Wednesday, January 27 2016
Recall ID #114652
Recall DateOCT 23, 2015
Motorcycle AffectedHONDA GL1800
SummaryAmerican Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2010 and 2012-2015 GL1800, 2001-2005 GL1800A and 2013-2015 GL1800B motorcycles. The rear brakes of the affected motorcycles may drag after the brakes are released.
ConsequenceA rear brake that drags may increase the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, extended riding with the rear brake dragging could generate enough heat to result in a fire.
RemedyHonda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the secondary brake master cylinder and the rear brake master cylinder, and flush the brake fluid, free of charge. The recall began on December 7, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda's number for this recall is JV6. Note: This recall supercedes recall 14V-472.
Potential Motorcycles Affected145219
NotesHonda (American Honda Motor Co.) JV6
Wednesday, December 30 2015
Kuryakyn has instituted a new MAP policy that will go into effect 1-4-16. MAP stands for Minimum Advertised Price. What this means is that any dealer that sells any Kuryakyn product, must not advertise it for less than 10% below the MSRP (Retail) price. While Cyclemax has always tried to give our customers the lowest possible prices on everything that we sell, and we have been advertising our Kuryakyn products for substantially less than the 10% off price, we will be following the new policy. We will have all of our Kuryakyn products listed at the absolute minimum according to the new policy. So, you should not be able to find any of them advertised for less anywhere, as long as everyone follows the rules. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this.
Wednesday, May 06 2015
There was a great article in the March 2015 Wing World magazine about motorcycle tires. It was extremely informative and written in a manner in which the average person could understand. It explains the many ways that a motorcycle tire has to be constructed differently than a car tire and the specific needs of a motorcycle tire. Below is the beginning of the article with a link to see the rest of the article on the Wing World website.
Let’s face it — most of us give our tires very little thought, especially when it comes to tire pressure. This may be a carryover from our experience with our car tires, when the only time we think about tire pressure is when there isn’t any. A flat on the car may not be too serious, because we can limp over to the shoulder and install the spare. But on a two-wheeler, with only two small patches of rubber separating us from disaster, a flat or blowout will cause serious control problems and possibly a crash.
Wednesday, April 02 2014
We received a notice on October 1, 2013 that Add-On Incorporated was closing its doors and going out of business. They would be selling existing inventory until the end of December at which time they would close their doors. We bought as much of their inventory as we could so that we would be one of the last dealers who had some products. As of January 1, 2014, Add-On was closed. On March 20, 2014 we received a letter stating that Add-On has been purchased and will be re-opening. The official name has changed to Add-On Accessories and they are in the process of restocking their warehouse, rebuilding their website and hiring employees. It will take a little time before they are running at full speed again but, this is welcome news to everyone in the Goldwing community. Cyclemax will continue to stock as many Add-On parts as possible as they ramp up their operations again. We wish the new owners the best of luck and continued success.
Tuesday, February 05 2013
F4 Customs has just announced that they will be producing tinted windshields for their entire line of Goldwing windshields. These are expected to be available around the middle of March. We will update our selection once they become available. They also announced that there will be around a 4% price increase starting on March 1st.
Friday, November 30 2012
Honda’s new Gold Wing F6B takes the world’s greatest touring motorcycle—our own Gold Wing—and puts a whole new spin on it. Lighter, trimmer, leaner. Perfect for around-town, shorter trips, or even a weekend getaway, the Gold Wing F6B still offers plenty of storage capacity and performance, along with many of the Gold Wing’s comfort and luxury features. Best of all, it has a clean, fresh look that’s all its own.
The Gold Wing F6B comes stacked with good things, but for those who want even more, there's the F6B Deluxe: everything in the standard F6B, plus a center stand, self-cancelling turn signals, a backrest, and heated grips. And just like the standard F6B, it comes in either Black or Red
This is the link to the Honda website for more info on this new model.
Friday, November 02 2012
Because of all of the requests for Can-Am Spyder parts and accessories that we have received, we have decided to start stocking some parts for them. This vehicle seems to be a common choice for people who find they can not hold up a Goldwing any longer or were never able to safely ride one. We have created a Can-Am page and we will be adding new products as quickly as we can. Please let us know if there is something that you have seen but, we don't currently have. Thanks for all of your support and as always, ride safely!
Tuesday, December 20 2011
IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE 2001 - 2012 GL1800/A
December 19, 2011
IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
Dear GL1800/A Owner:
This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
What is the reason for this notice?
How do I get this defect repaired free of charge?
For assistance with locating a Honda Motorcycle dealer, you may call Honda Motorcycle Customer Support at 1-866-784-1870 or use the “find a dealer” option on http://www.powersports.honda.com
Who to contact if you experience problems
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
If you believe that American Honda or the dealer has failed or is unable to remedy the defect in your motorcycle, without charge and within a reasonable period of time (60 days from the date you first contact the dealer for a repair appointment), you may submit a complaint to:
Or call the toll-free Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http:// www.safercar.gov
What to do if you feel this notice is in error
We apologize for any inconvenience this campaign may cause you.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
GL1800/A SAFETY RECALL Secondary Master Cylinder Inspection/Replacement
Frequently Asked Questions
2. What is a Secondary Master Cylinder (SMC)?
3. What are the symptoms of a failure?
4. Can I continue to ride my GL1800 until I can get to the dealership for an inspection?
5. My GL1800 is converted to a three wheeled motor-trike. Does it qualify for a recall?
6. What is a technical explanation of the problem?
7. What are “combined” brakes?
8. If the problem part (SMC) is on the front axle why is there potential rear brake dragging?
9. Can my motorcycle have this problem even if I haven’t experienced a dragging rear brake?
10. How does mileage affect this condition?
11. What is the safety risk of riding without an inspection?
12. I want a new SMC, not just an inspection.
13. If I have paid for previous brake system repairs, what can I get reimbursed for?
14. I use Brand “X” brake fluid, can this influence future brake problems?
15. Are parts available for this repair?
16. Is brake fluid replaced during the inspection or repair procedure?
Request For Reimbursement 2001-2010, 2012 GL1800/A Secondary Master Cylinder Inspection/Replacement
Use this form only if you have previously paid for this repair. You may be eligible for reimbursement if you previously paid to have a repair (typically, replacement of the secondary master cylinder) to address the roblem that is the subject of this recall. No reimbursement will be made for other costs or repairs.
1. The vehicle must be a 2001-2010 or affected 2012 GL1800/A.
2. The repair must have been required due to a problem that is directly related to the subject of this recall. If the secondary master cylinder was not replaced as part of the repair, we may require additional information in order to confirm your eligibility for reimbursement. Unrelated repairs will not be reimbursed.
3. The previous repair must have occurred before February 1, 2012.
4. You must have a repair bill showing itemized parts and labor costs, GL1800 model, year, VIN, name, address and phone number of the repair shop, and the date of the repair. There must be verification of payment, such as a copy of a cancelled check, cash receipt, or paid invoice.
5. To qualify for reimbursement, it is not necessary that you still own the affected GL1800/A motorcycle, but you must have been the owner when the repair was completed. Only the owner at the time of the repair may request reimbursement. Do not request reimbursement for the expenses of any other owner.
6. Even if you previously paid to have the secondary master cylinder replaced, you need to have the replacement part inspected by the dealer as it may have the same condition that is the subject of this SAFETY RECALL. Please make an appointment with your Honda dealer to have your motorcycle inspected and, if necessary, secondary master cylinder replaced.
Wednesday, November 16 2011
If you're more of a fair weather rider, it's getting to be that time of year again—fewer hours of daylight and fewer hours of the dry, warm weather that provide you with the best bike experience. If it's time to put your Goldwing away until next spring, follow these tips to winterize your ride so it's better protected and ready to go when you are next year: