'94 Insterstate parts bike -- good donor for '89?


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'94 Insterstate parts bike -- good donor for '89?

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I have a guy offering a '94 Interstate (56000 miles) at a decent price, but the clutch is shot, it needs other work and has no reverse, so I'm thinking about buying it to use as a donor for my '89.

How much of this is compatible with my '89? The engine? Any differences in the running gear or brake systems? I hear that the reverse can't be added to the Interstate, which is too bad -- is that a transmission issue? No compressor, but is the air shock the same?


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Re: '94 Insterstate parts bike -- good donor for '89?

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I believe they made several changes to the Wings after 1993. I bought an engine from a 97 for my 90 & there were so many differences that I gave up trying to modify things to make it work. I ended up buying another 90 model & took all of the chrome & other accessories & put them on the running bike that I bought. If I were you I would try to find the same model or one in the same "series" to purchase for a donor. I believe anything from 89 to 93 should work.
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Re: '94 Insterstate parts bike -- good donor for '89?

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88 and 89 are somewhat a wing to themselves. Lots of changes after that. Some parts are the same, but since you don't know what you will need, it's a crap shoot.
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Kawasaki Coyote (early 1970s)
Honda 350 (mid 1970s)
Kawasaki KZ900-PS (1977)
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Kawasaki KZ1000C (1978)
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Honda 360 (1983)
BMW R1150RT-P (2001)
BMW R1200RT-P (various years 2007 - 2018, NEVER AGAIN)

Re: '94 Insterstate parts bike -- good donor for '89?

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Thanks, that info tells me that I shouldn't expect much.


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