Wheel swap 1980-81 to 1982 model


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RenWinger
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Wheel swap 1980-81 to 1982 model

Postby RenWinger » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:12 am



Tire Choice is limited for Dual Purpose.
I am looking at the Shinko 705's but they don't come in 16" nor 18" for my 1982 GW.
Question:
Will the wheels from a 1980 or 1981 - 17" and 19" fit on my 1982?
Is the shaft drive the same? Or is there any other wheel out there that will fit my 1982.

Thank you



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Wilcoy02
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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


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Re: Wheel swap 1980-81 to 1982 model

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:08 am

Check your brake calipers for the different wheels.

RenWinger
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Re: Wheel swap 1980-81 to 1982 model

Postby RenWinger » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:15 am

Thank you for your advice!

Oniel
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Re: Wheel swap 1980-81 to 1982 model

Postby Oniel » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:39 am

I want a wider tire on my gl 1100. I'm in the process of chopping it and making it a custom. But using the original power plant.

RenWinger
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Re: Wheel swap 1980-81 to 1982 model

Postby RenWinger » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:02 am

Yes, my mechanic suggested that too. It is technically possible as the shaft can move outward.
I will not do that at this point, maybe next year. Wouldn't mind getting updates from you on the process.




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