A Larger Engine?


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cswharris
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A Larger Engine?

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Has anyone attempted to install a larger engine than the OEM 1200? I have an '85 GL1200I and am wondering about the feasibility of using a larger engine on the bike... Thoughts?



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Re: A Larger Engine?

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I wouldn't think it would be possible fit wise not to mention any modifications that may be needed. I'm not sure it would be worth the trouble but that's just me. I don't like trouble :lol:
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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Re: A Larger Engine?

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thanks for the response

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if you were thinking of putting a 1500 wing motor in your 1200 you would end up having to cut and wield the frame and do some work on the side of the fairing to mount the radiators and don't forget about the vacuum lines and all under the faux tank plus the electronics that need to carry over
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Re: A Larger Engine?

Post by rzaugg »

Without actually doing the measurements, I would think that a 1200 would fit in place of the 1000, or the 1100. But the 1500 is a completely different animal and I just don't see it being feasible.

On the other hand, if you're thinking of making a hot rod/ show bike, anything is worth a try. That's how the Boss Hoss was invented. One day someone said "I'm gonna put a small block chevy in a motorcycle". Hold my beer.



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