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If you own a GL1200 [or maybe other models] which have a removeable subframe [on the left side] you may want to check it out. There is a problem, it fills with water over time which cannot escape. Honda did not use a drain hole. On My 1985 interstate I found the subframe was completely rotted away, basically held together by the paint, There was little to see from the outside but on closer inspection it was shot.
I would suggest any owner remove the subframe which is not a big job and check inside the tubing to see what state it is in. The water gets in from the top of the subframe and sits in the bottom of the tube as it cant escape until it rots its way through over the years.
I live in the UK where rain is plentyful, maybe it is not so bad in hot countries. If the subframe is in good order I would drill a drain hole at the lowest point and/or fill the tube with oil or grease, also seal where the subframe joins the main frame with grease or silicone.
It might prevent a lot of expense [and possible danger] in the future.
I hope this info may help....Daveski UK
 

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Daveski,

Good info for the cause.:eek: Thanks for sharing your experiance.
 
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