GL1000, GL1100 engine differences


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GL1000, GL1100 engine differences

Postby RhinoWing » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:39 am



Hi All, I have a question..........i recently purchase a second handhand engine for my 81 GL1100 InterState, my question is ....when you put the 1000 and 1100 engines next to each other..........how do you know the difference between the two?


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Re: GL1000, GL1100 engine differences

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:13 am

The 1000 uses a point type ignition system that is attached to the left rear head(cam),
The 1100 uses a pulse coil setup attached to the rear of the engine ,so the place where the 1000 points are, is capped off flat.
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Re: GL1000, GL1100 engine differences

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:05 am

+1 and serial numbers are a clue too. ENGINE NUMBER GL1E-ANYTHING = 1000 75 TO 77
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Re: GL1000, GL1100 engine differences

Postby moffat » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:42 pm

What does it say on the rocker box covers?


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