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I have some pix of my own on those but it's old news since the recall welds seem to have done the trick and no new inventory weld breaks have been occurring since the recall and manufacturing changes.

There will be plenty to worry about on the 1800s soon enough, I suspect.






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There will be plenty to worry about on the 1800s soon enough, I suspect.
why's that Rudy. Now I'm curious.

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This particular picture shows the area where my friend has his crack.

When I looked at it, it seemed to beabout 2 inches from the nearest weld.

Honda is replacing his frame under warranty, but he had to pitch a fit to get them to do it. They wanted to just weld it.

The Honda rep came and looked it over real good, looking for any signs that he ever pulled a trailer so that they could void the warranty. You guys that pull trailers, keep that in mind.





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There will be plenty to worry about on the 1800s soon enough, I suspect.
why's that Rudy. Now I'm curious.
Mainly the technology items. Complexity and reliability are generally natural enemies. Plus the durability of the newer electronics switches, boards, connectors, etc are scaled down for cost reasons. We now live in a disposable electronics society and the current philosophies of use and dispose are prevalent in all but military and scientific applications. A high tech bike isn't one of those.

But it's a good ride while it lasts. And of course Honda will be standing there backing everyone up to support it all... right?

Nothing to take away from the mechanical design but that design is totally dependant on the technologies mentioned above.

Never mind the aluminum frame problems.

Won't bother those that buy their way out of it to go to the next new item. But the that won't help those that bought the older stuff and expected it to last like the older bikes have.

If one has enough money, I'm sure they can be maintained. But the $800 CB from Honda will look like a bargain once these other items start going bad.







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There will be plenty to worry about on the 1800s soon enough, I suspect.
why's that Rudy. Now I'm curious.
Mainly the technology items. Complexity and reliability are generally natural enemies. Plus the durability of the newer electronics switches, boards, connectors, etc are scaled down for cost reasons. We now live in a disposable electronics society and the current philosophies of use and dispose are prevalent in all but military and scientific applications. A high tech bike isn't one of those.

But it's a good ride while it lasts. And of course Honda will be standing there backing everyone up to support it all... right?

Nothing to take away from the mechanical design but that design is totally dependant on the technologies mentioned above.

Never mind the aluminum frame problems.

Won't bother those that buy their way out of it to go to the next new item. But the that won't help those that bought the older stuff and expected it to last like the older bikes have.

If one has enough money, I'm sure they can be maintained. But the $800 CB from Honda will look like a bargain once these other items start going bad.

Thanks Rudy. You've brought up some very valid points. Particularly the disposable electronics.
I work in the automotive industry and it's so true. Everything gets replaced. Radio's may get sent out for repair but that same radio (under warranty) ends up getting replaced.

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1800 launched in sept 2000 ,01 models still going strong ,despite being knocked from every angle by NON 1800 owners ,,,, 8yrs on .. when will they ever give up the knocking of the 1800 ??????????

Most of the problems discussed on theses forums are for the 1100,1200 1500,,especially the 1500 ,the last 1500 was made in 2000 and still problems with them ,So time to call a halt to the 1800 knockers pleaseeeeeeeee

PS ..these are the same pictures of the same cracks on the same bikes that have been doing the rounds on the internet for some time ..


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The 1800 has KNOCKERS???? Wow, I might consider one yet!

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