Swapping motors


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Taz1966
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Swapping motors

Post by Taz1966 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:09 pm



I'm wanting to know can I put a 1984 GL 1200I motor in my 1985 GL1200I bike? I've already noticed the 84 does not have the front crank sensors on it like the 85 does. If I can put the 84 in the 85 how do I get around the 84 not having the sensors on it? Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.



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Re: Swapping motors

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:23 pm

the sensors for the '84 are on the back of the motor
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Taz1966
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Re: Swapping motors

Post by Taz1966 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:51 pm

Ok thank you sir, I was at a lost wondering about that. I bought the 84 as a parts bike and need to put the motor in my 85 so I can keep riding while I do repairs on the 85 motor

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Re: Swapping motors

Post by newday777 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:01 am

detdrbuzzard wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:23 pm
the sensors for the '84 are on the back of the motor
It's not a pulse generator. It's a vacuum ignition advance like the gl1100 had.
I don't know if you can wire it in, replacing the PG on your 85, or not. It's been too long since I've kept up on the 1200s.



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