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I recently obtained a Gl500 Silver Wing. I do not know the year. However I do have the VIN number, I think.. VIN number is PC02F 2109185. Any information I can get would be appreciated. Web sites, manuals etc.



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Its an '81 or '82. In '83 they were 650s, and had an all black engine, and before that there were no GLs.



I dont know the difference between those two years though.



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It generally shows the manufacture date on the VIN tag on the headstock.
 

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Its an '81 or '82. In '83 they were 650s, and had an all black engine, and before that there were no GLs.



I dont know the difference between those two years though.




Blindstitch has a link in his signature for a free download of the factory service manual.


I have 2 '81's and 2 '82's. The differences are so minute that you can't notice them.
 

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.........and you FOUND the website.............RIGHT HERE.
 

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However I do have the VIN number, I think.. VIN number is PC02F 2109185.

Thank you.



nate


Not the Vin nate. for 1981 (first year of the GL) the vin had 17 digits, and would start with "J" for Japan (country of origin)



10th digit of the VIN tells you the year.



"B" is '81, "C" is '82
 
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