GL 1800 Exhaust Question


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gliskey
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GL 1800 Exhaust Question

Postby gliskey » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:40 am



I have a 2001 GL 1800 with 32k miles. The bike runs flawlessly, but I noticed that one of the three tubes at the end of the exhaust is considerably darker than the other two.

The top tube is very dark which indicates a rich condition and the bottom two holes are a light gray, lean ?

Anybody know anything about this. Please tell me I don't need to worry, even if I should......... Yikes.

Also, what is the average mileage the valves need to be adjusted. I have heard many different answers and Honda wants $600. for the procedure. Motor sounds fine, no tappet noise at all. Again, bike is at 32 k miles.

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Fatwing Chris
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Re: GL 1800 Exhaust Question

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:59 am

Only one hole on each size is functional,the other two are just for show.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: GL 1800 Exhaust Question

Postby ct1500 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:02 am

I was gonna write if it runs fine and gets decent fuel mileage with its' regular routine maintenance done don't be looking for a problem.
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Re: GL 1800 Exhaust Question

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:07 am

ct1500 wrote:I was gonna write if it runs fine and gets decent fuel mileage don't be looking for a problem.


Yeah mine are a bit dark,but it runs good and mileage is decent.Was like this with 35 K on it when I got it.


If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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