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Clipped Wings

By George Obradovich, Feb. 07, 2005
Honda has recently announced (1/28/2005) the recall of nearly 35,000 Gold Wings (model years 2001-2004) for inspection and possible repair of frame welds.

This recall expands the number of Gold Wing model years covered by frame weld recalls.

From the official recall notice:


On some motorcycles, certain frame welds do not meet manufacturing specifications. High loads created when riding on rough road surfaces or through potholes can cause the affected welds to crack.


The welded area could break, resulting in rear suspension collapse or lower cross member separation, increasing the risk of a crash.


Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, reinforce the welds on 2001-2002 motorcycles. On 2003-2004 motorcycles, the units will be repaired, no inspection will be necessary.

The recall is expected to begin on February 15, 2005.

Owners should contact Honda at 1-866-784-1870.
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