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Broken Wing


Post by old horse »

I just picked up a 77 GL1000 with 16k original miles . The engine was stuck so I removed the heads and found the cylinder walls pitted beyond repair. So either I find a used engine or sell the bike for parts. Does anyone have any other ideas about what to do.
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Post by Rat »

Welcome to the 'Wingdom …

Probably a used engine in your future ?

Try an ad in the 'Wanted' forum.

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Post by pidjones »

Are you certain this is beyond repair? These old 'wings can recover from fairly serious rusting as long as the gears are Ok. I have "shaved" ( single-edge blade held in hemostats) corrosion from the walls and had better compression on the rusted side than the "clean" side.
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Post by GL1-242 »

with that low miles nothing else should be worn. If you do part how's the stock seat. I could use a 77 seat for my LTD.
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