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There is a local guy selling a GL1200 engine. He says it is from an '83 (which would be an 1100 right?) but his ad says '84 and the valve covers say 1200.

Anyways, if I go look at it is there any way of telling for sure if it is a 1200?

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There will be a stamping on the engine block with the CC displacement. But the quickest way to tell is the carb tops are angled outward (and shorter), and the intake manifolds are shorter. Front timing belt covers are smooth, not ribbed for your GL1100 pleasure. And lack of mechanical fuel pump on the GL1200.

These are not the only differences, just the most obvious.

Got a link to the ad?

You'll find that a good majority of online sellers have no clue what they have. I see it all the time in the local CL.
 

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sure I read somewhere on this site a 1200 will not fit in a 1100 frame, unless yoou get really creative
 

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For $100 the price is right.
 
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