Correct instrument colours/faces


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landisr
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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by landisr » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:16 pm



FWIW, Back to the original question regarding gage face colors, I am very fortunate to be the proud owner of 3 Gold Wings, 2 of which are 1976 GL1000s. As you can see from my avatar, my 'standard' Wing has green faces. However, my LTD has black faces (see attached).

Not sure this is any help, but....

Ron in AZ
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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by rudolphwolven » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:16 am

Green faces on my 1975 GL1000 K1..........






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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by Goldwing7777 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:22 am

landisr.

It is a help. Thanks.

Ruud . Thank you too. Superb pics and bike. (Where did you get that square-faced gear[?] indicator ??)

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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by rudolphwolven » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:03 am

Goldwing7777 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:22 am
landisr.
(Where did you get that square-faced gear[?] indicator ??)
At Aliexpress........

https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/Red-LED- ... 4c4d10c3A6

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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by Goldwing7777 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:07 am

Thanks yet again Ruud.

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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by rudolphwolven » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:02 pm

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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by Goldwing7777 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:07 pm

Thanks again Ruud.
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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by SnoBrdr » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:31 am

Goldwing7777 wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:25 pm
Thanks SnoBrdr ... but I did say "... in the UK ..." because we have had a 70mph limit for years ...

The eBay listing address is :- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-GL1000 ... Sw7UZbNlRT

It is the second picture from the left that shows the red mark.
I have to amend my comment.

Pistol Pete of Pistol Pete's carb rebuilders just completed a restoration of GL serial # GL1-1000002.

That bike clearly has the red mark at 70 MPH.
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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by Goldwing7777 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:00 pm

I think we need to know if Pistol Pete bought and fitted new faces - and chose the one with the red mark?

[I have not sorted mine yet - fairly low priority.]

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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by SnoBrdr » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:12 pm

Goldwing7777 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:00 pm
I think we need to know if Pistol Pete bought and fitted new faces - and chose the one with the red mark?

[I have not sorted mine yet - fairly low priority.]
My understanding is that the bike was brought back to 100% original condition.

PP also redoes gauge faces.

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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by Maz » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:04 am

A friend of mine has an original 1975 CB750K2. This DOES have the red 70mph mark. Same clocks as the early 'wings, so makes sense that 'some did and some didn't' I guess.

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Re: Correct instrument colours/faces

Post by Goldwing7777 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:53 pm

" some did and some didn't "

Well I'll decide which a little later! Thank you all.



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