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US Model - Non US model

Postby Bjoennavind » Thu May 29, 2014 9:44 am



How can I find out if my 1996 GL1500 Aspencade is a US model or European model?

I am searching trough the wiring schematics in the Clymer repair manual, and need to know if my bike is US or not :P



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Re: US Model - Non US model

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 29, 2014 10:17 am

Bjoennavind wrote:How can I find out if my 1996 GL1500 Aspencade is a US model or European model?

I am searching trough the wiring schematics in the Clymer repair manual, and need to know if my bike is US or not :P


If the radio has US frequency spacing (only lets you go to odd numbered frequencies - 97.7, 97.9, 98.1, etc.) it's likely a US model. If it tunes on even and odd (97.7, 97.8, 97.9) then it's either a European spec bike, or a US spec bike that either had the radio swapped or converted.

European spec GL1500's have lacquered wheels, US spec GL1500's have polished wheels.

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Re: US Model - Non US model

Postby Bjoennavind » Fri May 30, 2014 2:46 pm

My radio has both... :|

Its hard to determine if my wheels are lacquered or polished. Any thoughs around it?



If those two things are the only differences between US and European models, then it doesnt matter what electrical schematics i use?

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Re: US Model - Non US model

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 30, 2014 3:53 pm

Bjoennavind wrote:My radio has both... :|

Its hard to determine if my wheels are lacquered or polished. Any thoughs around it?

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If those two things are the only differences between US and European models, then it doesnt matter what electrical schematics i use?


No, those are just simple ways to tell.

Put an ohmmeter against two points on one of your wheels. If they're lacquered, you will see no conductivity. If they are not lacquered, you should see zero ohms (full conductivity).

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Re: US Model - Non US model

Postby Bjoennavind » Fri May 30, 2014 5:11 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Put an ohmmeter against two points on one of your wheels. If they're lacquered, you will see no conductivity. If they are not lacquered, you should see zero ohms (full conductivity).


According to my wheels I have the European model! Thanks man! :D

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Re: US Model - Non US model

Postby a1coverings » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:01 pm

IS THE STEERING ON THE RITE SIDE = EURO ! :lol:

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Re: US Model - Non US model

Postby Bjoennavind » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:28 pm

a1coverings wrote:IS THE STEERING ON THE RITE SIDE = EURO ! :lol:


Hahahaha!! Great one! :lol:

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Re: US Model - Non US model

Postby Bjoennavind » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:56 pm

In my Clymer repair manual for Goldwing 1500, 1993-2000 models, the electrical schematics only cover the Aspencade 1996 US model.

On european models it only covers the 93 and 94 models G and U type. What the h... is a G or U type? :P

Does it really matter if I follow the US schematics? What could possibly be the electrical difference between an US Aspencade and an European Aspencade produced in the same year? :?:

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Re: US Model - Non US model

Postby redial » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:04 pm

They probably measure everything in inches rather than millimetres :twisted:


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