GL1000 Rims on a GL1100


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GL1000 Rims on a GL1100

Postby stephenricci » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:45 pm



Hi, hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th. I have a 1980 Interstate project bike that I will be giving to my son soon. He likes the bike but of course wants to make it his own and add some personal touches. Good for him. He saw a photo of a set of Lesters on a GL1000 and would like to use a pair if they will fit. I know that the 80 Interstate has the same wheel size as the GL1000 (19" Front and 17" back). My question is will the Lesters fit on his 80 Interstate without major modification? I would like to surprise him and find him a set on eBay but I want to make sure they will fit first. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: GL1000 Rims on a GL1100

Postby Old Fogey » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:00 pm

The front Lester for 78-79 model only will fit the 1100 I believe but the rear will not.

If he likes the looks of alloy wheels the 83 1100 had nice ones. You will still have to fit the original size rear tyre unless you change to the wider swing arm of the 83 as well.
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Interstate
1980 GL1100 Interstate (New Project)
1983 GL1100 Naked
1985 Honda Sabre 700
1966 Honda CB77 Super Hawk (Another Project)
1988 Yamaha Virago 1100 Gold Edition
2014 Kawi KLR650 New Edition
1986 Yamaha YZ490
2007 Artic Cat 500 ATV
2014 Yamaha Grizzly 350 ATV

Re: GL1000 Rims on a GL1100

Postby stephenricci » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:04 am

Thanks for the info. I was thinking that the rear would be a problem. I do have a 83 Naked so he can take a look at those and see if he likes them. I appreciate your help.

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