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I am looking to get my 1980 Gl1100 road-worthy. A guy nearby might have some parts I can use, but they would be off either a '76, '78, or '79. Being new to Goldwings, I'm not exactly sure what can pass back and forth, but I know a lot of Japanese bikes from that era have parts that can swap between years and sizes(and often even brands). The things I'm looking at are:
-1 set fork springs
-1 push throttle cable
-1 pull throttle cable
-1 clutch cable
-1 Front master cylinder
-Possibly driver pegs, a stock shifter, and hand controls.
If anyone knows for sure if any of these will or wont fit, that would be awesome. Might be trading for the stuff, so if there's anything else I aught to grab just in case, let me know!
I seem to remember reading something about the rear and kickstart assembly/driveshaft/gearing(with some modification) from a pre-80 1000 going on an '80, but I can't remember if the person stuck it in a '80 GL1100 or a GL1000...

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Some stuff on the '78 and '79 will be close to the '80. '76, no.

The '79 has an identical brake system, if memory serves. The cables are not interchangeable to what I can find on the net. Aftermarket part numbers are different. Even the fork springs from Progressive fork springs are different from the GL1000 to GL1100.

So, yeah, not too much it seems.

When it comes to questions like this use Google and compare aftermarket items against year models and see if the part numbers match up or not.
 

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I figured the '76 was out of the question for most of it.

I don't put too much stock in part numbers, given that a cable can have a totally different part number, have the same connections, and work fine, but because it's an inch longer, is cataloged different. I remember working on Maxims, a ton of stuff is interchangeable, even though the parts are different. But you can't find what by checking parts, except for in person. For instance it's a direct swap to put an XJ750 front end on an XJ650, and gives you dual-disk braking instead of just single-disk(have to bring the master and plumbing over from the 750 as well.) Never something you're going to see unless you try it(or know someone who did)

I didn't know how much Goldwing stuff was able to be similarly used or not.

I never gave a thought to aftermarket parts numbers though, just stock. They like aftermarket stuff to fit as many different models as possible to broaden their market.

Thanks for the info and advice.

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I do see what you mean now that I find pictures. Cables are definitely different, seeing them side-by-side, etc.
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Some years the older Wings and smaller bikes have a few parts that are interchangeable. I've seen some listed on e-bay. I don't know which parts maybe someone else can give more info. Perhaps GSMclean(sp) could help here. He's been doing lots of work on his bike this off-season and has lots of "How to" listed.
Terry
 
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