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If I were to do one more thing to improve braking on a GL1000 front end, what would it be? Short of "getting something better", please.
Get some braided steel brake lines. They will firm up the feel of the brake system.
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As well, I have a DOHC swingarm that is being milled to fit my frame, and I am now thinking of swtiching to a CB750F rear hub and brake set-up.
Maybe its no help at all, but when I put a SOHC F rear wheel on a SOHC K model, I had to juggle parts (sprocket drive, spacers) back and forth to get the chain alignment/center the wheel alignment correct. I think I had to make a new spacer for the disc brake side also.

A steering damper helps on the GL front conversion.
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Short of "getting something better", please.
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oh yeah... no brake stay on the swingarm.
Its unusual that the swing arm would not have a mounting point fot the brake stay rod. Some smaller bikes have a square locking lug on the swing arm (near the axle) that locks into the brake hub to keep it from turning when the brake is applied.
The SOHC K and the SOHC F have mounts for the brake stay rod on the swing arms (K, drum, on bottom- F,disc, on top).
Any pics of the swing arm?
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