Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums banner
Showcase cover image for The Bike

General Information

Year
1981
Make
Honda
Model
GL1200
Color
GM Charcoal Gray
History
I bought it with 78,000 miles in March 2010. The bike now has 120,000. It has changed color, received a different motor, carb, drive train, and a slightly different rear tire. I've been from Maine to Georgia and Delaware to Illinois on this bike. Retired this bike in July 2017 with 121,000 miles on it and more smiles than I can remember. The motor is going into my 84 Standard, so it will live on...
1981 Honda GL1200 (GM Charcoal Gray)

Modifications

Drivetrain
What do you know, you can take an 1100 to the darkside. 165/80R-15
Interior
1984 GL1200 Motor with a single carb and C5 ignition system
Exterior
When I bought it, it was the brown/burgandy color and only had a Vetter Trunk and Fairing. Since then, I have added Vetter Saddlebags, a different Vetter Fairing and Lowers, and trunk. I also had a set of Interstate bags and trunk on it, but now I have a set of Bates bags on it with no trunk. A trailer will carry anything that doesn't fit in the saddlebags.
Audio
I replaced the 1100 swing-arm/differential with a 1200 swing-arm/differential because I wanted to take this bike to the darkside.
Suspension
Just a cycle sound and back rest

Gallery

Comments

There are no comments to display.
Top