Just bought 2 2018 Goldwings
During the past two weeks I have purchased a 2018 Goldwing Tour DCT and another 2018 Tour with a standard Transmission from a dealership in Marshall Tx. About 100 miles East of Dallas. Why? Just wanted them and at 74, Iím cramming for the finals.
Yesterday I was on the DCT model, doing about 55 mph, and it just quit. I coasted to a stop with the engine dead and all the dash instrumation flashing, lights on and ignition not working. It would not start or even try. What was more puzzling was you couldnít turn off the instruments either. The on/off knob had no effect on anything. Less than 250 miles on the bike, I was left dead in the water with no warning. I was also in a rural area with no phone service.
A car finally came along and was able to take me back to my house which thankfully was only about 5 miles away where I was able to pick up my truck and my tilt trailer with winch. The person that gave me a ride went back with me to the bike I left on the side of the road and we were able to get it loaded on the trailer with the winch. If you didnít know, the only way to secure a 2018 and newer Goldwing is to secure it by straps up under the fairing and around the stem head. Anyway, I got the bike to the dealer this morning and they were on the phone with Honda Support Headquarters all day and still cannot locate the problem. They said that they had never seen this before and were trying to get to the bottom of it. As of close of business today, there is still no solution. They canít even get the engine to turn over after installing a new battery.
I remember looking at the front of the fairing when I was loading it onto the trailer with that chrome ďHONDAĒ on the front and asking myself why this happened with only 250 miles on it. Hondaís are supposed to be bullet proof and they are telling me they have no idea of why this one just quit after a whole day of intense diagnosis?
The saga continues tomorrow, I hope.
Last edited by Txdon63; 12-24-2019 at 12:33 PM.