1977 GL1000


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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Kittywigs1
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Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000

1977 GL1000

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Good afternoon and happy new year everyone. I have a 77 gl1000 and It has been sitting in storage for ten years. I was wondering if i decided to totally rebuild this beauty, what the cost would be, It turned over but the engine does need rebuild due to rust i saw in ports. It was passed down from Father in law who today at 73 rides Millennium anniversary edition Goldwing. If anyone could point me in the right direction for advice or site where i could figure out the repair cost. I am doing it anyway just would like an idea. Have a great sunday everyone.


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Fred Camper
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Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000

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Kind of expensive to rebuild these engines. Often they can be unfrozen by soaking in diesel fuel and such. Many a frozen engine runs fine after a spell of running. But rather than a rebuild if it is too far gone, better to get a donor engine from a local Winger.
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SnoBrdr
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Re: 1977 GL1000

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Kittywigs1 wrote:Good afternoon and happy new year everyone. I have a 77 gl1000 and It has been sitting in storage for ten years. I was wondering if i decided to totally rebuild this beauty, what the cost would be, It turned over but the engine does need rebuild due to rust i saw in ports. It was passed down from Father in law who today at 73 rides Millennium anniversary edition Goldwing. If anyone could point me in the right direction for advice or site where i could figure out the repair cost. I am doing it anyway just would like an idea. Have a great sunday everyone.
Another problem with a rebuild is that you can't get all the parts to do it.
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smittyboy734
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Motorcycle: 1978 gl1000..owner 70 cl70 .previously owned 81cb750k,76 cb500T ,78 kz650,71 H1500

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Post by smittyboy734 »

you stated it turns over so that is a good sign, keep those cylinders lubed add an ounce of marvels to each one let them soak cranking the cylinders dry will do more harm then good, try a compression test and see where there at,
Kittywigs1
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Re: 1977 GL1000

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Thank you for comments and yes i have soaked the valves and it had oil and fuel when i cranked it over not dry would never do that. i found rust and moisture in valve ports and on the top of the valves themselves. i have drained all fluids for winter and is now in my double garage looking at me lol it is a beautiful bike. only has 35000 on it. new exaust and seat. lol well winter project to be ready by may i hope.
I live in the Kawartha area, lindsay, port hope, peterborough, millbrook, area if anyone who knows Goldwing boys who like to work on them who can well info and web sites or supply depot close. I hear of one on highway 28 cycle salvage i think it is called.


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