Goldwing GL1800 Exhaust


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viper72860
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Goldwing GL1800 Exhaust

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Just bought a GL1800 Goldwing and noticed exhaust coming from the bottom of the exhaust pipe on each side, about half way of the exhaust, it looks like a perfect round hole as if it was drilled, about 1/4" hole, is this from the factory this way or did some do this?
Thanks for your help.



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Re: Goldwing GL1800 Exhaust

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Meant to be there - it allows condensation to drain
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Re: Goldwing GL1800 Exhaust

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Thanks Wingsconsin now I know this is not what could be causing my GL1800 to have a slow throttle response or a stutter when I take off, sometimes causing me to almost dump the bike when making a slow turn, I hear this is a problem that Honda want admit and will probably cause me to get rid of the bike, too sad because I really like the bike other than that. Thanks again

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Re: Goldwing GL1800 Exhaust

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viper72860 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:51 pm
Thanks Wingsconsin now I know this is not what could be causing my GL1800 to have a slow throttle response or a stutter when I take off, sometimes causing me to almost dump the bike when making a slow turn, I hear this is a problem that Honda want admit and will probably cause me to get rid of the bike, too sad because I really like the bike other than that. Thanks again
That's a common problem on the 2012 and up. Should go away as soon as the engine comes up to temp. Just let it warm up a bit before pulling out.
Some are worse than others. You could also try to do a ECM reset. Start the engine cold, let it run until the fans come on (do not touch the throttle).
Shut it off and see if helps. I have a 2012 and the first time it happened it scared the SH*% out of me. Now I just start it before putting on my gear.

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Re: Goldwing GL1800 Exhaust

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Thanks cihilb, Maybe what I need to do, I'll give it a try also, that would be great if the fix is that simple.

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Re: Goldwing GL1800 Exhaust

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Ditto. My 2016 did it for the first time a few days ago. I did not allow sufficient warm up time. It may be PFI, but it still needs to warm up!

I too start it then put on my gear and its ready to go.

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Re: Goldwing GL1800 Exhaust

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I will be checking for vacuum leak this weekend just to be sure, but I have noticed that if I give it plenty of warm up time it improves.
Thanks raven41951



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