GL 1800 Hoses


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GL 1800 Hoses

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Hi all,

I've got a 2007 Goldwing, picked it up just over a year ago with only 17000 miles and have put 8000 miles on it since then.

Do I need to be thinking about replacing hoses at some point? I've not seen any posts on the forum about anyone having a coolant hose failure out on the road; I know there are a bunch of hoses on the GL 1800 engine. I plan on keeping this bike. Does Honda have an official recommendation regarding if and when hoses should be changed?

I appreciate the feedback. This is a great forum with a lot of helpful knowledge.

Thanks very much.


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The hoses will probably make 20 years at least. Don't know if there is any scheduled hose replacement, doubt it.
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How many times have you replaced hoses on your car as normal maintenance? 20 years old and 100,000 miles and most are still good.
The biggest problems on the Wings are loose hose clamps, especially the ones under the fuel tank.
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Yes ... that is a lot of mileage on hoses. You might want to start thinking about replacing them. Usually the first one to show problems is the one pictured below. Under pressure it becomes fat and swollen. Unfortunately, replacing all the hoses is not an easy task. The ones under the intake manifold are the hardest to get to. To replace those, the intake manifold must be un-bolted and raised. It is also important to inspect all the pipes. Any rust in any of them means all should be replaced. Be sure to replace all the pipe seals and o-rings too. Labor is about 15 hours on a naked Wing with no accessories. Things that accelerated their fatigue are excessive payload, trike, trailering, and belly pans. The following will need removed:
- seat
- shelter
- cowl
- radiators
- front exhaust shields
- fuel tank
- air box
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GoldWingrGreg wrote: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:57 pm Yes ... that is a lot of mileage on hoses. You might want to start thinking about replacing them. Usually the first one to show problems is the one pictured below. Under pressure it becomes fat and swollen. Unfortunately, replacing all the hoses is not an easy task. The ones under the intake manifold are the hardest to get to. To replace those, the intake manifold must be un-bolted and raised. It is also important to inspect all the pipes. Any rust in any of them means all should be replaced. Be sure to replace all the pipe seals and o-rings too. Labor is about 15 hours on a naked Wing with no accessories. Things that accelerated their fatigue are excessive payload, trike, trailering, and belly pans. The following will need removed:
- seat
- shelter
- cowl
- radiators
- front exhaust shields
- fuel tank
- air box
Greg, he said 17,000 plus 8,000. 25,000 miles is NOT a lot of miles.
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cihilb wrote: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:14 pm

Greg, he said 17,000 plus 8,000. 25,000 miles is NOT a lot of miles.
Depends if you work somewhere you make money by replacing them or if you are the one paying for it.
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cihilb wrote: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Greg, he said 17,000 plus 8,000. 25,000 miles is NOT a lot of miles.
Oh ... sorry, you are right. Most likely his hoses will be still very playable and will not likely need replaced. His hose will look similar to the new hose shown in the picture when under pressure.


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