Engine blow by.


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Karlokonek
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Motorcycle: 1978 Honda goldwing GL1000 with 1983 GL1100 engine.

Engine blow by.

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I combined and Frankensteined a few bikes together to come up with my 1978 GL1100. The motor is an 83 GL1100 that has now developed quite a bit of blow by, like you can feel it inches away from the oil fill plug. I’ve been chasing misfire issues for a while now and I think I found it. My question is, should I rebuild or find another pull motor to just swap? Then if rebuilding is the best are there any good Frankenstein upgrades? I know 1200 pistons aren’t much bigger, aka slight bore. Are there any other good part swaps I can pull to really squeeze a little more power out of their old girl?


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Re: Engine blow by.

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internal engine parts are now UnObtainium.....
and horribly expensive.

better to find a good running engine.
~John

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Karlokonek
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Motorcycle: 1978 Honda goldwing GL1000 with 1983 GL1100 engine.

Re: Engine blow by.

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I was thinking that may be the case. I assume I will need bearings along with gaskets/seals and pistons and rings. Seems like it should be expensive
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