79 or 80?


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rpsanders
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79 or 80?

Postby rpsanders » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:08 am



i recently purchased a beautiful Goldwing with the understanding that it was a 1979 GL 1100. After a little research i've found that there are no 1100 79's. the 1100 wasn't built until 1980. The bike has vetter hard bags and a full console with no markings. Are there any markings I could look for the determine the year model? btw it runs great!



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Re: 79 or 80?

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:06 pm

What does the title say? I think there's something in print on the ID stricker on the front part of the frame above where the forks live..
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Re: 79 or 80?

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:34 pm

On the downtube (the part of the frame where the front wheel pivots left and right so you can steer), you should see a metal plate, I believe it's on the left side if I recall correctly. It should have the year as well as the VIN on it.


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