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hi wingers

when i bought the project wing.
i noticed the clock is a none
working german make called
a keinzle. i couldn't understand
why honda would've installed
a german clock on a japanese
bike?

q) is this oem or aftermarket?

q2) i've searched the 1200 manual
downloaded off the forum.
however i can't see a photo of the clock?

q3) i've also checked the wiring
schematic. this shows 4 wires.
the clock only has 3 wires.
i've now removed the clock.
it has very cheap mechanism.
all plastic.

does any winger have an interstate '84
that has a genuine clock in the dash
please. can you upload a photo of this
clock please!

many thanks everyone!

regards

Angel :)
 

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gl1200 oem clock question!

hi wingers

does anyone have a photo
of the oem dashboard clock
please for the i/state '84 please?


many thanks

Angel :)
 

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The Interstate was the Plain-Jane model and didn't come with a clock or a radio.
 

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They were a great quality clock used in upmarket European cars. A VDO clock should be a direct replacement depending on the diameter. Keinzel made early VDO clocks.;)
 

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gl1200 clock

thanks for your messages!

the wing that i've bought:-

gl1200 (DE)LUXE does have
the clock wires. a round hole
for where it's located!
i need to find
a suitable waterproof clock now.
it also has trunk lights.
radio.

it must be a rare bike
as know one seems to know
this variant model!

q) what clock would you
recommend please?

thank you!

Angel :)
 

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l1200 (DE)LUXE does have
the clock wires. a round hole
for where it's located!
i need to find
a suitable waterproof clock now.
it also has trunk lights.
radio.

it must be a rare bike
as know one seems to know
this variant model!

q) what clock would you
recommend please?

thank you!

Angel :)
Get over the idea that you have something special as everything you see as making it a (DE)LUXE model was done by the 14 previous owners.
 

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The Interstate was the Plain-Jane model and didn't come with a clock or a radio.
My 1984 GL 1200 Interstate came with a digital clock and radio / tape.The clock was on the right hand side,next to the radio.
All 1200 GLs came with fairing,panniers and top box,radio / tape and clock.
 

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Here's the rub…. the Interstate did not come from the factory with the radio and clock. It was available from Hondaline as an accessory to be installed by the dealer or the owner. I installed a bundle of them when I worked for a dealership. You're correct about the Interstate coming with the fairing, saddlebags and trunk…. except the 84 GL1200 STD. It was a bare bones basic bike with no fairing, bags or trunk. Honda did see that it's sales figures were low so it was discontinued after the 84 year model.
 

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i'm a rookie winger ken. no need to be rude!

hi ken

i'm doing my best in relaying correct
factual information about the gl1200
i've bought. goldwings are
rare where i live and i've never owned
one before.

i've only just joined this website
and i'm most grateful for the
help and advice i've been given.

as a goldwing rookie, i don't
know all the varients of the gl1200.
i thought it was correct in
typing the i.d of the bike from
the title; (DE). when i phone
up for parts in the uk, they asked
for the full title.
do you think that when i type
deluxe, do you think i'm saying
my bike is better than everyone elses?
this wasn't the case.
i was just being informative ken!

i find some of replies either a joke from
you or detrimental: 'plain jane'
like jane is not worth anything.

my bike is a project bike to
make a pensioner happy!

i would like to request that you
don't write detrimental words
on such a worthwhile site.
i'm here to learn, to help.
give back ken!

i thank you for your advice
ken!

regards

Angel
 

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We all understand that you are having too many problems with this project bike than you expected, however how many times can you post the same question over and over. Between the broken radiator bolt, then wiring problems, starter problems, fairing problems, 14 owner problems, the list goes on and on. Sometimes you have to take a breath, step back, and realize what you are getting into. You will spend 100's if not 1,000's of dollars and what are you going to have in the end. I goldwing that you could have purchased twice over. For what. I say you should let it go, find something newer than 30 years old and have the enjoyment of the ride not the rebuild. Enough said........
 

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Steelhorse, In the U.S. the slang term 'Plain Jane" is not detrimental or demeaning. It simply means the base model without the factory add on's that would make it an Aspencade or and SEI (later models). Manufacturers want their product to appeal to a wide variety of buyers. So they offer different models with different trim levels priced from low to high. Base model (Interstate) - no frills or add on's. Aspencade - more things like digital Dashboard, radio, clock, onboard air compressor, Auto Volume Control and trip computer.

One final comment to RKB53. How do you know the fun isn't in the rebuild for him? Go to a car show sometime and ask those guys what they have invested in their builds. Most could buy a brand new CTS but choose to have the fun of the build. We all love to ride but you can't ride 24x7. Those of us here spend the non-riding time enjoying working on our bikes.

And FYI I buy non-running bikes all the time and get them running... Look at my avatar. That is an 84 standard that I spent plenty of time working on it. I've owed a CB350, CM400, 3 GL1200's, a Suzuki GS650, KZ1000 and a ZX7 all non-running when I got them. They run now and have sold most of them for enough profit to by my 2000 HD Dyna and still have money left over. But profit wasn't my motivation. The fun of working on them and resurecting a good old bike. The net result is that now there are a few guys in my area, who don't have the skills or knowledge to get one running, who are now riding a good bike and having fun!

And where did I gain the knowledge to do that? Right here on this forum and others. So please have a little patience with new guys. After all I was a new guy once and the warmth and willingness I received here, to help others, is what keeps me coming back and hopefully helping "new guys".
 
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