1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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Let's see then: GL1100 weight 266 kg, Weight of sidecar, 85kg or 32% of the weight of the bike. Even so, I suspect that I may desire to beef up the frame after checking for rust. That is more my concern - frame weakening due to corrosion over its 40-50 year life.
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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Yeah, I was thinking of that too. Depending on the frame's design (openings &c) and how much road salt it was exposed to....

On the other and, if the pic you posted is your sidecar it looks like it has new hardware and what you can see of the frame in the pic doesn't look bad but that doesn't tell you if there is any rust inside the tubes....
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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So, I found the compression issue. But I just happen to have a rebuilt head
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Goldwings don't accelerate, they gain inertia.

1978 GL1000 - almost stock - needs a head replaced, parts are ready to install!
1979 GL1000 - Winter project - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
1998 V11 EV Moto Guzzi - 65th birthday present, getting new brake lines - up for sale
And the newest acquisition, 1979 XS 650F to be a sidecar tug. crossy.gif
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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Today's project, Rear rotor needs to be replaced, but Ill just run the old pads from the front, which have a lot of wear left, until the new rotor arrives. Then I'll pull the wheel, put on a new sneaker, replace bearings in the swing arm and the wheel and mount the new rotor. Then the new pads can go in and I should be good.
Goldwings don't accelerate, they gain inertia.

1978 GL1000 - almost stock - needs a head replaced, parts are ready to install!
1979 GL1000 - Winter project - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
1998 V11 EV Moto Guzzi - 65th birthday present, getting new brake lines - up for sale
And the newest acquisition, 1979 XS 650F to be a sidecar tug. crossy.gif
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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This is definitely not good. The cast is broken around the center of the water jacket. I suspect a PO had removed a head and used a pry bar in the center to break off the lower 5mm bolt. The remains of the bolt was still in the tapped hole. It tested good for compression a couple of years ago, but I wonder... Is this a deal breaker?
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Goldwings don't accelerate, they gain inertia.

1978 GL1000 - almost stock - needs a head replaced, parts are ready to install!
1979 GL1000 - Winter project - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
1998 V11 EV Moto Guzzi - 65th birthday present, getting new brake lines - up for sale
And the newest acquisition, 1979 XS 650F to be a sidecar tug. crossy.gif
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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I can't tell exactly from your pic, but the sleeves look to be undamaged, which is where most of the seal would be. One thing I might wonder about would be if the damaged area would become a hot spot, but it's right in the water jacket... I would recommend only OEM head gaskets to insure a consistent seal, though. My 2 cents...
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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I would side with Track on this one…she might get a little more heat in that spot transferring to the coolant, but could be built up if it eases you mind.
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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What is the best way to build it up without losing temper on the sleeve?
Goldwings don't accelerate, they gain inertia.

1978 GL1000 - almost stock - needs a head replaced, parts are ready to install!
1979 GL1000 - Winter project - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
1998 V11 EV Moto Guzzi - 65th birthday present, getting new brake lines - up for sale
And the newest acquisition, 1979 XS 650F to be a sidecar tug. crossy.gif
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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I would be inclined to try something like JB Weld. I have seen some that cures under water, so perhaps that would be better.
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wingrider wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:12 pm I would be inclined to try something like JB Weld. I have seen some that cures under water, so perhaps that would be better.
I took your recommendation and used JB Cold Weld. I'll post pics when I get it leveled out an cleaned up.
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As soon as the cylinder heads are back on and the valve timing reset, the wheels are coming off.

The trailer hitch I ordered from Saber Cycle came without all of the mounting hardware, but with a bit of ingenuity I'll have it ready to go on after the aft end is ready.
Goldwings don't accelerate, they gain inertia.

1978 GL1000 - almost stock - needs a head replaced, parts are ready to install!
1979 GL1000 - Winter project - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
1998 V11 EV Moto Guzzi - 65th birthday present, getting new brake lines - up for sale
And the newest acquisition, 1979 XS 650F to be a sidecar tug. crossy.gif
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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There's a dimple in the JB weld patch on #3, but I think it will seal ok with the proper torque. I have, on my GL1000 head gaskets, used Permatex copper cote spray to assist in sealing. It's had no problems. But I will try this dry and let the gasket do its thing. I have a full top end set of Vesrah gaskets for the GL1100, and since my Honda Shop is moving slowly in parts lately, I'm going to use them. It's a test. It would be a real emergency if I wasn't afflicted with Too Many Bikes Syndrome.
The left side is ready to torque down with the new head.
I'm loosening all the tappet adjusters to allow the cam to spin free until the belts are in place, then I will adjust the valves.
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Goldwings don't accelerate, they gain inertia.

1978 GL1000 - almost stock - needs a head replaced, parts are ready to install!
1979 GL1000 - Winter project - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
1998 V11 EV Moto Guzzi - 65th birthday present, getting new brake lines - up for sale
And the newest acquisition, 1979 XS 650F to be a sidecar tug. crossy.gif
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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I am stealing polished aluminum and chrome off my other bikes to make the 83 ready for Deadwood. So far the heads are replaced, timing belts done, water pump checked out, new thermostat, rebuilt brake calipers and lots of paint stripping and body panel work. Today, a we are putting up a new tower for my daughter's WIFI (she needs a 30 foot antenna to receive any internet here out on the prairie). Then it's almost time to fire it up and synch carbs.
New sneakers are still on the list and on the top shelf in the garage.
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Goldwings don't accelerate, they gain inertia.

1978 GL1000 - almost stock - needs a head replaced, parts are ready to install!
1979 GL1000 - Winter project - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
1998 V11 EV Moto Guzzi - 65th birthday present, getting new brake lines - up for sale
And the newest acquisition, 1979 XS 650F to be a sidecar tug. crossy.gif
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Standard Bill of sale date 7/5/18

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Just a FYI. If you leave your bike over the summer in a storage shed with the fuel lines detached, check all inlets and outlets for mud dauber wasp nests.
Goldwings don't accelerate, they gain inertia.

1978 GL1000 - almost stock - needs a head replaced, parts are ready to install!
1979 GL1000 - Winter project - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
1998 V11 EV Moto Guzzi - 65th birthday present, getting new brake lines - up for sale
And the newest acquisition, 1979 XS 650F to be a sidecar tug. crossy.gif
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The new fuel pump arrived today. The old one was not salvageable. I went with the oem pump. Mother Honda knows best.
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Goldwings don't accelerate, they gain inertia.

1978 GL1000 - almost stock - needs a head replaced, parts are ready to install!
1979 GL1000 - Winter project - custom "Busted"
1983 GL1100 Standard- raised from the dead and back to organ donor status :cry:
1998 V11 EV Moto Guzzi - 65th birthday present, getting new brake lines - up for sale
And the newest acquisition, 1979 XS 650F to be a sidecar tug. crossy.gif
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