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Okay first post so bear with me, I'm trying to find when and if it's possible to find when my goldwing was actually made I know it was made USA 1975 imported to UK in 1976 when it was converted to a trike. How many bikes were made per day? A week? When did goldwing manufacture start in the USA?. Is it possible to find the actual date of manufacture vin GL11000809 so I'm assuming a early one though I could be wrong
 

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GL1000s were all made in Japan. First US made was 1980 1100. The date of manufacture should be on the tag on the steering head, month & year.
 

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If your vin is gl1100 it’s not 1975, that was first year,being 1100 it was USA built.
 

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Huum,one would think they would simplfy vin and relate it to engine series?
Pictures would be nice
 

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Seems like my 1975 started GL 00000000464,it was a real early model
 

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That is the 809th GL 1000 engine from 1975(first year) GL 1000K0 which eqates to the alloy rim wire front wheel so yes its an early one, definately first week maybe first day depending on number off line.
Obviously by reg somewhere in UK.
Want any bits as i have some leftover!
 

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Pure Texas according to the American Honda ID book GL 1000 started in 1975 at Frame GL1-1000012 and engine GL1E-1000001
thanks,been 45 years since I had mine,I just really recall the last numbers,it was close to first one that sold in texas
 

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That is the 809th GL 1000 engine from 1975(first year) GL 1000K0 which eqates to the alloy rim wire front wheel so yes its an early one, definately first week maybe first day depending on number off line.
Obviously by reg somewhere in UK.
Want any bits as i have some leftover!
Maybe currently restoring it, unfortunately not doing anything on it for a couple of months as will be out of the country. Not sure yet whether to sell as I'm 71 and starting to appreciate the comfort of 4 wheels and a roof. Got to be very likely the oldest goldwing trike in the UK if not the world so deserves to be preserved, restored.
 
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