head marking

Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200A Aspencade

head marking

Post by 5str48 »

Is there a mark of some kind that indicates the left head from the right? Does it make a difference if the heads are not put back on as they came off?

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Re: head marking

Post by geraldm »

On the gl 1200 both heads are identical and will fit either side ( identical part numbers ), how ever you should use a metal stamp and mark R on the right head and L on left head, and install them back on the side they were removed from , you really should buy a good shop book , you will need it sooner or later , some good reading if nothing else . Good luck take your time. geraldm.

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Re: head marking

Post by ekvh »

Just add the obvious that the cams would have to be swapped.

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