engine swap?


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engine swap?

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Fri May 02, 2014 12:22 pm



the engine in my 82 GL1100 is beyond repair and needs to be replaced. Can I install a GL1200 engine into the frame of my 82 GL1100 or is it not possible?



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Re: engine swap?

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 04, 2014 9:23 am

1fastgl1100 wrote:the engine in my 82 GL1100 is beyond repair and needs to be replaced. Can I install a GL1200 engine into the frame of my 82 GL1100 or is it not possible?


Not without a considerable amount of frame modifications, along with ECU, harness, etc. changes.

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Re: engine swap?

Postby silverado6x6 » Mon May 05, 2014 4:59 am

From what I know the single year 1200 of 1984 is basically an oversized 1100, you need to change the output shaft and either use your cable operated clutch from the 1100 or get a clutch master cylinder and lines and then you have a hydraulic clutch. The 1985 1200 is a different beast.

I just picked up an 82 1100 myself, the bike is beautiful and fully dressed but engine may be croaked, but I also have an 84 1200 in just a frame and tires, was somebodies chopper project, I paid $50 for it. That is what I might do, or just transfer everything body wise from the 1100 to the 84.
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