1978 gl1000


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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john hawkins
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1978 gl1000

Post by john hawkins » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:14 am



hello

any tips on removing the pistons from the conrods please as I am rebuilding my engine and I thought it was time for new pistons

any help would be appreiciated

cheers john



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Re: 1978 gl1000

Post by DenverWinger » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:32 am

I haven't had a Goldwing engine apart to this extent, and the parts fiche doesn't show it, but in most cases there's a snap ring on either end of the wrist pin in the piston, remove the snap ring and you can slide the wrist pin out of the piston.

Unless there's a hole in one of your pistons or otherwise damaged beyond usable I wouldn't try to replace them. Internal engine parts for a GL1000 are all but impossible to find anymore.
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Re: 1978 gl1000

Post by john hawkins » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:35 am

sorry no snap ring on this model

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Re: 1978 gl1000

Post by fatalbert » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:46 am

I believe they have to be pressed in with I hydraulic press. Confirm this before trying. Make sure you can find the necessary parts before doing all this or you might wind up with the "bike in a box".

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Re: 1978 gl1000

Post by john hawkins » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:33 am

Yes I have been informed by old fogey that it's a professional job hydraulic press
with heat so I will just be cleaning up the old ones .thank you for the reply



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