Can anyone identify my tank covers, please?


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Can anyone identify my tank covers, please?

Post by musicminer » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:46 pm



I bought these online and they were supposed to fit my 1978 GL1000, but do not. I would like to move them, but
I can't seem to identify what bike they fit. Can anyone tell me from the photos? There are no part numbers on them.
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Re: Can anyone identify my tank covers, please?

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:18 pm

I had a look in the parts manual. Your 78 should be a GL1000K2. I looked up the parts for a K2, and this is the picture that it showed...I can't say for absolute sure, but it sure looks like what you have:

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Re: Can anyone identify my tank covers, please?

Post by musicminer » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:38 pm

You are right, the images look to match what I bought, but they aren't close to fitting the bike. Could it have anything to do with
it being the "Samsonite Tourister" model as i was told? It was originally baby blue with the molded Samsonite bags you see in my avatar image.

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Re: Can anyone identify my tank covers, please?

Post by TKM » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:31 pm

I am having a little trouble with my computer , not sure how many times i have posted a reply
The set of covers you are showing will fit a 1975 & 76 GL 1000 , i have a 76 and they will fit my bike I am not sure of the 77
They changed their design in 78 and put the gauges on top of the false tank for 79 also
I believe the Samsonite Tourist er refers to the type of luggage the bike is carrying
Hope this helps
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Re: Can anyone identify my tank covers, please?

Post by Old Fogey » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:39 am

Yup, them's the 75-77 ones. Your 78 will have a different shelter housing, all five body panels ( I'm including the side panels) are different , fuel - temp- volts all in the top shelter lid. You could change the housing and use the top panels you've bought but a fair bit of work with some rewiring.
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Re: Can anyone identify my tank covers, please?

Post by IronMike » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:02 am

Those are not 78 or 79. 78 and 79 models interchange. I bought a set of 78's on ebay pretty cheap, and they fit my 79 with no problem. (I boxed up the originals and customized the cheap ones)



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