Differences Between Standard and LTD 1976


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GL_Steve
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Differences Between Standard and LTD 1976

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The guy I bought my bike off of figured it was an LTD because of the gold painted wheels but I don't think it is.

What distinguishes a standard from an LTD? All I could find on WIKI is this " Honda announced the GL1000 LTD with distinctive insignia and color scheme (e.g., gold stripes, gold wheels)[16] plus some extra amenities"

What were the extra amenities? The insignias are in a box and don't say LTD, but they may not be original either...


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Re: Differences Between Standard and LTD 1976

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Most bolts and the side stand were chrome on the LTD. The wine brown paint and gold accents were also unique. The seat and bars were different and became standard in 1977. The gas cap was also chrome. The wheels were gold anodized.
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Re: Differences Between Standard and LTD 1976

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Check your engine / frame numbers and carb numbers. Compare. http://www.randakksblog.com/gl1000-vin- ... explained/
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Re: Differences Between Standard and LTD 1976

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Thanks guys.

If I'm reading the numbers right, this bike is not LTD and was originally a USA bike.

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Re: Differences Between Standard and LTD 1976

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I believe the side covers were different also.


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