Information for fellow GL 1800 drivers.
2001-2004 Gold Wing GL1800/1800A for More Frame Cracks.
On some Honda Gold Wing 1800/1800A motorcycles, certain frame welds
do not meet manufacturing specifications.
created when riding on rough road surfaces or through potholes can
cause the affected welds to crack.
affects the entire Gold Wing 1800 line from 2001-2004. The only
1800s not affected are those that have already been recalled or
repaired previously for frame cracks.
Honda America has told their dealers
yesterday 28-01-2005 that the frame weld recall from last year will
also effect the building year 2004, so they didn't learn from the
two previous years.
Since there were more broken frames
they extend the recall to next serial numbers also.
There is another recall for
problems with several ABS Honda's ( GL / Pan / CBR / VFR ) for the
possibility of a
(follow the link) in the ABS system.
The following are
the VIN's included in the new re-weld recall:
Involves about 19694 Gold Wings.
Non ABS 212217 - 204861 7356 bikes
Abs 201127 - 203256 2129 bikes
Non ABS 300001 - 301683 1682 bikes
ABS 300001 - 300334 334 bikes
total 34919 units may have been affected.
Also previous bikes could be affected here is the publication from
American Honda is conducting a Safety Recall
on some 2002-2003 GL1800/A Gold Wings to reinforce frame welds. Some
units within the affected VIN range may have lower crossmember frame
welds that do not meet original manufacturing specifications. Under
certain conditions, some of these welds can crack, or fail. This
could result in a crash. To date, no rear wheel lock-up, crashes, or
injuries have been reported.
American Honda has sent letters per our records to all owners of
affected 2002-2003 GL1800/A Gold Wings informing them they must
bring their motorcycles to a Honda motorcycle dealer to have the
Safety Recall procedure performed. The repair procedure consists of
adding additional TIG welding to the frame where the lower
crossmember joins the side rails.
If you own one of the affected motorcycles identified as within the
VINs listed below and HAVE NOT received a letter, you must bring
your motorcycle to a Honda Motorcycle Dealer to have the Safety
Recall procedure performed. Please also call Motorcycle Customer
Support at 1-866-784-1870 so we can update our records.
Note: Trikes and vehicles with sidecars attached are excluded from
this Safety Recall.
Affected Units serial numbers:
1HFSC470*2A111803 thru 1HFSC470*2A113582
1HFSC474*2A102394 thru 1HFSC474*2A102823
1HFSC470*3A200001 thru 1HFSC470*3A204860
1HFSC474*3A200001 thru 1HFSC474*3A201126
(*) = Check digit