Cool at last


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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ontheside
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Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100 fitted with 1985 EML sidecar and Squire Trailer

Cool at last

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Radiator like new plus 18mm
Radiator like new plus 18mm

It is a very happy day here in central France. I have just collected my totally rebuilt GL1100 radiator from the specialist and it looks MAGNIFICENT! The original core has been completely removed and a new core of increased depth (+18mm) inserted. To the untrained eye the radiator looks identical to the original, the guys have done a great job adding 18mm and circa 30% increase in cooling capacity.The overheating problems experienced during our very hot summers will be a thing of the past and the old girl (1980 GL1100 fitted with EML sidecar) will be happy and cool once again. I will post some photo's in the member pictures area.


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Excellent!

I hope installation goes well and you have many more years of riding ahead on that classic.
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Looks like an excellent job - it looks new.
ontheside
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C-dub wrote: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:56 pm Excellent!

I hope installation goes well and you have many more years of riding ahead on that classic.
Thanks C-dub, I bought the bike in 1980 and the chair went on in 1984 when my son was born. I am sure she will appreciate a new radiator! I recently managed to track down some pads for my EML brakes so more miles to enjoy in the future.




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