Easy (?) question


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Easy (?) question

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed May 07, 2014 4:58 pm



I was at a GWRRA Chapter Anniversary Party and while admiring some of the bikes and trikes, I noticed a few of the GL1500s had white face gauges. I talked to one owner, he said they where on the bike when he bought it, so he did not know if they where factory or after market or if factory, what years had them.
Can any one provide some information on this for me ? I really like the look of the white gauges, and would be interested in converting mine to white faces.


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Re: Easy (?) question

Post by Fatwing Chris » Wed May 07, 2014 5:13 pm

A couple of the later years came with them,but they didn't go over too well for some reason.I did read why somewhere,but it's not coming to me right now.So yes they were factory for a couple of years at least.
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Re: Easy (?) question

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed May 07, 2014 5:55 pm

'97 or '98 for white face gauges not sure which of those years
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Re: Easy (?) question

Post by RBGERSON » Wed May 07, 2014 8:29 pm

not my 97???.......................
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: Easy (?) question

Post by cbx4evr » Wed May 07, 2014 9:44 pm

98's and 99's to my knowledge. My 2000 is back to black.
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Re: Easy (?) question

Post by nitefuzz » Thu May 08, 2014 2:05 am

My 98 has white face gauges on them.

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Re: Easy (?) question

Post by Uncle Fester » Thu May 08, 2014 4:00 am

Okay, for those who have white face gauges, what do you think of them ? Better or worse during the day ? At night ? Would you add them to a bike that does not have them or just stick to the black ones that come on most of our bikes ?
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Re: Easy (?) question

Post by dingdong » Thu May 08, 2014 7:20 am

In 2000 they switched back to black due to the night time lack of contrast between the face and the needles. I have heard that a different color LED back light will help.
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Re: Easy (?) question

Post by cbx4evr » Thu May 08, 2014 3:50 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:Okay, for those who have white face gauges, what do you think of them ? Better or worse during the day ? At night ? Would you add them to a bike that does not have them or just stick to the black ones that come on most of our bikes ?

More people swear at them than for them.
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Re: Easy (?) question

Post by MikeB » Thu May 08, 2014 5:27 pm

The white faces were not an improvement. That was demonstrated when Honda shifted back to the black face gauges in 2000.
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Re: Easy (?) question

Post by Uncle Fester » Fri May 09, 2014 3:19 am

Good to know these are not the way to go. . . Thanks for the heads up .


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