1150GS shocks on an 1100GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by RAL88, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. RAL88

    RAL88 Marineboy

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    Can anyone tell me if the shocks off of an 1150GS will fit onto an 1100GS?

    Thanks,
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  2. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    front yes

    rear no
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  3. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    ^ ^ ^ What he said.

    This question seems to have come up several times lately. Perhaps we could put together a list of parts that will swap betweeen models for the Hall of Wisdom. I have several parts from an 1150 on my 1100 (not including shocks) and know of several others which are identical or compatible.
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  4. RAL88

    RAL88 Marineboy

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    Darn, I need the rear shock more than the front.

    Thanks,

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  5. Poway

    Poway SHED (Shit Head)

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    If you have Ohlins, the factory service department in NC can make this happen. I had an 1150 turned into 1100 rear shock at a fair price.
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  6. RAL88

    RAL88 Marineboy

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    What is the difference between the rear shocks that make them incompatible? Length? width of the mounting eyes ????
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  7. Jazz62

    Jazz62 Long timer

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    The lower shock mount is a completely different design.
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