Head gasket kit


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tallman21
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Head gasket kit

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Hey gang. Looking to replace my headgaskets pn GL1100.

Looks like this should be the right kit for it. Just wanted to make sure and see if anyone had used this before


Athena P400210600976 Top End Gasket Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GVFEA4/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... jBbQJA1YKR


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Re: Head gasket kit

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Most only trust oem HEAD gaskets..but that is the right kit..if only doing the head gaskets I'd buy OEM.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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SilverDave
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Re: Head gasket kit

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My shade tree mechanic absolutely refused to do my Head gaskets unless I bought Honda OEM ( He warranted his work )

He said " The Athena is very good.... but you might not feel that way when it fails ( again ) after 6 months ..."

Just saying ...

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Re: Head gasket kit

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Tallman ; I used a Athena kit 9 years ago , getting ready to go to Sturges . All of the O-rings , and other items were well made , and gave no issues when re-assembling the top-end . Unfortunately , the right side head gasket went south on me up at Kayenta Az. , about 200 miles from home . A "Brother" got off work early , went to N.Valley Honda in Phoenix and scored a pair of OEM Honda gaskets . I had the right side torn down and ready for the HONDA gasket by the time he got there , and that OEM head gasket is still on that motor today . When it comes to head gaskets for a Wing , it's OEM HONDA , or nothing !

Kind of like ; "It's a HEMI , or it AIN'T" ! :roll:


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