Not to jump into the BS portion of this program (I swear the rake looks like somewhere around 10° in that one pic), but I am honestly curious if the splines would match for a direct swap of an 18" GL1000 wheel. Otherwise, you could work a drive shaft mate no problem.oh yeah? have you looked into that yet because I am pretty sure the shaft drive interchangeability of that bike with one that has an 18" rear is almost nil. I've never seen someone pull off an 18" wheel swap on one of those without converting to chain or machining an adapter for the rear wheel....but please tell me all about this planned 18" wheel swap.
well....have you looked into the throat of the carb while you worked the throtte? If you open the throttle all the way and the slide doesn't come all the way up and hit the stop, then you need a shorter cable inside the sleeve (ie shorter pull). there is some adjustment on the carb where the cable sits that will allow you to fine tune it but if it isn't opening more than 3/4 you are going to need to adjust the cable.would u know if I need a shorter or longer cable the cables were perfect on the old carbs
LOL. You should stop yappin' like you know what you are doing.I wanna know how you learn to shorten throttle cables? I'm curious
I don't think so (and also I think all GL1000 wheels of that era are 17"). IIRC the cx500 and the cb900c share a spline count.Not to jump into the BS portion of this program (I swear the rake looks like somewhere around 10° in that one pic), but I am honestly curious if the splines would match for a direct swap of an 18" GL1000 wheel. Otherwise, you could work a drive shaft mate no problem.
It's pretty well documented what different rake and trail does to the handling, particularly as it relates to turning and long line cruising. Offering data like "he took it for roaring 15min spin" "revving 9 10k at the light" and "shoot 70 mph it's a beast" does nothing to prove anyone wrong on where your suspension is. You can get a simple angle gauge that will tell you where you're at. There are advantages and disadvantages to different numbers. I, for one, ride a chopper every day that has a 44° rake that's a blast to ride, but turns worse than the Peterbilt box truck I drove for a job in college.When I have the wheels on the bike I'll post it... As far as rake are any of yous certified motorcycle mechanics ? Who do it for a living and not a hobby I've had 2 mechanic take it for a ride. Plus the mechanic had the same bike add me he woulda told me about it cuz he took it for roaring 15min spin and he wasn't light on the throttle he was revving 9 10 k at the light I've put the bike to shoot 70 mph it's a beast.