Engine swap


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bcnv1100
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Engine swap

Post by bcnv1100 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:51 pm



Does anybody know for sure if the engine from a 83 Aspincade can be replaced with one from a 81 1100 Standard???



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Re: Engine swap

Post by Old Fogey » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:02 am

The engine will physically straight swap. The ignition wiring for the transducers for the 83 is on the front rather than the back of the engine; simple to sort out. The gearing is slightly different to make up for the 16" wheel on the 83. I think first gear is also a bit lower on the 83.
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bcnv1100
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Re: Engine swap

Post by bcnv1100 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:57 pm

So for the wires do you think that would be simply splicing on some extensions? and the gearing just watching how long I'm in 1st.?
THANKS

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