can I swap it?


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moritz1100
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can I swap it?

Postby moritz1100 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:07 pm



will a front end fitted to a gl1100 fit on a gl1200? Will a rear wheel from an 11 fit a 12? Any major differences in the 2 frames?



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virgilmobile
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Re: can I swap it?

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:21 pm

not to my knowledge. everything is bigger on the 1200

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Re: can I swap it?

Postby moritz1100 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:21 am

Hmm, what about the same parts fitted to a GL1000?

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Re: can I swap it?

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:05 pm

I really can't be positive but I do know that the 1100,1200 have different fork diameter.
The whole triple tree assembly might be interchangable.I'd look at the specs on the bearings tho.
Generally speaking,there's not much that's interchangeable without some modifications between different models.
I have seen pictures of a gl1200 engine put into a gl1100 frame so anything is possible.it may be a trial and error fit.




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