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I have a 02 ABS which vin #s are not in the range of the recalls. There are no visible cracks on the frame. Do they still reweld the joints anyway?
 

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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.
 

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Oops, that is what my dealer told me that Honda would pay him for the warranty work but that also includes the ECM replacement. Not sure how much of the $2,200 was for the weld.
 

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My dealer pointed out to me that the reweld process is about $800 per bike. This includes labor of tear down and reassembly and the welding.
 

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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!!!

Good luck
Mike
 
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