Engine swap

Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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Engine swap

Post by Terbar51 »

I need too know which year engines will fit my 1989 1500 GL with reverse? I'm not sure what the numbers mean on the engine so I can make an informed decision on what engine would be a good choice for me. Don't want to order a engine that doesn't fit my bike.

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Re: Engine swap

Post by ct1500 »

All years will fit. You will have to reuse your 2 post starter motor, reuse your water pump cover if different than replacement engine and reuse your intake manifolds and carbs to simplify things. Later year engines also have a different gear position sensor with one extra wire, verify integrity of that.
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