Best aftermarket gasket kit for GL1100 head gasket job? - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: CNY, New York, USA
Posts: 453
Post imported post

I put an order into HDLparts Friday.. but they still don't know if any of the parts are in stock, and it may take weeks to find out if I can get the parts, and to actually get them. Basicallywaiting on them is probably a waste of time.



It ended up being about $180 for everything, but I'll pay it for the quality. I am VERY skeptical of using anything other than OEM parts after I got screwed by the sabercycle aftermarket water pump garbage.



I might take my list of parts to the dealer and see what they can do, and if they want to price match hdlparts, etc.. Or just go on to eBay and order an aftermarket gasket kit. Which I could probably still have by the weekend if I order it right now.



Can anyone vouch for a good aftermarket kit?
Tom2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 09:45 AM
Honda Guru
 
rayworx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jackson, California, USA
Year: 1988
Make: Honda GoldWing
Model: 88 GL1500
Posts: 2,003
Post imported post

I can't vouch for any aftermarket gaskets. I'd go ahead and seek out the OEM gaskets at a local dealer. They can also do a 'parts search' to see if any other local dealer might have them in stock.
The difference you might pay in hopes that they might 'price match' from HDL probably won't be worth the potential wait.

Ray
88 GL1500
rayworx is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: CNY, New York, USA
Posts: 453
Post imported post

Yea.. Back from the dealer.

He said he could get all the parts. Some parts were at other dealers, some parts were through Honda. He said it would probably be around $240 for them to do it.

I told him I'd think about it. If anything maybe I'll just get the OEM head gaskets if they can get them reasonably, and the rest aftermarket.



I guess I need to give HDLparts another day and hope they can tell me for certain whether or not they can get the parts. If the dealer can get them, I dont see why they couldn't..
Tom2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 12:33 PM
Moderator
 
Bike...and Dennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA
Model: 1987 GL1200 Interstate 290,000 miles
Posts: 21,530
Post imported post

Did you try Western?

My honest opinion though is, if your local dealer is willing to try, spend the extra $60. Face to face is a good thing.

None of the dealers willstock parts for our bikes.

Why ain't we ridin'?
Bike...and Dennis is online now  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: CNY, New York, USA
Posts: 453
Post imported post

Id like to go local too..I just can't afford to throw that much money away..Especially because then you have to pay sales tax as well.

Just called HDLparts again. They said they can get everything from Honda! Said they should have it Thurs/Fri. Sweet!

I just hope hes right.. I'll be happy.
Tom2 is offline  
Closed Thread

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > Goldwing Technical Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gl1200 Head Gasket...Gasket problems rttoy Goldwing Technical Forum 26 12-30-2015 12:57 PM
recommended aftermarket Gasket Kit A for 1985 aspencade 1200? unixguy Goldwing Technical Forum 11 05-08-2012 08:02 PM
How to set timing belts after a head gasket job? Tom2 Goldwing Technical Forum 14 07-13-2010 06:01 PM
Head Gasket Job GL1100 terryd9244 Goldwing Technical Forum 7 06-21-2010 12:40 PM
Looking for cheap head gasket/engine gasket set Subavettes Goldwing Technical Forum 4 06-03-2006 09:39 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome