Were Stators Recalled on the GL1000?


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Were Stators Recalled on the GL1000?

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So, that's the question: Were stators recalled on the GL1000 like they were on my GL1200?

My GL1200 had it's stator replaced by Honda under warranty, so I didn't end up having to take the engine out myself.

I'm now looking at adding a GL1000 to my stable and want to know if they had the stators recalled as well.

If not, do the GL1000 stators generally hold up OK as long as the infamous "three yellow wires" are soldered together?

Thanks in advance for and advice.

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Re: Were Stators Recalled on the GL1000?

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WingMan71 wrote:So, that's the question: Were stators recalled on the GL1000 like they were on my GL1200?

My GL1200 had it's stator replaced by Honda under warranty, so I didn't end up having to take the engine out myself.

I'm now looking at adding a GL1000 to my stable and want to know if they had the stators recalled as well.

If not, do the GL1000 stators generally hold up OK as long as the infamous "three yellow wires" are soldered together?

Thanks in advance for and advice.

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My 78 had no recall and am not aware that any of the earlier years were as well.

Mine has held up for 38 years but electrical so it could go at any time.
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Re: Were Stators Recalled on the GL1000?

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No recalls on the 1000. The three yellow wire plug was a big mistake, but once that is eliminated then the reminder seems to hold up as expected. Maybe not to 300,000 miles but no other alternative in the 1970's lasted that long either.
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My 77 never had a recall that I know of and still has the original stator at 224,000 miles and it still works.
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Re: Were Stators Recalled on the GL1000?

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Thanks for all the replies guys.

Looks like the GL1000 stators were OK. The GL1200 stators were definitely not, and were recalled by Honda.

I'm looking at a a nice 1976 GL1000 LTD to possibly buy. Just need to see if I can get it for a proper price.

Thanks again.
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WingMan71 wrote:Thanks for all the replies guys.

Looks like the GL1000 stators were OK. The GL1200 stators were definitely not, and were recalled by Honda.

I'm looking at a a nice 1976 GL1000 LTD to possibly buy. Just need to see if I can get it for a proper price.

Thanks again.
What condition is it in?

How much?

Are all the LTD items still there. esp the toolkit and bag.
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Re: Were Stators Recalled on the GL1000?

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SnoBrdr wrote:
What condition is it in?

How much?

Are all the LTD items still there. esp the toolkit and bag.
I'm actually looking at two different 76 LTDs at the moment.

One has all the correct LTD equipment including gold wheels, owners manual, and tool kit. But it will need a fair amount of work. Particularly the carbs were not properly rebuilt and the bike will not idle correctly and the idle speed has to be adjusted as the bike warms up. So, basically, the carb "rebuilder" did not get the pilot jets and idle circuits completely cleaned. I've seen that a bunch when folks don't really know what they're doing inside a Keihin carburetor. Also this one is the wrong color! There is only one correct color for a 76 LTD and that's Candy Limited Maroon Custom (paint code R7CC), but this one has supposedly been repainted when it was restored about four years ago. They painted it a dark red color which actually looks good with the gold wheels, but it's not correct for the bike which reduces value considerably on an LTD. I checked the serial number and it's correct for an LTD. The wheels are OK, but the spokes are all corroded. Plus the guy is asking too much for a bike that won't run right. Since I can rebuild the carbs myself, I made him an offer of $2,500, which I considered very generous for a bike in its condition. He was asking more.

The second LTD is a really nice original bike and is definitely a correct LTD with all the proper LTD parts including wheels, owners manual, tool kit, and correct color paint. This one only needs a fork rebuild and a new timing belt installed. But... it's a bit over my budget.

Looks like I'll have to keep looking.

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