All 1983 front disc's interchangeable??


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Rokon
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All 1983 front disc's interchangeable??

Postby Rokon » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:37 pm



I've been lurking around here for over seven months. This is a great site and one BIG reason I picked up my first wing in October. The other two just found there way into the shop. :oops:

I am in the process of restoring the black Interstate to touring status.

I haven't found all the differences in each of the 83 models yet, but one is pretty obvious. Front brake discs. They all appear to be different sizes, and the Aspencade has vented rotors. Are all the 1983 discs interchangeable?

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Re: All 1983 front disc's interchangeable??

Postby redbug » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:57 pm

82-83 standard and interstate yes....aspencade rotors are bigger. That's cool. 3 83s'
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Re: All 1983 front disc's interchangeable??

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:07 pm

82 Aspencade front rotors are unique to that year only. 82 Aspencade front rotors will not fit any other bike, and vice versa. For that reason, they are rarer than hen's teeth.

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Re: All 1983 front disc's interchangeable??

Postby Rokon » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:05 am

WingAdmin wrote:82 Aspencade front rotors are unique to that year only. 82 Aspencade front rotors will not fit any other bike, and vice versa. For that reason, they are rarer than hen's teeth.


All mine are 83's, but I'm assuming the same issue as the 82's. I like the big vented rotors. Would the complete fork, wheel, caliper assembly need to be swapped for this to work?

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Re: All 1983 front disc's interchangeable??

Postby bidders58 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:55 am

Good Morning Gentlemen,
I wonder if you can help, I have a 79 Gl1100 that I've attached a side car to, I bought some leading links to help with the steering, they came off of a 83 GL 1100 and had the brake callipers attached (twin piston type), it appears the brake disc's (I think you call them rotors) on my 79 GL are too small at around 275 mm and it looks like they need to be about 295mm diameter, does anyone know if I can fit '83' GL disc's to a '79' GL wheel.
Thanks




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