1978 vrs 1979 Gauges


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1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

Post by swr1977 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:19 pm



I'm wondering if the center gauges (above the false tank) are the same from a 1978 GL1000 -> 1979 GL1000? and the 7 volt regulator ?

I am having problems with my fuel gauge reading incorrectly and wondering if the 7volt regulator needs to be changed. I found someone selling a 1979 gauge pod for $25 and even tho the housing is in bad shape thought it would be a good buy even if only the gauges and 7 volt regulator work! When I compare the picture on eBay to what I have it all looks the same!


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Re: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

Post by SnoBrdr » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:23 pm

swr1977 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:19 pm
I'm wondering if the center gauges (above the false tank) are the same from a 1978 GL1000 -> 1979 GL1000? and the 7 volt regulator ?

I am having problems with my fuel gauge reading incorrectly and wondering if the 7volt regulator needs to be changed. I found someone selling a 1979 gauge pod for $25 and even tho the housing is in bad shape thought it would be a good buy even if only the gauges and 7 volt regulator work! When I compare the picture on eBay to what I have it all looks the same!
Yes, they are the same.

What's the issue with the fuel gauge?

As far as I'm concerned, you are just as well using a stick to measure your duel as you are believing the GL fuel gauge.

I go by mileage only.

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Re: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

Post by swr1977 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:43 pm

SnoBrdr wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:23 pm
What's the issue with the fuel gauge?

I go by mileage only.
I also go by mileage but would like my gauge to be as accurate as possible. Right now when it's full it reads correctly... but when it's reads empty I've got about half a tank. I've already pulled out and check my float and it's working fine... resistant test correctly (8.1ohm - 85.3ohm) so I'm thinking I need to replace the gauge and/or the 7 volt regulator.

Here is what I'm thinking about buying...
1979 79 Honda GL1000 GL 1000 Goldwing Temp Fuel Volt Shelter Mounted Gauges Hood
http://r.ebay.com/9Mszoh

What do you think? I know it looks bad but I figure if only one gauge and the 7 volt regulator work then $25 is well worth it!
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Re: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

Post by SnoBrdr » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:22 pm

swr1977 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:43 pm
SnoBrdr wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:23 pm
What's the issue with the fuel gauge?

I go by mileage only.
I also go by mileage but would like my gauge to be as accurate as possible. Right now when it's full it reads correctly... but when it's reads empty I've got about half a tank. I've already pulled out and check my float and it's working fine... resistant test correctly (8.1ohm - 85.3ohm) so I'm thinking I need to replace the gauge and/or the 7 volt regulator.

Here is what I'm thinking about buying...
1979 79 Honda GL1000 GL 1000 Goldwing Temp Fuel Volt Shelter Mounted Gauges Hood
http://r.ebay.com/9Mszoh

What do you think? I know it looks bad but I figure if only one gauge and the 7 volt regulator work then $25 is well worth it!
Except for that hole, it isn't bad.

Looks like it would have cleaned up nicely.

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Re: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

Post by swr1977 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:34 pm

SnoBrdr wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:22 pm
swr1977 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:43 pm
What do you think? I know it looks bad but I figure if only one gauge and the 7 volt regulator work then $25 is well worth it!
Except for that hole, it isn't bad.

Looks like it would have cleaned up nicely.
I just purchased it after the seller sent me a better picture.

What is the difference?... mine has a white 7.0 printed on it and his has 8.4 ...other then that it looks identical!
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Re: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

Post by Fred Camper » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 pm

If your fuel Gauge reads empty with a half tank left, it is working like most other users on GL1000's. Regulator will not fix that. Some have fiddled with the float arm but best to just go by miles.

Not sure on the 7 vs 8.4 but might have to do with the amperage. The regulation voltage did not change for the 1000's.

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Re: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

Post by swr1977 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:23 pm

Fred Camper wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 pm
If your fuel Gauge reads empty with a half tank left, it is working like most other users on GL1000's. Regulator will not fix that. Some have fiddled with the float arm but best to just go by miles.

Not sure on the 7 vs 8.4 but might have to do with the amperage. The regulation voltage did not change for the 1000's.
Thanks Fred!... What sort of mileage do you get? How far do you get on a tank of gas? The reason I ask is because I just had the carbs rebuilt and I'm trying to figure if I'm geting good or bad fuel mialage / miles per gallon.

SnoBrdr... same questions... What sort of mileage do you get? How far do you get on a tank of gas?
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Re: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

Post by SnoBrdr » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:45 am

swr1977 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Fred Camper wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 pm
If your fuel Gauge reads empty with a half tank left, it is working like most other users on GL1000's. Regulator will not fix that. Some have fiddled with the float arm but best to just go by miles.

Not sure on the 7 vs 8.4 but might have to do with the amperage. The regulation voltage did not change for the 1000's.
Thanks Fred!... What sort of mileage do you get? How far do you get on a tank of gas? The reason I ask is because I just had the carbs rebuilt and I'm trying to figure if I'm geting good or bad fuel mialage / miles per gallon.

SnoBrdr... same questions... What sort of mileage do you get? How far do you get on a tank of gas?
I average about 35, I usually fill up at 150 miles.

Almost all my mileage now is around town.



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