GL1800 RECALL...


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GL1800 RECALL...

Postby BigDaddyWing » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:34 pm



Has anyone experienced an issue with a "dragging" rear break caliper/pad...? Just received a notification from Honda that they are recalling all 2001-2010 and some 2011 GL1800's for a problem that can lead to overheated rear break pads and subsequent FIRE..!

I will make my next ride directly to my dealer for warranty service..!

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:18 pm

Yup, you're going to want to read this topic: GL1800 brake recall from Honda

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:03 am

I'm sure you're aware of your typo but, just in case, there are no 2011 Wings. I'm sure you meant 2012.
There are a very few dealers reporting one or two test failures. There have been a couple posts on another forum of experiencing the drag.
Some had the problem prior to the recall and are waiting for reimbursement from Honda for the repair costs!

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby munds » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:11 pm

I did my recall and my dealer said only 4% of all goldwing
are affected.

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby BigDaddyWing » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:27 am

Yep, my fat fingers... 2001-2010 and some 2012...

I appreciate the other posts and will just ride in to the dealer and per my mechanic, hope for the best as he's only found one so far that needed the repair..!

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby flaxman » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:35 pm

it's PAINLESS! in and out in 30 minutes, glad to get it over with.
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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby kc8cta » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:11 pm

Taking mine in for the recall on Monday :D
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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby rondar » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:05 am

I just had mine fixed on thursday, its an 04 trike, it took about 4 hours to replace due it being a trike it took longer . one easy way to check it yourself is go out and try to roll it back and forth by hand then apply the brake, after you do that try to roll it again, mine pushed hard at first then after i applied the brakes it wouldnt roll at all, it would take a long time before it would roll free. But you will want to have an expert look at it anyway. just in case he might spot a future problem. the best part is I now have my ride back to the way it should be and it didnt cost a dime. :D :D

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby thrasherg » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:04 pm

Wow Rondar, you are the first person on many sites that I have heard off that actually had this recall problem.. Glad to know there are a few bikes out there with an issue, I was beginning to think it was all a wind-up as hundreds seem to have had their wings checked and not one had this problem.. Could yours have been caused or made worse in any way by the trike conversion? Glad to hear you got it fixed and on Honda's dime..

Gary

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby rondar » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:54 pm

I cant tell you if the conv. had anything to do with it or not, I purchased the trike on new years eve, the conv. is a couple of years old and I just started noticeing the problem about a month ago. when i took it out to honda to get fixed[about 5 miles] i didnt have to touch the brakes once, every time i would come to a red lite all i had to do was put the clutch in , it would stop by itself.thats how bad they were draggin. you will definitly notice it.

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:16 am

The defect is not caused by a trike conversion.
Also, since the secondary master cylinder is mounted to the front fork-taking 4hours to replace, because it's a trike :?: :?: :?:
I doesn't take that much longer to bleed the brakes.

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby rondar » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:46 am

I didn't mean that it was caused due to being a trike , It just took a little longer because it was a trike. they had to remove both rear tires to get at the bleeders and due to the fact that you have to follow a sequence to bleed three wheels instead of just two. It just takes a little more time , but the end results where great :D

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby snackpak » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:47 pm

Waiting for the weather to BREAK.....

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby winger05 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:24 pm

Just took my 05 12000 mi wing in for the recall inspection and everything was a-ok.

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby tfcbengal » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:05 pm

Greetings,
I did receive the letter direct from dealer

It read,

Safety recall notice on, secondary Master Cylinder Inspection/Replacement.
Whoever bought fron dealer should have this Request

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby crock4 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:06 pm

Had mine done last month. A-OK. The dealer that did it said he had done over a hundred with only 2 needing any work. Better safe than sorry though.
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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby Rambler444 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:45 am

well I rode my over to the dealer and it was checked , all was fine according to the mech . but I just had new pads put on and I had to have all my calipers rebuilt {at my own expense} because the calipers locked down so I don`t know when it`s supposed to happen the brake recall that is , and all 3 did it at the same time so take it for what it`s worth I guess nuff said lol

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:40 pm

What's really interesting to me is how many posts tell of "problems" that need attention, found while doing this recall, me included, on several forums.
Acting like a non-mechanical person, when my trike was checked, the service manager informed me both fork seals were blown and I should let them rebuild the forks since the seals were bad. There was nothing wrong w/the seals and the forks were checked and the fluid replaced when the rake kit was installed :roll:
I did, however, find I had a seeping fork cap O ring on the left fork-nothing at all wrong w/the right one.

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:57 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:What's really interesting to me is how many posts tell of "problems" that need attention, found while doing this recall, me included, on several forums.
Acting like a non-mechanical person, when my trike was checked, the service manager informed me both fork seals were blown and I should let them rebuild the forks since the seals were bad. There was nothing wrong w/the seals and the forks were checked and the fluid replaced when the rake kit was installed :roll:
I did, however, find I had a seeping fork cap O ring on the left fork-nothing at all wrong w/the right one.


We bought a used car for my wife earlier this year. It came with a year's worth of free oil & filter changes and tire rotation. Obviously just a reason to keep getting the car in so that "problems" could be found.

My wife took the car in for its first free visit a month ago. After the "free" service, they also came up with about $300 of other things that it "needed" - cabin air filter, engine air filter, transmission "service", etc. I had her ask what the transmission "service" consisted of, and they said it was a flush. This on a car with less than 20,000 miles. Oh, did I mention that I had JUST changed both the engine and cabin air filters? They also set up a special maintenance schedule for her that they gave her, which was about four times the frequency for maintenance items that the owners manual "severe duty" schedule showed - i.e. instead items being serviced every 40,000 miles, they had them listed every 10,000 miles, and so on. I'm pretty sure that if *I* had brought the car in instead of my wife, they would not have tried half of this crap.

I called the sales manager that we had dealt with and blasted him for their scammy, scummy service department, and let him know in very clear terms that while we would be taking advantage of their free service for the next year, we would NEVER buy/pay for service from their service department, nor would we ever buy anything from the dealership again.

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby themainviking » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:45 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I called the sales manager that we had dealt with and blasted him for their scammy, scummy service department, and let him know in very clear terms that while we would be taking advantage of their free service for the next year, we would NEVER buy/pay for service from their service department, nor would we ever buy anything from the dealership again.


Although I agree totally with your sentiment in all this, my advice to you would be to now check for nice clean oil and new filters after EVERY time you have the car in for it.

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby cfennell1832 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:59 pm

My dealer said that he had looked at over 100 GL's and not found a bad one yet, however I agree with your decision to take your's in anyway. No reason not to have them look at it, unless, you don't trust your dealer? then find a new one.

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby thrasherg » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:55 am

Just had my wing checked today. Took less than 5 minutes and there was no issue. So one less thing to worry about!! :D

Gary

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby JTNOMAD006 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:28 pm

:twisted: I had my 08 inspected it passed the test then yesterday while riding the rear brake started to drag then the front locked up and the rest is history hello MR. PAVEMENT!

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:44 am

thrasherg wrote:Just had my wing checked today. Took less than 5 minutes and there was no issue. So one less thing to worry about!! :D

Gary

Sorry but, IMHO, there is no way the proper testing procedure could be completed in "less than 5 minutes".

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Re: GL1800 RECALL...

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:47 am

JTNOMAD006 wrote::twisted: I had my 08 inspected it passed the test then yesterday while riding the rear brake started to drag then the front locked up and the rest is history hello MR. PAVEMENT!

Please advise what happened?????????????
The recall, being on defective secondary master cylinders, would cause the rear brake to drag. That defect has no affect on the front brakes???????????




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