Does anybody happen to have a cylinder head for a gl1200 lying around? one of mine broke where the 10mm bolt goes in at the bottom, so it just pisses out oil now... not a happy teddy bear!! Anyway i live near glasgow for the purposes of postage, so if anyone has one that i can have that would be amazing!!
1984 Gl1200 interstate, now in new shiney red paint, which obviously makes it go faster!!!
No! (Or at least not cost effectively).
I had the same on my 12 when I got it. Someone had forgotten the little bolt when taking the head off.
It had been repaired with plastic metal or something similar, but did not seal at the gasket face and eventually, oil was finding its way through the repair as well.
I picked up a gash engine cheap on ebay where someone had got the timing wrong putting new head gaskets in and bent the valves.
If you are getting a cylinder head for a 1200 be careful as there are 2 different types.
Some have exhaust gas recirculation ports and some do not.
The unit in the picture below has the recirculation post shown.
The ones without have this area flat and level with the top of the inlet port.