82gl1100iWingman· Premium Member
I just went through that with a 79 GL1000. Removed the fairing and bags and went back to stock nekkid bike. The 75-78 GL1000 all use the round turn signals and the headlight ears and mounts are easy to find on Evil-bay. The 79 GL1000 are a one off model and darn near impossible to find and if you do find them, going rate $150-$300 per ear. I wound up having to fabricate my own set, cost me $10 and they look like the originals. The same headlamp bucket will work for all GL1000 models. Be forewarned, a really nice chrome bucket may set you back quite a bit. All seats are interchangeable from 75-83. Although the 83 is a little longer than the rest but the mounting is all the same. The 80-83 seat are adjustable whereas the 75-79 are not. To find an original GL1000 stock seat in "good" condition, $600. Best to find a "decent" one and have it recovered. Remember the terms good and decent are very subjective. Wiring, can't help you without looking at it, but like Bill said, one wire at a time. Best of luck to you.