OK Ill admit to being confused as hell right now...
Im from a car/airplane background and final drive being 3.10 on the GL1100 would not be as peppy as the GL1000s 3.4
now with Final Drive are we talking rear end ratio x the 1.0 of a typical auto trans before the overdrive of yesteryear or something else
Im seeing final drive as thats IT in 5th gear
ALL the GL1000s seem to have these ratios (got it from the NET so it must be right) but its all I have found
Primary reduction ratio: 1.708
Secondary reduction ratio: 0.825
First gear ratio: 2.500
Second gear ratio: 1.708
Third gear ratio: 1.333
Fourth gear ratio: 1.097
Fifth gear ratio: 0.939
Final reduction ratio: 3.400
These are from Crystal pistol on this site in this post https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...e-81-82-a.html
Looks like some changes through out the production of the 1100s, also rear tires changed ...
1980/81 used 130/90-17 68H
1982/83 used 140/90-16 71H
GL-1100 Gear Ratios:
All 1980 / 81:
In 1982 looks like changes in3 & 4 & 5 & final drive ratios from 1980 / 81:
In 1983 looks like changes in TransSecondary & 1st gear ratios from 1982. Trans primary affects overall gearing likefinal drive ratio would.
Looks to me like the Trans Primary and 2nd gear ratios were the only unchanged ratios over the 4 years.
Now being a Car guy I have NO idea what Trans Primary and Trans Secondary are ... but the gears I see show that the GL1100 will not be as peppy on the bottom end as the GL1000 but on the highway it will turn less revs for the same speed... am I misunderstanding something here?
and the First gear on ALL but the 83 are the same and the GL1000 has a lower over all gear ratio than all of them
what am I misunderstanding here?
Oh and I thought the whole reason for this was to avoid splitting the engine