gl1000 oil leak after using sidestand

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gl1000 oil leak after using sidestand

Post by garryo »

I am rebuilding my gl1000 and have been told that engine could blow smoke after being on the sidestand. is this true and of so can I prevent this during engine rebuild?

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Post by Aussie81Interstate »

Bad valve stem seals can allow oil to enter the cylinder/s when leaning to the left.

It depends on where the valves fnish up when you turn the motor off.

The bikes can blow a little smoke on startup if left for a period on the sidestand and the valves are in the open position, and you have bad valve stem seals.

It gose away pretty quickly - not a problem in most cases.
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Post by WingAdmin »

Right. If it is bad enough that you are burning a lot of oil, it means the valve stem seals need to be changed. But for the most part, it is more of an annoyance than anything else.
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Post by spiralout »

Normal and nothing you can do to prevent it. Read #1 from Honda in June '75.

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Post by RBGA_BOB »

I found with mine, as long as I let the bike get to operating temperature, it gives the rings time to warm up and seat and doesn't leak oil into the exhaust. If I fire it up just to move it and let it sit, it smokes every time.

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