1978 GL 1000 - Side Covers


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1978 GL 1000 - Side Covers

Postby cameron987 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:43 pm



New to the forum and new to the GL1000 family.

I have a 1978 GL 1000 that is missing the side covers (right and left side // battery). I found a set online that says "Fits 75-77" -- wondering if they are different or won't fit on my '78. Does anyone know if they are the all the same?



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Re: 1978 GL 1000 - Side Covers

Postby SnoBrdr » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:21 pm

cameron987 wrote:New to the forum and new to the GL1000 family.

I have a 1978 GL 1000 that is missing the side covers (right and left side // battery). I found a set online that says "Fits 75-77" -- wondering if they are different or won't fit on my '78. Does anyone know if they are the all the same?


The 78 has a different part # 83601-431-670, while the 77 is #83700-371-661 and each side has a different number.

So I can't really say, but you should be able to find a set for the 78.

Also the emblems are very different. The 77 had the decals while the 78 had a actual plastic emblem.

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Re: 1978 GL 1000 - Side Covers

Postby dingdong » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:14 am

78 / 79 are different than 75 / 77.
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Re: 1978 GL 1000 - Side Covers

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:31 am

Information above it correct, 75-77 can share, but not 78. I think 78 and 79 can share but not sure on that.

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Re: 1978 GL 1000 - Side Covers

Postby spookytooth » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:37 pm

They are a very close non-fit. The locking clip at the bottom is in a different location. The clips at the top fit perfectly. I know this because I have a set of 76 sidecovers on my 79. They do not look out of place. They fit the bike just fine. You will just have to fabricate something to hold them into place at the bottom. I like the way the earlier sidecovers look better than the later ones.

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Re: 1978 GL 1000 - Side Covers

Postby SnoBrdr » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:30 am

spookytooth wrote:They are a very close non-fit. The locking clip at the bottom is in a different location. The clips at the top fit perfectly. I know this because I have a set of 76 sidecovers on my 79. They do not look out of place. They fit the bike just fine. You will just have to fabricate something to hold them into place at the bottom. I like the way the earlier sidecovers look better than the later ones.


AS they say, pictures or it never happened. :mrgreen:

Can you post a picture of what you did so we can replicate it if needed.

Thanks.

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Re: 1978 GL 1000 - Side Covers

Postby spookytooth » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:14 am

I used a super high-tech device called a ziptie.... :oops:

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Re: 1978 GL 1000 - Side Covers

Postby SnoBrdr » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:49 am

spookytooth wrote:I used a super high-tech device called a ziptie.... :oops:


Wow, aren't those Delta Force/Grey Fox use only?




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