The reason for the difference in speedometers was the 55 mph speed limit. There is little difference in the two bikes. The 83 has extra space for the corider and an anti dive front fork and several other enhancements. Best year prior to the 1800 In my Opinion Was 1983. For a tall corider there are trunk extenders available. Most of the parts are interchangeable.Hello, I have a friend that will sell me a very nice 1982 GL1100 Interstate with the 85mph speedo. This bike has low miles (at least i think...) 33k miles. It also has a matching trailer.
I have read the 1983 has a 150 mph speedo and better or at least different gearing. I have ridden alot of motorcycles but this will be my first goldwing.
So...i was all excited and now im not sure a 1982 is right for me. Will i notice a big a difference in the 1983. I dont need a 100mph goldwing but it also sucks having something that feels like it needs another gear. ......Thanks