Gsxr front end on gl1000


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Jojorocks
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Gsxr front end on gl1000

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Hello this is my first project. I have 1978 gl 1000 which I am turning into a cafe racer, so already bought a 750supersport fuel tank for it. And accidentally bought 92 gsxr 1100 front end will it work ?if so what’s the procedure and is it worth the time messing with it, has anyone did this way if so please guide me here, thanks


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Re: Gsxr front end on gl1000

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GSX-R's have a very small rake and caster on their front end. It's what gives them their quick maneuverability.

I suspect that if you are able to adapt a GL1000 front end to it, that you're going to find the ride extremely twitchy and unpredictable. You might also have issues with the weight - the front end designed for a 400 lb GSX-R1000 may not do well for a 600+lb GL1000.
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Re: Gsxr front end on gl1000

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Trying to mount that tank on a Gl1000 would be a pretty hefty proposition. As you may have noticed by now, there are many components inside the 'fake tank' which will require relocation. The Gold wing has a tank under the seat. I guess you could remove it to gain a new space for those goodies. However, if you were to go to all that effort, you could probably get rid of the fuel pump because the Supersport tank would 'gravity feed' the carbs. 😉

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