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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Attaboy Goldwing!!

Well ... (for me) my 2012 Goldwing GL1800 went from zero to hero. (just like life’s ups and downs)... 2 weeks ago - broken rear-part of front fender (nasty rattles), all gauges went blank (speedometer, tach, fuel, temp), no tail lights, and frosty/hazy windshield. Soooo ... installed new fender w new connecting side pieces, diagnosed electrical prob (direct short on after-market lights) , installed a new windshield, and replaced a few missing nuts, bushings and screws. OMGosh - I’m in love with my 48k-mi Goldwing again. Solid, strong, and beautiful. And to say that the sound system rocks is a gross understatement. Honda engineers knew that they were doing. I love my Goldwing!!!!!!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 06:10 PM
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Nice ! I have 78,000 on my 2008. Cracked front fender replaced one because of the add on fender extender. Never again !!!. Otherwise, all is well in my riding world too. I love my car tire.

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I'm happy to hear that things worked out.
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ÖIím done with the front fender extender too! AND Iím VERY particular about any after-market lighting! Thanks for the help.
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glad you got it going again. I had fender extenders on my Wings and never had a problem.Here is my 08 with a extender and an extra rubber flap.
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Very nice! Thatís kinda what mine looked like - but I guess we may have more potholes in Texas than in California. This is the 2nd time Iíve had to replace the rear part of my front fender - along with the side panels. I think whatever Iíve been hitting is forcing the fender up - snapping the tabs off and cracking the side panels. But this time I left off the extender and I donít think Iíll have to go down that road again. Thanks for the feedback!
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Glad you got your ills sorted out. Often times "farkles"create far more issues than they save us.
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glad you got it going again. I had fender extenders on my Wings and never had a problem.Here is my 08 with a extender and an extra rubber flap.
Drop dead gorgeous Wing Joe!
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glad you got it going again. I had fender extenders on my Wings and never had a problem.Here is my 08 with a extender and an extra rubber flap.
Joe, your bikes are always so beautiful and immaculately maintained.
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Thanks for the compliments. And I guess I'm just lucky with not having a fender vrack with the mud flap issue, I know it happens a lot. I don't remember who it was but 1 manufacturer had a brace that came with their fender extenders.
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