GL1100 engine swap

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GL1100 engine swap

Post by iamthebigdogdad » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:02 pm

I am very new to Goldwings and have bought myself a nice fixer upper 82 GL1100. I was wondering how many parts interchange from generation to generation. Like would in be possible to a 1500 in my bike? Also would other things interchange seats, fairings, etc. Thanks Big Mike

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Re: GL1100 engine swap

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:37 am

no a 1500 motor will not fit in an 1100 frame
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Re: GL1100 engine swap

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:04 pm

Well as far as direct swap...Generally 1000,1100,1200,1500,1800 are different enough that not much will interchange.Even some parts in the same model,different year won't fit.
Not that it can't be done with a bit of engineering and fitting,you could end up with this....

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