Since 1975, the heaviest motorbike made by Japanese manufacturer Honda has borne the name Gold Wing. It was originally conceived as a standard sports bike with a 4-cylinder boxer engine, 1000 cc capacity and shaft drive. Soon the cubic capacity was increased and a fairing was offered. 1988 saw the release of the GL 1500, which featured a 6-cylinder engine with a switchable starter motor that now made it possible to manoeuvre the motorbike backwards. In the meantime, the Gold Wing super touring bike has acquired a committed fan base all around the world; its riders have been part of a “model cult” and a community the like of which has only ever been seen amongst Harley-Davidson aficionados.
In the latest model, the GL 1800, the 6-cylinder boxer engine has been supplemented with an injection system and hung in a light-alloy chassis. An extensive range of extras make it a real dream ship among motorbikes: including ABS, airbag, adjustable windshield, audio system and cruise control. On request, it is also available with an integrated satnav.
This book offers all the information that keen motorbike riders need for maintaining and repairing a Honda GL 1800 Gold Wing built between 2001 and 2011. One thing that is particularly useful is the selection of coloured wiring diagrams.
Detailed descriptions of Honda technology: all the processes, steps, measurements – maintenance work, repairs and removal/replacement of components!
272 pages, 1,159 illustrations (many in colour), 3 coloured wiring diagrams, format: 21.5 x 27.5 cm, hardback, Moby Dick.