Headlight Brackets


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Unclefluffy
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Headlight Brackets

Post by Unclefluffy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:08 am



I am currently restoring an '82 GL1100, converting it to naked.
The headlight mounting brackets/ears are proving to be difficult to get hold of, so have been looking for alternatives without compromising the look.
CB750 and CB900 Customs have the same fork diameters and the ears look the same, although they are different part numbers from the Goldwing.
I have been offered a set, but wondered if anyone knows if they will fit?

If not, are there any other alternatives?
Do the 80-81 ears fit the same?

I am also trying to find the front badge to fix below the headlight on the bottom yolk/brace



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Re: Headlight Brackets

Post by RBGERSON » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:44 am

I am not familiar with the cb ears do they have the post sticking out to mount the turn signals of the 1100's..to me that would be the issue for fitment.
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Unclefluffy
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1983 GL500 Silverwing
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1979 CX500A

Re: Headlight Brackets

Post by Unclefluffy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:56 am

Hello,

Yes, they do have the ears for the indicator mounting, although they are threaded post, not the flat plate type.
I was wondering if anyone had tried one, whether the CB750 posts work with the GL1100 indicators, or indeed if they even fit between the yolks etc.

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