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Hey guys, just bought my first Goldwing about 3 weeks ago, and since then my mom has been digging through old photo albums and finding pictures of my grandfather on his various Wings. Here’s one that I’d like to identify, and see if I might could find one similar to this to purchase and restore. She said he rode it to work everyday just like I do, and took it to all 48 states.



Thanks for the help!


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Looks to me like a GL 1100 or 1200 Aspencade or Interstate. Google Honda GL 1100, then scroll down to Honda GL1100 Wikipedia and click on those models and years to see what matches.
 
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Nate,


Tough to tell from the pic but it is a GL1200 Aspencade, probably 84-86. One of the old pros here maybe can narrow it down for you.


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I'm gonna say it's a 84 Aspencade 1200. The 84's seemed to use the darker colors a lot, where as the 85's, 86's, and 87's seemed to move to more colorful combinations than just blacks and dark maroons. That and I believe the 84's didn't use the 2 piece handle bars. Your picture appears to show the standard round handle bars. That's a neat picture.
 
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I'm gonna say it's a 84 Aspencade 1200. The 84's seemed to use the darker colors a lot, where as the 85's, 86's, and 87's seemed to move to more colorful combinations than just blacks and dark maroons. That and I believe the 84's didn't use the 2 piece handle bars. Your picture appears to show the standard round handle bars. That's a neat picture.
My 1985 Aspencade had round handlebars too. But I think you're right about it being a 1984 GL1200 Aspencade though because of the rear-view mirrors.

In my opinion, the GL1200 was the nicest looking GoldWing. :smile2:
 

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My vote is for a 1984 Aspencade. I had one like this that was a very dark blue with dark gray panels.
(That is my wife when she was 30+ years younger)
 

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This will help: https://www.goldwingfacts.com/goldwinghistory.htm

Based on headlight, engine guard and valve cover, that is a GL1200, 1984-1987.

My old eyes can't decide whether it says Interstate or Aspencade but here are the color choices for each of those years:

1984 GL1200 Aspencade
Pearl Siren Blue-A, PB123PA
Candy Wineberry Red-U, R114CU
Premium Beige Metallic, UYR123MU
Achilles Black Metallic, NH124MU
Candy Regal Brown, YR120CU
Century Brown, YR121M
Grace Brown Metallic, YR124M
Pearl Saturn Red, R128PA
Premium Beige Metallic, YR123MU
Senior Gray Metallic, NH136M

1985 GL1200 Interstate
Candy Wineberry Red-U, R114CU
Starshine Silver Metallic, NH144M
Telstar Blue Metallic, PB142M

1985 GL1200 Aspencade
Pearl Vintage Red-A, R137PA
Satellite Blue Metallic, PB140M
Sandy Beige Metallic, YR125M

1985 GL1200 Limited
Sunflash gold metallic, YR126M

1986 GL1200 Interstate
Candy Wineberry Red-U, R114CU
Black-Z, NH1Z

1986 GL1200 Aspencade
Candy Wineberry Red-U, R114CU
Premium beige metallic-U, YR123MU
Pearl Siren Blue-A, PB123PA

1986 GL1200 SE-i
Pearl Splendor Ivory-A, Y108PA

1987 GL1200 Interstate
Pearl Beige Metallic, YR143M
Amethyst gray metallic, NH178M

1987 GL1200 Aspencade
Candy Wineberry Red-U, R114CU
Black-Z, NH1Z
Pleiades Silver Metallic-U, NH104MU

It has aftermarket transmission covers, fender rail, trunk and bag rails and highway boards, probably from Markland
 
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