1983 gl1100 wheel swap to 1976 gl1000?


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westemerson
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1983 gl1100 wheel swap to 1976 gl1000?

Postby westemerson » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:26 pm



Ok not totally digging the larger cast looking wheels and want to go with a more classic feel. Found a decent deal online, I'm sure the brakes is where the problem occurs? not sure...noob here...help me out! thx in advance!



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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: 1983 gl1100 wheel swap to 1976 gl1000?

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:48 am

Easier to change the whole front end from trees on down. Other wise lots of issues with , brakes, discs, axle mounting, speedo etc. etc.

rear totally different tire size, calipers too, spacers, can be done on both ends but hot a simple job.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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RB

westemerson
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Re: 1983 gl1100 wheel swap to 1976 gl1000?

Postby westemerson » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:50 am

yikes...so not as easy as it seems. wonderful. thanks for saving me time and money.


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