Changing suspension. 1100 to 1000.


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seagreen13
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Changing suspension. 1100 to 1000.

Postby seagreen13 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:02 pm



I would love to get rid of my air suspension. It is a nuisance. I am constantly fiddling with this thing and to be quite honest it is the only thing I don't like about my 83 1100. I was wondering if I could just do a switch-a-roo with a GW1000? Tubes and all. It seems like that would work and can't find any listings that disagree. Anybody?



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Re: Changing suspension. 1100 to 1000.

Postby dingdong » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:48 am

Just install "Progressive" fork springs and forget about the air.
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seagreen13
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Re: Changing suspension. 1100 to 1000.

Postby seagreen13 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:57 am

That is seemingly the main option I am coming across. However, cost wise, I'm a graduate student, trying to do things cost effectively, without sacrificing safety and function. Also, it seems more appealing to take this $200 1980 Goldwing that a gentleman here in Texas didn't want and bring it some life. Switching out the front ends and rear suspension in a way is more gratifying. I just want to be sure that I can do it first.

Again, My Bike (Seagreen) is a 83 1100 interstate and I want to switch out my suspension and get rid of the air by replacing it with a 1980 GW 1000.


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