Gear Ratios


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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Gear Ratios

Postby Solina Dave » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:51 am



Can anyone tell me if the transmission, and rear end gear ratios, are identical between the 1978 and 1979 GL1000 model years?

Thank you..................Dave


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Re: Gear Ratios

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:23 am

Solina Dave wrote:Can anyone tell me if the transmission, and rear end gear ratios, are identical between the 1978 and 1979 GL1000 model years?

Thank you..................Dave


They're identical in all GL1000 model years.

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Re: Gear Ratios

Postby Solina Dave » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:37 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Solina Dave wrote:Can anyone tell me if the transmission, and rear end gear ratios, are identical between the 1978 and 1979 GL1000 model years?

Thank you..................Dave


They're identical in all GL1000 model years.


Thanks again. I suspected as much, but I wasn't sure.
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Re: Gear Ratios

Postby Old Fogey » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:40 pm

Yes, but........

If buying a used final drive, be aware that there was an after market kit made by Gem with lower ratio, in fact I believe they did two different ones. I can't remember offhand what the actual ratios were (maybe 3.7:1 and 3.9:1, perhaps? Standard is 3.4:1).
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Re: Gear Ratios

Postby bellboy40 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:42 pm

My riding buddy used to have a 75 GL1000 back in the day and he put one of those lower ratio rear drives on his. As I recall it was a 4.0:1 ratio.




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