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76 ltd review

Post #1 by calif wingnut » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:28 pm

From the vaults.
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Post #2 by Whiskerfish » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:10 pm

Nice. do you have the entire article you can share?
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Post #3 by calif wingnut » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:43 am

I had never seen a mag write up on the ltd until I found one on ebay some years back, being only 2 pages if I recall right ?

All I have to do now is find it in my maze of mags, because it's not where I put it for easy access.

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Post #4 by tomk1960 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:22 pm

I had no idea that the engines were balanced and blueprinted. Wow!
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Post #5 by rcmatt007 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:14 pm

I do recall the "one to a dealer" thing
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Re: 76 ltd review

Post #6 by Gowing » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:22 am

So the Ltd frames welds were cleaned up . According to this article.
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Re: 76 ltd review

Post #7 by robin1731 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:29 am

Having owned an LTD and worked on another one I can tell you the welds look no different than any other Wing.
There has always speculation that the engines were blue printed but I don't think that was ever confirmed by Honda. The time to blue print an engine I would think would make that unlikely. Each one would have to be done so multiply that by the reported 3500 bikes made I don't see it. IMO

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Re: 76 ltd review

Post #8 by Alarmdoc » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:36 pm

Whiskerfish wrote:Nice. do you have the entire article you can share?


Hi Steve I found the magazine for sale on ebay with this article in it.

The LTD was the centre fold and the one page article that followed.

It is from Aug 1976 Motorcyclist Magazine
1976 GL 1000 LTD article from Motorcyclist Aug 1976.pdf
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Re: 76 ltd review

Post #9 by Whiskerfish » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:01 pm

Excellent!
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Re: 76 ltd review

Post #10 by mopehead440 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:21 pm

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I too, have been asking for some type of documentation, and not just a "I heard it somewhere" for years. On the LTD site, and several GL1000 sites. I ordered the magazine, which is in "like new condition", and posted it on the GL1000LTD site last week. He had 5 copies available, iffen you wish one. For whatever difference it makes, at least it's a written word that some type of engine work was performed by Mother Honda. Most I have talked with definitely feel a smooth, balanced, and powerful different between the LTD, and others. Idle, mid range, and high RPMs....there is a difference!!
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Re: 76 ltd review

Post #11 by desertrefugee » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:47 am

One thing is for sure, Honda put some extra love into these things. Whether strictly cosmetic or deeper, they are nicely turned machines.

I never knew how nice until I had the opportunity to work on JohnnyNumbers’ superb specimen.
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Post #12 by Graham Cracker » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:07 pm

Certainly the holy grail of GLs...IMHO
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Post #13 by mopehead440 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:38 am

Whiskerfish...I was just looking at the stars on your Avitar. You been around a hundred years! You old too!
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Re: 76 ltd review

Post #14 by Whiskerfish » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:15 am

There are still a few active guys here that joined before me. I think Rat, rcmatt007, Oldewing, Brant and a few more.
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Re: 76 ltd review

Post #15 by rcmatt007 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:29 am

yeah, he IS old
-Rodger-
all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS


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