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Old 12-29-2012, 11:20 PM   #7
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Location: Sunshine Coast B.C.
Oddometer: 4,198
Originally Posted by Twilight Error View Post
Could go either way.

I just tore into my 1150 for a new clutch and a leaking right head gasket. I figured while I've got one head off, I'll pull the other and clean the carbon off that one too.

I'm glad I did, I found a valve that was burned and not seating properly.

Prussian Blue tells the story:

The valve is toasted and is only a matter of time before it left me stranded somewhere.

This GS has 103k miles.
If you plan to keep the bike get both heads done. New guides, new exhaust valves, grind/lap intakes, new seals.
Good for another 103k
Old enough to know better....
Young enough to try it again
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