Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Haltom city Texas
You just never know about head gaskets,some run a long time ,mostly I think that are run on a regular basis will outlast ones tha set,.i had a 75 1000 that had to have the gaskets replaced but none of the other 5 never needed it done.
Go with OEM gaskets,as much trouble as they are to change,donít cut corners,there one bolt way down low that is hard to see.
I donít think Iíve ever heard of a wing cracking a cylinder.if it were cracked,I donít think it would blow water but might be coolant in the oil?
What you see is typical wing blown head gasket,with the front off to do the belts you might replace the water pump,some time when the WP goes you might see oil or water coming out the weep hole in the pump cover.
Love chasing white lines but they are difficult to catch.Hate drivers with no STOPLIGHTS.
1968 Kawasaki Avenger
1969 H1 Kawasaki
1991 ST 1100
1991 SE Goldwing.
1995 BMW R 1100RS