2001 Speedometer Sticking at 80


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2001 Speedometer Sticking at 80

Postby Tepcro » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:58 pm



My speedometer sticks at 80 and I find that if I tap on the bezel that it will come down.
Does anyone have any experience with this problem??? (No not going 80) The sticking speedometer problem



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Re: 2001 Speedometer Sticking at 80

Postby trike lady » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:13 pm

I believe that there were gauge faces that were warped and the needles were hanging up
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Re: 2001 Speedometer Sticking at 80

Postby Steve F » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:36 am

Wasn't there a recall about this issue?? Seems I remember something about this from quite a while ago.
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Re: 2001 Speedometer Sticking at 80

Postby Ghostman » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:05 am

http://www.ridersrally.org/sb/sb.htm

If you look down this page youll find the service bulletin regarding this issue.

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Re: 2001 Speedometer Sticking at 80

Postby Tepcro » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:09 am

I have just bought this bike (within the last year) can I still take it to a dealer for the recall?

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Re: 2001 Speedometer Sticking at 80

Postby Steve F » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:45 am

Tepcro wrote:I have just bought this bike (within the last year) can I still take it to a dealer for the recall?

Not totally sure about service bulletins, but a recall should not have an expiration....service bulletins may be allowed to expire. Ask the dealer what can be done. You may be on your own with this one.
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Re: 2001 Speedometer Sticking at 80

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:54 pm

A service bulletin is not a recall. An SB is basically a memo to dealers saying "hey, we've seen this problem on quite a few bikes, so if you have one that comes in with this problem, here's how to fix it."

The SB work would have originally been covered under the factory warranty, but that's long expired - so you're likely going to be on the hook for this one. You could try appealing to Honda's customer relations and see if that gets you anywhere.

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Re: 2001 Speedometer Sticking at 80

Postby PastoT » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:21 pm

I recently replaced the lens on my instrument cluster (it was all dust scratched over the last 80k miles). It was an inexpensive and easy job and I'm thinking the gauge needles were exposed. That should enable one to tweak a needle clear of what its catching on. Sure would be a delicate job but certainly cheaper than replacing the works. I think I've read it was dragging on the under face surface with the numbers on it that warped from heat.
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Re: 2001 Speedometer Sticking at 80

Postby monkeebutt52 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:08 pm

Steve F wrote:Wasn't there a recall about this issue?? Seems I remember something about this from quite a while ago.

Yes

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Re: 2001 Speedometer Sticking at 80

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:10 pm

monkeebutt52 wrote:
Steve F wrote:Wasn't there a recall about this issue?? Seems I remember something about this from quite a while ago.

Yes


It wasn't a recall (which are limited to safety issues), but rather it was a Service Bulletin (GL1800 Service Bulletin 8) - basically a note to dealers saying "hey, if you come across this problem, here's how to fix it, and it's covered by warranty."

It applied to 2001 GL1800's, and none of those are covered by warranty anymore. The "fix" was basically to replace the speedometer inside the dashboard - so if you've got this problem, your solution is essentially find a replacement one and put it in place.




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