Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000


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Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby Barlow » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:14 pm



I finally have a little time to start putting my 75 project back together.
Was sorting thru the parts trying to remember what goes where and I came across this piece.
OK, check the shop manual. Wait that has been packed and sent to Indiana where we are in the process of moving to.
I'm still here in New Mexico doing a punch list on our home to ready it for market.
Enough of that.
If I can post some pictures maybe someone can tell me where it goes and what it's for. :?:
Hope it not for one of my other project bikes and got mixed in with the 75 GL parts.




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Phantom Piece for a GL1000

Postby Barlow » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:33 pm

I finally have a little time to start putting my 75 project back together.
Was sorting thru the parts trying to remember what goes where and I came across this piece.
OK, check the shop manual. Wait that has been packed and sent to Indiana where we are in the process of moving to.
I'm still here in New Mexico doing a punch list on our home to ready it for market.
Enough of that.
If I can post some pictures maybe someone can tell me where it goes and what it's for.
Hope it not for one of my other project bikes and got mixed in with the 75 GL parts. :!:













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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby 702scottc » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:12 pm

Looks like the cooling fan shroud.

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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby mrtwowheel » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:33 pm

I just looked at my '75, it's sitting on 2 benches, nothing like that.

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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby 702scottc » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:15 pm

Took a shot. Looks like a shroud from a car.. Lol. Does it possibly fit behind the battery tray? Looks like that as well.

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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby Barlow » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:00 am

Took a closer look at my 75 today.
Couldn't imagine where it might fit.
Found a free download for a service manual.
Looked at the radiator section and some others.
Couldn't find anything similar.
Guess it will hit the junk pile.
Thanks for the come-backs.
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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:32 am

It looks like it's made of plastic. If it is plastic, and it's genuine Honda, it should have numbers on it somewhere that can help identify it.

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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby Barlow » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:10 pm

There are a set of numbers on the inside.

E77E-12B535-AA also the marking MOLMES CAV.2

Also another mark that looks sort of like a sun symbol. It is a circle with several lines coming from it that might symbolize rays.
In the center of the circle is the number 87. If this indicates the year the piece was made or what year it fits then it is certainly not from my 75 Wing.
The bike is completely stock.
If memory serves me I have never owned an 87 motorcycle, truck , or car.
I'm not going to get rid of the piece until I get the bike completely back together.
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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby skier » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:51 pm

That part number matches to a engine control housing cover for a 1987 Ford Ranger pickup. Not sure if that is a coincidence or not.

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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby mrtwowheel » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:09 pm

skier wrote:That part number matches to a engine control housing cover for a 1987 Ford Ranger pickup. Not sure if that is a coincidence or not.


That was kind of my thought, a cover or surround for fuses and relays. The 87 could indicate when the mold was machined and could have been used for some years after that. Strange how the other marking resembles the Nipponese Rising Sun.

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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby Barlow » Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:58 pm

OK, here's what I remember.
A couple of years back a friend and I to a trip to Illinois to attend the Moonshine Run in April.
We used his Ranger pickup with his bike in the bed and mine on a trailer behind.
I don't know what year the Ranger was but I will find out.
Thanks for the detective work and I'll let you know of any more developments.
As for now I am thinking maybe it didn't come off a motorcycle at all.
I have looked at all my project bikes and I can't see anywhere it might fit.
I have thought about the other bikes I have worked on and came to the same conclusion.
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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby Old Fogey » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:05 pm

Whatever it is, categorically it is not off a GL1000.
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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby Barlow » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:09 am

I agree.
Skier ran the numbers on the back and it came back as a piece from an 87 Ford Ranger.
I did take a trip with a buddy using a Ranger to pull the bike trailer.
How this piece got mixed in with my junk I haven't the foggiest.
Haven't been able to confirm if it came off his truck or not.
The mystery continues.
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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby sfruechte » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:46 am

Maybe you could make a sail out of it and take advantage of side winds.

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Re: Phantom Piece for a GL1000

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:13 am

NOT FROM A GOLDWING...
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: Phantom Piece for a GL1000

Postby Barlow » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:03 am

I'm convinced.
Tossed it.
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Re: Phantom Piece for 75 GL1000

Postby Barlow » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:05 am

sfruechte wrote:Maybe you could make a sail out of it and take advantage of side winds.


Would have to go to the dump and find it.
Think I'll just forget about it.


Happy trails,
Barlow


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