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I have a new o8 audio/comfort/navi and was wondering if there are any recalls for this model. I also would like any info input on a motivation sidecar. install comfort etc....... thanks :excited:
 

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I have a new o8 audio/comfort/navi and was wondering if there are any recalls for this model. I also would like any info input on a motivation sidecar. install comfort etc....... thanks :excited:
the wind in my face and the phone cut off life is good
 

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No recalls on 08's that I know of.
 

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recalls

There was a service bulliten out on the left saddle bag latch/release. I don't think it was a recall though. Jim
 

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There was a service bulliten out on the left saddle bag latch/release. I don't think it was a recall though. Jim
Wingmanbriar, you are correct - it was a service bulletin, not a recall.
To my knowledge, No recalls on the '08 to date :)
 

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What does the service bulletin say? I have a problem with mine and really don't want to take it to dealer.
 

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What does the service bulletin say? I have a problem with mine and really don't want to take it to dealer.
basically it said to for the shop to change out the green clips for the new blue ones. I couldnt post it as an Adobe file, so here is the best I could do...

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©2007 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved
Service Bulletin
Ame r i c a n Ho n d a Mo t o r Co . , I n c .
* non-ABS models with VIN before 1HFSC47**8A702181
* ABS models with VIN before 1HFSC47**8A701581
** denotes trim level and check digit
Repair Summary
Model Years Trunk Opener Unit
Previously Replaced?
Experienced Left Saddlebag
Opener Green Snap Breakage?
Repair Instructions
2001 2004 No Yes Install the new trunk opener unit & the new left opener rod
and blue snap. Follow the Trunk Opener Removal/Installation
instructions in the GL1800 Service Manual. (Template G15A)
Yes Yes Install the new left opener rod and blue snap.
(Template G15B)
2005 2007 N/A Yes Install the new left opener rod and blue snap.
(Template G15B)
2008within affected
VIN range *
N/A Yes Install the new left opener rod and blue snap.
(Template G15B)
Some owners of 2001-2008 Gold Wings may experience
trouble opening the trunk or saddlebag lids when
the applicable latch lever is pulled. Most of the problems
are with the left saddlebag opener.
In 2004, a Service Bulletin was issued providing instructions
for installing a new trunk opener unit for customers
complaining of a problem opening the left saddlebag lid.
The new trunk opener unit, which strengthened the latch
mechanism for the left saddlebag, became a standard
part beginning with the 2005 Gold Wings.
During production for the 2008 model year, the trunk
opener unit was modified with a new, redesigned left
opener rod (which runs from the opener latch lever to the
opener body) and a new blue snap (which fastens the
rod to the latch lever). The blue snap replaces a green
snap that may experience breakage.
The affected VIN range for 2008 Gold Wings appears in
the Repair Summary table in the Repair Procedure section.
All 2008 Gold Wings with higher VINs already have
the new opener rod and blue snap.
2001-2008GL1800
TrunkOpenerUnit,OpenerRod & Snap
(This supersedes GL1800/A #15, dated May 2004)
MTB 10535-12173 (0710)
GL1800 #15
REVISED OCTOBER 2007
REPAIR PROCEDURE
If a customer has a problem opening the left saddlebag,
refer to the Repair Summary table that follows.
Inform owners that overpacking can stress the latch
mechanisms, and depressing the saddlebag cover
slightly while pulling on the opener latch helps relieve
stress on the components. If the left saddlebag lid
opens when the saddlebag is not over-packed, no
repair is necessary.
Trunk Opener Unit: Before replacing the opener unit
for problems opening the left saddlebag, first verify
proper cable adjustment and lubricate the rubber seals
with silicone spray. Refer to the GL1800/A Service
Manual for details.
New Opener Rod & Blue Snap: After placing the rod
through the snap, be sure to move the hinged portion of
the snap around the L-shape of the rod to avoid possible
function loss. See the illustrations on page 2.
If you have questions, please contact TechLine at
(800) 421-1900, ext. 9.
GL1800 #15
2 of 2 ©2007 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved
REVISED OCTOBER 2007
Opener Unit (applies only to 2001-2004 units on which
trunk opener unit was not replaced)
P/N: 81310-MCA-A22
H/C: 7700768
Left Opener Rod (rod and snap must be replaced at
the same time)
P/N: 81381-MCA-013
H/C: 8835324
Blue Snap (snap and rod must be replaced at the
same time)
P/N: 81336-MCA-003
H/C: 8835332
This is an informational Service Bulletin, providing
diagnostic and repair information useful to dealership
technicians. The normal GL1800 warranty period
applies. Upon completion of an eligible repair, submit
one claim per VIN using the templates below. Normal
claim submission timelines and requirements apply.
As with any warranty repair, parts determined by AHM
to have been replaced unnecessarily will subject the
warranty claim to debit.
If you feel that out-of-warranty assistance may be
appropriate, contact your District Service Manager at
(800) 421-1900, ext. 5, or TechLine at (800) 421-1900,
ext. 9 for consideration BEFORE committing to the
repair.


 

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Thank you for the info, I guess I will be going to the dealer.
 

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Note that the updated clip that the service bulletin calls for will also break over time. Just get the Ford clip from NAPA part #735-2637. It's a stronger clip.
 

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Trunk Opener Clip

I had my bad experience with this clip last year as well. Went to open the LS Saddle Bag and "bam!" the clip broke. Took it to the dealer (my 2008 is still under warranty) and they dutifully replaced the offending clip.

It wasn't a week later, it broke again. Thankfully, I bought a spare clip and installed it myself, only to have it break a week later.

Frustrated, I returned to the dealer, took a copy of SB15, which they didn't have, and got them to order a whole new release assembly, which they installed a week later. I haven't had a problem since.

Why they replaced the whole mechanism, I don't know, but I count my blessings I didn't have to fight them to get it done.

I would think that the replacement of the connecting rod and new clip would be just as effective.

I haven't tried the NAPA replacement clip, as the dealer's solution solved my problem.
 

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It's not only the clip, it's also a new rod has a different bend to it, both get replaced.
You are right. I forgot that the rod and the clip were replaced under the service bulletin. But the updated clip still broke. So now I have the NAPA clip and the updated rod. I'll see how long it lasts.
 

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my 08 has the same issue as my 06 and that had the same problem as my 02

the left saddle bag doesnt always open

i had the 02 replaced 3 times

and the 06 once

i just dont use the left saddlebag on the 08 very much

that seems to help
 

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I'm new to Goldwings and find it puzzling that pesky little problems such as the subject of this thread and the top case hinge/chafing issue haven't been addressed after all this time. This bike has been on the market since [what?] 2001. Given the way Honda handles such things on their cars, as running changes without even waiting for the next model year, I can't understand...
 
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