Just bought 2009 GL1800 ABS


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motorhead1977
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Just bought 2009 GL1800 ABS

Postby motorhead1977 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:26 pm



Hi. My wife and I just bought a 2009 GL 1800 w/ABS w/ under 15000 miles and want to know of anything we should be aware of/quirks etc on these. We don't even have it home yet. Any recalls etc? I couldn't find any when I looked online for them. Oh, I also own a 2007 VFR800 25th Anniversary model and a 86 VFR700. Thanks!


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Re: Just bought 2009 GL1800 ABS

Postby themainviking » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:37 am

I have had my 2009 for about a year and a half now, and so far, it is about perfect. The brake recall should be done unless it has already. This takes about ten minutes at a dealership. If you got the bike from a dealership, the recall should have already been done. One strange thing we have noticed is that the 2009 bikes (and perhaps newer also) do not seem to like 10W40 oil. It reduces the effective operation of the Sprague clutch on the starter. Easy fix - use 10W30. Aside from that - enjoy the heck out of that bike. Congratulations.
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Re: Just bought 2009 GL1800 ABS

Postby motorhead1977 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:04 am

Thanks for those tips. I'll bring it by my Honda dealer as soon as we get it home.
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Re: Just bought 2009 GL1800 ABS

Postby motorhead1977 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:47 am

Well, the Winger is home. Posted a pic of it in another thread http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11504 but here it is again from the other side. :D We are going to replace the rear tire so I am looking for thoughts on what to get - Always ran Michelins on the VFR but believe something else is in order here. It is an original tire as the bike only has 10k on it.


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