GL1100 timing chain conversion


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OldGoldie
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GL1100 timing chain conversion

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Is it possible to convert from belt to chain? Anyone done it?


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biguns
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Re: GL1100 timing chain conversion

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No one I ever heard, you would need an oil supply then seal off the front so no leaks, doubt anyone would try it
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Anything is possible with enough time and $$$.
Probably easier to just swap in a GL1800 engine to get the chain as well as fuel injection, etc. But if you're going to all that trouble, why not just ride the 1800 and call it a day?
There are actually more conversions that exist to convert a chain to a belt. (Jesel for one)
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Rambozo wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:51 pm Anything is possible with enough time and $$$.
Probably easier to just swap in a GL1800 engine to get the chain as well as fuel injection, etc. But if you're going to all that trouble, why not just ride the 1800 and call it a day?
There are actually more conversions that exist to convert a chain to a belt. (Jesel for one)
After realizing the timing chain needs to be in an oil bath, that’s a non-starter right off the bat. If no one’s done it and there’s no parts list for a conversion, I’m not interested in doing the research myself. Also I doubt an 1800 would fit in an 1100 frame without extensive modifications, something else (you may have guessed by now), I’m not interested in. Pretty much anything that requires cutting, welding, a lot of time researching because no one else has tried it, or paying someone else to do, I’m not interested in. Just for future reference. I’m lazy af. If it’s not bolt on and go, aside from electrical work which I am surprisingly not lazy about, I’m not interested. I’ll spend money on parts. I ain’t paying nobody ess aich eye tea to work on my bike.
joecoolsuncle
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why did you ask? there are easier ways to get post count up. just ask about oil or tires
OldGoldie
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joecoolsuncle wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:32 pm why did you ask? there are easier ways to get post count up. just ask about oil or tires
I won’t even dignify that. Good day.


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