82 to 83 front wheel swap


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82 to 83 front wheel swap

Postby thehorseman1955 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:26 am



i noticed riding my 82 asp last fall that the comstar? front is getting a little play in it. i bought a 83 cast wheel with rotors and a good tire for 50$.is it a direct bolt up or do i have to change speedo drive,rotors,or? thanks


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Re: 82 to 83 front wheel swap

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:48 am

As I recall,expect the worst.I believe I had to custom fit and grind the spacer to get the rotors to align properly.It's a best guess for me.Fortunately it doesn't take much to try.

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Re: 82 to 83 front wheel swap

Postby thehorseman1955 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:48 am

thanks, anyone else know a little more.i was hoping to change wheel bearings as well. and would like all needed parts at hand i.e. 82 rotors,calipers or whatever so i dont pull her down and then chase guessed for parts.thanks again
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Re: 82 to 83 front wheel swap

Postby HyperPete » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:45 pm

I remember reading somewhere that you need the spacer from the '83 to make it fit properly, and you need to swap rotors as well.

EDIT: Found what I remembered here: http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/111255.html

And the quote:
I just put 83 wheels on my 82 A and I had to use the axle nut and spacer that came with the 83 front wheel. They were slightly different than the ones on my 82. I can't remember if they were shorter or longer. but without them, I had spacing trouble on my front calipers. The rear wheel was direct fit no trouble. The front wheel I bought came with complete axle, speed sensor and rotors. The rotors measured the same size as the ones already on the bike.


So I was wrong about the rotors.
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Re: 82 to 83 front wheel swap

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:05 am

I just swapped a 83 wheel onto my 82 aspy, it was a straight forward swap. used everything from the 82 , rotors, rotor spacers, speedo drive and complete axel. The only parts from the 83 were the bearings(new), spacer between the bearings,seals(new) and the wheel itself.
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Re: 82 to 83 front wheel swap

Postby thehorseman1955 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:35 am

thankyou all.i just bought an 83 axle with spacers.so after i get new bearings and brake pads i will give it a try.i am sure your info will help the others thinking of this swap
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Re: 82 to 83 front wheel swap

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:49 am

Nice looking bike by the way...WingAdmin. didn't sell it to you did he.. :lol: looks just like his..

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Re: 82 to 83 front wheel swap

Postby thehorseman1955 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:14 pm

yeah beav,but mine has a better looking driver :lol:


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