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Is there a step by step procedure on how to replace the head gaskets? How many hours will it require BTW.. Its a GL1200 with 62k miles...Is there anything else to do? Thanks, Victor
 

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It's a pretty simple job that takes me about 4 hrs including a trip or two to Tim Horton's for coffee and donuts.

I would do both sides while your at it.

I bet if you search this forum you can find all the info you will need or buy a shop manual which is a good idea anyway for tq. specs and other miscellaneous info.
 

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The manual will have what you need.
 

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Astor123 wrote:
How do you know it's a head gasket problem?

If you are asking of how to replace one than apparently you have no experience and no disrespect intended. People will fire off with their own opinion just to be heard without actually "reading" your question.

Some will say they can do it in 4 hours and I can do it in 2 days but what is the reason for you wanting to get the head off?

Smoke on both side pipes. small drops of coolant under bike






He has coolant coming out the exhaust so he needs to take the heads off and replace the gaskets.



You can tell which head it is by pulling the plugs and rolling the motor over to see if coolant sprays out of one of the cylinders.

Or if it's not a completely blown gasket you can look at the plugs to see if it is clean with no carbon deposits.



that's my 02:dude:
 
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