This is the start of the 1975 GL1000 restoration. The bike was stripped to the frame and engine disassembled. Because of coolant contamination the engine had to be cleaned completely and new rings and seals installed through out the engine.
Here you can see the antifreeze hardened on the inside of the valve cover. This was the case throughout the inside of the engine. In 1975 honda had a recall on the welch plugs in the head and this bike never had the update done. they replaced the zinc style plugs with steel to stop the leakage problem.
Here you can see the engine going back together with one cylinder head to be installed yet.
Here the engine is rebiult and is ready to go back in the frame. All new gaskets,seals and rings have been installed along with a new clutch and water pump.
Here the rebuilt engine and carbs are back in the frame.
Here all the components are coming together.
Here she is all complete and she runs great. Its so suprising how smooth and nice these bikes were.