Speedometer Ratio?

Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
Post Reply
Posts: 136
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 11:11 am
Location: Ocala, FL
Motorcycle: 1982 and 1983 GL1100 Aspencades

Speedometer Ratio?

Post by DragonRider »

On an 1982 GL1100 aspencade what is the speedometer gear ratio? I have seen speedos with 1:1 2:1 and 2240:60 gear ratios but I dont know what the factory speedo is. Can anyone help me?

Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:56 pm
Location: albany new york
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: Speedometer Ratio?

Post by sprint »

Did anyone ever come up with an answer ? or where to find one
looking at an aftermarket mechanical for a cafe build
do not want a electronic or gps
any help would be appreciated
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:17 pm
Location: Georgia
Motorcycle: 1981 Honda gl1100

Re: Speedometer Ratio?

Post by Soham53134 »

Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:57 pm
Location: United States
Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100

Re: Speedometer Ratio?

Post by ExistentialCalvin »

Alright so I used the Mostyn Industries webpage as a reference and ordered a 1:4 mechanical tachometer from Amazon. When I installed it, though, it showed about half of the true RPMs (around 500 at Idle). Did I get sent the wrong tachometer or is the Mostyn page in error?

I am wondering if, because the takeoff gear for the tach is on the camshaft, the Mostyn page is wrong and a different ratio is needed.

Post Reply