I have a 2004 GW1800 with 105K on it. It runs like a top. (except when it doesn't) which is 1% of the time.
I have posted this problem here before and gotten good advice. ("sounds like a coil problem")
When I am on a ride and stop for a hr. or so, the bike starts and runs on 4 cyl (I think) for 3 to 4 minutes. Then it picks up the other two cyls. and runs like a top again.
When I ride the Chief Joseph Highway between Cody, Wy and Cook City, Mt., the bike misses only when in a 10 mph switchback turn. As soon as you come out of the turn and hit the throttle it take off like a new bike. It runs great. But at each switchback it misses when applying an even throttle in the turn and returns to not missing as soon as you apply more throttle.
My questions today are:
1. Is this too much for me (with some mechanical ability (but not too much) to do myself?
2. What do you think it would cost to have a Honda dealer to fix?
I am kind of worried about having a dealer do it as I had one dealer said they wouldn't do it as they have never been that deep inside a GW 1800 because they never breakdown. (??)
I have also been on the web and the aftermarket coils are about $50 and the Honda part (coil) is about $250 to $300 per coil. (that's $750 for 3 coils
Anyone ever had a coil done on a GW 1800?
Thanks to all for your help in advance.
I truly hope you are all just beginning to smell spring.
Me, I still have 40" of snow (Yes 40") in my driveway (except where I plowed.) (one lane) and no room to put anymore snow!)
So my coil will have to wait at least another 3 weeks, just to get out of the garage. (I hope)
Happy Spring to all.
PS. No I am not in my "Fortress of Solitude"
I'm somewhere in the "Snowed in Western USA"