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I have just received a letter from Honda saying that my bike is possible unsafe to ride and that I stop riding it until the frame is replaced. Just a little history. The frame was rewelded at Desota Honda near
Memphis, Tn...in 2005 or 2006. The welder was contracted by Honda to do the job..but he did not follow all of "Hondas approved procedures".

Any other people having this issue and what are you doing about it?
 

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I got the same letter two weeks ago, havn't heard anything else from them. They say it will take a few weeks to to the job.
 

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Have they picked up your bike? Did you have it done at Desoto Honda?
When I talked to them earlier this week, it sounded like I would have to deliever the bike to them...what did they say to you?

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Why did it take so long to find this out? Did something happen from someone else's weld to prompt this letter?

Mike
 

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If Honda is replacing the frame, consider it your lucky day because it's a upgrade and you won't have to worry any longer about the dreaded frame cracks in the frame tubing behind the passanger floorboard that affects the 01 to 04 models.
 

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The frame was replaced in 2005 on my 2002 ABS. It took just over two weeks. All fluids were changed and paid for by Honda. I paid for the tapered steering bearings. My dealer was nice to say that there would have been labor to Honda regardless of what type bearing was installed, so by changing type of bearings there was no labor charge to me. My bike came out very good, I wish you the same good luck. It has been nice to be free of the required Honda checks, but I still crawl and look.
The old frame S/N was on the replacement frame when shipped. That way it requires no paperwork for insurance, motor vehicles registration, etc
Honda only allows the dealer approx 40 hours for the change, so I took off almost all of my added-on stuff to help the dealer.
Bob
 

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This is the letter I received from Honda...

Dear Ron Violett,
WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THIS LETTER?

Pursuant to the 2001-2004 Gold Wing Frame Weld Safety Recall, it has come to American Honda's attention that the welder who performed the frame weld repair on your Honda Gold Wing did not follow all of Honda's approved procedures. We are notifying owners who had their Gold Wing frame welded by this particular welder.

Desota Honda made an error by not following the required post-weld inspection aas specified in American Honda's procedure. Desota Honda is
cooperating with American Honda to remedy this situation.

Because the welding repair to your Gold Wing was not done in accordance with our specified procedure, we cannot assure the quality or strength of the repair.

WHAT WE WILL DO:
Our customer support specialists will coordinate having your frame replaced at no charge to you.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
1. We recommend that you stop riding your Gold Wing motorcycle until it is repaired.
2. Please contact.....

BLA BLA BLA
 

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Oh great, bad welding. I wonder how many welded 1800s are now in need of new frames? At least Honda are doing the right thing.
I have never read about any lower cross member weld failing after it was rewelded... it's been over 5 years now.
 

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I took my 03 to Tacoma Motor Sports where I bought it to have the frame cross member rewelded in accordance with the recall. I don't know who they had reweld it, but it was a 100% better then the Honda weld that was on it.

Jim :coffee1::biker:
 
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