'84 goldwing gas tank door lock


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tundrahockey
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'84 goldwing gas tank door lock

Postby tundrahockey » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:46 am



The mechanism that allows the door over the gas tank inlet is not working. I have the key for it
but when I turn the key to open it, the door will not open.
First question: is there some way to "jimmy" the mechanism to open the door without damaging the
paint and metal ?

2nd question: Is there some way to put fuel in the tank through the on/off valve?



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Re: '84 goldwing gas tank door lock

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:47 pm

Probably the easiest way around this is to remove the seat,side pockets and then the whole shelter2(2 bolts and 2 nuts)
Repair or replace the latch.

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Re: '84 goldwing gas tank door lock

Postby tundrahockey » Wed May 01, 2013 6:20 am

Thanks for the reply. I followed your advice and repaired the problem. the pin that actually releases
the catch was missing. I did some southern engineering on a cabinet lock from Home Depot and it works OK until I find the right lock.

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Re: '84 goldwing gas tank door lock

Postby virgilmobile » Wed May 01, 2013 1:14 pm

There's always a way around things....just watch "The Red Green Show"episodes on You-Tube.





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