GL1000 - Identify model for parts


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GL1000 - Identify model for parts

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Hi,

I need help from a connoisseur;

I have a GL1000 and I'm trying some problems with spares. I can't find my model.

Initially registered in SPAIN, imported to Portugal. The Portuguese registration says that is a:

GL1000 (GLI) built in 1981 with the number GL2-4116730 ( 167 460 808 ).

I only find parts for 1979 bikes never 1981. Maybe the bike was built earlier and there are a mistake on Portuguese registration ??


Thanks for your cooperation
Best regards from Portugal


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Well from what I have found from different web sites on Honda is GL2 is a German French English euro version. Then on top of that even though it s a 81 model it has a 1000 engine. To really know what engine it does have is go to the engine serial number instead of frame number. Then on another site the gl2 (k) is a 78 and the (Z) is a 79. On top of that you might want to check the numbers on the carburetors and see what years they are. Send more pictures . Hope this helps and not confuse you any more than you are. The 1000 drivers will be along and also help. I am a apprentice and this is one of my test questions summited to me by the master mechanic. Hope I get a decent grade.
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redbug wrote: Hope this helps and not confuse you any more than you are. The 1000 drivers will be along and also help. I am a apprentice and this is one of my test questions summited to me by the master mechanic. Hope I get a decent grade.
Thanks a lot redbug. The bike is in mint conditions and my only problem is the Cover of the Batteries that is missing. I want to buy the cover, but for that they ask me the VIN Number and the bike do not have a VIN number that I suppose was implemented only in 1980/81. Because of that is why I think the bike was not built in1981 but earlier. Here follow a few more pics:






If someone could help me with that cover would be very apreciated, even if I will have to repaint it. ;)

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Man ,nice looking machine. Now under the Forum(click on) there is buy sell trade parts. RBGERSON has lots of parts for one, and on ebay there are plenty of side covers for sale. Take your time and look around on this site and come back soon.
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redbug wrote:Man ,nice looking machine. Now under the Forum(click on) there is buy sell trade parts. RBGERSON has lots of parts for one, and on ebay there are plenty of side covers for sale. Take your time and look around on this site and come back soon.

Thanks a lot, I will try.
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bigamist wrote:
redbug wrote: Hope this helps and not confuse you any more than you are. The 1000 drivers will be along and also help. I am a apprentice and this is one of my test questions summited to me by the master mechanic. Hope I get a decent grade.
Thanks a lot redbug. The bike is in mint conditions and my only problem is the Cover of the Batteries that is missing. I want to buy the cover, but for that they ask me the VIN Number and the bike do not have a VIN number that I suppose was implemented only in 1980/81. Because of that is why I think the bike was not built in1981 but earlier. Here follow a few more pics:

Forum_1.jpg

Forum_2.jpg

Forum_3.jpg

If someone could help me with that cover would be very apreciated, even if I will have to repaint it. ;)

Best Regards
João
The left side is always the one that is missing.

Also makes it the more $$$.
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bigamist wrote:Hi,

I need help from a connoisseur;

I have a GL1000 and I'm trying some problems with spares. I can't find my model.

Initially registered in SPAIN, imported to Portugal. The Portuguese registration says that is a:

GL1000 (GLI) built in 1981 with the number GL2-4116730 ( 167 460 808 ).

I only find parts for 1979 bikes never 1981. Maybe the bike was built earlier and there are a mistake on Portuguese registration ??

FOT1A07.jpg

Thanks for your cooperation
Best regards from Portugal
Looking at the pictures of your bike, it looks exactly like my 1978.

Same lights, side covers, etc
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SnoBrdr wrote:
Looking at the pictures of your bike, it looks exactly like my 1978.

Same lights, side covers, etc

Hi,

Could you please send me a picture of the Left Cover, and the part number? I already saw a few but they are diferent. I think that there are 2 types, a short one and a more long one. I could try to buy a new one at www.cmsnl.com , but for that I need the Part Number. Is too expensive for mistakes. :(

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bigamist wrote:
SnoBrdr wrote:
Looking at the pictures of your bike, it looks exactly like my 1978.

Same lights, side covers, etc

Hi,

Could you please send me a picture of the Left Cover, and the part number? I already saw a few but they are diferent. I think that there are 2 types, a short one and a more long one. I could try to buy a new one at http://www.cmsnl.com , but for that I need the Part Number. Is too expensive for mistakes. :(

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Joao
There are two type. The 1st fits 75-77 models.

The 2nd fits 78/79.

The shape as well as the mounting tabs are different.

The 78/79 part # is 83701431670ZC

You can see it here: http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-gl1000-goldw ... 1431670zc/

Toy should really look on the Euro version of EBay for one.

Probably would be much cheaper and no matter what you probably have to have it painted.
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SnoBrdr wrote:
The 78/79 part # is 83701431670ZC

You can see it here: http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-gl1000-goldw ... 1431670zc/

Toy should really look on the Euro version of EBay for one.

Probably would be much cheaper and no matter what you probably have to have it painted.
Olá,

Thanks a lot for your help. Is expensive, but I would buy the new one at CMSNL.COM if it was the red one. So I think that I would buy in eBay hopping that will arrive in acceptable condition to have it repainted.

I will publish the result soon.

Best regards to all
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Olà Joao,

You will found a suitable cover, though needing a complete repaint, on the french site "le bon coin" for around 30€ (+/- $30).

Try Vervel Moto Pièces at Hussigny-Godbrange 54590 France Phone +33637993412

If you have a problem, just PM me and I'll help!

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Hi all,

The Left Cover with the Honda badge and all acessories is already traveling from USA to Portugal. Bought it on ebay. Not the color of my bike, will came black instead of red but I will repaint as soon arrive.

Thanks all for the help.

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I agree that it certainly appears to be a 1000, either a '78 or '79 model. From looking at the frame tag, that also looks like GL2-411... might be a VIN but maybe not called that in Europe. ? Also, maybe someone from "over there" could explain what P V A means. Maybe an earlier Euro version/format for a date, ie 77 being the year and the remainder possibly day of year or ??.

You've got my curiosity up now.... :lol:

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We usualy say "serial number" instead of VIN over here but it's basicaly the same thing. For the meaning of PVA are you sure of that? PVA is the acronyme of PolyVinyl Acetate but it's not of frequent use. Meanwhile, TVA (or VAT) are widely used: it's the European widespread tax!( once it has been payed in one European country, it don't have to be payed in an other)...

@ Joao: sorry, I didn't get your PM in time... Next time, if you need some parts, send me an email so I'll have it on my cellular...
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vf1000f.24 wrote:We usualy say "serial number" instead of VIN over here but it's basicaly the same thing. For the meaning of PVA are you sure of that? PVA is the acronyme of PolyVinyl Acetate but it's not of frequent use. Meanwhile, TVA (or VAT) are widely used: it's the European widespread tax!( once it has been payed in one European country, it don't have to be payed in an other)...

@ Joao: sorry, I didn't get your PM in time... Next time, if you need some parts, send me an email so I'll have it on my cellular...
If you use "serial number", what happens when the frame and engine numbers do not match, as in the case with most Hondas.
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We use the VIN but we call it "serial number". On the "carte grise" ("grey card" as we call the bike's title in France, called V5 in England) you have the complete VIN plus the bike's registration number in the form of "AB-123-CD" that will follows the bike during it's whole life. We do not use the engine number but the engine number prefix MUST be the same as the one on the frame ie: a Honda V65S SC17 must have an engine with a SC17 engine prefix whatever it's number...
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bigamist wrote:Hi,

I need help from a connoisseur;

I have a GL1000 and I'm trying some problems with spares. I can't find my model.

Initially registered in SPAIN, imported to Portugal. The Portuguese registration says that is a:

GL1000 (GLI) built in 1981 with the number GL2-4116730 ( 167 460 808 ).

I only find parts for 1979 bikes never 1981. Maybe the bike was built earlier and there are a mistake on Portuguese registration ??

FOT1A07.jpg

Thanks for your cooperation
Best regards from Portugal
The Portugese registration is incorrect.

If it was a 1981 model, it would be a GL1100, not a GL1000.

Goldwings with a GL2 prefix are European-market GL1000's that are either 1978 or 1979 model year.

Some clues to determine which yours is:

1978: Round turn signals, silver clutch and brake levers, single bulb taillight
1979: Rectangular turn signals, black clutch and brake levers, dual bulb taillight
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It happened that unsold bikes, left-over in the importer's warehouses, were registered later on and were given a false model year sometimes after being refurbished to look like the sayed model year. I had a VF1000R with an early 1984 VIN that stayed unsold till 1986 and was deigned on the title as a 1986 model. But that was 30 years ago and this doesn't exist anymore... Joao's bike may be one of these...


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