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.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.
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 :smile2: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 had my 2004 welded at the dealer. Definitely NOT done by a student. Perfect rolling bead on all the welds. They were a little heavier than the factory, but very nice.It's my understanding that all 2003 frames had the recall work done, regardless of VIN. If you take a look at the underside of your bike, at the frame directly in front of the center stand, it will look like a welding student had to see how much welding rod they could use. If you see those welds on each side, the recall was done. Nice bike by the way, I ride it's twin.