Parts interchangeable ?


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AMGarcia
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Parts interchangeable ?

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recently I purchased a 97 gl1500 SE for parts, is it interchangeable with a GL1500 interstate? could I remove the reverse mechanism on the 97 and install it on the 95 or could I remove the wire harnesses off the SE and install them on the Interstate ? The engine(97) has half as many miles as 95 engine so there would be another possibility. Any suggestions? would welcome any sugesstions. Art



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Erdeniz Umman
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Reverse system is so complicated that involves many mechanical and electrical components, I can't imagine this conversion.

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Maybe you should consider using the Interstate for parts to fix the SE. You would probably have to change the complete engine to get the reverse and then you would have to change the wiring harness, instrument panel, radio and probably several other accessories to make everything operate correctly. I really don't think it would be feasible.
Russell

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Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.

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Charlie1Horse wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:16 pm
Maybe you should consider using the Interstate for parts to fix the SE. You would probably have to change the complete engine to get the reverse and then you would have to change the wiring harness, instrument panel, radio and probably several other accessories to make everything operate correctly. I really don't think it would be feasible.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.
installing Reverse in a non-reverse engine is just about impossible.....

you will need to do an engine swap, and the above pretty much covers the things you might run into.

however, I have read that all of the bikes have the same wiring harness, and just don't use the extra connections on the Interstate models. ( you won't know that for sure, until you are committed to do the engine swap )

there are a few minor differences between the 95 and 97 models, most of which have to do with the stronger transmission in the 97, and a better drive line in the 97. Those two features must might be of interest to you. ?? does the 97 engine run now, do you have history of it running?

If the 97 will run, I would be more tempted to move the plastics from the 95 to the 97.
no wiring issues that way.
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Thanks for the feedback on the conversion thoughts, I have thought on just getting the 97 running and having two bikes but I just wanted to see what some of the feedback would be like. Thanks.



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