1100 standard or 1100 Interstate


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Jimpalmer
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1100 standard or 1100 Interstate

Postby Jimpalmer » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:56 am



I recently acquired an 81' 1100 Goldwing. How do I go about determining if it is an interstate, Standard, or other?



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Re: 1100 standard or 1100 Interstate

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:39 am

Interstates have a fairing and bags standards have nothing..also on the Vin label there will be an I or A or nothing = standard
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goldwing 1
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Re: 1100 standard or 1100 Interstate

Postby goldwing 1 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:34 am

Hello jimpalmer-on my title under model description and it says gl1100 and thats it-my 1983 gl1100 is a standard and its has a fairing and bags and a trunk :shock: :?

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Re: 1100 standard or 1100 Interstate

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:02 pm

goldwing 1 wrote:Hello jimpalmer-on my title under model description and it says gl1100 and thats it-my 1983 gl1100 is a standard and its has a fairing and bags and a trunk :shock: :?


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Oldbear
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Re: 1100 standard or 1100 Interstate

Postby Oldbear » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:17 pm

You'll have to look at the actual van tag - not the registration.
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goldwing 1
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Re: 1100 standard or 1100 Interstate

Postby goldwing 1 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:48 pm

oldbear i got my info from my title,not my registration and steveb123 you may be right about DMV-so I looked at my goldwings id plate on the left side of my frame just below my handlebars-and on it is GL1100-no A or I is on my id plate.so back to the first post-I have a standard with fairing,side bags and a trunk. :roll:

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Re: 1100 standard or 1100 Interstate

Postby oldmopars » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:05 pm

Keep in mind that after 30 years anything can happen. People make Aspys and Interstates into naked standards or add stuff to standards. It may be a standard with Vetter fairings and boxes, or Hondaline stuff added at the dealer or sometime in its life.
If you like it, leave it and enjoy, if you don't, change it to what you like.
Post a picture and I know someone here will be able to give you more info.

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Re: 1100 standard or 1100 Interstate

Postby Jimpalmer » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:41 am

Well thanks for all the input. This is what I figured out. It was born an 1100 standard in 81'. The following year the owner put a 82' faring, bags and trunk on it. Following owners accessorized with additional lights and lots of chrome. Someone followed up with a velour seat. The bike had 168k on it when I got it. The wife and I have put another 6k on it. For as old as it is, it runs out great and has gave us no problems......until Labor day weekend....fortunatly 10 miles from the house we had a flat on the rear. Gonna fig into that over the coming weekend. Thanks for all your input!!

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Re: 1100 standard or 1100 Interstate

Postby dingdong » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:05 am

If in doubt and the bike hasn't been repainted the stripes around the tank will tell you if it is a standard or other. The standard stripes follow the curvature of the front of the tank. The I or Aspy will have the stripes run diagonally ( \ ) down the tank to follow the line of the fairing.


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