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post #5421 of 5497 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 09:27 PM
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Yea darn snow... we are looking at 6-12 inches on Sunday. Driving back form Chicago might take a bit. If this keeps up I'll never get to road test the Wing till mid August!!!

What wimps! Hell, we had over 3 feet of snow in Flagstaff yesterday and I'm not complaining. I even rode Bike grocery shopping and to pick up some lunch.

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post #5422 of 5497 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 11:23 PM
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119766 miles on clock and blew right head gasket .here's my thoughts pull motor and order complete gasket set ,and change every gasket.have 23000 on timing belts.should I put new belts or will these have enough life left for another year or two.
No need to pull the motor and tear it apart. Head gaskets on an 1100 can be changed with the motor in the frame. I would change the timing belts, yes. And I would change the other head gasket too. Source the head gaskets from Mother Honda as aftermarket are just not reliable. There are a few other parts to replace (O-rings, exhaust gaskets, water joint gasket) which also can be sourced from Honda.

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Thanks for the quick response.i was thinking that at 36 years old ,might be due for some major love.could get another 36 years out of her .how often should cam oil seals be replaced.didnt overheat,but did start to blow steam out right exhaust.had 10 miles to get home when blew.really love my bike and ride it daily.

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post #5424 of 5497 (permalink) Old 02-24-2019, 07:18 AM
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how often should cam oil seals be replaced.
When they leak. If they are OK I wouldn't mess with them, probably last another 120K
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post #5425 of 5497 (permalink) Old 02-24-2019, 10:17 AM
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If you go looking for trouble on a 36-year old bike, you are going to find it. A blown head gasket isnít necessarily an indication of deeper trouble with the engine. Watch your exhaust gasses. Steam, as you have already seen, is prolly the head gasket. Oil smoke (blue, grey and lingers) might mean valve seals or rings. A compression test would be a good idea. Absolute pressures are not as useful as relative pressures. A good engine will have each cylinder within 10% of the others.

Your money would be better spent replacing old rubber brake lines with braided stainless, rebuilding calipers, changing control cables, upgrading the coils, cutting out the alternator connector next to the battery. Seafoam treatments to the fuel and crankcase oil. Other low dollar, low labor jobs. You want to spend your time riding, not wrenching.

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Not looking for problems,trying to stay ahead of them.of your list only thing not done since I got bike nov.2017 is braided lines.did the coil upgrade(thanks Dave),did new clutch .did cables twice,didnt like the feel of the aftermarket cables I tried saving money on.did all brake calipers.i am about 4th or 5th owner and have no previous account of any maintenance or negligence of maintenance from PO.just want to keep riding it.not keep fixing it

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Pulled the fairing. Have stainless brake lines coming in, I know it's been said they can be replaced without removing the fairing but I went ahead and removed it anyway. Glad I did, wasn't hard at all and I can finish properly cleaning up under there.
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Thanks for the comments B...... and D!!!

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Trying to finish this job weather is getting Spring-y want to go somewhere. Stainless lines weren't much of a problem except I ordered too short a line up top, settled on a replacement 16" but a 15" with a more angled banjo would be best. Replaced plug wires and caps while in there that was fun getting the original insulation sleeves transferred to the new wires but came out good. It was a good opportunity to get the rest of the mouse pee outta there from when it sat with the PO. Getting there!
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Trying to finish this job weather is getting Spring-y want to go somewhere. Stainless lines weren't much of a problem except I ordered too short a line up top, settled on a replacement 16" but a 15" with a more angled banjo would be best. Replaced plug wires and caps while in there that was fun getting the original insulation sleeves transferred to the new wires but came out good. It was a good opportunity to get the rest of the mouse pee outta there from when it sat with the PO. Getting there!

It will be nice when you can start cleaning it a little, huh?

What is that yellow sticker on the gas tank? I've never seen one before?
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