1985 goldwing aspencade water on valves


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1985 goldwing aspencade water on valves

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Does anyone know how water get in the valves? Bike has been setting up for 6 years. It’s not antifreeze. Water and rust on valves. Valves are closed so I’m hoping pistons are ok. Thanks for any input.


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Welcome to the forum.

You're in Louisiana and it's been sitting for six years. Everything is rusted.
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Did that water come through the breather?
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the water comes in through the spark plug threads. the little drains in the head clog and the water sits in the plug pockets. it will happen every time it rains or you wash the bike. happened to me a few times. pull the plugs bump the starter. do not look at the hole when you do this!
run down to hackberry and bring us some dem shrimps!
used to be a fellow round your parts called flash. great guy! did some land speed records.
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Ok. Thanks for the response. This rusted the valves would it be ok to run like that, or would it be better to pull and clean the valves and replace seals? Had some shrimp the other day. YUM!
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Davistw655gmail.com wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:11 pm Ok. Thanks for the response. This rusted the valves would it be ok to run like that, or would it be better to pull and clean the valves and replace seals? Had some shrimp the other day. YUM!
the seals wont be rusty. way i see it, if the valves were open, i would pull em. if closed, i would rotate the engine slowly (plugs out) and squirt oil on the valves. watch to see if they seem to catch and stick in the guides. if no sticking in guides, spin engine with starter a few times to clear oil from cylinder, install plugs and fire it up. watch the purty smoke roll out and salute the flag!

i used to ride down to the boats and get those IQF shrimp and put em in my saddlebag with ice on top. the other bag carried the case of beer. i only lived an hour from there tho.

lots of things i miss about back home, lots i do not. it gonna be crawfish season there soon. i may have to get down to my sons house and see if they any good this year. lol
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Hey! Thanks for the info. The valves are closed. I was thinking that it would be better with them closed. I’m ready for some crawfish!
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Had a chance to try and spin the motor today. After using my shop vac to get what water I could out. The valves were open and there was lots of rust in the spark plug holes. Tried to turn over the engine, it’s STUCK! Starter just binds up. If I pursue this project sounds like a complete tear down.
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Davistw655gmail.com wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:16 pm Had a chance to try and spin the motor today. After using my shop vac to get what water I could out. The valves were open and there was lots of rust in the spark plug holes. Tried to turn over the engine, it’s STUCK! Starter just binds up. If I pursue this project sounds like a complete tear down.
With the plugs out, fill up the cylinders with ATF (automatic transmission fluid) and let it sit for a few days, see if it makes any difference.


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