Parts Interchange

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Parts Interchange

Post by Charlie1Horse »

Is there any such thing as a parts interchange manual for our Goldwings? I need to change the front exhaust shields on my 92 Interstate as they have rusted too badly for repair/repaint. I know there are parts interchange manuals for cars and trucks so, I am wondering if there is any thing for our bikes. I have checked on and there are different part listings for different models such as my 92 left side is 18425 MW5 000ZD/type 12 and 95 is 18425 MW5 000ZE/type 16 and 98 is 18425 MW5 000ZA/type 11. I don't know what all the types mean or which may be interchangeable. Thanks for any info.

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Post by MikeB »

I do believe that any exhaust shield from any year Aspencade will fit perfectly on your '92 Interstate. In do believe that the exhaust shields from any SE model may work too.
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Post by Rambozo »

There is a breakdown of the Honda part numbering scheme either here or on goldwingfacts. A portion of the number describes the part, then any revisions and a part is for the OEM as sometimes Honda would change who makes the part, but it would be the same part, otherwise.
Typically any letters after the last three numbers are just for color codes. Honda did change the colors of those over the years so different years would have different part numbers. If you're changing them all it won't really matter. However, if you want to match what you have, you might have to repaint to suit. As Mike said you could probably even use SE versions, but they would have the little foot warmer doors on them.
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Post by WingAdmin »

Honda part numbers will also change when they source parts from a different supplier/vendor, even though the part is functionally identical.

For the most part, most GL1500 parts will fit and work on any year GL1500. The main exception is 1988-1989 models, as there were quite a few changes from the 1989 to 1990 model year.

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