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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Is it possible to fit GL1100 wheels to a GL1200?

I know this seems like a strange question, but is it possible to fit the larger diameter wheels from a 1100 or even 1000 to a GL1200?
I have my reasons for wanting to do so and it involves the selection of tires that I want for the build I want to do.
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There may be a way to do it if you had a machine shop but it doesn't directly fit.

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Well, I went a different direction with this. I have a 1989 GL1500 parts bike. So I swapped the complete fork and wheel/tire assembly onto the GL1200, so now I have a 18in front wheel/tire combo.
I will be swapping the rear also so I can get a 16in rear.

While I prefer the look of the Comstock wheels, I had these and they bolt right on.
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I can't blame you if you had them, but those Comstars are pretty cool ain't they?

For what it's worth and if I may be so bold? The current rebuild of the `80, `81, `82 & `83 GL1100STDASPENSTATE can be followed on classicgoldwings.com in a thread called "The plan is to turn 140,000 into 50,000."

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I can't blame you if you had them, but those Comstars are pretty cool ain't they?
I've read of rivets loosening on them and putting them on a 1200 also pretty much limits one to lower capacity tires.

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I've read of rivets loosening on them and putting them on a 1200 also pretty much limits one to lower capacity tires.
I've been riding on them since `84 and I ain't never heard of, or had, any loose rivets.

For what it's worth and if I may be so bold? The current rebuild of the `80, `81, `82 & `83 GL1100STDASPENSTATE can be followed on classicgoldwings.com in a thread called "The plan is to turn 140,000 into 50,000."

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I knew that's why Honda abandoned them. Thought it was common knowledge.
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Common myth, is I believe more accurate.
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Common myth, is I believe more accurate.
I agree. I remember reading something about it years ago but have yet to hear of it actually happening.

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