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Good info, ask the moderator to merge your threads and place it in a sticky forum so it's not so hard to find.
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I don't have any new information to add to this thread but I have long ago acquired it (and have saved some old pages that are "no more") ..... and so I did once create a "cheat sheet" of sorts that condenses what can be done with relative ease. Maybe it helps someone?
Of course the 4 holes always must be drilled larger to 7/16" as I recall and the 1500 caliper bracket modified if used.

The 1984-1987 GL1200s and 1988/'89 GL1500s all have 6 pin drive flanges ... while 1990-2000 GL1500s use 5 pin drive flanges.

The '84/'85 GL1200s use different 6 pin drive flanges than do '86/'87 GL1200s and '88/'89 GL-1500s.

The '84/'85 GL1200s use different rear wheels than do '86/'87 GL1200s.


When upgrading any year GL-1200 with parts from a GL-1500 you can either:

1) ... use GL-1200 rear wheel, brake rotor and caliper bracket, and 2 spacers, and either axle and ...
* ... use a '84/'85 rear wheel with a '84/'85 drive flange and any year 1500 final.
* ... use a '86/'87 rear wheel with a '86/'87 drive flange and any year 1500 final.
* ... use a '86/'87 rear wheel with a '88/'89 1500 drive flange and any year 1500 final.

2) ... use GL-1500 16" rear wheel, larger brake rotor and caliper bracket, single spacer, and either axle and ...
* ... use a '88/'89 rear wheel with a '88/'89 1500 drive flange and any year 1500 final.
* ... use a '90/'00 rear wheel with a '90/'00 1500 drive flange and any year 1500 final.

The GL-1200 axle and GL-1500 axle are same except that the 1500 axle is longer which will allow some threads to be exposed after installing nut on final drive end. The shorter 1200 axle will not show threads with slightly thicker 1500 final drive so best to always use 1500 axle with 1500 final drive.

In a 1200 you must always use a 1200 driveshaft.

The GL1200 and GL1500 use the same rear caliper so there is no need to swap it.

Once it's decided which wheel, time to think about tires.
A 160/80-16 is near 26.07" OA Diameter (stock 1500 size)
A 150/80-16 is near 25.44" OA Diameter
A 150/90-15 is near 25.62" OA Diameter (a 1200 size)
A 150/85-15 is near 25.04" OA Diameter (also a 1200 size)

And it follows that one can use the oem stock GL-1200 final drive with a GL1500 16" rear wheel provided the correct drive flange is used along with the correct GL1500 spacer, brake rotor & caliper bracket .... but why would you do all that and not use a 1500 final drive?






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Well...found the wheel spline worn out on my '86 Aspencade, and got a spline off an '89 off ebay. Couldn't find on off an '86-'87.
This thread helped a bunch.
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Got my '89 flange from ebay. Perfect fit on the '86. I couldn't find an '86 nowhere. You guys are great. Thanks.
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The 83 1100 was the first cast rear mag to start wallowing out the bearing hub, even some gl1000 lester mags (first introduced in 76) had the same problem so buyer beware purchasing used lesters and oem 83-85. Why some did and others not, is anyone's guess ?

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had a 1986 gl1200 SEi and I do recall a differnet in the wheel and hub maybe only on the SEi We repaired the rear wheel drive the splines were bad on My as well as the couple in gear head. It has been 5 yrs plus but I do remember some differnets

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had a 1986 gl1200 SEi and I do recall a differnet in the wheel and hub maybe only on the SEi We repaired the rear wheel drive the splines were bad on My as well as the couple in gear head. It has been 5 yrs plus but I do remember some differnets
The 86 sei has the same part number as any 86. 84 and 85 are different than the 86-87

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I had a new 1984 Goldwing Asp that spun the rear wheel bearing in the wheel.

Honda under warranty replaced the wheel with a 1987 wheel and flange.

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