GL1800 and GL1800A


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GL1800 and GL1800A

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

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

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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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Check your title or vehicle registration. The model should be listed there.
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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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Mine doesn't have ABS!! :( I am pretty sure that ABS was always an option!!

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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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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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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/drw ... ng_history

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Had this same problem when looking to buy a manual.
When looking for my 2008, I found a manual with the cover page 2006-2008 GL1800 and another one with 2006-2010 GL1800/A. Based on the models covered page, I think the /A is a reference to the manual version and not the motorcycle. The non /A covers 7 models and the /A covers 9 models. (which is all the non/A models PLUS the '08-'10 models)
Both cover American and Canadian models and all options available.


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