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I can acquire an 83 for a good price. But I would like to keep my 79 on the road and use parts from the 83. The main items I would like to exchange are the carbs, wheels and shocks from the newer to the older bike. Can I do this? Is there a site that will tell me what fits and what does not? Thanks
 

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You might have problems with the wheels since the 83 has smaller wheels which are wider than the 79. The carbs should fit, although the jetting might be different. I would look in the Clymer manual at the differences between the 2 bikes.:)

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I found this on the FAQ page it might help;

[align=left]Q. I've been told that some GL1100 parts are the same as those fitted to the GL1000. Is this true and if so how many parts are like this please?[/align]
[align=left]A. Yes, quite a few parts are interchangeable between the GL1100 & GL1000. The GL1200 in comparison uses very few bits from the parts bin. Some of the parts shared between the GL1000 & GL1100 are; Front & rear engine cover gaskets, valves & valve springs (up to 1981), valve seals, rocker cover gaskets & sealing washers, timing belts, timing belt cover gaskets, oil filter & drain plug, clutch springs, exhaust gaskets, ignition switch assembly (1978, serial no. 4104123 & up), starter motor brushes, starter clutch rollers, front & rear wheel bearings, front brake master cylinder & reservoir repair kits (up to 1981), front brake pads (78-81) front brake pads on the 75-77 GL1000 are the same as rear pads on 80-81 GL1100, brake lever 79-81, clutch lever 78-81, rear lamp unit lens 79-83. Heavy duty aftermarket replacement stators will fit either model as well. I've probably omitted plenty of other items, but you get the general idea.[/align]
 

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Hey, Y'all...



Iremember reading that the 1100 carbs were a good cure for the 1000's off idle stumbling, as well as having an accelerator pump, which the 1000 lacks. Clymer has a totally different section on the 1100 carbs, and the specs are different (esspecially the FLOAT LEVEL, which seems to be a major discussion right now!). BTW, ifthat '83 needs to get rid of some fairing parts.... let me know!!!:goofygrin:
 

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The fuel pump will also fit.
 

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The air shockers off the GL1100 should make the Gl1000 handle a lot less like a pig in the bends.
 
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