08 gl1800


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THIRD-ONE
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Location: welland ont.
Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800 AL

08 gl1800

Postby THIRD-ONE » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:18 pm



Just wondreing if anyone knows if there is a scan tool used for the 08. My dealer has told me they diagnose problems (quote) the old fashioned way. This seems a little strange to me given the technology in the bike. Mine runs fine so far.
Thanks for any input



ekcyclerepair
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Location: Salisbury, NC
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Re: 08 gl1800

Postby ekcyclerepair » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:40 pm

Yes there is a handheld scan tool that all Honda dealers are required to have.It's called the HDS tester (Honda Diagnostic System).
The way Honda repair manuals are written, it's definitely a huge advantage to use the HDS tester when diagnosing/repairing certain problems. In fact , it's almost a necessity in many cases.
I wonder if that dealer has sent his techs to any factory training. The tool is very challenging to learn how to use properly and I've seen some very good techs that just don't know how to use it.
Ernie

THIRD-ONE
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Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800 AL

Re: 08 gl1800

Postby THIRD-ONE » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:53 pm

Thanks for the reply Ernie.
I thought there should be a unit for my new wing. I am afraid you are probably right about my current dealer. I will do a little digging to find out more, you would think they would want to be current with there tools. I know in our buisiness (automotive collision repair)we have to be.

bikefix
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Location: Georgia, USA

Re: 08 gl1800

Postby bikefix » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:20 pm

The going price for a Honda Diagnostic System is about $7,000 :o http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/RJAAI001_tools1.asp




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