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Awesome! Do you think a gl 1100 would work with a rearend geared to 3.23?

It looks like the stock Gear ratio for an 1100 is 3.09 for an 80/81 or 3.10 for an 82/83.

So a rearend ratio of 3.23 should work without any issues at all as long as you keep the outside diameter of the tire close to the original tire.

On the 1200 the outside diameter of the original tire is close to 25 1/2 inches I do not know what the outside diameter of an 1100 rear tire is.



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just found this looks familiar in a familiar kinda way. nice job. just make sure of your welding, it's the most important part.

i also laid a piece of plate on top of my joints for extra strength. i your welds are good and think you may not need to but if you ground a lot off you may want to plate it. just saying.

just do it and ask questions later. if you never start you\'ll never finish.

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just found this looks familiar in a familiar kinda way. nice job. just make sure of your welding, it's the most important part.

i also laid a piece of plate on top of my joints for extra strength. i your welds are good and think you may not need to but if you ground a lot off you may want to plate it. just saying.


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I had considered addinga gusset plate for strength as well. I also considered adding an extra piece of square tubing (and still might)that would act as a gusset between the two legs of the swingarm overlapping the new pieces on the bottom.

WhatI ended up doing was layering the welds with three or four overlapping layers on the high stress areas where the Square tubing joins the swingarm. I ground off very little, only some of the nastier looking splatter from the arc welding for cosmetic reasons, it is without a doubt plenty strong.

I appreciate the comments and concern, it is a good thing to have someone with your experience looking over my shoulder. I have watched and read with interest all of your builds and have incorporated many of your ideas and concepts into my build. As I stated earlier in this thread when I run into an issue I can usually look at you’re builds and see that you have already solved it for me.

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Anyone know about driveshaft U-joint alignment?

Now that I have two U-joints instead of the one.

On most cars they are aligned to each other.

In some of the posts I have found in the searches on the subject, Mototrike says to align them 90 degrees plus one tooth off from each other.

Or does iteven matter?

Any thoughts or suggestions on this subject would be welcome.

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i put mine like they came off. the joints where opposite of each other. 90 degrees sounds right.

just do it and ask questions later. if you never start you\'ll never finish.

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I’ve got the driveshaft all put together.

Just like promised the end of the Goldwing driveshaft squeezed into the F150 driveshaft just like it was made for it, then I welded a bead around the edge fusing the two together.



I’ve the top mount for the shocks pieced together.

I am still considering adding some more bracing to this piece.

I placed the seat on top just to make sure I could still mount the seat on the original mounting points.



Then I tacked the lower shock Mounts to the rear end.



Now I need to tear everything back down to weld it up solid and paint everything.

I also need to unbolt the rearend from the swingarm to install the driveshaft.

I will take Scoto1’s suggestion and install the driveshaft with the U-joints off from each other by 90 degrees.

Then when it all goes back together it will be standing on all three and I might get to drive it around the parking lot WOOOOHOOOOO.

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I would add a brace from the shock bar down to the lower part of the frame.
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i would also ad a brace on each side of the shock bracket. maybe middle ways back and then down to the rear of the bike frame to beef that up.

just do it and ask questions later. if you never start you\'ll never finish.

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I was thinking of adding something like this on both sides.
Made out of the same 2 inch square tubing as the rest of the upper shockmount.




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yes that'll work.

just do it and ask questions later. if you never start you\'ll never finish.

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