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GL1100 85 mph Speedometer

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:36 pm
by pbecker
My 1100's speedo goes to 85 mph. I have seen speedos on ebay listed under gl1100 that go much higher (140?). Not that I want to go that fast but can I replace mine with a one that goes higher?

Thanks, Pat

Re: GL1100 85 mph Speedometer

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:52 pm
by virgilmobile
I think the 1100 with the 140mph gauge has a different size front wheel and possibly the spedo drive gear is a different ratio.Physically it will fit,but the accuracy may not be there. Besides,you should never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly.

Re: GL1100 85 mph Speedometer

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:45 am
by imfree
The only 1100 that had the 140 speedo was in late 83,If you change it then it is no longer original and if you want to sell it people will think you are trying to hide the high miles< If it works dont fix it.

Re: GL1100 85 mph Speedometer

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:37 am
by imfree
Correction It was a 150mph not 140mph.

Re: GL1100 85 mph Speedometer

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:53 am
by lbman
I believe all the gearing is in the speedometer. I have an 82 also ,and I hate not knowing just how fast My "guardian angel" can fly.
I am picking up the whole assembly . I just needed a tachometer. mine is toast.
a local guy was hit by a LOL (little old lady) at 1st he was going to sell me just the tach. but now he doesn't want to mess with taking it apart. so I get it all. he has several 80's wings in various states of togetherness.
The speedo is a 150mph. i will check the drive gear. but it has 96,000 miles. a bunch more than my bike has. I may not use it. but i will try it to see if it works..fyi
LB