Engine swap possibility


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2manywings
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Engine swap possibility

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I've got a '76 GL1000 that had a run-in with a truck and sustained some terminal engine damage. I also have an '83 with a twisted frame, but a good engine. So my question is... How much of a job is it to put that "83 engine in the "76 frame? And what sort of changes will need to be performed electrically etc. ? or if someone can direct me to an already written article. Thanks in advance for the help!


sfruechte
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Re: Engine swap possibility

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The 1100 ignition will interfere with the 1000 frame but it can be done with modification.
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Fred Camper
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Re: Engine swap possibility

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Yes, just keep that donor engine handy when you find issues, certainly there may be some helpful parts on that damaged engine.
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Re: Engine swap possibility

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It requires a little grinning on the frame were the 1100 electronic ignition is or moving/adjusting the mount points forward a bit..so the whole engine sits forward a tab.


HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
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