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Minimac 06-13-2014 02:22 PM

Why so long to get parts?
I have been waiting for the speedometer box assembly(front wheel) for my 1500 for over a week and still no sign of it coming from Mother Honda. I'm sure it's a planned obsolescence part having plastic gears in it, but it has lasted only 45K miles. Dealer told me 3 or 4 days at the most when it was ordered. Rant over

Happytrails 06-14-2014 12:08 PM

I have a feeling that when you place your order they start checking warehouses in the US and if your part isn't here they order it from Japan maybe? I ordered a part that took 3 weeks to get to me. I called the place I ordered it from and they really had no explanation why it was taking so long. One sunny day it showed up on my doorstep.

GrouchyFatGuy 06-14-2014 02:24 PM

I do not know how true this is, but I was told about 6 years ago that there are only two warehouse locations in the states for any Japanese bike part.

North Carolina has 1, and then California has a handful. All of the intermediate warehouses that were sprinkled though the midwest were shut down.

The one in North Carolina still gets it stock through the west coast boys, so there it is.

Rudy 06-15-2014 05:40 AM

Honda is waiting for one to come up on eBay.

rottiman 06-15-2014 06:38 AM

It's a wonder that they are not selling them on

oldcomputek 06-15-2014 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by Rudy (Post 3326289)
Honda is waiting for one to come up on eBay.

That Sir is funny! And probably true! :ROFL:

Minimac 06-19-2014 07:33 AM

Finally got my part. It was ordered on June 6 and finally arrived on the 18th. Unacceptable.

Happytrails 06-19-2014 07:39 PM

I'm wonderin how much longer GL1500 parts will continue to be made.

Danimal 06-22-2014 04:32 PM

Not sure on the motorcycles but I know on their cars we are required to make service parts for 15 years.

fatwing chris 08-23-2014 09:18 AM

The dealer that I used to deal with wouldn't put in your order when you put it in.He would wait until he had a full sheet of parts to order and then do it.Needless to say he doesn't get money from me anymore.

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