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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 hole 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
I could have been wrong, most of the 1000s I have worked on within my memory span have aftermarket bars anyway.

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Cleaning up the heads today I realize that there are two copper gaskets in each exhaust manifold tube, not on both heads, just the one he changed the head gasket on. I guess when the guy replaced the head gasket (backwards) he didn't pull out the old copper exhaust gaskets, just put new ones on top of them. I guess that couldn't have hurt much, just makes me very skeptical of any other work he did. I don't think I see any evidence of the engine being touched anywhere but the head gasket replacement.
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Following the theme of never leaving good enough alone, I countered popular opinion and took the valves out of the left head. Actually for a reason, I have some new valve oil seals and I figured it would do no harm replacing them. Below is what I found. It looks burned, but you couldn't see it when the valve was installed. It was perfectly round. The seat looks ok.
Do I have to go find a new valve? Are there new valves or do I need to get a used one?
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Yes it looks burned, no there are no new ones.

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The new valve is on order. Found a NOS intake valve. So far it has been nice working on this bike, lots of parts available for inexpensive prices.

So while I wait for the heads to get sorted, I am cleaning the engine getting ready for paint

Question, what paint should I use? I see that VHT makes a universal aluminum, sp127 that looks like a close match.
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I have seen on this forum that some have used Duplicolor DE1615 Aluminum paint and it seems to be a good match for the engine color. Probably a good idea to put some high temp clear coat over it also to help protect it.

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A quick update
I got the new valve, I lapped all the valves and will be putting the heads back together over the weekend with new valve seals. I decided not to have the valve seats machined. The lapping looked really good, so I will just leave them all alone

I am going against the popular advice in this room about not opening up the lower end. I know it sounds like I am not listening to good advice, and I really appreciate and respect the advice. I certainly don't want it to stop. Let me explain myself

When we first got the bike I changed all the fluids and started it up. It did start, ran very rough, and burned LOTS of oil. At first I thought that the PO had filled the cylinders with oil to protect it from rust,but it did not stop. Oil coming from both sides.

As the motor sat on the bench, I would rotate the crank for one reason or the other, without the heads, each time the rings would push out a thin line of oil. Clean the Pistons of oil, and the Pistons would just push out more ripples of oil.

So I decided to take a look. I just don't want to put the engine back in the bike just to have to tear it down again. Perhaps a silly decision. Wish me well

So my plan is to leave as much alone as possible. If everything goes well I will hone the cylinders and new rings. Check the bearings, but leave them alone if they measure up right
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So after just a few short weeks, this is where I am! I promised myself I wouldn't start any restoration until I got to a bare frame. Only ran into a few strange things. The handlebars don't seem to be stock, Don't the stock ones have a hole in the bottom so you can run wires through them. Mine don't. I spent a lot of time bagging and tagging and taking lots of pictures.

Some engine concerns (one big one). I will talk about it next post.


WOW i thought you were just going to replace a few things...Looks like you are starting from the bones.....Good for you.
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Following the theme of never leaving good enough alone, I countered popular opinion and took the valves out of the left head. Actually for a reason, I have some new valve oil seals and I figured it would do no harm replacing them. Below is what I found. It looks burned, but you couldn't see it when the valve was installed. It was perfectly round. The seat looks ok.
Do I have to go find a new valve? Are there new valves or do I need to get a used one?


K&L Part # 14-6070.. About all you will find. E-bay is loaded with used ones.

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