In a pinch 82 GL1100 Comstar on 83 1100 rear?

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In a pinch 82 GL1100 Comstar on 83 1100 rear?

Post by xrider110 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:25 pm

Hi Folks,

Working on getting a non runner 83 1100I, running. So the PO's mounted rear tire is flat trash. I have an 82 Comstar with a decent tire with air and tread. Can I switch these out so I can ride the bike to a shop to get a new tire mounted on the 83 rim? I might be selling the bike but I want to get it running first for obvious reasons of getting a better return on my investment. I keep finding a part here and there missing that PO removed but didn't put in the saddle bags or "paper sack with the radiator in it" like he said. :roll:
Like Left Side battery cover....grrrrrrrrr. In the dark brown with pinstripe scheme.

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Re: In a pinch 82 GL1100 Comstar on 83 1100 rear?

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:27 pm

I don't see why not unless there's a difference in the brake rotor assembly...Some were different.
Beware of the spacer too.
As far as I recall the drive coupler was the same.

Anybody else??????

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Re: In a pinch 82 GL1100 Comstar on 83 1100 rear?

Post by RoadRogue » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:50 pm

I did the swap the other way, 82 Aspy and put 83 wheels on it so thereis no reason you cant . Aspy rotors are thicker than interstate rotors but you can swap the correct rotor onto the 82 wheel no problem.I will get you a pic of a side cover I have here to see if it interests you, just need daylight to find it. 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome

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