2003-2004 HONDA GL 1800/A Frame Weld Safety Recall


Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 15-12-2010

there is no punch mark on the VIN plate as specified in this Service Bulletin, proceed to the REPAIR PROCEDURE section of this Service Bulletin. IMPORTANT: Due to the complexity of this campaign it is imperative that you check iN and your Dealer Responsibility Report before you begin repairs. If iN or your Dealer Responsibility Report indicate the Safety Recall has been performed, but you confirm the unit is not punched and the repair has actually been done (by inspecting the weld), please contact the Warranty HelpLine at (800) 421-1900, option 7. IMPORTANT: For complete Dealer and Welder Repair procedures, refer to the following items: • 2002-2003 GL1800/A Frame Weld Safety Recall Dealer Booklet (S0510)  Frame Weld Inspection Chart (S0516) You MUST provide your TIG welder with the following items:  2002-2003 GL1800/A Frame Weld Safety Recall Welding Manual (S0511)  2002-2003 GL1800/A Frame Weld Safety Recall Cracked Weld Repair Manual (S0515) Welding Template Box (S0512) All of the above items were shipped to you with Service Bulletin GL1800 #14. If you need additional copies of these materials, you may order them from Resolve at (440) 572-0725. For your reference, a brief repair procedure overview is provided below. DISASSEMBLY OVERVIEW You will be removing the following components from the vehicle as instructed in the Dealer Booklet : Handlebar weights Rear view mirrors Swingarm pivot covers Rider foot pegs Seat Side covers/Engine side covers Fairing pockets Fairing molding Meter panel Top shelter Battery Fuel tank Main wiring harness ground Front lower fairing Front exhaust pipe protector Muffler/exhaust pipe Antenna Whip(s) Coolant reserve tank Center stand NOTE: You will need to remove any accessories that may contact the ground during the Welding and Re-assembly procedures. IMPORTANT: Before you send the motorcycle to the welder, you MUST check for lower crossmember frame weld cracks.  If your inspection reveals no cracks in or on either the Left or Right lower cross- member frame welds, proceed to the REPAIR PROCEDURE OVERVIEW section of this Service Bulletin.  If your inspection identifies a crack or cracks in or on either the Left or Right lower crossmember frame welds, perform the following procedure: Place the grinding template (S0512) on the crossmember. Using a suitable felt marker, draw a line on the weld with the crack, drawing the line along the entire edge of the the template (this line will be 89 mm long). If the crack falls within the length of this line (89 mm) , prepare the motorcycle for welding per the Dealer Procedures and advise the welder to use the Cracked Weld Repair Manual (S0515). After the bike has returned from the welder, prepare the frame and re-assemble the motorcycle per the Dealer Procedures . Then, proceed

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