GL1000 Fork Swap


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GL1000 Fork Swap

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Does anyone have a complete list of parts needed to do a GL1000 fork swap from a GL1100 or GL1200?
I have a new '75 GL1000 project and found the forks are bent. I also have complete 1100, & 1200 parts bikes to get everything from. I know that ALL BALLS has a chart to create the proper steering head bearings.

I also have Lester Rims with brand new tires, then found out about the bent forks, so I want to use them.

Is this a reasonable do-able swap? The more info the better, I think, before I start.


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Re: GL1000 Fork Swap

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wingingit2 wrote:Does anyone have a complete list of parts needed to do a GL1000 fork swap from a GL1100 or GL1200?
I have a new '75 GL1000 project and found the forks are bent. I also have complete 1100, & 1200 parts bikes to get everything from. I know that ALL BALLS has a chart to create the proper steering head bearings.

I also have Lester Rims with brand new tires, then found out about the bent forks, so I want to use them.

Is this a reasonable do-able swap? The more info the better, I think, before I start.
Lesters from a GL100 will not fit on the 1100 or 1200.

They were year specific, the 75-77 will not fit on the 78/79 or later years.

The best way to do the swap is to swap out the whole front end.
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Re: GL1000 Fork Swap

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The Lester front rim is an 18" same as a GL1100. If the tires will swap then I can do it. It's the tire I don't want to loose.
What do you think it will do to the speedo calibration? Will using a 1100 speedo drive show correct speed(+ or- %10 :roll:)
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