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Anyone in MI know GL650's very well??? I'm in SERIOUS need of some help putting mine together, bought her from a member who had her stripped to the frame to part her out, got MOST of the parts to get her going down the road, I think, but figuring out what goes where, and how, is not easy when you've never inspected one, let alone wrenched on one...



If it were a CX500 I could take it from the frame and build her back up no problem, stripped my parts bike down to nothing in 4 or 5 hours, although she was already missing a few parts, but not much...



So If you're in MI, and wanna help someone out royally, know anything about GL's, preferably the 650, and have a weekend or a couple week days, or any days to spare, please let me know!!! I have a nice brand new tent, or a couch, and a room in the house dedicated to bike work, although there's a moped in there that needs to be rebuilt, it can move easy enough if I had a hand...
 

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cdyoung,



I am new to the forum... and I just found your post. I have a GL650 Interstate. I wish I would have I would have logged into this site when you had your issue. How did your rebuild go?



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cdyoung,



I am new to the forum... and I just found your post. I have a GL650 Interstate. I wish I would have I would have logged into this site when you had your issue. How did your rebuild go?



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It didn't go so well. Once running he said it didn't run for long and the engine seized. Then I believe he continued to parting it out.
 

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Yikes. Sorry to hear that it didn't go well.



Thanks for the reply.


Actually I should correct myself. I don't remember if it actually seized. But there was some talk about metal flakes in the oil. But I don't remember if the engine was opened up to check out where the said flakes came from.
 

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Yikes. Sorry to hear that it didn't go well.



Thanks for the reply.
The engine didn't seize, but the rod bearings are fried, literally welded itself together... The oil pickup was clogged, it ran for a decent amount of time, but I only rode for 5-10 minutes, then knocking, stall, and it would turn over, and sound like it wanted to fire, but it wasn't turning over fast enough. It took me about a week to put it together once I just cracked down and figured it out, bout 2 days to 1/2 ass it to see what I was missing, a day to tear it down and put in what I was missing, a day off for stitches in my finger from drilling a broken screw, my ex said that when you can see bone on a knuckle, you HAVE to drop a build and get it stitched up, doc's said take it easy for a while, so I gave it a few hours, then about 3 days to rebuild properly and test ride. I tore the engine down to absolutely nothing, if I had new bearings I could get the crank repaired and make it run, course I am in the process of selling the firing parts, stator, pickups, coils, timing, all that fun stuff, and have tons of other parts available.



The bike had some serious balls for the test ride, at least compared to the 500, which is one of few bikes I've ridden, a Rebel 450, my 500, a Shadow 600, and I think that's it at the time, also ridden a 1200 Sporty with the 883 gears, and wasn't impressed. So I'm debating on whether to get another GL650 someday, or the CX650, I love the GL's tank and side covers, but the CX's rear end... Maybe I'll get both and figure out how to combine them lol, who knows, but I think my dream bike is a V65 Magna.... Still has the 80's Honda look, with some SERIOUS balls, everything else looks like a Harley, and I don't wanna look like everyone else lol
 
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