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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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My New to Me 2003 GL1800

This is my second low mileage older gold wing. I'm a little worried about the frame cracking issue. But other than that the bike is perfect. Everything is stock except the windshield and a pair of grip puppies.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 08:11 AM
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Sharp looking bike. Not the fastest color but still looking good.
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Take it to a dealer and see if the recall has been done.
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If you look up my vin on the recall notice, it is within the range of numbers that Honda said must be repaired.

But if you look up the vin on honda's website, it says there are no recalls. I think that is because they only go back 15 years.

So the dealer says it doesn't need a recall. But the recall notice says recall needed...
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I think they mark the tag with the vin number on it if the recall has been done.
It should be a free check at a Honda dealer to see if it's been done.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Old Recall for Frame

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I think they mark the tag with the vin number on it if the recall has been done.
It should be a free check at a Honda dealer to see if it's been done.
Right. There is no mark on the tag. If you look at the welds it is obvious the recall repair was not done. But the dealer says he won't touch it.
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The dealer should at least check the weld's with the gauge to verify that it meets specs. Not all that fell in the range needed done. When I had my 2004, my dealer checked it and only one weld was out of spec. They did the entire job though.
He did tell me that they found quite a few that were checked and passed.

I found the recall notice and copied the list of 2003 frames that were affected.

2003 GL1800 (non-ABS)
1HFSC470*3A204861 thru 1HFSC470*3A212217
2003 GL1800A (ABS)
1HFSC474*3A201127 thru 1HFSC474*3A203256

If the dealer still refuses to at least check it, contact American Honda and let them know about your problem. They should have a database of all the ones that were inspected and/or repaired.

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I tried calling Honda. You just get recording after recording. I couldn't get a human to answer....
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The dealer should at least check the weld's with the gauge to verify that it meets specs. Not all that fell in the range needed done. When I had my 2004, my dealer checked it and only one weld was out of spec. They did the entire job though.
He did tell me that they found quite a few that were checked and passed.

I found the recall notice and copied the list of 2003 frames that were affected.

2003 GL1800 (non-ABS)
1HFSC470*3A204861 thru 1HFSC470*3A212217
2003 GL1800A (ABS)
1HFSC474*3A201127 thru 1HFSC474*3A203256

If the dealer still refuses to at least check it, contact American Honda and let them know about your problem. They should have a database of all the ones that were inspected and/or repaired.
Thanks mine is not in the spectrum so I am good to go on our 5000 mile trip and will probably make it back in one piece

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So you have asked a few times nut I really think the answer is go to a Honda dealer with the VIN. The online info is not the same as what the dealer can look up.

I had a dealer check recall status on a 20 year old Valkyrie and found the date a Honda dealer in a different state reported that it was done. He also said that if I can show him that it was not done he would accomplish it at no charge. He also printed out a report of everything any Honda dealer had ever done to that bike.

Another member here, Travis.Farmer, had a recall accomplished last year on his 25 year old GL1500.

If dealer A is jerking you around, find another dealer and then send a letter to Honda about dealer A with copy to Big Brother (real letter, not an e-mail).

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