Bike model


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MitchW
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Bike model

Postby MitchW » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:28 am



Hi,
I've been looking at various things for my new (to me) bike and there is mention of an Aspencade and an Aspencade interstate. What's the difference please?

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Re: Bike model

Postby pgmrfixit » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:38 am

According to Wikipedia, you would have either an Aspencade, or a Interstate, not both. Interstates do not have reverse gear, cruise control, or passenger foot boards. They also have a Kenwood audio system. 1500's also were made in a "SE" which was a Special Edition, but I would think the badges would indicate that.

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Re: Bike model

Postby robb » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:52 am


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bntyhntr6975
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Re: Bike model

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:38 pm

For the 1500s, think of it like this:
Interstate=bare bones to a point. Very basic radio, no cruise or reverse.
Aspencade=Mid grade. Had upgrades/options available like better stereo, cruise, reverse, cb. But not all Aspys had everything, they were options.
SE=loaded. If it was available, its got it. Also had the 'best' stereo. ('96&up Aspys also had the good 8 button radio) Toe warmers were only on the SEs too I think.

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Re: Bike model

Postby pgmrfixit » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:04 pm

I re-read the Wikipedia for Honda Goldwing. The 1991 Interstate had the Kenwood radio. Your 1996 would have a Panasonic either way, ( if it's an Interstate or Aspencade ). The reverse, cruise control, and passenger footboards ( on Aspencade ), or lack of those items ( Interstate ) would tell the story. If you want to read it, here a link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_GoldWing

I think it's a fairly detailed history.

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Re: Bike model

Postby MitchW » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:20 pm

Would it have any bearing on what type of alternator it required. That's why I'm asking.

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Re: Bike model

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:29 pm

I believe 40A is the direct replacent for all of them. Bolt up should be the same. You only need bigger if you're running several extras, like lights, chargers, gps, big screen tv with x box, etc. (Please dont try a tv/game console on a bike. Lol.)

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Re: Bike model

Postby MitchW » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:07 am

I run Driving Lights + 55/65w headlights A charger for my phone, a GPS and a trailer as well as the stereo/CD Stacker and intercom. If all of that was running at the same time, do you think I'd need to upgrade the Alt?

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Re: Bike model

Postby Happytrails » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:15 am

Could always hook it up to a digital meter and turn everything on. See what the reading is when the bike is warm. Either that or install a volt meter on the bike. I'm not an expert but sounds like your pushing the limits a little :D
1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
Sun Flare Gold Metallic
Vallant Brown Inset

MitchW
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Re: Bike model

Postby MitchW » Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:13 am

That's what I thought and why I want to upgrade a bit

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Re: Bike model

Postby dennislp » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:42 am

I would go with bigger alt if it doesn't need extra power the alt wont put it out but if you do its there . if you run much low speed you prob due the larger alt will put out better at lower rpm.

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Re: Bike model

Postby MitchW » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:46 am

Yep, thanks. That's the way I'm going.




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