Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing


Courious [ edit ]

I am new at this so I will probably go about it all wrong, Please forgive. I am one of those people who just want to know and when I can’t find the answer I began to wonder if there is one. My question to anyone in the know is this: What does the GL in the Goldwing GL series stand for?

If you have the answer e-mail me @ Hope to hear from someone soon.


21 August 2006

In motorcycles (and cars), GL stands for Grande Luxe, or in simple English Grand Luxury. SL can stand for Standard Luxe (Luxury), Super Luxe (Luxury), or Sport Luxe (Luxery). E at the end normally stands for Extra.

When looking at Goldwing Models, you can see how this follows through the GL, LX, SE, SLE, and other models. Mushrom 20:43, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Liquid cooling [ edit ]

In the article it says this was the second Japanese bike to have liquid cooling with the CX-500 being the other one. The Honda website ( ) claims it was a first for a mass-produced motorcycle which makes sense as the CX wasn’t introduced until ’78. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Duq 42 (talk • contribs ) 11:22, 15 February 2007 (UTC).

The Suzuki GT 750 produced from 1971 to 1977 was a Japanese bike with liquid cooling. That predates the Honda GL 1000. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sixpac440 (talk • contribs ) 13:51, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

information about fairing [ edit ]

I don’t want to argue that the goldwing wasn’t influential in making touring bikes but I thought you might want to know about the error in your article about the full fairing being first on the gold wing in 1980

the bmw r100 rs was the first fully faired production bike in 1976. but the bmw r100rt was released in 1978 with standard full fairing.-bmw buyers guide second edition for those of you unfamiliar with bmws the rt is a there touring bike

thanks for listing to my information -kilometers 8/10/08 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk ) 04:38, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing

gl.1500 se. tapit noise. [ edit ]

any one help me with my 1998 1500 se. when I start the ike all is fine untill the engine warms up then I get a tapping noise from the left side head, I asked a dealer and was told that there may e air in the hydrolic tappit system and that it would run out. I have rode 500 miles and it is getting worse, what is the proplem? will I do damage if I ride the ike the 800 miles home. (talk ) 13:44, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Article Name [ edit ]

The article should be named correctly, and a redirect be made from Goldwing, rather than the reverse as it is currently. I’m not experienced enough as a Wiki editor to be comfortable doing that, but could someone who is please make the correction? (talk ) 14:29, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

The root of your problem is inadequate lubrication. The tappets use engine oil under moderate pressure to ‘pump up’. The idea is that the valve clearance is always zero, irrespective of engine temp, because the tappet adjusts itself by squirting out oil it doesn’t need. This leads to more accurate timing compared to solid lifters and zero maintenance as there is no need to adjust the valves

‘Sticky’ tappets not only make the bike sound like a diesel car, but also allow increased wear on the valve train and affect the valve timing as well.

The main reason the tappets ‘stick’ is that carbon and other detritus obstruct the tiny oil passages. This means that the oil cannot move in or out through the holes – In severe cases, all the flushes in the world won’t clear up the holes, the tappets have to come out, be dismantled and cleaned properly, however about 80% of the time a flush with a product such as Wynns Hydraulic Tappet will suffice Dr Nom (talk ) 08:14, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Supporting Information on the 2003 2004 model year Frame Recall [ edit ]

Did this recall get any attention in third-party media sources? If not, then it probably isn’t encyclopedic. The NHSTA keeps track of every recall and it isn’t the function of an encyclopedia to duplicate that role. –Dbratland (talk ) 22:32, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing
Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing
Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing
Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing
Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing
Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing
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