GL1800 and GL1800A


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GL1800 and GL1800A

Postby Arron_007 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:40 am



I own a 2001 GL1800 , when looking at the recall for the Goldwing, i noticed that there is GL1800 and GL1800A , what is the deference and how would i know if my bike is a GL1800A or not :?: . Thank you.



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Re: GL1800 and GL1800A

Postby themainviking » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:12 am

I think it has to do with years, but I do not know for sure where the changes occur. I think the "A" is 2001 to 2005, and the "B" is 2006-2008 but I cannot swear to it.
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Re: GL1800 and GL1800A

Postby thrasherg » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:24 am

I thought the A signified ABS, the GL1800 is the regular wing and the GL1800A has the ABS.

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Re: GL1800 and GL1800A

Postby themainviking » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:15 pm

thrasherg wrote:I thought the A signified ABS, the GL1800 is the regular wing and the GL1800A has the ABS.

Gary


This is entirely another possibility and one that makes sense. Thanks Gary for having more on the ball than I seem to, lol. I found the information I provided on a custom seat site, so it may not have anything to do with the nomenclature that would be used in a recall notice from Honda.
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Re: GL1800 and GL1800A

Postby larryrnelson » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:21 pm

Check your title or vehicle registration. The model should be listed there.

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Re: GL1800 and GL1800A

Postby Arron_007 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:03 am

Thank you for the replies..
Gary , i think all the GL1800 are ABS.
Im trying to contact the main dealer as the one here where i live are not sure what it means.
Larry , thats a good point. I will go to the garage and check the vin number

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Re: GL1800 and GL1800A

Postby thrasherg » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:46 pm

Mine doesn't have ABS!! :( I am pretty sure that ABS was always an option!!

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Re: GL1800 and GL1800A

Postby Keyboard » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:58 am

The "A" stands for ABS on the 2001 thru 2005 Gold Wings as Thrasherg (Gary) indicated. In other words, GL1800A means you have a Wing with ABS, and the non-ABS designator is simply GL1800.

From 2006-2012, the model designator changed to reflect the various levels or packages, such as ABS, NAV, Premium Audio, Comfort Package, and/or Airbag.

Also note that not all Wings have ABS as someone implied.
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Re: GL1800 and GL1800A

Postby Arron_007 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:21 pm

Thanks Gary for your help....
Thank you Keyboard, you and Gary were right ... its an ABS issue , its funny when you ask the Honda dealer about this and they dont know....

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Re: GL1800 and GL1800A

Postby dragon2000 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:13 pm

If you want to read up on the differences between the model years which includes problems/recalls that were issued, the link below chronicles it very well for the 1800.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/drwCustom.php?page=goldwing_history

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