SO WHICH WING DO YOU OWN THEN ??


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SO WHICH WING DO YOU OWN THEN ??

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Hi folks been going over my wing found the vin plate - I always knew it was a U.S Import bike however i did not know which one it was either - !! - I was looking on the web and came across this so just passing the info on to fellow wingers too .

https://www.goldwingmisfits.co.uk/goldw ... 0-history/





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Imported from Marysville, Ohio.

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I've got an Import Aspencade with a shiny 20th anniversary badge on the front!
However, since it was model year 1994, built in 1993 I highly doubt it is supposed to be there :lol:

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Best way to check it is look at the vin plate !! - its located on the righthand side where the stearing stem is see pic below



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i,m confused, I'm not seeing the import thing

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Vehicle Identification Label decoding:


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As always Mike " Thankyou " I was trying to show how important it is to know which wing you own as not all wings are built the same "" and if you order the wrong parts you can end up doing more harm than good !! - Yes ?? :o :o :o :o :o

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LeYak wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:02 pm
I've got an Import Aspencade with a shiny 20th anniversary badge on the front!
However, since it was model year 1994, built in 1993 I highly doubt it is supposed to be there :lol:
A lot of models for one year are actually made in the previous year. That's what we're talking about here, right? They gotta make a bunch of them to be able to have them in the stores in time for us to buy them.
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Mine '89 Gl1500 is imported from west of de border! :D
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There are differance's in all wings - Mine is a US -Import the lights stay on all the time !! - the euro - wing has a light switch at least you can turn the buggers off when you like - lol :D :D :D :D

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C-dub wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:50 pm
LeYak wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:02 pm
I've got an Import Aspencade with a shiny 20th anniversary badge on the front!
However, since it was model year 1994, built in 1993 I highly doubt it is supposed to be there :lol:
A lot of models for one year are actually made in the previous year. That's what we're talking about here, right? They gotta make a bunch of them to be able to have them in the stores in time for us to buy them.
True, but given that (if I am not mistaken) the 20th anniversary edition was model year 1995, still shouldn't be there, right? ;)

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LeYak wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:48 pm

True, but given that (if I am not mistaken) the 20th anniversary edition was model year 1995, still shouldn't be there, right? ;)
Anyone can replace the windshield garnish. Maybe the original owner wanted to make it look like a 20th anniversary edition.
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LeYak wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:48 pm
C-dub wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:50 pm
LeYak wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:02 pm
I've got an Import Aspencade with a shiny 20th anniversary badge on the front!
However, since it was model year 1994, built in 1993 I highly doubt it is supposed to be there :lol:
A lot of models for one year are actually made in the previous year. That's what we're talking about here, right? They gotta make a bunch of them to be able to have them in the stores in time for us to buy them.
True, but given that (if I am not mistaken) the 20th anniversary edition was model year 1995, still shouldn't be there, right? ;)
I thought the first year was 1974. So, ...
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C-dub wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:25 pm
LeYak wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:48 pm
C-dub wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:50 pm


A lot of models for one year are actually made in the previous year. That's what we're talking about here, right? They gotta make a bunch of them to be able to have them in the stores in time for us to buy them.
True, but given that (if I am not mistaken) the 20th anniversary edition was model year 1995, still shouldn't be there, right? ;)
I thought the first year was 1974. So, ...
If I read the Wiki correctly, first year of production was 1974, but first sales in 1975 (making the bikes 'model year' 1975); so that might explain the discrepancy. It also says that the 20th anniversary badges were put on 1995 model year bikes. And apparently on mine, but so probz not by Mother Honda!

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if you want the history - click on this link https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/c ... ecs-advice :D :D :D :D :D

and this link too !!! -

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37739

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wingdings wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:33 pm
Hi folks been going over my wing found the vin plate - I always knew it was a U.S Import bike however i did not know which one it was either - !! - I was looking on the web and came across this so just passing the info on to fellow wingers too .

https://www.goldwingmisfits.co.uk/goldw ... 0-history/

20170225_131801.jpg goldwing vin plate .jpg
viewtopic.php?t=25362



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