Water in head


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Harryotransport
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Joined: Sun May 31, 2020 12:04 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1982 gl 1100 naked with sidecar

Water in head

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Hi guys never used a hoist or Jack.. took carbs out and right side head off..rear piston had lot of water in it and the trumpet tube from carbs.also removed oil and dirty brown in color no shavings in it tho oil stink of petrol...any ideas on what went **** up..thank gals n guy's



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newday777
Posts: 1879
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Water in head

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Harryotransport wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:52 pm
Hi guys never used a hoist or Jack.. took carbs out and right side head off..rear piston had lot of water in it and the trumpet tube from carbs.also removed oil and dirty brown in color no shavings in it tho oil stink of petrol...any ideas on what went **** up..thank gals n guy's
What is the history of the bike??? Setting a long time?

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newday777
Posts: 1879
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Water in head

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I just searched through your posts to get the information you didn't supply in this post, and got a little information of that it had set up for 20 years in Minnesota? And you had it shipped over to you in the UK? Have you had it fired up since you got it or are you just taking it apart because it was seized?
Were you told in the sale it was seized

If you had gas in the tank and left the petcock on, the carbs could have leaked into the cylinders and seeped past tje ring into the cases filling the cases with gas and oil so check the oil level for gas contamination.
You could also have head gasket leaking the water(should be antifreeze) into the cylinder(s)

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