Reverse vs. Non Reverse?


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jonr651
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Reverse vs. Non Reverse?

Post by jonr651 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:45 am



I'm faced with "electively" replacing the engine in my 94 SE due to excessive gear noise from the trans.

There seems to be a much better selection of non reverse engines out there...

Is it possible to swap all the reverse components from mine and effectively convert a non reverse engine?

Any insight would be helpful.

Thx,

Jon



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AZgl1800
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Re: Reverse vs. Non Reverse?

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:22 am

I don't know anyone who has tried to do that.

You might give Dave Bohrer a try, he rebuilds a lot of 1500s.
but, he just monitors the SSWGF over at www.GoldwingFacts.com
~John

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Happytrails
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Re: Reverse vs. Non Reverse?

Post by Happytrails » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:33 am

Sounds like a big job.
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Re: Reverse vs. Non Reverse?

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:26 pm

It's a very big job. A lot of parts to replace and swap over.



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