Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?


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Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by Dartmouth_Fellow » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:04 pm



First time posting here. My nephew just sold me a bike he picked up last year, 1990 GoldWing Limited Edition. I have been reading up as much as I can on this bike but I have never seen another one described as a LE, it's always SE, so my question is when ordering anything for this motorcycle, would I just click on the SE model when making purchase's online?
PS: This bike has 118,000 kms on it and it was pampered by the owner. I got it for 3000 Canadian because the guy said it needs parts installed to make it reliable ...funny part is, this guy gave me all the parts that the bike needs. Timing belts, mufflers ( Harley Davidson mufflers that he had bent to fit the bike), spark plugs, fork seal kit with front wheel bearings and steering stem bearings. He said why remove the forks to service them and not replace the other things while your at it, so I got all OEM bearings. Air cleaner, final drive oil, engine oil and filter. Compressor works also.



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Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by Andy Cote » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:52 am

Welcome to the forum.

Not sure about limited edition. Do you have some badging or other indication to this effect? If speedometer/odometer is in Kilometers it probably is a Canadian Edition. Here is some history: https://www.goldwingfacts.com/goldwinghistory.htm You can also do a check the tag on the steering neck and/or a VIN check to confirm which model it is.
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Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by Dartmouth_Fellow » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:10 am

Here is a pic





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Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by Andy Cote » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:01 am

You can buy those emblems at auto parts stores. Dad had those exact ones on his truck.
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Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:33 am

I was going to say the same thing - I've never heard of a Limited Edition GL1500, and if that is the only badging on the bike, I suspect it's an aftermarket stick-on.

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Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by Charlie1Horse » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:46 pm

And Honda always placed the 'SE' , 'Aspencade', or 'Interstate' emblem on the left saddlebag at the same height as the 'Honda' emblem on the right. That 'Special Edition' emblem is quite lower than the 'Honda' emblem, which makes me think an ADD ON.
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Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by GlimWas » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:58 am

A Canada Edition shows a logo on the backrest on the drivers seat, on the contact key cover and has a special key
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Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by Rednaxs60 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:41 am

The only Limited Edition GW that I know of is the 1985 GL1200 10th Anniversary Limited Edition. This model was designed specifically for the North American market and sold in the North American market. Had everything that Honda could realistically put on a motorcycle, but did miss putting reverse on it - I have one.
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Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by Fiberthree » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:13 pm

Nice avatar GlimWas.
I spent too much time trying to get it off my screen before I scrolled down and realized I was an idiot!
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Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by GlimWas » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:53 am

Fiberthree wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Nice avatar GlimWas.
I spent too much time trying to get it off my screen before I scrolled down and realized I was an idiot!
you're welcome :lol:
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Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:16 am

GlimWas, Your signature is what in Information Technology we call a "PEBCAK" error.

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Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

Post by Mh434 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:36 pm

As GlimWas said above, the "Canadian Edition" has this legend embossed into the seat cover, and on both ignition keys (mine is one of these editions). There is no "Limited Edition" on the bike, so, the Canadian Edition is not an "LE".

I've neither seen, nor heard of, an "LE" edition GL1500, although I'm sure many riders in other markets aren't aware of the official "Canadian Edition" either, so anything's possible.

Aside from the "Canadian Edition" legend on the seat & keys, mine is badged as an "SE" model.



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