GL wheels?


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ned
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GL wheels?

Postby ned » Thu May 23, 2013 5:21 am



Hi all,

I wonder if anyone can tell me about these wheels and if they would fit my 76 GL1000 ? they are on offer and the seller has it as GL1000 but I am sure that only spoke were available for the 1000 range.





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Re: GL wheels?

Postby virgilmobile » Thu May 23, 2013 8:51 am

Well,I've spent a few hours scouring the web and I can not verify what the rims came off from.
They look like Honda style,but the casting design isn't like any I've had.78-88 wings.
My 78 also had spoke rims....
I can't say they that they won't fit but I can't verify that they will either.....

Sorry,not much help from here.....

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Re: GL wheels?

Postby cbx4evr » Thu May 23, 2013 1:51 pm

I was under the impression that Goldwings with spoked wheels could only be fitted with the same spoked wheel. Maybe I read wrong??.

I had a 75 and a set of 79 wheels but was told the 79 wheels wouldn't fit properly on the 75.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: GL wheels?

Postby ned » Sat May 25, 2013 4:41 am

well folks, just to close this thread. The wheels are made in Japan and are 7 star mag wheel. they are also known as Henry Abe wheels and are sold on eBay reasonably cheaply. front is 19" and rear is 16". One thing i like about them is that they fit tubeless tyres (tires).

They were also made for CB750's.

My seller give me a very good price which included a starter motor, starter repair kit and a fuel gauge for just a few dollars above the price of the wheels, so I had a good day hunting for spares.

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Re: GL wheels?

Postby ned » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:38 am

I am in the process of restoring the front Abe wheel and I have few questions for the group. There are two markings on the wheel: 1. JWL which stands for "Japanese Light Alloy Wheel" (no problems) and
2. N.DOT, some kind of DOT marking I think.

N.DOT is what puzzles me. Does anyone know if this is a DOT mark or not.



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