'77 GL Wheel Spec?

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Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000

'77 GL Wheel Spec?

Post by valentin_84 »

Hi guys!

I'd like to upgrade the star shaped wheels on my '77 GL to Lester style rims, but I have no clue what I need to be looking for... Is there a "lug" pattern I need, or do I need to look for a certain style because of the shaft?

Also, what's the widest / tallest wheel you guys have been able to make fit into the original swing arm? I don't want to replace the original arm, but I'm willing to grind away excess and wend if needed. I know the fuel tank is also in the way. Is there a way to replace it with a smaller one?

I've attached pictures of the "looks" I like. One is a soft tail bobber and the other is a cafe racer. They both require a much larger rear and a little larger front wheel and tire. Let me know what you guys think I can manage with a GL's swing arm.

Thank you for your help!

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