77 gl1000 or gl1100


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77 gl1000 or gl1100

Postby rickynixa » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:34 pm



I'm new here and to goldwings. but just purchased my first gl1000 and the engine says gl1100 so am i right by assuming this engine is not the factory one for this year? just trying to make sure i order the right parts i need. any comments would be greatly apperciated



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Re: 77 gl1000 or gl1100

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:46 pm

If the engine says 1100 (and it is in fact an 1100, not a 1000 with 1100 valve covers on it) then someone has shoehorned it into your bike. If you post a picture of the engine, we can tell you for sure what it is.

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Re: 77 gl1000 or gl1100

Postby rickynixa » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:09 pm

ok im going to have to take computer classes first i guess! cant get pics to upload! from what ive read the gl1000 this year was equipped with kick start and this one does not. this there any other obvious things i could look for?the previous owner could tell me nothing about it and it was to cheap to be picky over lack of details lol thanks ill keep trying to get a pic up

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Re: 77 gl1000 or gl1100

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:22 pm

Check out Adding pictures to your message

The absence of a kick starter is a good indication that it's an 1100.

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Re: 77 gl1000 or gl1100

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Re: 77 gl1000 or gl1100

Postby rickynixa » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:56 pm

ok ive figured it out lol thank you alot for your help!

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Re: 77 gl1000 or gl1100

Postby dingdong » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:42 am

I think you may have a 1000 with 1100 covers. The carbs are from a 1000. But?? Take a picture of the left side of the engine from just a bit further away.
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Re: 77 gl1000 or gl1100

Postby D2D » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:08 am

1977 GL1000, the frame serial number began with GL1-3000001 while the engine serial number began with GL1E-3000006. I believe that 1980 was the first year for GL1100 and the engine serial number began with SC02E-2000047.

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Re: 77 gl1000 or gl1100

Postby rickynixa » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:58 pm

ok checked the engine code and it starts with gl1e- so some one just put 1100 covers on it. thanks everyone for your help.

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Re: 77 gl1000 or gl1100

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:34 pm

1977 GL1000 engines are good. They make more hp than the 1100 but have less low end torque. So not a bad compromise.




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