Honda GL 1000 anf GL1100 fork compatibility


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Honda GL 1000 anf GL1100 fork compatibility

Postby eldredej75 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:30 am



Hi Guys

I have recently bought a 1979 GL 1000 that has front end damage ie forks, wheel bent. Gl 1000 parts are harder to find in South Africa than Gl 1100. I don't want to be foolish about this and buy a set of 1100 forks and front wheel only to find that perhaps the brake calipers don't fit, or the front chromed fender does not fit on the 1100 forks.

Since i have to replace the whole front of the bike, can I get away with 1979 front fender on 1100 forks, GL 1000 brake caliper mount onto 1100 forks or would it be safer to rather source GL 1000 forks from another source ie eBay ?

Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks



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Re: Honda GL 1000 anf GL1100 fork compatibility

Postby Old Fogey » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:37 pm

You will need 80-82 1100 forks, these will fit the steering head without any problems. The late 1000 calipers and brackets will also fit the 1100 fork sliders if they are 80-82 but not the 83. Those years 1100 front wheel will be fine. The cast 83 one will not be.
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eldredej75
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Re: Honda GL 1000 anf GL1100 fork compatibility

Postby eldredej75 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:36 am

Thank you very much I will keep that in mind.


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