Confusing 1975 GL1000


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Confusing 1975 GL1000

Postby drakesfear » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:54 pm



I just picked up a 75 GL1-1000 that was my Father in Laws. From looking at the information about them, it doesn't add up. The Serial number is GL1-1005085. The Color is Candy Brown with gold pin stripes...but from what I could find online this was not an offered color. He was the original owner and bought it new. MFG date is 3/75. Any one know why this bike has a different color scheme? BTW, I was told it is all original



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Re: Confusing 1975 GL1000

Postby SnoBrdr » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:16 pm

drakesfear wrote:I just picked up a 75 GL1-1000 that was my Father in Laws. From looking at the information about them, it doesn't add up. The Serial number is GL1-1005085. The Color is Candy Brown with gold pin stripes...but from what I could find online this was not an offered color. He was the original owner and bought it new. MFG date is 3/75. Any one know why this bike has a different color scheme? BTW, I was told it is all original


Where did you get the paint info from?

Honda never made a GL in Brown.

The 75 colors were:

Candy Antares Red Special, R6CS
Candy Blue Green Special, PB2CS

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Re: Confusing 1975 GL1000

Postby Maz » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:16 am

drakesfear wrote:I just picked up a 75 GL1-1000 that was my Father in Laws. From looking at the information about them, it doesn't add up. The Serial number is GL1-1005085. The Color is Candy Brown with gold pin stripes...but from what I could find online this was not an offered color. He was the original owner and bought it new. MFG date is 3/75. Any one know why this bike has a different color scheme? BTW, I was told it is all original

Sounds like an LTD to me. Does it have Gold wheel rims and a different badge on the side covers?

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Re: Confusing 1975 GL1000

Postby SnoBrdr » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:34 am

Maz wrote:
drakesfear wrote:I just picked up a 75 GL1-1000 that was my Father in Laws. From looking at the information about them, it doesn't add up. The Serial number is GL1-1005085. The Color is Candy Brown with gold pin stripes...but from what I could find online this was not an offered color. He was the original owner and bought it new. MFG date is 3/75. Any one know why this bike has a different color scheme? BTW, I was told it is all original

Sounds like an LTD to me. Does it have Gold wheel rims and a different badge on the side covers?

Maz
Gl1000 LTD.jpg


Then he'd be wrong on the year.

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Re: Confusing 1975 GL1000

Postby Maz » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:49 am

Yeah, I'd expect it to be a '76, although I suppose it COULD have been manufactured in '75. I guess it depends on whether Honda actually built each LTD from 'fresh' parts in '76 or used leftovers from the many unsold '75 bikes. :?:
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Re: Confusing 1975 GL1000

Postby SnoBrdr » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:55 am

Maz wrote:Yeah, I'd expect it to be a '76, although I suppose it COULD have been manufactured in '75. I guess it depends on whether Honda actually built each LTD from 'fresh' parts in '76 or used leftovers from the many unsold '75 bikes. :?:
Maz


Well, people often confuse the date on the neck of the frame with the model year.

My 78 was actually built in August of 77 according to the neck.

Never cared for the LYTs, I think it's the spo0ked wheels that turn me off.

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Re: Confusing 1975 GL1000

Postby Maz » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:45 am

SnoBrdr wrote:
Maz wrote:Yeah, I'd expect it to be a '76, although I suppose it COULD have been manufactured in '75. I guess it depends on whether Honda actually built each LTD from 'fresh' parts in '76 or used leftovers from the many unsold '75 bikes. :?:
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Well, people often confuse the date on the neck of the frame with the model year.

My 78 was actually built in August of 77 according to the neck.

Never cared for the LYTs, I think it's the spo0ked wheels that turn me off.


It's personal preference. (See my profile picture!). For me, spoked wheels look more 'classic' and they can be rebuilt. I have spent many a blissful hour re-spoking and truing wheels. The Comstars look too 'heavy', to my eye. Mind you, I'm not averse to a nice set of Lester alloys..

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Re: Confusing 1975 GL1000

Postby drakesfear » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:25 am

Here are some pics I took this morning. The serial number says it should be a 75 (from what info I could find).
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Re: Confusing 1975 GL1000

Postby Maz » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:52 pm

Well it's not an LTD and it's certainly not an original colour! Looks like it's had a fairing at some point. What's going on with the extra foot peg by the air horn compressor, on the engine mount?
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Re: Confusing 1975 GL1000

Postby drakesfear » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:48 pm

Yes, we have the faring, it was not installed for the move. As for the extra pegs, those were for my wife when she was 3 and riding in her Dad's Lap.




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