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Hi all,

Just joined , a newbie. Traded my 11,000 mile '82 CB750 for a '81 67,000 mile goldwing gl. Was reluctant at first, until I really rode the goldwing. Wow is all I can say, what a smooth ride and faster than spit, WOnder what the 1500's & 1800's are like in the strights.
Hey could one of you tell me if I could swap out my stock final drive for a taller geared one from a different year? I don't like 60 miles per hour at 4000 rpm. I did the same to my CB, went from 43 rear tooth sprocket to a 38 tooth and it helped. There are quite a few final drives on e-bay and I think I read somewhere that starting in '83, the final drive was a taller gearing. WOnder if it will fit my '81?
Thanks in advance and sure glad I made the trade, I am a believer, what a machine. Love the boxer engine and the balence.
 

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Welcome to the forum from Pennsylvania and congrats on your new Wing. Where is home for you?? Don't know much about swapping final drives, but I can tell you if you think your 81 is fast, wait until you ride a 1500/1800. BIG difference.. Ride safe and enjoy the forum..
 

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hello borsch and welcome to GWOF. the final gearing from my understanding didn't change or not by much. what did change is transmission gears. the '82's have a taller 5th gear and turn about 3400 rpm at 60 mph, '83's have a taller 4th and 5th gear
 

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borsch,
Welcome to the forum and greetings from Florida.
 

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Welcome from Alberta Borsch. I can understand your being pleased with the GL, I had an '82 750 myself and rode a buddy's Interstate and I was hooked immediately (and I loved my 750). It's far easier to change the ratios on a chain drive bike than a shaftie since parts are so easy to come by. The 1100 has plenty of legs as she sits, and the fuel mileage and range is very respectable. One advantage of the higher revs is roll-on passing power, no need to stir the cog box, just twist and go. Sounds like a good ride you found, enjoy.
 

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Hello borsch, Welcome to the forum.
 
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