Run a rear wheel in the front.


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ShiftyNV65
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Run a rear wheel in the front.

Postby ShiftyNV65 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:59 pm



Hi, I have a naked '78 GL1000. i want a more bobber style. Can I run a rear wheel in the front? Is it hard to modify?
Also, If I can, can I run '76 wire wheels.
I'm new. I'm not a mechanic. Forgive me if my questions are silly.
Thanks, Shawn
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Re: Run a rear wheel in the front.

Postby Old Fogey » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:36 am

ShiftyNV65 wrote:Hi, I have a naked '78 GL1000. i want a more bobber style. Can I run a rear wheel in the front? Is it hard to modify?
Sorry, not possible.

Also, If I can, can I run '76 wire wheels.
Easy change-over for the rear, bolts straight in. The front not so easy. For a non-mechanic the easiest way would be a complete fork, wheel and brakes swap from an early model.

I'm new. I'm not a mechanic. Forgive me if my questions are silly.

Shawn, the silly questions are the ones you don't ask before you start. Gathering information on your project beforehand is in no way silly.
Thanks, Shawn
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ShiftyNV65
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Re: Run a rear wheel in the front.

Postby ShiftyNV65 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:47 am

Thank you so much Old Fogey.

Direct answers with great explanations.

The news wasn't all good, but now I know.
Thanks


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