Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Model: 1997 GL1500 SE
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But Honda's fiche shows different part numbers for the '81 and the '83. Don't know what the difference is, but maybe someone will chime in here. I do know the coils are different between the 2 models, and I'm sure that has a bearing, as well as the gap of the plugs is different.
Could be one has the 5K resistor in the end, and the other doesn't. I do believe you can unscrew the end of the cap and remove the resistor, replacing it with a thick copper conductor to take it's place.
1983 GL1100 Interstate Black
1997 GL1500 SE Pearl Sapphire Black