Odd Engine number


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Odd Engine number

Postby broon452 » Sun May 15, 2016 5:51 am



I have a 1988 GL1500 which was imported to the UK in 1990 but the engine may have been a replacement. Is there any way to find out when the engine was built so I know which year it is?



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Re: Odd Engine number

Postby broon452 » Sun May 15, 2016 2:42 pm

Made a mistake....the bike was imported from Japan in 2009 and registered in the UK in 2010.
From everything I have read the engine number should start with 2 not 1 so I am perplexed to say the least.
Did Japanese home market bikes have engines starting with a 1 ?? :? :?

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Re: Odd Engine number

Postby FM-USA » Sun May 15, 2016 4:21 pm

That serial number has the earmarks of being stamped over.
Couple numbers are out of alignment.
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Re: Odd Engine number

Postby dingdong » Mon May 16, 2016 7:43 am

Check this thread from goldwingfacts. I guess you haven't found out yet. http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... -came.html
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Re: Odd Engine number

Postby PedroTQ » Mon May 16, 2016 6:01 pm

G'day!

My 88 is a Japanese import, also the Japanese radio stations only go up to 90.0 FM, and guess where all the stations worth listening to are over here? ...... Yes 90+

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Re: Odd Engine number

Postby broon452 » Tue May 17, 2016 11:34 am

:) Pedro
I guess you have confirmed one thing in that my radio is the same as yours. That still doesn't tell me about the engine. Although I did notice that your numbers appear to be using the same teap.
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Re: Odd Engine number

Postby pbourgoin » Tue May 17, 2016 6:14 pm

Maybe that 1 means something special?? have you tried calling Honda??
I got this Goldwing for my wife........ Good trade huh??? :D

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Re: Odd Engine number

Postby broon452 » Wed May 18, 2016 2:10 pm

Seems that calling Honda is my only option. :roll:
Will post back if it is something special
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