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Someone on the old forum fitted a Goldwing wheel with disc brake to his Silverwing. Anyone recall who that was?



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I think Charles just did that, didn't he? It's not a GL, but he put the GL swingarm on the CX...



I remember seeing it before as well, just don't remember who.
 

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I think Charles just did that, didn't he? It's not a GL, but he put the GL swingarm on the CX...



I remember seeing it before as well, just don't remember who.
Not Charles' new project. There was someone who did it in the last year or two. Somewhere around Chicago, I think.



I noticed the spoked rim on an early Goldwing, and started wondering if it would be a good source for a spokie on the dual-sport. I'm hoping to find out how easy a fit it was to the Silverwing final drive and axle.



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Found it.



It was Spacetiger. His thread in the forum archive is here. (Chantilly, VA is a Chicago suburb, right?)



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All these redirects turn into an empty page or chopper Charles blogg.

Anyone have some direct pictures or direct info about swapping rear wheels from a goldwing to any of the CX that the silver wing. I do believe that all models of the gold wing had disc brakes on the rear from 1975 on. So that would probably mean swapping the swing arm, but possibly a brake caliper holder could be fabricated on a CX drum brake rear swing arm.

Any pictures? Is the axles the same size?
 

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Splines are the same. The dust shield conflicts. I believe Murray removes a little material from the flange on the wheel hub.
Unless he's changed his technique, he shims the axle with a thin-wall tube, and adds a stop to the CX swing arm to hold the GL1000 brake caliper.
When I was pursuing this mod, I was intending to use the stock brake plate stay on the GL500, but I didn't get far enough to know if it works.
 

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Splines are the same. The dust shield conflicts. I believe Murray removes a little material from the flange on the wheel hub.
Unless he's changed his technique, he shims the axle with a thin-wall tube, and adds a stop to the CX swing arm to hold the GL1000 brake caliper.
When I was pursuing this mod, I was intending to use the stock brake plate stay on the GL500, but I didn't get far enough to know if it works.
i have also used other calipers and rotor as the gold wing rotor is huge
and on a bike like the cx or gl looks to big so i have cut it down and made my own brackets
Any photos of the axle shim/completed mod? Also curious on where/how you mounted the master cylinder. I'm looking to do this in the next few months if possible

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nothing to see on the axle mod its 2 pieces of shim tubing pressed into the bearings and brake panel for the axle to go through
i will see if i can dig up some pictures

Ahh ok I gotcha. Yeah if you have any, or at least the spec shim tubing that would be great! I'm very much a visual learner haha.

Any insight on the master cylinder mounting?

-Nick
 
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