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Honda Motorcycles
Gold Wing GL1100

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GL1100'80 GL1100'80 - In 1980 Honda beefed up the engine by 86 cc. It came in two available colors: Candy Muse Red and Black. The emblems and pinstripes were gold. The wheels were black reverse comstar. The speedometer showed a 85 mph (135 kph) limit. The saddle was dual and more pronounced than in previous years. The front wheel had dual discs with a single piston calipers. The engine now displaced 1085cc, and still SOHC 2-valve, liquid-cooled, opposed four cylinder. The transmission was a 5-speed with a shaft drive. The frame serial number began SC02-2000040 and the engine serial number began SC02E-2000047.
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Honda, GL1000 and 1100 Fours 1975-1983 by Eric Jorgensen
GL1100'81 GL1100'81 - In 1981 Honda continued with the GL1100 with very little difference. It came in two available colors: Candy Muse Red and Cosmo Black Metallic. The emblems were gold, but the pinstripes were orange and gold. The wheels were black reverse comstar. The speedometer showed a 85 mph (135 kph) limit. The saddle was dual and more pronounced than in previous years. The front wheel had dual discs with a single piston calipers. The engine now displaced 1085cc, and still SOHC 2-valve, liquid-cooled, opposed four cylinder. The transmission was a 5-speed with a shaft drive. The frame serial number began with the new style used throughout the motorcycle industry and common to the automotive industry: 1HFSC0207BA100001 and the engine serial number began SC02E-2100002.
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GL1100'82 GL1100'82 - In 1982 Honda continued with the GL1100 with a few difference. It came in three available colors: Cosmo Black Metallic, Candy Wineberry Red, and Black. The emblems were gold, but the pinstripes were orange and gold. The wheels were black reverse comstar. The speedometer showed a 85 mph (135 kph) limit. The turn signal featured a self-cancelling system. The saddle was dual and more pronounced like in the previous year. The front wheel had dual slotted discs with dual piston calipers. The front tire was a 120/90-18 and the rear tire was 140/90-16. The engine was still 1085cc, SOHC 2-valve, liquid-cooled, opposed four cylinder. The transmission was a 5-speed with a shaft drive. The frame serial number began with 1HFSC0205CA200101 and the engine serial number began SC02E-2200028.
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GL1100'83

GL1100'83
GL1100'83 - In 1983 Honda continued with the basic GL1100. It came in two available colors: Black and Candy Regal Brown. The emblems were gold, but the pinstripes were orange and gold. The wheels were cast with eleven spokes. The speedometer now has a 150 mph (240 kph) limit. The turn signal featured a self-cancelling system. The saddle was dual and more pronounced like in the previous year.
Engine: Thermostatically-controlled, liquid-cooled, horizontally-opposed 1085cc SOHC, 2-valve, four-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed
Drive: Shaft
Brakes: Unified braking system with TRAC™ anti-dive control front wheel had dual slotted discs with dual piston calipers
Wheels: Cast alloy wheels with deep tread tubeless tires
Tires: 120/90-18 (front); 140/90-16(rear)
Seat: Adjustable
Instruments: Full instrumentation
Wheelbase: 1605mm (63.2 in.)
Seat height: 790mm (31.1 in.)
Fuel capacity: 20 liters(5.3 gal)
The frame serial number began with 1HFSC020XDA300101 and the engine serial number began SC02E-2300012. For more detail click here.
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Honda, GL1000 and 1100 Fours 1975-1983 by Eric Jorgensen