Hello from southern Alberta...


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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I just made a deal on a used 1500 engine and trans, I'll be building something out of come winter but am at a loss as to what model, year, and information it is I have one picture so here it comes;


and was it worth $50 CDN?


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I venture to say it's worth 50 bucks if only for parts, past that I don't know what sort of shape the internals of either the engine or trans are in. You could have a gem or a boat anchor there with no more info it's hard to tell. Its got reverse so it's from an aspencade or se, possibly someone else can help decypher the engine number as to year.
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Welcome from the Kootenays!
Man I'd pay $50 for it just to tear it apart
and look inside!
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I just looked at my '90 model and my engine number starts with 220 so your engine is a good bit newer than that starting with 260.
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From the info I was able to find, it looks like that engine is from a 1994 SE California model. Here is where I found that.
http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/serial.htm
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After looking at the engine number again, it is not clear to me if that number begins with 260 or 250. If it is 250 then it is a 1993 engine.
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I can't make out your engine number well enough to tell but it does look like its a '94 engine for sure. Good link for reference. Try cleaning the number with solvent and a brush and see if it won't come clearer.
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Once I get it home (it's 20 miles from me right now) I'll be checking the numbers and update the info I have on it... Are there many issues with these engines? I'm curious to see what normal problems people have with them.
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If you will keep oil and water in them and not let the timing belts get too old they are some tough engines, my '90 model has 144k and still going strong and that is not high miles compared to some.
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BruceKoukalaka wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:35 pm Are there many issues with these engines?
The biggest issue is they often wear out after half a million miles or so. :roll:
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Ok so I have the opportunity to pick up a '1976 Goldwing 1000 and am wondering if there are any parts that I'll be able to use from the '76 for the newer engine (I can pick the '76 up for $375 but it is about 4 hour drive from me.) I'm curious about the starter and alternator for example. The engine in the '76 is toast in case anyone was interested.
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I don't believe anything on that 76 model will work on the 1500 engine.
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The gold plate on the side means it's an SE.

Well worth the $50.
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The '76 is a completely different beast than the 1500.
The '76 is four cylinders, 1000 cc.
The 1500 is six cylinders, 1532 cc
Not one thing in common.
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Well I picked up the engine today and now it is sitting in the back of my truck waiting for me to put it where it will reside until I figure out exactly what I'm doing with it. At least it isn't going to rain for a few days as we're in the midst of a heat wave. Incidentally the engine is a '93 according to my research... You guys :D the serial number on the block starts with 250 for sure.
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BruceKoukalaka wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:11 am Well I picked up the engine today and now it is sitting in the back of my truck waiting for me to put it where it will reside until I figure out exactly what I'm doing with it.
How about powering a skateboard?
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A skateboard is an interesting idea. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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