Installing 2012 Garnish on a 2001 Goldwing

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  • Installing 2012 Garnish on a 2001 Goldwing

    When the 2012 wings hit the market I noticed that Honda decided to use a different Garnish on the front of the bike. The new Garnish looked better to me and I decided to see if the new front end treatment could be installed on my 2001. I had a fellow wing owner that owned a 2012 wing and I asked him if I could pull his garnish and see if it would fit on my bike.
    I pulled his and it did fit on my bike. Now that I knew it fit I decided to make another change to the garnish that always made me crazy. Anyone else have trouble getting bugs out of the HONDA lettering on the garnish when the bugs are really thick? Since my wing is blue I found that the blue emblem from a 2005 looked great on the bike and bugs were no problem since there was no little places to hide bug guts.
    I found a garnish from a 2012 wing for sale on ebay and had the garnish painted by a friend of mine in my 2001 color. I like the look and get a kick out of other wing riders who get a little confused when they see the bike. Click image for larger version

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    2001 Goldwing-2013 Ninja 300-1996 Pacific Coast-1994 Magna 750
    Life GWRRA & Life AMA member
    Semper Fi

  • #2
    Nice clean bike.


    I solved the Bug Issue, by getting rid of the advertising.

    I know which bike I'm riding. Let others figure it out.


    BTW. I too thought I'd like the 12 fascia?

    Tried it-Couldn't get used to it. Took it off n sold it.

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    • #3
      Is the picture on the right your wing? What can you tell me about the lights. Interesting.
      2001 Goldwing-2013 Ninja 300-1996 Pacific Coast-1994 Magna 750
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      • #4
        Originally posted by travellingtenor View Post
        Is the picture on the right your wing? What can you tell me about the lights. Interesting.
        Yes that is my bike. (Showing the 12 up Fascia installed)


        I have 3 sets of headlights.

        That picture has 3" HID Projectors with HID Bulbs (Morimoto)
        G37 infinity Shrouds.
        I Painted the Bezels The same Pearl white as my bike.

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        Here is another version I tried. 4 Projectors.
        3' Lo beams.
        2.5" High beams.(Gatling gun Shrouds)
        HID Bulbs.

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        Maker of the 01-17 GL1800
        "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".
        Current bikes.
        1981 CB900C 10 speed (Restored)
        1986 GL1200 SEi
        2004 GL1800

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        • #5
          Sweet looking bike! I love those projectors. I bet they throw a lot of light down the road. Nice pin striping too. A French company had some projectors for sale but I could not make sense of their ordering procedure. I have projectors installed on my little Ninja and I really like them. Is there a place I can go to to see your wing? I am interested to see what you have done to it. You appear to be really talented and I have never been one to pass up a good idea even if I have to steal it from someone else.
          2001 Goldwing-2013 Ninja 300-1996 Pacific Coast-1994 Magna 750
          Life GWRRA & Life AMA member
          Semper Fi

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          • #6
            The Kewl thing about Projectors vs Just using HID Bulbs.

            Is the Projectors have a cut off line.
            And they are Dual Beam.
            Meaning they have a solenoid to switch from lo beam to high beam.

            So technically, if you run 4 of them.
            You'll have 4 lows & 4 High beams.
            if you run your high beams on all the time to be Seen!! (like I do)

            PM me an email address and I'll send you more pictures.

            Ive got removing my whole cowls in less than 18 minutes.
            I'll send you a video link.

            I change my mind often with trying out new ideas.
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            Maker of the 01-17 GL1800
            "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".
            Current bikes.
            1981 CB900C 10 speed (Restored)
            1986 GL1200 SEi
            2004 GL1800

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            • #7
              Yes Rocky. Mechanics are my Hero's like Engineers make scientist's ideas work.
              2007 GL1800 level1
              2015 Hannigan Trike n 2009 Tailwind

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              • #8
                Originally posted by meshego1 View Post
                Yes Rocky. Mechanics are my Hero's like Engineers make scientist's ideas work.
                Hell, and I'm happy when I can reach in and change a headlight bulb without leaving half of the skin off my hand in the tunnel.
                2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
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                50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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                • #9
                  PM sent.
                  2001 Goldwing-2013 Ninja 300-1996 Pacific Coast-1994 Magna 750
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