Manuals and Tools


Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-2017)
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Overbyte
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Manuals and Tools

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My, new to me, 2014 GL18 did not come with manuals and tools.
I understand that this forum no longer provides manuals.
Where is the best place to get:
Owners Manual
Service Manual
Emergency Tool Kit

Thanx in advance,
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The best place the find a reasonably priced service manual is Ebay. You can often find one that is only slightly used. That is where I purchased my most recent one.
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Post by MikeB »

You can also find gl1800 tool kits on ebay as well. A quick check found a set for $49 with free shipping. eBay item number: 172728195647
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+ 1 on the Ebay suggestion. The 1800's didn't come with a tool kit. I would contact the previous owner or dealer for the operator's manual. It should have come with one of those.
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Post by MikeB »

Actually the GL1800 did come with a tool kit prior to 2012.
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Post by Overbyte »

No tools provided after 20012 for 1800s, odd. I guess they are just too reliable... or Honda found a way to make and extra $10.
But I think I should have an Owner's Manual and a Service Manual. I do most of my own service.
I will check the dealer, but it looks like Ebay is the best answer.
I don't see any 2014s though. Is there enough difference in the 12 & 13s to make me go to a stealer for a 2014 books?

Thanks to all who responded, and those who thought about it but didn't.
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Post by cihilb »

The bike should have come with the Owner's Manual. Should have been in the left saddlebag. If you bought the bike new at the dealer, he should get you the owner's manual.
The service manual is not and has never been included.
As far as the tool kit, the above response it correct. No more tools after the 2012 model year.

Just noticed that you said "new to me". If you bought this from a private owner, contact them about the owner's manual. If you bought it used from a dealer, he may not have been given the manual from the PO, but he may be able to contact them.


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