2003 Frame defect


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2003 Frame defect

Post by GoldPower » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:14 pm



Hi Guys !!! A friend of me want to sell a 2003 1800 with a broken frame. Honda dont want to pass it on warranty cause the VIN number is not in the recall and he have a hitch on the bike. My question , as you can see on the photos , Is it possible to repair this frame (Welding)?

















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Re: 2003 Frame defect

Post by 2003Cobra » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:34 pm

A good tig welder might be able to weld it back. I would put inner sleeve inside to give it strength and also keep everything aligned. Make sure you find a qualified certified tig welder. That welding job could go south in a hurry if someone who doesn't know what they are doing tries to repair it. Weather it is worth the $$$ to get it fixed I don't know.
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Re: 2003 Frame defect

Post by Andy27012 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:46 am

GoldPower wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Hi Guys !!! A friend of me want to sell a 2003 1800 with a broken frame. Honda dont want to pass it on warranty cause the VIN number is not in the recall and he have a hitch on the bike. My question , as you can see on the photos , Is it possible to repair this frame (Welding)?IMG_2551.PNGIMG_2552.PNGIMG_2553.PNGIMG_2554.PNGIMG_2555.PNGIMG_2556.PNGIMG_2557.PNG
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Re: 2003 Frame defect

Post by joeincalif » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:29 am

One of the reasons I sold my 02 back in 08 and bought an 08. I could never get it out of my mind that even though I had the re weld completed there are instances of the frame cracking in places other than what was covered in the recall
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Re: 2003 Frame defect

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:50 am

He's not alone with cracks there, and I've heard of some having their frames welded too. However, the frame should really be replaced. There are plenty of used frames for sale.

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Re: 2003 Frame defect

Post by Rowdy » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:17 pm

2003 has a recall . Honda should fix. Honda checked my vin # Saturday.said it was repaired in 2005
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Re: 2003 Frame defect

Post by Rowdy » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:26 pm

I had my 2003 vin# checked last Saturday,it was repaired in 2005
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Re: 2003 Frame defect

Post by Techdude2000 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:17 pm

These small tube cracks are not part of any recall and Honda won’t do anything about them. Best thing to do is swap the frame with a 2005 or newer frame that was strengthened in these areas.



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