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I hear "leave well enough alone". So my plan changes to clean, paint and polish the engine. Attend to the oil leaks.

Do you think that I should have the heads worked? I could just lap them or bring them to a machine shop for valve and seat grinding. Thoughts?

I took the water pump off today (taking stuff off for cleaning and painting). Isn't there supposed to be a thermostat in the top housing, Well there wasn't. Another hint as to why they replaced the head gasket, overheating issues?
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Do you think that I should have the heads worked? I could just lap them or bring them to a machine shop for valve and seat grinding. Thoughts?
Once again "If it's not broken how can you fix it?"
Your even compression figures suggest that you don't have valve problems.
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In your picture of the camshaft I see some light scaring of the rear journal.
How does the ID of the journal in the head look?
I inspected the journals. There is some scratches, I can't feel any with my fingernail. See the photo. I measured the ID front =26.78mm rear 26.67 mm. Funny because both of those are smaller than the journal measurements I posted before. So much for the accuracy of my measurements.
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The photo of the cam journal looks to me like normal wear not scaring.
Yes there should be a thermostat in the housing .

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No, the wiring does not run through the handlebars, they look like the OE bars to me. Don't worry about the engine, it will be fine.

All of the GL1000 i have worked on had the wiring run through the handlebars !
However there could be differences on the US-model , as far as i now Honda offered three different handlebars heigth for different Countryes .
I aggree with your comment about the engine .

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All of the GL1000 i have worked on had the wiring run through the handlebars !
However there could be differences on the US-model , as far as i now Honda offered three different handlebars heigth for different Countryes .
I aggree with your comment about the engine .
must be the USA never seen then in the bars.

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Below is a passage from the Honda gl1000 service manual. That is why I asked, my handlebars don't have a whole on the base of the neck. I will post the handlebar picture in the next post, I still can't get two pictures to show up in one post
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I still can't get two pictures to show up in one post
Are you using the Advanced Editor?

Scroll down to "Manage Attachments" and there is new menu that opens when you use that button which allows you to attach a lot of pictures, IIRC up to 8 ?

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