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new member intro

Postby novabiker » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:38 pm

Hello all, east coast Canadian here (Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia) new to the wing community, not bikes in general, quick background, i got in to bikes when i was 20 (23 years ago) and ive allways been in to vintage bikes. I have actually owned over 30 bikes,restored quite a few of them, mostly japanese bikes from the 70s, this year my fiance decided she was not going to ride anymore, just on back with me, so i was offered an 86 bmw k100 in the spring so i bought it as a 2 up touring bike....well needless to say i did not like it, nor was she comfortable on it, sold the beemer and picked up an 81 gl1100 interstate a little over a month ago....honestly i never thought id own one, but im really loving it so far, and so is she, i have put about 2000klms on it so far...comfyyyyy, and the thing runs like a top, she has 240,000 klms on it and i swear it stars when my thumbprint gets within a cm of the
while im kicking around i was offered a running parts bike for super cheap....its an 83 interstate, question is will a lot of the parts interchange?

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Re: new member intro

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:00 pm

I'm sure plenty of the parts will interchange. The gearing in the transmission is different, but I believe most of the other parts are pretty close to plug and play...

If you get a copy of the parts manual, it lists which year model parts are the same, and which aren't...

Welcome to the site... enjoy the ride
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Re: new member intro

Postby Mh434 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:35 pm

From another Canuck (out on the far left coast - as far west as you can go without getting your feet wet...) welcome to the world of 'Wings...and to the best 'Wing forum there is!

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Re: new member intro

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:31 am

Woo Hoo, another Canuck joins the forum, welcome aboard. :D
Most of the 83 will be a direct bolt on to the 81, brakes and wheels are different but can be swapped in as complete assemblies. Subtle change in the gear ratios but if you are not mixing the tranny gears themselves it wont make a difference. A parts bike is always a good thing to have around if you have the space. Some parts are getting hard to find and can fetch a good price on line. 8-)
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Re: new member intro

Postby themainviking » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:28 am

I know absolutely nothing about what fits what on those bikes, so all I am in this thread for is to welcome you to the forum. This is without a doubt the best and friendliest Goldwing forum on the internet, and you will have a great time here. Once again, welcome to GoldwingDocs.
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Re: new member intro

Postby Mag » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:27 pm

Ya, I am with Viking on this....he knows nothing about what fits on those

Welcome in to the crew, hope you enjoy your stay.

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