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Honda Motorcycles
Gold Wing GL1000

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GL1000K0 GL1000K0 - The GL1000 Gold Wing was introduced in 1975 with two available colors: Candy Antares Red and Candy Blue Green. Fairings, common on newer Gold Wings, were an add-on accessory. The side cover decal reads "Gold Wing GL1000" The face of the instruments was dark green. The exhaust system was black with a solid chrome shield and chrome tailpipe. The spoke wheels had aluminum rims. The SOHC engine displaced 999cc and had only two valves per cylinder. The engine was an opposed four cylinder similar to the BMW. Interestingly, it also duplicated the BMW by incorporating a shaft drive. The transmission was a five-speed. The frame serial number began GL1-1000012 while the engine serial number began GL1E-1000001. more...
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Honda, GL1000 and 1100 Fours 1975-1983 by Eric Jorgensen
GL1000'76 GL1000'76 - The second year for the Gold Wing (GL1000 '76) was introduced in 1976 with two available colors: Candy Antares Red and Sulfur Yellow. Fairings, common on newer Gold Wings, were an add-on accessory. The side cover decal reads "Gold Wing GL1000" The face of the instruments changed to light green. The exhaust system was black with a solid chrome shield and chrome tailpipe. The spoke wheels had aluminum rims. The SOHC engine displaced 999cc and had only two valves per cylinder. The engine was an opposed four cylinder similar to the BMW. Interestingly, it also duplicated the BMW by incorporating a shaft drive. The transmission was a five-speed. The frame serial number began GL1-2001483 while the engine serial number began GL1E-2001422. more...
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Honda, GL1000 and 1100 Fours 1975-1983 by Eric Jorgensen
GL1000LTD'76 GL1000LTD'76 - In 1976 during the second year of the 1000cc Gold Wing, Honda released a Limited Edition which was called a GL1000LTD'76. It was available in only one color: Custom Candy Brown. The wheel rims were gold anodized and the spokes were plated a gold color. All emblems and striping were gold. The Radiator shroud was chrome plated and the saddle was dual contoured like the 1977 wing. A special tool kit with a leather type bag. The frame serial number began GL1-2035001 while the engine serial number began GL1E-2033474
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GL1000'77 GL1000'77 - The third year for the Gold Wing (GL1000 '77) was introduced in 1977 with three available colors: Candy Antares Red, Candy Sirus Blue, and Black. Fairings, common on newer Gold Wings, were still an add-on accessory. The side cover decal reads "Gold Wing GL1000" The face of the instruments changed to black with green KPH markings. The exhaust system was black with a solid chrome shield and chrome tailpipe. The spoke wheels had aluminum rims. The handlebars were higher and recontoured than in the previous two years. The saddle had a dual contour. The SOHC engine displaced 999cc and had only two valves per cylinder. The engine was an opposed four cylinder similar to the BMW. Interestingly, it also duplicated the BMW by incorporating a shaft drive. The transmission was a five-speed. The frame serial number began GL1-3000001 while the engine serial number began GL1E-3000006. more...
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GL1000'78 GL1000'78 - The fourth year for the Gold Wing (GL1000 '78) was introduced in 1978 with three available colors: Candy Limited Maroon, Candy Grandeur Blue, and Black. Fairings, common on newer Gold Wings, were still an add-on accessory. The side cover decal reads "Gold Wing GL1000" The face of the instruments were black with red KPH markings. An instrument panel was added to the center pod. The exhaust system was new and solid chrome. The wheels now had five "spokes" and were silver comstar wheels. The SOHC engine displaced 999cc and had only two valves per cylinder. The engine was an opposed four cylinder similar to the BMW. Interestingly, it also duplicated the BMW by incorporating a shaft drive. The transmission was a five-speed. The frame serial number began GL1-4000001 while the engine serial number began GL1E-4000001
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GL1000'79 GL1000'79 - The fifth (and last) year for the 1000cc Gold Wing (GL1000 '79) was introduced in 1979 with three available colors: Candy Limited Maroon, Candy Grandeur Blue, and Candy Burgundy. Fairings, common on newer Gold Wings, were still an add-on accessory. The side cover decal reads "Gold Wing GL1000" The face of the instruments were black with red KPH markings. As in the previous year an instrument panel was added to the center pod. The exhaust system was solid chrome. The turn signals were rectangular rather than round. The tail light had a ribbed lens and two bulbs. The control levers were black. The silver comstar wheels had five "spokes." The SOHC engine displaced 999cc and had only two valves per cylinder. The engine was an opposed four cylinder similar to the BMW. Interestingly, it also duplicated the BMW by incorporating a shaft drive. The transmission was a five-speed. The frame serial number began GL1-4100001 while the engine serial number began GL1E-4100001
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Honda, GL1000 and 1100 Fours 1975-1983 by Eric Jorgensen