Trunk Rattle fix


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JerriEric
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Trunk Rattle fix

Post by JerriEric » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:29 pm




Picture of right hinge with foam compressed over the years.
Picture of right hinge with foam compressed over the years.

I and many others have tried to locate the rattle produced from the trunk area. I tried for years to stop the rattle. This included removing the trunk lid liner and placing foam around all connections coming into the lid, putting stick on foam around the passenger cubby openings and various other fixes that did not work. Until I found the culprit which, when others have applied, solved the rattle problem. The rattle comes from the trunk lid hinges on the front of the trunk. You can see the hinges when the trunk is open. The solution is to get some stick on door foam to seal air leaks in your home. One side is sticky and the rest is just foam that compresses. You can find it at any hardware store. Place the sticky part of the foam in the bottom hinge facing up so when you close the trunk the top hinge just closes as it normally would but it compresses the foam and NO MORE RATTLE.



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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by virgilmobile » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:46 am

Good find.Ill make a special note about it.
Thanks.Ill look at my 1500 too and see if its the same.

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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by medicineman » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:58 am

I'll try that. Thanks.

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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by rcdoc » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:52 pm

i installed foam under the lower hinge and it helped a lot. I will try your suggestion. So you installed the foam in between the upper and lower halves of the hinge. Thanks for the write up.

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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by Fatwing Chris » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:41 am

Never noticed a rattle,but then again there is always someone leaning on it. :lol:
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by JerriEric » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:55 am

rcdoc wrote:i installed foam under the lower hinge and it helped a lot. I will try your suggestion. So you installed the foam in between the upper and lower halves of the hinge. Thanks for the write up.
Yes between the hinges.

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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by rcdoc » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:15 pm

jerrieric I took your suggestion and installed the foam strip between the upper and lower halves of the hinge and the trunk is the quietest it has ever been, I bought this bike used and it had the baby bumpers and all that did was make the truck so hard to close. Most of the time I had to slam the trunk. Now I close the trunk with little effort. Thanks again for your write up.

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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by JerriEric » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:31 am

rcdoc wrote:jerrieric I took your suggestion and installed the foam strip between the upper and lower halves of the hinge and the trunk is the quietest it has ever been, I bought this bike used and it had the baby bumpers and all that did was make the truck so hard to close. Most of the time I had to slam the trunk. Now I close the trunk with little effort. Thanks again for your write up.
I bought the trunk support by WingRider. It has adjustable bumpers. I bought this before I discovered the real rattle culprit. But like the support.

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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by rcdoc » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:13 am

The wingrider support is a great addition when carrying luggage on a luggage rack. It takes the weight off of the lower trunk and helps to reduce the rash caused by the upper lid rubbing on the lower.

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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by barnawi » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:51 am

I did the same on bothe sides good fix thanks for the advice.
Ride safe

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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by squidoc » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:58 pm

I cannot seem to adjust my side saddlebags so the door closes. It leaks water, can u explain?

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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by JHUBBLE » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:46 pm

I used a 6 ft. piece of 5/32 windshield washer fluid hose (bought at local auto parts store prepackaged) for under $5. I inserted it into the rubber gasket around the trunk lid. This took some working around and quite a bit of hand work to get all the way around. This will buff up the rubber gasket and keep the lid from chaffing the paint on the trunk.

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Re: Trunk Rattle fix

Post by Derick » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:18 pm

Hi All,
I saw this thread and was like, whaaa?

The solution is an 8 dollar fix from cycle max.
http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_ ... _/76/68191

Had these on my first wing and was like, well DUH! It goes under the list of what "honda SHOULD have done." The PO of my bike had laced the bumper gap with all sorts of crap. Velcro, foam strips, ugh it was awful, and hideous to look at. These bumpers keep it just the right height to keep the weather stripping that's on the lid itself, do it its' job properly. This is a great product, and easy purchase. Way less hassle than trial and error with velcro and foam.



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