83 final drive


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83 final drive

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:26 am



Hello!
How difficult is it to swap out the final drive of a 83a into a 80 gl1100?just bolt her in and go or are there any modifications?Or is the payoff worth the hassle?Regards,Johnyy



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Re: 83 final drive

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:01 am

Fairly sure it's straight swap but not much difference. Specs of the gears really don't change much and the change maybe all be in the transmission..some one who really knows should be along soon.
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Re: 83 final drive

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:42 pm

Has anyone out there done this?Or am I the frst one to post this?Regards,Johnyy

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Re: 83 final drive

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:46 am

80=3.091
83=3.100

not much diferance, but the 75-79=3.400
that might be enough change to be worth it.will it fit? They look the same, but I don't know for sure.

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Re: 83 final drive

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:50 pm

There dosent seem to be much info on this subject.Someone will come around who has done this before.Regards,Johnyy

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Re: 83 final drive

Postby Old Fogey » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:58 pm

scotterichmond wrote:80=3.091
83=3.100

not much diferance, but the 75-79=3.400
that might be enough change to be worth it.will it fit? They look the same, but I don't know for sure.


The 1000 final drive will not swap directly with the 1100 one.
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Re: 83 final drive

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:21 am

True-But I was thinking of swaping an 83a into a 80 gl1100.Regards,Johnyy

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Re: 83 final drive

Postby Ericson38 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:00 pm

The 80-81 models had ring/pinion teeth count of 34/11, giving a 3.091 ratio.

The 82-83 models had 31/10 teeth, for a 3.100 ratio.

Almost unmeasurable difference from the rpm to mph ratio for these bikes.

The reason for the change was to increase the size of the gear teeth, at the expense of a little more noise.

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Re: 83 final drive

Postby britman » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:17 pm

The 83 had gears set up for touring the freeways that was one of the main difference

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Re: 83 final drive

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:53 pm

so a swap would make a slight differece on the rpm.On the freeway, the benefits also seem to be negligable.Thank you all for the input.Regards,Johnyy




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