Given a 1997 GL1500 SE Canadian Limited Edition, that has fuel injection on both sides of the fairing??


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Given a 1997 GL1500 SE Canadian Limited Edition, that has fuel injection on both sides of the fairing??

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Hi everyone, So everything I've read and all the videos I've seen basically state that there is no 1997 fuel injection GL1500. I'm not sure if the previous owner thought it was a good idea to put fuel injection on it?? it does seem to look original and I'm not sure what a fuel injection glodwing engine looks like.
As far as I can tell, it looks like a carburetor...Any help would be greatly appreciated. I will try to load pictures
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Re: Given a 1997 GL1500 SE Canadian Limited Edition, that has fuel injection on both sides of the fairing??

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That is definitely two carburetors just like all other 1500s
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Thank you for your quick reply! That's what I thought, but I do not understand why the previous owner would put two "Fuel injection" decals on a bike that has a carburetor :shock:
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It's called UP BADGING, people do it on cars a lot, makes others think they have a more expensive model than they have. For instance, Nissan has several models of each vehicle. S, SV, SX etc., so if you have the base model, you can put the SX emblem on it to make it look like a more expensive model. I imagine the PO of your bike did it just to make people ask about it. Some with the 1500 Aspencade put the SE emblem on their bikes.
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joeincalif wrote: Sat Dec 24, 2022 11:33 am It's called UP BADGING, people do it on cars a lot, makes others think they have a more expensive model than they have. For instance, Nissan has several models of each vehicle. S, SV, SX etc., so if you have the base model, you can put the SX emblem on it to make it look like a more expensive model. I imagine the PO of your bike did it just to make people ask about it. Some with the 1500 Aspencade put the SE emblem on their bikes.
Yup, people do weird things sometimes.
I have heard of people putting ABS badges on 1800's without ABS.

I for one tend to de-badge.
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Understood and thank you. So those two badges will be getting WD-40 asap and removed off the bike.
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Re: Given a 1997 GL1500 SE Canadian Limited Edition, that has fuel injection on both sides of the fairing??

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No fuel injection on GWs after the '86 SE-i FI model. Having mentioned this, Wingadmin posted an article about the 1500 engine design and it emulates an FI engine in quite a few ways. There are IIBC 5 different circuits, each doing a specific function that emulates an FI engine. Honda was very innovative with the GW.
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Looks like somebody found some stickers
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looks like 1980s GM stickers. i hope they didnt alter your calibration! lol 6-4-2 anyone?
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:shock: :shock: :lol:
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onedayright wrote: Fri Dec 23, 2022 6:02 pm Hi everyone, So everything I've read and all the videos I've seen basically state that there is no 1997 fuel injection GL1500. I'm not sure if the previous owner thought it was a good idea to put fuel injection on it?? it does seem to look original and I'm not sure what a fuel injection goldwing engine looks like.
As far as I can tell, it looks like a carburetor...Any help would be greatly appreciated. I will try to load pictures
I didn't see anything different from my carburetors. But then again, you didn't show anything but the top of the air box and not the carbs. You would have to pull all that out and expose the carbs to see everything.
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Tim 1956 wrote: Sun Jan 01, 2023 4:36 am
onedayright wrote: Fri Dec 23, 2022 6:02 pm Hi everyone, So everything I've read and all the videos I've seen basically state that there is no 1997 fuel injection GL1500. I'm not sure if the previous owner thought it was a good idea to put fuel injection on it?? it does seem to look original and I'm not sure what a fuel injection goldwing engine looks like.
As far as I can tell, it looks like a carburetor...Any help would be greatly appreciated. I will try to load pictures
I didn't see anything different from my carburetors. But then again, you didn't show anything but the top of the air box and not the carbs. You would have to pull all that out and expose the carbs to see everything.
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Agreed. Definitely remove the air box to confirm if you have carbs or if the previous owner did a conversion to injection.

There were a few posts in years past of members trying to install fuel injection on their 1500s. Most of the posts fell off without further updates..... Hopefully this won't be another unfinished thread.....
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onedayright wrote: Sat Dec 24, 2022 1:39 pm Understood and thank you. So those two badges will be getting WD-40 asap and removed off the bike.
Pull your airbox and confirm what you have, be it carbs with added badging or actual one off fuel injection by owner.
There have been a few posts over the years on here and on the old Steve Saunders gw facts forum of owners starting to convert to fuel injection but most of those threads were left hanging without updates of completion or what happened.
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Here is my Honda F6C Valkyrie GL1500C. EFI is made from the GL1800 intake manifold and fuel injection parts. I've driven it about 15,000 km now. It has been fun working on.


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oke57 wrote: Sun Jan 01, 2023 8:24 am Here is my Honda F6C Valkyrie GL1500C. EFI is made from the GL1800 intake manifold and fuel injection parts. I've driven it about 15,000 km now. It has been fun working on. 20181107_125952.jpgImageIMG_20200405_132824.jpg
Welcome aboard oke57

How did the install go?
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vcdc wrote: Fri Dec 23, 2022 7:01 pm That is definitely two carburetors just like all other 1500s
This picture didn't show yesterday. NOT fuel injected with a carb. DUH. you got scammed. Sorry.
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False badging makes for peaked curiosity and interesting conversation,as this thread attests to. :D
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www.hestec.fi. For the ECU I used the Hestec product. It is able to utilize bikes and throttle body's own sensors.

Here is the link to Fasebook site where I have published the short story of my project.

https://www.facebook.com/download/47117 ... __tn__=H-R
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Those EFI badges are from a late 80's early 90's Cadillac DeVille!
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oke57 wrote: Mon Jan 02, 2023 1:28 pm www.hestec.fi. For the ECU I used the Hestec product. It is able to utilize bikes and throttle body's own sensors.

Here is the link to Fasebook site where I have published the short story of my project.

https://www.facebook.com/download/47117 ... __tn__=H-R
facebook page is not available. How did you get oke? That is the short version or our town. Okeechobee or Okee. :lol:
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Hello Tim. Oke is Finish and Swedish man´s first name.
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oke57 wrote: Mon Jan 02, 2023 3:42 pm Hello Tim. Oke is Finish and Swedish man´s first name.
Then come to Okee... chobee. 😁
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If I remember correctly, I've been there. The American beer did not impress. I lived in California in the 70s. There they said that my name sounds like Olynpia beer. My real name is Olli. Oke is my nickname from high school.
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oke57 wrote: Mon Jan 02, 2023 4:17 pm If I remember correctly, I've been there. The American beer did not impress. I lived in California in the 70s. There they said that my name sounds like Olynpia beer. My real name is Olli. Oke is my nickname from high school.
Then we say... Okee dohkee. :lol: You would remember the Cow town okeechobee Flori...duh if you've been here before. :lol:
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tim da comedian. i dig it! lol. i been to okiechobee a few times. go in the winter, dodge iguanas. get drunk, ride golf carts, clams!


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