Loco Lopez wrote:
That is sweet! I ofter hear people not wanting to rebuilt an engine, but you give me great hope. Was it difficult getting the parts? Did you need oversize pistons?
The engine had done 80K and was frozen on no4 piston. The bores are std and in reasonable condition so I decided to re-build so the engine condition would be known as it is having a blower fitted to it.
I managed to find 4 rods with good pistons on fleabay. Luckily for me the most of the rod sizes matched the ones I was taking out (2) so I could use the shell bearings from the discarded rods.
Note: This would never be my first choice but these shell bearings are virtually unobtainable. If they were available I would have changed them and the crankshaft main bearings.
I got a set of std rings from a Honda civic 1200 ( there is a thread about them in the tech forum), a full seal kit and a gasket set. Biggest part of the whole deal was getting the insides cleaned out. I hadn't done one of these engines since 1975 but it all came back to me. I don't have any parts left so that is always a good sign.
Lets hope the bearing gamble pays off!
1975 GL1000 Sold!
1976 GL1000 "GL1's evil twin" Supercharged cafe racer. Build thread Here
Now in Florida working for a living Ugh!.....projects on hold mostly!