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Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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refuelman
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Location: Bartlesville,Ok
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Aspencade

GL1200

Postby refuelman » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:42 pm



Does anyone know if a new or rebuild motor can be found for a 1984 1200?



refuelman
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:38 pm
Location: Bartlesville,Ok
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: GL1200

Postby refuelman » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:05 pm

Another question I have, what engines with work on my 1984 Aspencade?

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detdrbuzzard
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Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:54 am
Location: 42.23/83.33/636
Motorcycle: '84 aspencade,'93se
'75750.'79750/9k
'79 750f.'85450sc
'06 st1300a

Re: GL1200

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:25 am

refuelman wrote:Another question I have, what engines with work on my 1984 Aspencade?

'84 - '87
'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william

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tricky
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Re: GL1200

Postby tricky » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:52 am

Although most 1200 engines from Interstate and Aspy will fit the 84 Aspencade, there are a few differences that you have to work around, electrical mostly, physically they should fit.

refuelman
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Re: GL1200

Postby refuelman » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:17 pm

Ok, so I have some options on the engine, I have found some low mileage ones, but what might I run into using a newer engine?

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tricky
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Re: GL1200

Postby tricky » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:55 pm

The main one is the position of the pulse generators.
On the 84 models the PG's are at the rear of the engine, later engines are at the front with the timing belts.

Not a big problem, just re-routing the wiring. I think the plug is the same. presently the connection is to the left of the battery next to the 3 yellow wires.
On later models it is to the left of the frame under the false tank behind the front forks

refuelman
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Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: GL1200

Postby refuelman » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:46 pm

Ok, so this does not sould like a big problem. Is it a better option since it would be in a easier location in case of troubles.
So I am able to use a newer engine thats cool right?
What about finding a rebuild engine any ideas?
Thanks for the help so far!!

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tricky
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Re: GL1200

Postby tricky » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:53 pm

As far as location, both have their disadvantages, having the pg's in front require removal of the false tank, radiator etc, the rear requires removal of the wheel and partial or full removal of the swing arm.. I would prefer the front, but how often are you going to do the job...

I cant help you on the location of parts or engines.

Dont quote me on this but I do believe that PG's for the 84 models are no longer available from Honda

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barkman49
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Location: Ovid, New York
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 interstate

Re: GL1200

Postby barkman49 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:54 pm

Just a thought you may want to check out e-bay they have motors for sale on there for sale
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arkansassuperdrafter
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Location: Magnolia, Arkansas
Motorcycle: 1985 Gl1200 Interstate
1986 Gl1200 Interstate

Re: GL1200

Postby arkansassuperdrafter » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:57 pm

I bought a used motor with 58K on it for my 86 Interstate and it runs great. Price was not bad either.


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