Covert GL1100 INT to a STD


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Covert GL1100 INT to a STD

Postby CapnDenny1 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:41 pm



Has anybody converted an Interstate into a Standard. I would assume it's as easy as taking stuff off. I don't really care for the fairings and trunk and all that stuff. Besides that, I like the idea of removing another 100 lbs from the bike.



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Re: Covert GL1100 INT to a STD

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:08 pm

Almost - you'll have to find the headlight and front and rear turn signals from a Standard to put on, as the existing ones are part of the fairing and bags. You'll also have to take the weight off of the triple tree, which you replace with the headlight assembly.

That's all that comes to mind that you will have to source.

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Re: Covert GL1100 INT to a STD

Postby CapnDenny1 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:40 pm

What do you mean by "take the weight off the triple tree"?

I looked up what a triple tree was. Do you mean I need a triple tree from a standard?

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Re: Covert GL1100 INT to a STD

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:23 pm

Sorry, I'll be a bit more clear.

The triple tree is the front fork and steering hub assembly - called a triple tree because there are three vertical tubes - two shocks, and the one that runs through the bearings in the frame for the steering.

On the front of this, on a standard, there is a box containing electricals, and on the front of the box mounts the headlight assembly - so the headlight turns with the handlebars. The weight of the headlight assembly helps to damp the steering against oscillations.

When they added the fairing, the headlight moved from the triple tree to the fairing, which means the damping properties of the headlight were lost. To compensate, faired Goldwings had a large steel weight added to the front of the box in place of the headlight.

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Re: Covert GL1100 INT to a STD

Postby dickbrandt » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:03 pm

I purchased an Aspencade with a teraplane sidecar from ebay. It had more lights than the alt could run. I have been removing stuff from the rear to the front. Now I am up to the fairing. Most comes off pretty easy. But, the fairing is really on there. Of course, when the fairing comes off, you need to find a new headlight, turn signals, and mirrors. Ebay seems to be a good source for that stuff.




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