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Goldwing 1800 A

Postby mudplug » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:48 am



Hi Guys 'might' move up from my 1500 to an 1800 and have been looking at a wing 1800 A but I cant seem to find what the difference is between a normal 1800 and an 1800 A ? or is it in fact the same thing? can anybody advise please

John



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Re: Goldwing 1800 A

Postby themainviking » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:01 am

This is what I have found for the GL1800 designation nomenclature. It would appear that the difference between a plain GL1800 and a GL1800A would be the addition of ABS.

P = Premium Audio
H = Heat or Comfort option
N = Navi
M = Monitoring or TPMS
A = ABS
B = Airbag

'06 - '08
P = Premium Audio
HPN = Premium Audio/Comfort/Navi
HPNA = Premium Audio/Comfort/Navi/ABS
B = Premium Audio/Comfort/Navi/ABS/Airbag

'09 - '10
HPM = Premium Audio/Comfort
HPNM = Premium Audio/Comfort/Navi/XM
HPNAM = Premium Audio/Comfort/Navi/XM/ABS
BM = Premium Audio/Comfort/Navi/XM/ABS/Airbag
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Re: Goldwing 1800 A

Postby mudplug » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:43 am

Thats fantastic and just what I needed, thank you so much for your help.

John

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Re: Goldwing 1800 A

Postby salty1 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:04 pm

I don't want to confuse the issue but model designations can vary as "themainviking" has pointed out. For example, I own a 2006 GL 1800 3A. This bike has a conventional integrated brake system but does not have ABS. In 2006, GL 1800 model designations included the 3A, 4A, 5A, 7A, and the 8A. Without checking I don't know which models had ABS. As you know, the general description of 1800 really doesn't say much beyond engine displacement. It's best knowing the year of the bike then check model designations for example using a vendors site that sells OEM parts. An Internet search might also be helpful. FWIW

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Re: Goldwing 1800 A

Postby harvey01 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:38 pm

I don't follow the code designations either. I do know that there are 4 levels of GL1800 Gold Wing with the first two being the more basic bikes. Then at level 3 you get the ABS and at level 4 you get the air bag and abs.

I would encourage you to an 1800 before any purchase and note that the seating ergonomics are a little different and of course the performance (braking, acceleration, cornering, and so forth) are very different. Honda was trying to make a sportier bike when they built the GL1800.
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Re: Goldwing 1800 A

Postby mudplug » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:47 am

One thing with my 1500 I don't like is when I am turning a corner very slow like a 90 Deg turn left or right about 5/10 mph the bike is always trying to increase revs making the throttle jerky and the bike unstable (probably just me?) but I don't get this on any of the other bikes I ride! is the 1800 a lot smoother at slow speed turning or even riding very slow in a straight line? I did not realise just how many different models there were with the 1800, sure getting confusing lol.

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Re: Goldwing 1800 A

Postby salty1 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:42 pm

When turning your handlebars to the extreme and the engine revs is indicative that your throttle linkage is to tight or needs to be rerouted. After every adjust you should turn your bars full tilt with the engine idling and make sure that engine stays at the same rpm. :)




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