Any one thinking of buying a Honda Goldwing?

https://imgur.com/a/ARZ5C

A couple of images from two separate  2013 Honda  Goldwing bikes regarding poor quality wheels.One image( image two) is a wheel that has covered 8,500 miles the other image( image one) is of a wheel that has covered 3,500 miles. Image one is from a bike that is now on its third set of wheels from new and has covered  a total of 8,000 miles. The first set of wheels were replaced at 1,000 miles, the second set as shown on the image was eventual changed out at 6,500 miles. Both bikes are now our of warranty. So the cost of repair will be burdened on the two owners. This is a warning regarding the poor quality parts that Honda are prepared to  put on  to their machines. Bare in mind these bikes cost £25,000 EACH just over  two years ago. 

We are only allowed to have one of these if it includes a bottle of rohypnol to knock out the pillion.  That is the only way she’ll get on.  

Aren’t they the ones that have massive problems with weaving when fully loaded?

nah that was the Pan that weaved. 

The weave wasn’t a massive problem, just a bit of character. Honda will probably repair or replace those wheels as a good will gesture.

The weave wasn't a massive problem, just a bit of character. Honda will probably repair or replace those wheels as a good will gesture. Joby
Not sure the families of the two police motorcyclists killed as a result of the  'character' would agree with you there.

I think the Honda line on those Pans was that the police kit put them out of balance and caused the weave. Also lots of owners said theirs didn’t weave. Non police owners.
I think it s pretty silly to throw around accusations of dangerous bikes.
The same was said of the early FireBlades, the GSXR750WT, the TL1000s, the RG500… Etc etc etc. Usually it’s down to poor riding, poor set up and poor maintenance. Ride any of those nowadays which has been well maintained, and try to find an actual problem.

Thanks for the warning Golwings cost £25,000 each.

I don’t anyone could attribute “poor riding” or “poor maintenance” to Police bikes in this country.  Iirc, the problem on the Pan Euro’s was on the later models, getting a bit a wobble at high speed.

We are only allowed to have one of these if it includes a bottle of rohypnol to knock out the pillion.  That is the only way she'll get on.   Jetstream
is it Mrs T " I ain't getting on no goldwing fool"

If you’re gonna get a bike that heavy you may as well get a car and be done with it

+1 Von

Or possibly a Hardlyableson as at least some folks think they look cool ;-)  

I think the Honda line on those Pans was that the police kit put them out of balance and caused the weave. Also lots of owners said theirs didn't weave. Non police owners. I think it s pretty silly to throw around accusations of dangerous bikes. The same was said of the early FireBlades, the GSXR750WT, the TL1000s, the RG500.... Etc etc etc. Usually it's down to poor riding, poor set up and poor maintenance. Ride any of those nowadays which has been well maintained, and try to find an actual problem. benedictireland
Yes, but how much of that was public face saving, and attempting to avoid any litigation?  Honda knew they was selling the bikes to the police who where going to add necessary equipment for there operational use.  And I'm fairly certain that the police would have engaged with a specialist division of Honda that supplies bikes to police forces.  BMW have a similar team.

And I very much doubt the police wouldn't have gone public without exhausting every option with Honda.

Add to that the Pan European 1300s were not sold like the previous generation of BMW R850RT & R11x0RT bikes, they where destroyed to prevent them being bought by the public.  That is quite a financial hit to take, but someone decided it was better than selling a potentially lethal bike.

I can assure the speculation above isn’t factual. Bro works for Honda and I’ve ridden Pans in various spec, with no issues.

With regard to poor maintenance and riding, I wasn’t refierring to the police variants. I be.ieve those suffered due to the specification fitted.

The pans still get a wobble over 80 fully loaded and as a result we’re restricted to that at work

Obviously someone who hasn’t had the fun of riding large heavy bikes around and shaming those on their lighter plastic racing toys .

Ooh honda finally caught up with Kawasaki on the corroding wheels … its only taken them 30 years lol …

I have had 5 pans over the years. 2x 1100’s and 3x1300’s. none of them ever weaved with me. Again the latter ones being let down by the quality of some of the paint work. my last one, a 62 plate had a clutch fluid leak from new. It took the dealer along with Honda nearly a year to decide it was leaking from the secondary cylinder, which was an engine out job. We all used to be paying a premium for a Honda thinking we were getting a quality motorcycle. Unfortunately Honda quality or lack of, is now just the same as the competition.The Honda customer services people are just young kids that barely know one end of a bike from the other and it also appears that the Honda technical people “hide” behind these kids by not getting involved with their customers. To go on about the Gold wing, my 63 plate Goldwing has had a fault with the radio for over a year now and has been in to the dealership FIVE times and is still not fixed. It is going back in at the start of next year for a new audio unit  which costs £2,211.00 + vat. I am glad this is being covered by warranty… I certainly would not buy another Honda and that is after sixteen years being a loyal customer.