Cracked center stand crossmember


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Cracked center stand crossmember

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yup it is busted in need of welding, figure I am going to have to sling her and hang her from my hoist frame.
I am looking at removing the rear tire/fork, exhaust and anything else that may be in the way of a good repair.
I am open for ideas/hints.
The worst part is that when the bike was put on the center stand it would rest on the engine back cover :o and it would sort of squat on one side. Also very hard to get it off back on the ground specially if the ground is smooth.
More fun, yippee. Oh yea this is on my new to me 1981 GL1100 standard.
Got to have that center stand working it is a must.


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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

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That's kind of a common thing on 1100s. Water gets inside that cross piece somehow and rusts it out from the inside.
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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

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This bike was originally in ported to the island from Arizona, so it had a pretty dry start.
But since here is the tropics and rain storms not to mention Hurricanes cause floods well you get the picture, at one time or another the bike was driven trough flood waters.
Figure I will leave a small drain hole on the right side so it will drain when resting on the side stand.
Since this is a known problem depending on the amount of internal corrosion I might replace the complete crossmember with galvanized steel tubing.
Thanks for the input.
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I had the same happen to my '75 GL1000. I found it easier to buy a good used frame and replace the whole thing. It's amazing how much you learn and how easy it is to clean everything during the process!

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I removed mine totally and welded in a straight tube across. Lifting it with a hoist gives pretty good access to weld. I pulled the swingarm too. If you get it straightened out decent, it might be better to make one piece of half a tube notched a bit to fit on the motor side where you won’t get in well with the filler rod.
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Side stand sub frame FUBAR too :(

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Just when I thought the center stand was going to be my only worry, haa haa .
Luckily the part is available woo whooo .
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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

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Take a look at Wingovations website. There's a detailed instruction on there, with pictures, on how to protect these frames from further rot , where the drain holes should be and how to prevent them from getting blocked up.
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Awesome, the rest of the main frame looks great.
Thanks.
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'Impossible' is just a level of difficulty! The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask first!

( Seriously, you haven't read all 115 pages of my http://www.wingovations.com website ?? :shock: )
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Thanks for the link, i will check it out.
Figure mother Honda didn't think this bikes would have such a long term appeal.
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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

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Finally I can get back to wrenching on the naked wing cracked/corroded center stand frame mount.




Figure that this is a good time to inspect and or replace the clutch. 8-)
Does anyone out there has a frame they can cut this part off, I am game for a replacement.
Otherwise i will try my best to repair this one, it ain't going to be pretty but it will be functional.
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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

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*****
......400ml /15oz of thin /creaping tectyl was sprayed in this ('75 GL1000 K1) frame(s) holes etc. and then the frame was turned over 3 x 360 degr. during a long time.
During that procedure the tectyl dripped out at several holes and corners untill it was hardened....what a mess......see the cardboard beyond the frame.

Specification: Valvoline - Tectyl ML Rust Protection Spray 600ml VE20110
Solvent-based premium corrosion inhibitor as an aerosol
Is water-repellent and has good penetration
Corrosion protection especially suitable for hollow profiles and rolling equipment
Hardens to an amber, waxy, semi-solid, translucent film

I trust that this was sufficient for the rest of the life of this relatively new frame.









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