1500 Rear Wheel Unit into a 1200


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1500 Rear Wheel Unit into a 1200

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Have been updating my '85 Limited Edition with an engine rebuild and complete paint job. Also doing some work I've had on the list for some time and one of these work items was to investigate the "clunk" I get on start out in first. Did some dial indicator work and checked clearances, and the FD is a bit out. Did a cost estimate and it is more economical to go the 1500 rear wheel unit mod. Only found one 1200 FD on eBay.

Decided to do some data mining for this subject. The following threads are from the various forums. Lots of info regarding 1000/1100 GWs as well. Enjoy.

The Wheel Truth – 84-87 Wheel/Flange Fit Info: viewtopic.php?t=25817
GL1200 Rear Wheel Bearings 101 - https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... 27#p296127
GL1200 Rear Wheel Bearing: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22401
SEi Rear wheel removed found problems: viewtopi ... 96#p200996
Stuffing a 1500 Rear End in a 1200: viewtopic.php?t=15720
GL1200 Rear wheel bearing repair: https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... ue#p290377
Swing Arm Data: https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... ve#p721598
My 77 project that will turn into a café racer/Bobber with a kick – see post #333: https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... inal+drive
Question Re. a 1500 final in a 1200: https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... ve#p708446
Final Drive Swap GL1500 into GL1200?: https://www.goldwingfacts.com/threads/f ... 00.354299/
Speed in Gear Chart: https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... ve#p700641
King_Coopr’s “Project” Log – see page 6: https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... inal+drive
Schizoid, Power Arc, cam advance – project bike – see page 21: https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... inal+drive
Darkside on 84 standard – see page 5: https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... inal+drive
1200 pistons + 1500front & rear end:
https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... ve#p643053
1200 rear wheel on gl1000: https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... inal+drive
Click from the rear: viewtopic.php?t=40278
Rear Wheel Bearing Question: viewtopic.php?t=11198


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Re: 1500 Rear Wheel Unit into a 1200

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I remember seeing a good majority of those threads.

I'm going to bookmark this thread to make it easier to offer help to others..

thanks for posting all of those links.
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2008 GL1800 (sold)
Ontario 1985 GL1200 LTD (sold)

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Thanks, probably missed a few, but there's lots of good info here to digest.
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