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Am considering switching up from a 1500 and am looking at a 2006 and 2007 1800. Any known issues with the above years..........any advice from 1800 owners?

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Am considering switching up from a 1500 and am looking at a 2006 and 2007 1800. Any known issues with the above years..........any advice from 1800 owners?

Cheers!

T.

After having made the switch from a 1500 to an 1800 myself. You will enjoy the 1800 just as much. Mine is an 02, so I do not have any experience with the years your looking at. But to my knowledge there are no problems with those years.

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If you can swing it, try for at least a 2006 which is when heated seats and grips were standard - also a better sound system and in 2009, TPMS was standard... Consider an ABS model as well... It is a great machine, awesome power and great handling, albeit quite a bit more sophisticated than the 1500 with it's computer controls and fuel injection...

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buying a used anything can be a challenge even a great a bike as the 1800 ...I bought a 2001 with 135,000 miles... love the bike here is a list of all the issues I found and fixed... fair amount of work taking it all apart.. not a lot of money ..would I do it again ..in a heartbeat ..love the bike

Things that needed repair on Bike

Final drive- .excessive backlash ..
drive shaft..tight spots in u-joints .
Modified air scoops’ at breather box
Loose Wiring or improper connectors or unused -all add-nos

Rear brake pad incorrectly installed
Damaged rear rotor from brake pad
rubber frame supports for trunk not in position
Drive-shaft boot off at swing-arm
Fog lights not working
Cracked upper chrome scoop on fairing
Weak battery
Gerbings dual controllers not working --improperly hooked up
Small rip in seat
License plate light burnt out
Lower rear center light on rear fender not connected
Cupping front tire
Excessive play in side stand –bike leans to far over
2 Missing windshield screws on sliders
Rear wheel lug nuts not tight enough.. one loose
Rear wheel was not chrome after cleaning
Loose neutral shift
Found contaminants in front and back brakes .antidive and clutch when purged
Missing o ring on front brake pad pin
Missing rubber plug on rear brake pin cover
Incorrect Shims on both pads in font brakes –both
Missing trailer hitch ball
Lubrication – all required points needed lubing
Leaking radiator cap
 

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The comfort system (heated seats/grips) were not standard on the 06 Wing. IMO, not worth the money either! Grips are nice, although it's not my palms that get cold!
The seat is useless. I ride in cold weather, dressed in my winter gear what heat there is does not penetrate my gear! Also, my "bottom" is not what needed heated in cold weather!
Also, avoid the Nav on 06 up. Spend the money on a GPS and a mount to put in on the bike. The OEM Nav is not user friendly! By the time you get a trip programmed w/the via's put in to get the actual route you want, you could have been a long way down the road!
TPMS was not standard on 06's, not even available! Another waste as the HONDA system does not give a tire pressure read out!
 

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The comfort system (heated seats/grips) were not standard on the 06 Wing. IMO, not worth the money either! Grips are nice, although it's not my palms that get cold!
The seat is useless. I ride in cold weather, dressed in my winter gear what heat there is does not penetrate my gear! Also, my "bottom" is not what needed heated in cold weather!
Also, avoid the Nav on 06 up. Spend the money on a GPS and a mount to put in on the bike. The OEM Nav is not user friendly! By the time you get a trip programmed w/the via's put in to get the actual route you want, you could have been a long way down the road!
TPMS was not standard on 06's, not even available! Another waste as the HONDA system does not give a tire pressure read out!
Guess it depends on your point of view - Personally, I love the heated seats and grips and so do the other 60 guys in my club that have them... You need to check your facts - if you bought a 2006 audio/comfort model, you got heated seats and grips... Ditto on the upgraded sound system... 2006 also added for the first time a flash card based Navi system and while there may be some short comings to it, it is usable...

Finally, I did NOT say they had TPMS in 2006, I said 2009 and I know this because I have a 2009... I bought my 2009 used from my local dealer with 9600 miles on it and I have been dealing with for 25+ years and so far, it has bee flawless...

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I have an '06. Agree with Deputy on the Nav. Aftermarket is far superior. I like my heated seat though. I don't have heated gear so I find the seat and grips make things nicer. They're a great machine.

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Howdy tnoort....:waving: these other cowboys failed to mention the two most important items when buying an 1800....:18red: A.B.S. and The Fastest Colour.....:18red:Good luck with your shopping...:readit:
 

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If you tall with long legs you may find the 1500 more comfortable and has more storage space.. But the 1800 has better brakes and a louder horn with a little more power.. The best think, fuel injection..........
 
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