PARTS AND ADVICE FOR YOUR 'OLDEN GOLDIE'
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In the meantime until we have the kits in, you may find the odd one that you need HERE.
GL1000 CON-ROD KIT. only $289 ($309.50 inc.)
GL1000 MAIN BEARING KIT. only $149 ($164.50 inc.)
SAVE $30 off total ! We pay shipping & PayPal fee !
GL1000 COMBINED KIT. only $438 ($468 inc, $438 !)
EACH BUTTON PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING FROM GERMANY WORLDWIDE, PLUS THE PAYPAL CROSS-BORDER CURRENCY FEE
IF YOU NEED TO PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE KIT, THE EXCESS SHIPPING WILL BE REFUNDED TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT
GL1200 CON-ROD KIT only.
GL1100 CON-ROD KIT only.
GL1100 MAIN BEARING KIT only. $149 ($164.50 inc.)
GL1200 MAIN BEARING KIT only.
GL1100 COMBINED KIT.
GL1200 COMBINED KIT.
YOU THOUGHT THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN, DIDN'T YOU?
As most four cylinder Wing owners will already know, shell bearings for the crankshaft of these engines are now virtually extinct.
Yes sure, the odd one will turn up now and again, but then you need the luck of the devil to be in the right place at the right time to snag it.
Talking with Ray, my friend and cohort in Germany whom you know as the manufacturer of our beautiful stainless steel brake pistons, we decided to see if something could be done about this situation.
We decided to take a more logical approach than Honda originally used, since the size difference between the thinnest (yellow) and the thickest shell (blue) is only 0.032mm / 0.00125”. There is no way anyone, other than someone with Honda's vast resources, is going to have five different grades manufactured and two different versions of each grade of conrod shell depending on whether they have oil holes or not, for three different engines!
It seemed to make sense to go for the one size that might suit most engines, the brown mid-size shells.
Most engine with original thin shells that have run high enough distance to require replacement shells will usually take the next thickest without complaint. I've done it many times through sheer necessity. The thickest shells are rarely in demand.
We have now had bearings for the GL1000 conrods manufactured by a German factory. For the main bearing kits for the GL1000 we have had to resort to one of the best regarded Chinese companies to get anything near a reasonable purchase price. This company supplies OEM bearings to the Asian car industry, so we are very comfortable wth their quality. Again, we are going for the mid-size shells.
SO, COMING SOON TO AN ENGINE NEAR YOU, INITIALLY FOR THE GL1000:
CONROD KITS, MAIN BEARING KITS (which will also fit the GL1100) AND COMBINED KITS
Expensive? Yes, of course! You are buying high quality ultra-precision parts made in small quantities, specifically sized for your application.
And have you seen how much you are going to have to pay for NOS Honda bearings, if you find any?