Seeking cylinder head advice


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Wirelic
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Seeking cylinder head advice

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Hi All

I have a 78 GL1000 that I’m in the process of restoring. It has 54,000 miles, was running good when parked. Unfortunately PO let fuel tank rust.......
But my question now is,that since I have a lot of the bike disassembled, do you think it would need valves ground, maybe new valve guides? I’m just not familiar enough with what mileages these wings go without needing that kind of service. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. I couldn’t find any specifics about this on the forum, but I’m sure it must be here someplace.


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Rambozo
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Re: Seeking cylinder head advice

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Not likely. Many would consider 54k barely broken in.
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Wirelic
Posts: 42
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:11 am
Location: Green Bay, WI
Motorcycle: 1978 GL1000
1986 Suzuki Cavalcade
1977 Triumph 750 Bonneville
1978 GL1000 Goldwing
Previous: 1969 Honda CL450
1981 Yamaha Virago 920
1965 Honda 150
1967 Triumph Mountain Cub

Re: Seeking cylinder head advice

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Thank you, Rambozo. It’s like the old saying, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
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