I have an '02 that was in the recall. The '02's and 03's in the recall have a weld that is 100% MIG. The bikes outside the recalled VIN numbers have a weld that is 50% MIG (top half of the weld) and 50% TIG (bottom half of the weld). The TIG weld adds strength to the weld at it's greatest stress point. I think the change was temporarily made as a cost savings. Guess they wound up not saving much ($2,200 per bike x approx 8000 bikes). Had mine fixed and the dealer did an oustanding job of the whole process. I was only without my ride for 5 days.
It is not normally that a motorbike with this weight welded!!!
Such a bike must be get a new frame and never welded.
I dont want to have such a motorbike because you dont know when this welded cracked.
I mean the bike is a very dangerous bike and I am waiting every day for the headline: died men with GL1800 because frame is braked
The security from the people is more important than the bike!!!