and crank it up. Then find out how that water got in there.

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Re: Bike has set quite a while, check out these plugs

Post by seelyark1 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:52 am

If you had water in the cylinder, then it was on the other side of the rings too. I'd look a little deeper before trying to start. How is the oil look? Hydro lock isn't just on the spark plug side of the pistons. Rings don't stop water when it is sitting for a long time.
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Re: Bike has set quite a while, check out these plugs

Post by DaveO430 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:50 am

seelyark1 wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:52 am
If you had water in the cylinder, then it was on the other side of the rings too. I'd look a little deeper before trying to start. How is the oil look? Hydro lock isn't just on the spark plug side of the pistons. Rings don't stop water when it is sitting for a long time.
Yes, and change the oil too, but all the water may not come out so put some cheap oil in it, run it a couple minutes and check for milky oil.



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