1986 SEi


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1986 SEi

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Been perusing the internet and in the wikipedia article on Honda Goldwings, I noticed that it is mentioned that the '86 SEi that sort of trumped (pardon the pun) the '85 LTD, was only available in the US and not in Canada as a Canadian version. Whenever I have looked at an SEi for sale in Canada, the bike(s) always seem to be the US variant. Anyone care to comment?

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I think its been 30+ years and no one knows for sure & the others don't care. :o

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Just thought I'd ask.

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here is what i found.............

Fuel-injected models[edit]
In 1985 Honda marked the tenth anniversary of the Gold Wing by launching a gold-painted, $10,000 Limited Edition model (GL1200L) luxuriously equipped with cruise control, auto-leveling rear suspension, an electronic trip computer and a four-speaker audio system.[16][50] The significant development was that the GL1200L was furnished with Honda's programmed fuel injection system, previously used on the turbocharged CX500T and CX650T (variants of the GL500 and GL650 Silver Wing).[83] Also known as the LTD, 5372 units were built and sold only in North America. Claimed dry weight for the GL1200L was 782 pounds (355 kg).[79]
To a limited extent, the Limited Edition turned out to be a sham when the SE-i (Special Edition—injected) debuted in 1986, as essentially a repainted GL1200L selling for $2 less than the '85 model.[79] The SE-i had the same Dolby audio system as the GL1200A '86 and was only available in the US.[58][80] This was the only year for the SE-i because the high cost of the fuel injection system forced Honda to return to carburetors for 1987.[60]
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i couldn't find out why it was not sold in canada, only that it was sold in the US, but im still doing some research on it. when i find out why, i'll post my findings.

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I dont think they were sold in Canada because of the Canadian dollar. The CD at the time was to strong against the Yen and they would lose their ass on every bike that was imported. :shock:

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Now that you mention it, makes sense about SEi only in the US. There was one for sale in Quebec a while back and I recall it had the speedo and odo in mph. I really like the SEi color, prefer it to the 85.



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