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Newbie69
03-16-2016, 8:49 PM
Will a 1980 gs1000 motor fit into a sportster frame

Tattooo
03-16-2016, 8:57 PM
Will a 1980 gs1000 motor fit into a sportster frame


Damn where the fuck do people come up with questions like these????? Hell yes anything will fit in anything with a lot of time and money......

Newbie69
03-16-2016, 8:58 PM
I have a 1980 gs1000 that the swing arm was stretched a foot and made into a hard tail and I want to take a sportster rolling chassis and put the Suzuki motor in it and mod it into a street tracker or flat track bike

Tattooo
03-16-2016, 8:59 PM
i have a 1980 gs1000 that the swing arm was stretched a foot and made into a hard tail and i want to take a sportster rolling chassis and put the suzuki motor in it and mod it into a street tracker or flat track bike


why?????

Newbie69
03-16-2016, 8:59 PM
Like my name says. I'm a newbie. Just wondering if it's to advanced for me

Newbie69
03-16-2016, 9:00 PM
Cause it would be sweet

Tattooo
03-16-2016, 9:01 PM
Like my name says. I'm a newbie. Just wondering if it's to advanced for me

It's to advanced for anyone...... Why would you want to waist your time and money???

Newbie69
03-16-2016, 9:01 PM
Don't like the hard tail. And think it would be to much for me to handle to do what I want with the chassis

Tattooo
03-16-2016, 9:01 PM
Cause it would be sweet

Well build it and stop talking about it.....

Newbie69
03-16-2016, 9:02 PM
Ok thanks for answering my question

Tattooo
03-16-2016, 9:03 PM
Ok thanks for answering my question

Your welcome.....

reeb
03-17-2016, 7:40 PM
Your asking if this would be to much for you but we don't know what type of skills u have can u fit and weld? This is a pretty complicated project and if u have to ask if it's to much for u I would say yes doesn't mean u shouldn't try we all have to start somewhere I don't think the sportster frame would be a good choice for a street tracker they sit tail end low and take quit a bit of modifying to get the right look I had a sporty cafe and never thought it looked right just start with a GD chassis

Tattooo
03-17-2016, 7:50 PM
I would say if you have to ask if it can be done????? He can't do it...... Prove me wrong!!!!!!!!

StinkyPete
03-18-2016, 8:55 AM
If you have the components, I'd make a template of the motor and try to fit it into the frame. I'm not sure what will need to be done. Certainly motor mount location, which will need to consider drive train alignment. The frame tubes may need to be clearanced to fit the motor.

I haven't owned either, so it's total speculation. Depending on wheels, plan on custom axle, spacers, etc. Guys build odd motor and frame combos and anything can be done. You'll likely be outsourcing that. It's possible, but talk to a shop before you jump too far into it.

Good luck with the build. Keep us posted.

Shopshirt
03-27-2016, 6:58 AM
If you feel like it would be too much too much for you to remove the hardtail and return the suspension to stock...it will definitely be too much for you to wedge a motor into a frame that wasn't made for it. You would be better off finding a GS1000 donor frame and putting the suspension back on your frame or swapping motors.

farmall
03-27-2016, 7:58 PM
OP was wise to ask since the answer wasn't obvious to him. The answer is the idea is a recipe for an abortion resulting in a pile of fail and AIDS due to wildly different frame designs. I've owned a 1980 GS 1000 and an 81 GS 750. Great bikes but they aren't anything like a Sportster. Too bad someone fucked up OPs GS, though it might make an organ donor for one with a stock frame.

Never marry what you can pimp. Shine it up and sell it off, then buy something closer to what you want as an END result.