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GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby grandpa » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:01 pm



Hi
I need some help. I have bought this Wing. Please go to members photo. As far as I know the Interstate came in 1980, but this is a 1978. Is it probaly a naked one refurbised with a Hondaline and then renamed Interstate but I am not shure. It is "borne" in USA, but went to Denmark in 1999.

Some of the instrumens in the faring does not work, and looking into Hondafaring manual says that the "instrumentpanel" has its owen wiring diagram. Does someone out there have one he/she is willing to share.

Hope this forum can help

I had a problem with power and I thought it was the voltage regulator. It was the battery which had no capasity left.

It is first time I have a bike that big but I am very impressed how easy it is to ride as long as one is aware of how much power one is dealing with.

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Re: GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:36 pm

I had a look at your gallery pictures. I think you're right about how your "78 Interstate" came about - someone did a fairly impressive job fitting that fairing onto there.

The fairing *looks* like it's from 1980, with the Clarion I radio in it. The electrics in that fairing are really pretty simple.

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Re: GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby Clayton » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:58 pm

Interesting pics & best of luck.

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Re: GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:08 am

looks like someone put the fairing, bags, and trunk from an 1100 wing on your '78
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Re: GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby dingdong » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:09 am

WOW! Grandpa. Great looking 78. I agree, someone did a fantastic job of mounting the fairing and the bags.
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Re: GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:13 pm

The fairing looks exactly like my 83 gl1100 interstate.However the instruments in the center of the fairing looks aftermarket.Mine has a analog voltmeter,Digital CB channel indicator,and a Digital Channel indicator for the clarion radio(see pix).Hook up to the existing wiring can be analyzed using the schematics found on this site.I'd look at the 83 interstate wiring for the fairing and match it up to the 1000.I can help with wiring and testing if you get stuck.Virgil
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Re: GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby grandpa » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:43 am

Hi to all.

Thankyou for the reply and nice words about my Interstate. I get more and more happy for the bike.

Virgilmobile. You are probaly right when you say it is an aftermarket instalation. The instrument is as follow: Voltmeter, Outdoor temp, showing in Celcius ( missing front glass), Altimeter, shoving in meter, Clock, Electrical but it does not work. Outdoor temp and the Altimeter tells mee that it is probaly fittet in Denmark, Metric scale.

I have seen a list with frame and engins sn. but I forgot where and I can't find it again. Can someone help ??

Grandpa.

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Re: GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:28 am

Those gauges (altimeter, etc) are most likely actually Honda OEM. They were fitted in some early 1100's without radios/CBs.

The frame serial can be found on the downtube (steering tube), if you look down in front of the gas tank.

The engine serial on the 1100 is below and to the right hand side of the fuel filter on the flat surface of the engine:

GL1100 Engine Serial
GL1100 Engine Serial


I would expect (suspect) the GL1000 engine serial will be in the same place.

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Re: GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby grandpa » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:25 am

Hi WingAdmin.
Thanks for quick reply. But I should have made it more prciesly. I know wherw to find and have seen the numbers on the bike, but what I am looking fore is a list of SN so I can fig. out more about my bike. Just as you mentioned the OEM or something else. I have seen the list some where on the net but I don't remember where. If munie is an 1000, which I belive, the numbers are placed as you say.

I do understand that there is temp gauge but an Altimeter, that must be only for fun.

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Re: GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:44 pm

That altimeter, believe it or not, is a Honda OEM gauge. No idea why they put it there - maybe they had an extra hole in the dash, and a creative engineer? :)

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Re: GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby BigSwede » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:08 pm

I know this is an old thread but I had to reply as I recently bought a 1983 GL1100 Interstate with the same gauges in the fairing.

They are, from left to right: voltmeter, air temperature, altimeter and clock. All have "Honda" on their faces.

Wiring is simple, just 12v and ground for the voltmeter and clock and the lighting for all. I haven't been able to find any info about these gauges on the web.

Temp gauge has a very thin metal tube inside plastic tubing leading to a sensor under the fairing. very easily broken if you have the gauges out and flex it too much (don't ask me how I know :x ) It's filled with some kind of pressurized gas which escapes in a cloud/hiss when it breaks. :o
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Re: GL1000 1978 Interstate

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:35 pm

BigSwede wrote:I know this is an old thread but I had to reply as I recently bought a 1983 GL1100 Interstate with the same gauges in the fairing.

They are, from left to right: voltmeter, air temperature, altimeter and clock. All have "Honda" on their faces.

Wiring is simple, just 12v and ground for the voltmeter and clock and the lighting for all. I haven't been able to find any info about these gauges on the web.

Temp gauge has a very thin metal tube inside plastic tubing leading to a sensor under the fairing. very easily broken if you have the gauges out and flex it too much (don't ask me how I know :x ) It's filled with some kind of pressurized gas which escapes in a cloud/hiss when it breaks. :o


Yes, there is pressurized gas inside that tube. It should be connected to a bulb or reservoir at the end, where the sensor is. As the heat increases, the gas expands, the pressure increases, and the needle moves upward. Kind of like the gas version of an old mercury thermometer.

Breaking the tube and letting the gas out pretty well finishes the temperature-reading functionality of that gauge. :)




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