1983 GL1100 Engine Now Opened it up today

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1983 GL1100 Engine Now Opened it up today

Post by wilbo »

For those who were following my initial thread on 'have you seen an engine worse' I have now opened her up today with the assistance of my Dad, it was a B@$tard of a time separating a crankcase that has been together for 39 years! Anyway as you can see in the photos below I was pleasantly surprised at the state. Only really light surface rust and some thick tar like oil that I should be able to remove. The gearbox looks in great condition as a 32,000 mile engine should do. I will strip everything out of the cases tomorrow and start the clean up, I can also get the cases vapour blasted by a friend and I will respray them. I reckon for a few hundred Dollars I will have a sweet engine that I know is good. The primary chain looks spot on also and he internals are not the horror story I was expecting but it needed splitting. As my dad taught me many years ago, if a job is worth doing its worth doing right!

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Re: 1983 GL1100 Engine Now Opened it up today

Post by WingAdmin »

Looks good! Very minor wear on a few of the shifter dogs, but nothing I would even think twice about. Everything else looks great!
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