I need 1975 GL1000 owners help please

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I need 1975 GL1000 owners help please

Post #1 by pistolpete » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:59 pm

Hello Guys,

I am soon to update my "Little known history of the GL1000" very soon and I'm looking for 1975s that were built in February of that year.
Before my hard drive crashed in 2007 I had documentation showing the ones that were made near the first day of Feb. That work is lost so I hope that you owners of the Feb bikes would help me out.

As you are looking at the serial plate on the left side of the steering head you will see the VIN number (frame number) GL1-1xxxxxx. In the upper right corner you will find the month of manufacture.

Also, if your number is quite low such as GL1-1000200 or higher and yours was made in January 75, I would like that number as well.

The highest number made in Jan and the lowest number made in February will receive a free cap button install for your respective bikes.

Thank You in advance for all your help.
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Post #2 by CYBORG » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:03 pm

Are you looking for the US bikes only. or European models as well

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Post #3 by pistolpete » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:16 pm

Cyborg,
USA models were Honda's primary target, but any units made in those two months would be great information to know.
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Post #4 by CYBORG » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:22 pm

Thanks, I'll check my European bike

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Post #5 by roncar » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:04 pm

Well mine is a lowly 3/75. :cry: Wasn't initially registered until July.

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Post #6 by robin1731 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:11 pm

I have a 75 rolling chassis here. Give me a couple days to check it.

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Post #7 by pistolpete » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:59 am

Thanx robin
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Post #8 by pistolpete » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:46 pm

roncar wrote:Well mine is a lowly 3/75. :cry: Wasn't initially registered until July.

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Roncar,
Your 75 then was made in March?
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Post #9 by roncar » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:06 pm

pistolpete wrote:Roncar,
Your 75 then was made in March?
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That's what the ID plate says.
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Post #10 by pistolpete » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:47 pm

Thank you Roncar.
This is good news.
Hopefully I can fill in some blanks if I receive encouraging news on the Feb/Jan units.
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Post #11 by robin1731 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:42 pm

No help here, mine was made in April. GL1-1009973

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Post #12 by pistolpete » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:25 am

robin1731 wrote:No help here, mine was made in April. GL1-1009973


Robin,
Actually this number probably over a month later means Honda made over 6000 wings.
From Dec to March only made 2660.
I also found a June bike has serial 15290. Perhaps 4000 over two months later.
You guys are a great help.
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Post #13 by roncar » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:10 am

I love looking at the "puzzle" of early Goldwing manufacturing. Just to add a sorta off topic observation:

1975 #15290 (of 20691 total) was manufactured 6/75.
1976 #10653 (of 41275 total) was manufactured 8/75.

1. Between some time in June 1975 and some time in August 1975, some 16000 (5401 75's and 10653 76's) Goldwings were manufactured.

2. That's more than December 1974 to sometime in June 1975.

3. By August 1975, more than 25% of the 1976 production run had been manufactured.(????)

4. Must have been a BUSY summer in Hondaland.

On a side note, I have 2 ID tags with May manufacturing dates for the following years model. 1979 GL1000 5/78 and 1981 CB900C 5/80. Obviously the change over to the next model year is not a date carved in stone.
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Post #14 by pistolpete » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:52 pm

Roncar,
Yes and I believe the 76 LTDs were also made during that period as well.
I believe that the actual production began in earnest in late Jan 75 with a 20 to 30 day lag while parts were being delivered.
We will see if the Jan/Feb info bears this out.
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Post #15 by robin1731 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:11 pm

pistolpete wrote:snip..............
Yes and I believe the 76 LTDs were also made during that period as well.
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I don't want to hijack this thread but my LTD, GL-2035028 was made in 3-76.


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