78 and 82 compatability


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Rumman
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78 and 82 compatability

Postby Rumman » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:13 pm



Anybody know if brakes from a 78 will work on a 82 gl1100? I aquired a 78 parts bike on trade and need brakes.



Rumman
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Re: 78 and 82 compatability

Postby Rumman » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:55 am

well it turns out tha brakes are not compatible which is what i was hoping for. the pistons in the calipers are a totally different diameter. suck for me.

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Re: 78 and 82 compatability

Postby SnoBrdr » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:39 pm

Rumman wrote:well it turns out tha brakes are not compatible which is what i was hoping for. the pistons in the calipers are a totally different diameter. suck for me.


I think you should check to see if the whole front end can be switched over.

I know some can.

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Re: 78 and 82 compatability

Postby maintainer » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:21 pm

You really wouldn't want the single piston calipers off an 78 to replace the double piston calipers on an 82. That really going backwards in stopping power. Just rebuild the 82's brakes, parts are reasonable.
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SnoBrdr
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Re: 78 and 82 compatability

Postby SnoBrdr » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:40 pm

maintainer wrote:You really wouldn't want the single piston calipers off an 78 to replace the double piston calipers on an 82. That really going backwards in stopping power. Just rebuild the 82's brakes, parts are reasonable.


Doh, I misread it.

Thought he was going the other way.




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