Wood trim on GL1500


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Wood trim on GL1500

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Just picked up a 1998 GL1500 ( 65000 km's) the bike has a wood trim as per pic. Did one of the models for this year come stock with the wood
trim, or would this have been aftermarket ? just curious.
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Re: Wood trim on GL1500

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canoodle wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:12 pm
Just picked up a 1998 GL1500 ( 65000 km's) the bike has a wood trim as per pic. Did one of the models for this year come stock with the wood
trim, or would this have been aftermarket ? just curious.
The wood trim is aftermarket, there was no OEM trim like that.

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Re: Wood trim on GL1500

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The comedian in me says, , ,

"THAT'S IT!!! I'm gonna grab my chain saw, find the nearest redwood tree and chop it down, , , ,THEN I'll just carve/whittle a WOOD replica of a firecreek panel!!"

The "normal" me says, , ,

That's a good looking centershelter, panel, and dash!!!!
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Ha Ha- I haven't even had a close look at it yet..probably genuine plastic.

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Be happy it's not all chrome. Who ever owned mine was the biggest chrome **** on the planet. It looked like the bike was an experiment on just how much extra chrome and lighting can be bolted to one GL1500. I could be seen from space on a sunny day and made for a dangerous ride. My radio was chrome, the gas door, around the ignition switch, speaker grills, trim around the right fairing pocket door, C.B. and compressor control faceplates. Jeez there was just so much. I did a lot of dechroming and I'm still working at it. Sadly some needs to stay since I can't covertly plug the many, many holes drilled through out the Tupperware panels. The only thing missing was murals of eagles or wolves or something.

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Re: Wood trim on GL1500

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89 1500 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:55 pm
Be happy it's not all chrome. Who ever owned mine was the biggest chrome **** on the planet. It looked like the bike was an experiment on just how much extra chrome and lighting can be bolted to one GL1500. I could be seen from space on a sunny day and made for a dangerous ride. My radio was chrome, the gas door, around the ignition switch, speaker grills, trim around the right fairing pocket door, C.B. and compressor control faceplates. Jeez there was just so much. I did a lot of dechroming and I'm still working at it. Sadly some needs to stay since I can't covertly plug the many, many holes drilled through out the Tupperware panels. The only thing missing was murals of eagles or wolves or something.
LOL : :lol: :lol: :lol: As they say "to each his own"! Mine had all of the above, wood trim, every piece of chrome you can add, plus a custom landscape paining on both sides and the trunk! Nobody gonna steal my bike and ride around on it unless they paint it! That's why I like it! 8-)

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I'm starting to get used to the chrome bars everywhere I can bungee something to every part of the bike from the side covers back plenty of attachment points. There was this chrome plate on top of the radio that didn't really bother me until the ride at high noon and all I got for the hours ride home was the constant sun flare in my eye. Heat gun peeled that thing off quick. What I do have in leu of murals is the old school pinstripe that someone spent hours painting on, the work is nice the color not so much. I have bright pink and lime green striping everywhere and very fine line. I do have to put some chrome back when I find just the 2 pieces I need. I swapped the saddle bag lights over from my 89 because they were new 6 light, but they didn't have the tri bar chrome cover like is all over the 92. Other than that ole blue is kind of hard to miss.



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