randakks procedure for starting after long layup


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randakks procedure for starting after long layup

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i am going to be following randakks procedure re "starting a gl1000 (i have a gl1100) after a long lay-up".
will be following to the letter but have one minor sticking point ... he suggests using 30w oil for the first start after draining the existing oil.
around here, 30w can only be found in 5 gallon buckets; far more than i will ever use. can 10w-30 be used with good results ?

thanks
joe


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Re: randakks procedure for starting after long layup

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Sure you can not a big deal.............you could add a little sea foam too run for 100-200 easy miles you'll be amazed at what comes out..and then do another oil change, filter etc.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
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wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD.
wing3 : 81gl1100i frame/82gl1100a engine/81cb900 bits. resurrection complete. naked. SOLD.
wing4 : 1977 gl1000 black w/ blue pinstripes; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing5 : 1977 gl1000 black w/gold pinstripes; nearly roadworthy when purchased, NOW RIDING.
wing6 : 1975 gl1000 blue; SOLD

Re: randakks procedure for starting after long layup

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thanks rgb, will do.
i am curious about seafoam as it seems to have its supporters and detractors. will give it a shot on this bike.
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