gl1200 headers on a gl1100

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gl1200 headers on a gl1100

Post by made2care » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:32 pm

looking at purchasing an 83 gl1100 but it has no exhaust nor headers. have an 87 gl1200 full exhaust, will this fit the 1100? or even the headers for that matter.

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Re: gl1200 headers on a gl1100

Post by canuckxxx » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:55 pm

The headers would probably bolt up to the engine but might come in too close to the frame. So the muffler assembly won't mate with the headers. The 1100 engine is narrower than a 1200 by about 1/2".

I did the opposite swap: 1100 exhaust on a 1200 engine. Because the 1200 is wider the mufflers were further apart so the centre stand wouldn't go up all the way. 1100 has two separate mufflers so I could still make it work but I think a 1200 has a one piece muffler assemble.

Good luck.

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