Wheel exchange

Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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Motorcycle: 1978 GL1000

Wheel exchange

Post by jpspies »

I wanted to convert a 1978 GL1000 to a cafe racer. It currently needs a new front suspension, fork, handle bars and wheel. Will spoke wheels (front and back) off 75-77 model GL 1000s fit my 78? Thanks for the help.

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Fred Camper
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Re: Wheel exchange

Post by Fred Camper »

It can be done but rotor spacing is slightly different and the speedometer drive changed sides as well. So some adaption is needed if you keep the fork and brake hardware from the 1978. The White Trash build at NGW club made this change so it may be very detailed by Greg Forani at that site.
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