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post #9 of (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 09:00 PM
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The 1984 GL did have taller gearing. I had a 1982 1100 and it ran 3600 rpm at 60 mph. The 1984 runs 3000 rpm at 60 mpg. I don't believe the 4 years of 1100 had much of a difference in gear ratios. Your bike should get to 80 mph in reasonable time. The top recommended speed is 85 for the dressers and says so on the tank. Don't go any faster because that bike gets to squirming under you at any speed over 85.

1984 Asp.
2003 GL1800 AT 930 lbs, too heavy for my old body
2005 H-D Heritage Classic Noisy and windy
2003 Kaw Voyager, 1984 Asp.
2003 Yamaha Intruder 1400
2011 GL1100, 1978 Kaw 650, 1972 Moto Guzzi 750
1977 Yanaha 650
1959 Triumph 650
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