Things you don’t see every day part 327…

We were down at our mate Dan Miles’ workshop earlier, and he had something a bit out of the ordinary on the workbench. We’re used to seeing BMW S1000RR, Kawasaki ZX-10R and Yamaha R1 motors stripped and rebuilt, but Dan’s got a huge Honda Gold Wing engine in for rebuilding. Well, two of them actually – the customer’s Wing trike has water leaking inside the engine, and he’s picked up a spare engine. Dan’s going to strip both down and make one good lump out of the bits.

GL1500 motor

Gearbox end of the Wing motor

The motor on the bench has had a tough life – it’s already had one piston replaced, and there are signs of a welded repair on the crankcases. But the heads are good, and Dan’s confident he’ll get the job done in a few days…

Gold Wing crankcase repair

What’s happened to the cases here? Scary!

Six cylinders, three wheels...

Honda Gold Wing trike

* What’s the weirdest engine you’ve seen stripped down? Send us pics! superbike@superbike.co.uk

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