silicone lube in a tube


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silicone lube in a tube

Postby doodaday » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:30 am



Howdy riders, I have a 2000 Goldwing and the panels are difficult to remove and replace.Has anyone used silicone lube to lube the grommets and panel **** to help with ease of removal and replacing. If so,any ill effects on the panel?I have used this on rubber door and window gaskets on home and auto, no problems.Thanks and ride safe.



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Re: silicone lube in a tube

Postby ankgrays » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:59 pm

They can be a pain!

Just me thinking...might help with removal.

Might also help the wind remove them while going down the road. 8-)
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Re: silicone lube in a tube

Postby urbanmadness » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:18 pm

Yeah, I'd rather them be a pain then to loose them on the freeway. Them panels get expensive, quick.

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Re: silicone lube in a tube

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:43 pm

I've used silicone on the grommets when changing them out and a little bit on the inside to help removing the panels.
As long as you don't go overboard, you should be OK. I've never had an issue with them trying to come off going down the road.
Of course, I do have a full set of Rudy's Keepers on just in case.
You might want to get some.
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Re: silicone lube in a tube

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:54 pm

I agree. A little silicone lube helps get them on and off, and Rudy's keepers keeps them from being lost should they come off when they shouldn't.

That said, I don't think it's lubricant that causes them to come loose, it's old, hardened grommets that have lost their "spring."

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Re: silicone lube in a tube

Postby robb » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:47 pm

I use silicon grease that keeps grommets from drying prematurely.
Few years back while in Charlotte, NC at Fair Ground for parts rally about 30 of us parked in the bike section. Three hours later my bike as well as 2 other 1500's had the right side covers stolen. Keepers did not help at all. Bad part was the stainless steel trim on panels and front of bags was reason for keepers, now missing from new right panel. I don't ride bike to swap meet anymore.

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Re: silicone lube in a tube

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:10 am

doodaday wrote:Howdy riders, I have a 2000 Goldwing and the panels are difficult to remove and replace.Has anyone used silicone lube to lube the grommets and panel **** to help with ease of removal and replacing. If so,any ill effects on the panel?I have used this on rubber door and window gaskets on home and auto, no problems.Thanks and ride safe.


Been using it since I first got the bike. However, I also replaced several of the grommets at the same time, because as has been stated, they get old, and sticky, or old and loose. New grommets and silicone, and you're good to go. Grommets are at Cyclemax and others.

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Re: silicone lube in a tube

Postby doodaday » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:26 pm

A late thank you for all the replies and advice.My electric service has just been restored after 3 days off because of the winter ice storm here in NC.
Ya'll ride safe and be happy.




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