Sidecar Bob wrote:
Any body know if I can replace my 1000 with an 1100? I know the motor will bolt right in but what other issues Might I run into?
If you run an 1100 transmission and a 1000 final drive the gearing will be way too low.
I have the opposite - a 1000 engine/transmission and an 1100 final drive and the overall gearing is more than a gear higher - the mileage is a lot better and I don't find myself looking for 6th gear nearly as often.
I understand this is an old thread but I have a question that hopefully someone can answer. Regarding the above quoted post - am I right in assuming that the key information is that the 1100 final has 'faster' overall gearing (numerically lower reduction) than the 1000? And will the 1100 final bolt up to a 75 GL1000?
Also regarding parts interchange, does anyone know if the 75 GL1000 grab bar is the same as any other Honda model/year?
And one more query, see my recently purchased GL in my profile pic - the seat bolts up to the original mounts so I assume the seat pan is OEM. The pan is in great shape, no rust or obvious alterations. Does anyone know if the seat foam/cover is a Honda spec or does it look like a Saddlemen kit or similar? I'm sure it's more comfy than the old breadloaf but I'm just curious.