Are all "Black Boxes" the same through the 1500 series ?


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Are all "Black Boxes" the same through the 1500 series ?

Postby PedroTQ » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:53 pm



G'day to All,

I am slowly amassing some spare parts for my 88 GL-1500, especially electronic components that are nice to have to swap out in fault finding.

The "Black Boxes" for Ignition, reverse, cruise and carbs for example have an assortment to choose from in the spare parts manual;

p167 ignition
30410-MN5-003 ~ 88
30410-MN5-013 ~ 88
30410-MT2-013 ~ 89

p202 reverse
36400-MN5-005 ~ 88/89
36400-MN5-015 ~ 89
36400-MT8-003 ~ all 90

p202 cruise
36700-MN5-015 ~ 88/89
36700-MT8-015 ~ all 90

p252 carbies
30435-MN5-003 ~ 88
30435-MN5-013 ~ 88
30435-MT2-023 ~ 89

Having an 88 would any of them work or would I have to stick to the ones for the 88. There is such a selection on e-Bay and I have already bought 3 boxes (just need the carbie one) but have no idea which ones I have? most are listed as 88-00.

Thanks in advance,
Regards, Peter.


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Re: Are all "Black Boxes" the same through the 1500 series ?

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:55 pm

88/89 were what I would call Hondas trial bikes.Yes they look alike but I do know that the ignition,carb modules are different.Honda also handles reverse a bit different than the later ones.Spark plugs are the same as with many other parts.Just be aware...Don't believe a add that says "fits all gl1500's"
I know the adjustable passenger foot rest from a 90 will not exactly bolt right up to the 88.


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