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    I have a 1980 GS750L that I would like to add case guards to. Are the 1980 GS750L & GS750E frame case guards interchangeable?

    Thank You.

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    I know the engines are the same, so the engine mounting points are the same. The L frame shows some difference in the lower left (as you sit on the bike) area. But I'm about 98% sure if you find case guards for an '80E, they should fit on an '80L. Roger Burque73 had a pair I was going to buy but my T doesn't have the mounting holes on the frame downtube present on the E & L Models.


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    Thanks for the reply.

    I have a feeling that the bracket looking thing on the E model frame just under and behind that #3 bolt could be a mounting for the case guard and it's not on the L frame.

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    Oh, Pete,
    I failed to notice that this was your first post on the forum. Let be the first to welcome you. So... Welcome to the Forum. If you're new to bikes, or just to GSes, you'll find some useful links in my signature.

    BikeCliff's Website is full of manuals, wiring diagrams and many helpful DIY tutorials that deal with common GS, uh... features.

    The TOP 10 Newbie Mistakes thread is a great first read and forever reference. Post some pictures (link for that too).

    Go ahead and make a signature with your bike info in it (at least). Go to settings at the top right of any page. It helps people know what bike your talking about without you having to remember to type it out.

    You could also go the GS Owners forum and create a new thread, tell us about yourself and your bike.
    Last edited by Rich82GS750TZ; 10-15-2021 at 08:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wrigley View Post
    Thanks for the reply.

    I have a feeling that the bracket looking thing on the E model frame just under and behind that #3 bolt could be a mounting for the case guard and it's not on the L frame.
    You could be right

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    LOL, Thanks for the warm welcome. Yes, I am a newbie here. I am still figuring out the forum but posted my story as you suggested.... https://www.thegsresources.com/_foru...45#post2669045

    I'll work on that signature next .

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    I found these on Ebay But I dont like the style.



    I prefer this style below but would '83 work on an '80?

    Last edited by Pete Wrigley; 10-15-2021 at 10:13 AM. Reason: bad url


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    '83 750E was a completely different engine and frame from the '80-'82 750E. So I would guess not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich82GS750TZ View Post
    '83 750E was a completely different engine and frame from the '80-'82 750E. So I would guess not.
    Yeah I figured as much. I have all winter to find one. Thank you for all your help today. Any chance you live near Barto Pa? There's big flea market there (Jakes's) and Sunday they're having a vintage bike show.


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    Had to look up Barto. No, that's a 2.5 hour drive for me. I do have a kid that goes to Kutztown U, though he is currently on a bit of a break (long story), so I do get out that way sometimes, not usually on the bike.

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