just got a 1982 gl1000 what do i have to keep a eye on timing belt ect.
Welcome to the real bike pages and as TWW said, grow a new pair of eyeballs.Congrats on your new Wing. I would keep my eye on the road to begin with..... LOL... There are a few guys on here with earlier model Wings that can give you excellent advice on what to watch for so learn from them. Ride safe and enjoy the forum..
I felt the same way. Really the belts were not hard, the hard part was just getting everything out of the way.Welcome from Canada DV. My '82 had over 80,000 miles on it and ran like a top. As Joe says, it is an 1100 and she burned a bit of oil but not to worry. Proper maintenance is key. Unlike JeffM, I wouldn't even attempt to do the belts...I'd screw it up. I have a good mechanic and put my trust in him.
p.s. mine was maroon, quite a looker.
If the price is around $200-300, get it. Look at the cross hatch pattern on cylinder walls, if still there, the block is ok. Crankshaft bearings (the 2 half circle plates where the piston arm goes) should have some wear but not too much. I had bad compression on one of the cylinders when I bought mine and instead of fixing it I found a replacement engine with 24K for $110.I am looking at an ad for an 84 Wing where the engine is now disassembled and the seller does not know its status. The rest of the bike is also stripped from the frame. It could be a fun project, but how could I evaluate its' condition and cost to rebuild or replace the engine?