Stray gl1100 in backyard!


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tnhomestead
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Stray gl1100 in backyard!

Post by tnhomestead » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:25 pm



Have had a gl1100 in my lawn for a loooooooong while, finally found out how to title it. Ran when parked, but tank full of rust. Going to see if it turns over this weekend then decide if it's worth fixing and riding! I will probably soak the tank in vinegar for a while (out of vinagron for leather work) then switch to electrolysis to finish it. Wish me some luck cause I need it! :D



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Wilcoy02
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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


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Re: Stray gl1100 in backyard!

Post by Wilcoy02 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:39 pm

Check the pistons on the brakes before you ride it.


By the way


GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

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Re: Stray gl1100 in backyard!

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:57 pm

If you really want to keep this bike and have intentions of riding it, the first thing you should do, BEFORE even attempting to crank the engine over, is to change the timing belts. They will not be in good shape after having sat for so long, and who knows how old they actually are. There's a fair chance one will break when you start the engine up (or shortly thereafter), and when that happens, it can hole a piston and basically scrap the engine.

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Re: Stray gl1100 in backyard!

Post by tnhomestead » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:11 pm

Will it hurt to turn it over by hand? Don't/can't afford to throw money into it before I know if it will at least turn over! Thanks for the advice

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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


98 valkyrie sold 8/16

Re: Stray gl1100 in backyard!

Post by Wilcoy02 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:59 pm

Yes you can turn it by hand. Get the belts at napa
belt 250274
fuel filter 3011

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Re: Stray gl1100 in backyard!

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:27 am

tnhomestead wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:11 pm
Will it hurt to turn it over by hand? Don't/can't afford to throw money into it before I know if it will at least turn over! Thanks for the advice
Not at all. You may want to take the plugs out first, so you're not fighting against compression. A belt is not likely to break when being turned by hand, and even if it did, you would feel the resistance of a valve hitting a piston, and know not to keep forcing it.



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