1975 GL1000K0

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 999 cc, liquid cooled, Inline-4 boxer, 4-stroke
    • Bore and Stroke: 72 mm x 61.4 mm
    • Valves: 2 valves/cylinder SOHC
    • Horsepower: 78 hp (58.2 kW) @ 7000 rpm
    • Torque: 83 Nm (61.2 ft. lbs) @ 5500 rpm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission type: 5 speed
    • Final Drive: Shaft
    • Wheels: Wire spoke wheels with aluminum rims
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Front Tire: 3.50-18
    • Rear Tire: 4.50-17
    • Front Brakes: dual 232 mm discs with 2-piston calipers
    • Rear Brakes: single 250 mm disc with 1-piston calipers 810 mm (31.9 inches)
  • DIMENSION
    • Wheelbase: 1545 mm (60.8 inches)
    • Fuel capacity: with reserve 19 litres (5 gallon US)
    • Dry weight: 273 kg (601.9 pounds)
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Candy Antares Red
      • Candy Blue Green
    • Fairings, common on later Gold Wings, were an add-on accessory not supplied by Honda
    • The side cover decal reads "Gold Wing GL1000" The face of the instruments was dark green
    • The exhaust system was black with a solid chrome shield and chrome tailpipe
    • The engine was an opposed four cylinder similar to the BMW
    • Interestingly, it also duplicated the BMW by incorporating a shaft drive
    • The frame serial number began GL1-1000012 while the engine serial number began GL1E-1000001
1975 GL1000K0
1975 GL1000K0

1976 GL1000'76

  • ENGINE
    • Type: Water cooled, 4-stroke O.H.C. engine
    • Cylinder arrangement: Flat, Four
    • Bore & stroke: 72 x 61.4 mm
    • Displacement: 999 cc
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
    • Valve train: Belt driven over head camshaft
    • Oil capacity: 3.5 lit. (3.7 US qt; 3.1 Imp. qt)
    • Lubrication system: Forced and wet sump
    • Cylinder head compression pressure: 12 kg/cm² (171 psi)
    • Intake valve opens: at 5° (before top dead center)
    • Intake valve closes: at 50° (after bottom dead center)
    • Exhaust valve opens: at 50° (before bottom dead center)
    • Exhaust valve opens: at 5° (after top dead center)
    • Valve tappet clearance: IN - EX 0.1 mm (0.004 in)
    • Idle speed: 900 rpm
  • CARBURETION
    • Carburetor type: CV type, 32 mm venturi bore
    • Setting number: 755A
    • Standard main jet (primary): No. 65
    • Standard main jet (secondary): No. 125
    • Standard slow jet: No. 35
    • Air jet (primary): No. 120
    • Air jet (secondary): No. 60
    • Slow air jet: No. 125
    • Idle mixture screw initial setting: 1 3/8
    • Float level: 21 mm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Clutch: Wet, multi-plate type
    • Transmission: 5-speed, constant mesh
    • Primary reduction ratio: 1.708
    • Secondary reduction ratio: 0.825
    • First gear ratio: 2.500
    • Second gear ratio: 1.708
    • Third gear ratio: 1.333
    • Fourth gear ratio: 1.097
    • Fifth gear ratio: 0.939
    • Final reduction ratio: 3.400
    • Gear shift pattern: Left foot operated return system
    • Final gear oil capacity: 200-220 cc
    • Wheels: Wire spoke wheels with aluminum rims
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Type: Double cradle
    • Front Suspension: and travel: Telescopic fork, 143 mm
    • Rear Suspension: and travel: Swing arm, 86.3 mm
    • Front Tire: size and air pressure: 3.50 H 19 (4PR) 2 kg/sq. cm (28 psi)
    • Rear Tire: size and air pressure: 4.50 H 17A (4PR) 2.8 kg/sq. cm (40 psi)
    • Front brake: Double disc brake
    • Rear Brake: Disc brake
    • Fuel capacity: 19 liters (5.0 US gal; 4.2 Imp gal)
    • Fuel reserve capacity: 3 liters (0.8 US gal; 0.7 Imp gal)
    • Caster angle: 62 degrees
    • Trail: length: 120 mm
    • Front fork oil capacity: 195-205 cc (to fill if dry) 170-180 cc (refill after draining)
  • ELECTRICAL
    • Ignition: Battery and ignition coil
    • Ignition: point gap: 0.3 - 0.4 mm (0.012 - 0.016 in.)
    • Ignition: advance "F" mark: 5° (BTDC)
    • Ignition: advance maximum advance: 5° - 32°
    • Ignition: advance rpm from "F" to max. advance: 1450-2450 rpm
    • Starting system: Starting motor and kick starter
    • Alternator: AC generator, 12 volt, 0.3 KW/5000 rpm
    • Battery capacity: 12 V - 20 AH
    • Spark plug: NGK D8ES-L
    • Spark plug gap: 0.6-0.7 mm (0.024-0.028 in)
    • Dwell angle: 90° ± 2.5°
    • Condenser capacity: 1.4µF
  • LIGHTING
    • Headlight (low/high beam): 12V - 40/50W
    • Tail/stop light: 12V - 3/32 cp (No. 1157)
    • Front turn signal light: 12V - 32 cp (No. 1034)
    • Rear turn signal light: 12V - 32 cp (No. 1073)
    • Meter light: 12V - 2 cp (No. 57)
    • Neutral indicator light: 12V - 2 cp (No. 57)
    • Turn signal indicator light: 12V - 3.4W
    • High beam indicator light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Oil pressure warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Headlight warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Tail/stop light warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Position light: 12V - 3 cp
  • DIMENSION
    • Overall length: 2305-2340 mm
    • Overall width: 875 mm
    • Overall height: 1225 mm
    • Wheelbase: 1545 mm
    • Seat height: 810 mm
    • Foot peg height: 305 mm
    • Ground clearance: 150 mm
    • Dry weight: 265 kg
  • OTHER
    • The second year for the Gold Wing (GL1000 '76) was introduced in 1976
    • Colors:
      • Candy Antares Red
      • Sulfur Yellow
    • Fairings, common on newer Gold Wings, were an add-on accessory
    • The side cover decal reads "Gold Wing GL1000" The face of the instruments changed to light green
    • The exhaust system was black with a solid chrome shield and chrome tailpipe
    • The frame serial number began GL1-2001483 while the engine serial number began GL1E-2001422
1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000
1976 GL1000

1977 GL1000'77

  • ENGINE
    • Type: Water cooled, 4-stroke O.H.C. engine
    • Cylinder arrangement: Flat, Four
    • Bore & stroke: 72 x 61.4 mm
    • Displacement: 999 cc
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
    • Valve train: Belt driven over head camshaft
    • Oil capacity: 3.5 lit. (3.7 US qt; 3.1 Imp. qt)
    • Lubrication system: Forced and wet sump
    • Cylinder head compression pressure: 12 kg/cm² (171 psi)
    • Intake valve opens: at 5° (before top dead center)
    • Intake valve closes: at 50° (after bottom dead center)
    • Exhaust valve opens: at 50° (before bottom dead center)
    • Exhaust valve opens: at 5° (after top dead center)
    • Valve tappet clearance: IN - EX 0.1 mm (0.004 in)
    • Idle speed: 900 rpm
  • CARBURETION
    • Carburetor type: CV type, 32 mm venturi bore
    • Setting number: 755A
    • Standard main jet (primary): No. 65
    • Standard main jet (secondary): No. 125
    • Standard slow jet: No. 35
    • Air jet (primary): No. 120
    • Air jet (secondary): No. 60
    • Slow air jet: No. 125
    • Idle mixture screw initial setting: 1 3/8
    • Float level: 21 mm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Clutch: Wet, multi-plate type
    • Transmission: 5-speed, constant mesh
    • Primary reduction ratio: 1.708
    • Secondary reduction ratio: 0.825
    • First gear ratio: 2.500
    • Second gear ratio: 1.708
    • Third gear ratio: 1.333
    • Fourth gear ratio: 1.097
    • Fifth gear ratio: 0.939
    • Final reduction ratio: 3.400
    • Gear shift pattern: Left foot operated return system
    • Final gear oil capacity: 200-220 cc
    • Wheels: Wire spoke wheels with aluminum rims
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Type: Double cradle
    • Front Suspension: and travel: Telescopic fork, 143 mm
    • Rear Suspension: and travel: Swing arm, 86.3 mm
    • Front Tire: size and air pressure: 3.50 H 19 (4PR) 2 kg/sq. cm (28 psi)
    • Rear Tire: size and air pressure: 4.50 H 17A (4PR) 2.8 kg/sq. cm (40 psi)
    • Front brake: Double disc brake
    • Rear Brake: Disc brake
    • Fuel capacity: 19 liters (5.0 US gal; 4.2 Imp gal)
    • Fuel reserve capacity: 3 liters (0.8 US gal; 0.7 Imp gal)
    • Caster angle: 62 degrees
    • Trail: length: 120 mm
    • Front fork oil capacity: 195-205 cc (to fill if dry) 170-180 cc (refill after draining)
  • ELECTRICAL
    • Ignition: Battery and ignition coil
    • Ignition: point gap: 0.3 - 0.4 mm (0.012 - 0.016 in.)
    • Ignition: advance "F" mark: 5° (BTDC)
    • Ignition: advance maximum advance: 5° - 32°
    • Ignition: advance rpm from "F" to max. advance: 1450-2450 rpm
    • Starting system: Starting motor and kick starter
    • Alternator: AC generator, 12 volt, 0.3 KW/5000 rpm
    • Battery capacity: 12 V - 20 AH
    • Spark plug: NGK D8ES-L
    • Spark plug gap: 0.6-0.7 mm (0.024-0.028 in)
    • Dwell angle: 90° ± 2.5°
    • Condenser capacity: 1.4µF
  • LIGHTING
    • Headlight (low/high beam): 12V - 40/50W
    • Tail/stop light: 12V - 3/32 cp (No. 1157)
    • Front turn signal light: 12V - 32 cp (No. 1034)
    • Rear turn signal light: 12V - 32 cp (No. 1073)
    • Meter light: 12V - 2 cp (No. 57)
    • Neutral indicator light: 12V - 2 cp (No. 57)
    • Turn signal indicator light: 12V - 3.4W
    • High beam indicator light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Oil pressure warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Headlight warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Tail/stop light warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Position light: 12V - 3 cp
  • DIMENSION
    • Overall length: 2305-2340 mm
    • Overall width: 875 mm
    • Overall height: 1225 mm
    • Wheelbase: 1545 mm
    • Seat height: 810 mm
    • Foot peg height: 305 mm
    • Ground clearance: 150 mm
    • Dry weight: 265 kg
  • OTHER
    • The third year for the Gold Wing (GL1000 '77) was introduced in 1977
    • Colors:
      • Candy Antares Red
      • Candy Sirus Blue
      • Black
    • Fairings, common on newer Gold Wings, were still an add-on accessory
    • The side cover decal reads "Gold Wing GL1000" The face of the instruments changed to black with green KPH markings
    • The exhaust system was black with a solid chrome shield and chrome tailpipe
    • The handlebars were higher and recontoured than in the previous two years
    • The saddle had a dual contour
    • The frame serial number began GL1-3000001 while the engine serial number began GL1E-3000006
1977 GL1000
1977 GL1000
1977 GL1000
1977 GL1000

1978 GL1000'78

  • ENGINE
    • Type: Water cooled, 4-stroke O.H.C. engine
    • Cylinder arrangement: Flat, Four
    • Bore & stroke: 72 x 61.4 mm
    • Displacement: 999 cc
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
    • Valve train: Belt driven over head camshaft
    • Oil capacity: 3.5 lit. (3.7 US qt; 3.1 Imp. qt)
    • Lubrication system: Forced and wet sump
    • Cylinder head compression pressure: 12 kg/cm² (171 psi)
    • Intake valve opens: at 5° (before top dead center)
    • Intake valve closes: at 50° (after bottom dead center)
    • Exhaust valve opens: at 50° (before bottom dead center)
    • Exhaust valve opens: at 5° (after top dead center)
    • Valve tappet clearance: IN - EX 0.1 mm (0.004 in)
    • Idle speed: 900 rpm
  • CARBURETION
    • Carburetor type: CV type, 32 mm venturi bore
    • Setting number: 755A
    • Standard main jet (primary): No. 65
    • Standard main jet (secondary): No. 125
    • Standard slow jet: No. 35
    • Air jet (primary): No. 120
    • Air jet (secondary): No. 60
    • Slow air jet: No. 125
    • Idle mixture screw initial setting: 1 3/8
    • Float level: 21 mm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Clutch: Wet, multi-plate type
    • Transmission: 5-speed, constant mesh
    • Primary reduction ratio: 1.708
    • Secondary reduction ratio: 0.825
    • First gear ratio: 2.500
    • Second gear ratio: 1.708
    • Third gear ratio: 1.333
    • Fourth gear ratio: 1.097
    • Fifth gear ratio: 0.939
    • Final reduction ratio: 3.400
    • Gear shift pattern: Left foot operated return system
    • Final gear oil capacity: 200-220 cc
    • Wheels: Five spoke "silver" Comstar wheels
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Type: Double cradle
    • Front Suspension: and travel: Telescopic fork, 143 mm
    • Rear Suspension: and travel: Swing arm, 86.3 mm
    • Front Tire: size and air pressure: 3.50 H 19 (4PR) 2 kg/sq. cm (28 psi)
    • Rear Tire: size and air pressure: 4.50 H 17A (4PR) 2.8 kg/sq. cm (40 psi)
    • Front brake: Double disc brake
    • Rear Brake: Disc brake
    • Fuel capacity: 19 liters (5.0 US gal; 4.2 Imp gal)
    • Fuel reserve capacity: 3 liters (0.8 US gal; 0.7 Imp gal)
    • Caster angle: 62 degrees
    • Trail: length: 120 mm
    • Front fork oil capacity: 195-205 cc (to fill if dry) 170-180 cc (refill after draining)
  • ELECTRICAL
    • Ignition: Battery and ignition coil
    • Ignition: point gap: 0.3 - 0.4 mm (0.012 - 0.016 in.)
    • Ignition: advance "F" mark: 5° (BTDC)
    • Ignition: advance maximum advance: 5° - 32°
    • Ignition: advance rpm from "F" to max. advance: 1450-2450 rpm
    • Starting system: Starting motor and kick starter
    • Alternator: AC generator, 12 volt, 0.3 KW/5000 rpm
    • Battery capacity: 12 V - 20 AH
    • Spark plug: NGK D8ES-L
    • Spark plug gap: 0.6-0.7 mm (0.024-0.028 in)
    • Dwell angle: 90° ± 2.5°
    • Condenser capacity: 1.4µF
  • LIGHTING
    • Headlight (low/high beam): 12V - 40/50W
    • Tail/stop light: 12V - 3/32 cp (No. 1157)
    • Front turn signal light: 12V - 32 cp (No. 1034)
    • Rear turn signal light: 12V - 32 cp (No. 1073)
    • Meter light: 12V - 2 cp (No. 57)
    • Neutral indicator light: 12V - 2 cp (No. 57)
    • Turn signal indicator light: 12V - 3.4W
    • High beam indicator light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Oil pressure warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Headlight warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Tail/stop light warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Position light: 12V - 3 cp
  • DIMENSION
    • Overall length: 2305-2340 mm
    • Overall width: 875 mm
    • Overall height: 1225 mm
    • Wheelbase: 1545 mm
    • Seat height: 810 mm
    • Foot peg height: 305 mm
    • Ground clearance: 150 mm
    • Dry weight: 265 kg
  • OTHER
    • The fourth year for the Gold Wing (GL1000 '78) was introduced in 1978
    • Colors:
      • Candy Limited Maroon
      • Candy Grandeur Blue
      • Black
    • Fairings, common on newer Gold Wings, were still an add-on accessory
    • The side cover decal reads "Gold Wing GL1000" The face of the instruments were black with red KPH markings
    • An instrument panel was added to the center pod
    • The exhaust system was new and solid chrome
    • The frame serial number began GL1-4000001 while the engine serial number began GL1E-4000001
1978 GL1000
1978 GL1000

1979 GL1000'79

  • ENGINE
    • Type: Water cooled, 4-stroke O.H.C. engine
    • Cylinder arrangement: Flat, Four
    • Bore & stroke: 72 x 61.4 mm
    • Displacement: 999 cc
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
    • Valve train: Belt driven over head camshaft
    • Oil capacity: 3.5 lit. (3.7 US qt; 3.1 Imp. qt)
    • Lubrication system: Forced and wet sump
    • Cylinder head compression pressure: 12 kg/cm² (171 psi)
    • Intake valve opens: at 5° (before top dead center)
    • Intake valve closes: at 50° (after bottom dead center)
    • Exhaust valve opens: at 50° (before bottom dead center)
    • Exhaust valve opens: at 5° (after top dead center)
    • Valve tappet clearance: IN - EX 0.1 mm (0.004 in)
    • Idle speed: 900 rpm
  • CARBURETION
    • Carburetor type: CV type, 32 mm venturi bore
    • Setting number: 755A
    • Standard main jet (primary): No. 65
    • Standard main jet (secondary): No. 125
    • Standard slow jet: No. 35
    • Air jet (primary): No. 120
    • Air jet (secondary): No. 60
    • Slow air jet: No. 125
    • Idle mixture screw initial setting: 1 3/8
    • Float level: 21 mm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Clutch: Wet, multi-plate type
    • Transmission: 5-speed, constant mesh
    • Primary reduction ratio: 1.708
    • Secondary reduction ratio: 0.825
    • First gear ratio: 2.500
    • Second gear ratio: 1.708
    • Third gear ratio: 1.333
    • Fourth gear ratio: 1.097
    • Fifth gear ratio: 0.939
    • Final reduction ratio: 3.400
    • Gear shift pattern: Left foot operated return system
    • Final gear oil capacity: 200-220 cc
    • Wheels: Five spoke "silver" Comstar wheels
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Type: Double cradle
    • Front Suspension: and travel: Telescopic fork, 143 mm
    • Rear Suspension: and travel: Swing arm, 86.3 mm
    • Front Tire: size and air pressure: 3.50 H 19 (4PR) 2 kg/sq. cm (28 psi)
    • Rear Tire: size and air pressure: 4.50 H 17A (4PR) 2.8 kg/sq. cm (40 psi)
    • Front brake: Double disc brake
    • Rear Brake: Disc brake
    • Fuel capacity: 19 liters (5.0 US gal; 4.2 Imp gal)
    • Fuel reserve capacity: 3 liters (0.8 US gal; 0.7 Imp gal)
    • Caster angle: 62 degrees
    • Trail: length: 120 mm
    • Front fork oil capacity: 195-205 cc (to fill if dry) 170-180 cc (refill after draining)
  • ELECTRICAL
    • Ignition: Battery and ignition coil
    • Ignition: point gap: 0.3 - 0.4 mm (0.012 - 0.016 in.)
    • Ignition: advance "F" mark: 5° (BTDC)
    • Ignition: advance maximum advance: 5° - 32°
    • Ignition: advance rpm from "F" to max. advance: 1450-2450 rpm
    • Starting system: Starting motor and kick starter
    • Alternator: AC generator, 12 volt, 0.3 KW/5000 rpm
    • Battery capacity: 12 V - 20 AH
    • Spark plug: NGK D8ES-L
    • Spark plug gap: 0.6-0.7 mm (0.024-0.028 in)
    • Dwell angle: 90° ± 2.5°
    • Condenser capacity: 1.4µF
  • LIGHTING
    • Headlight (low/high beam): 12V - 40/50W
    • Tail/stop light: 12V - 3/32 cp (No. 1157)
    • Front turn signal light: 12V - 32 cp (No. 1034)
    • Rear turn signal light: 12V - 32 cp (No. 1073)
    • Meter light: 12V - 2 cp (No. 57)
    • Neutral indicator light: 12V - 2 cp (No. 57)
    • Turn signal indicator light: 12V - 3.4W
    • High beam indicator light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Oil pressure warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Headlight warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Tail/stop light warning light: 12V - 3.4W
    • Position light: 12V - 3 cp
  • DIMENSION
    • Overall length: 2305-2340 mm
    • Overall width: 875 mm
    • Overall height: 1225 mm
    • Wheelbase: 1545 mm
    • Seat height: 810 mm
    • Foot peg height: 305 mm
    • Ground clearance: 150 mm
    • Dry weight: 265 kg
  • OTHER
    • The fifth (and last) year for the 1000cc Gold Wing (GL1000 '79) was introduced in 1979
    • Colors:
      • Candy Limited Maroon
      • Candy Grandeur Blue
      • Candy Burgundy
    • Fairings, common on newer Gold Wings, were still an add-on accessory
    • The side cover decal reads "Gold Wing GL1000" The face of the instruments were black with red KPH markings
    • As in the previous year an instrument panel was added to the center pod
    • The exhaust system was solid chrome
    • The turn signals were rectangular rather than round
    • The tail light had a ribbed lens and two bulbs
    • The control levers were black
    • The frame serial number began GL1-4100001 while the engine serial number began GL1E-4100001
1979 GL1000
1979 GL1000

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