just got a 1982 gl1000 what do i have to keep a eye on timing belt ect.
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?