Gap on left rear saddle bag rear


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Gap on left rear saddle bag rear

Postby schr8er2000 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:21 pm



Looking for someone that could possibly help me figure out why I had such a big gap at the rear of the left saddlebag on my 1998 Honda Goldwing Aspencade... if ANYONE lives close to Hazleton PA let me know... and I will come to YOU for assistance... Thanks



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Re: Gap on left rear saddle bag rear

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:07 am

schr8er2000 wrote:Looking for someone that could possibly help me figure out why I had such a big gap at the rear of the left saddlebag on my 1998 Honda Goldwing Aspencade... if ANYONE lives close to Hazleton PA let me know... and I will come to YOU for assistance... Thanks


Do you mean a gap between the saddlebag and the bike? Or a gap where the saddlebag lid closes? Perhaps you could include a picture?

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Re: Gap on left rear saddle bag rear

Postby schr8er2000 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:39 am

The gap is between the saddlebag and the rear trim.... Here is a picture... sorry, but its the best I can do with the crummy camera I have....



Thank you for your assistance in this... just want to get this bike back to its best condition that I can..... Thanks again

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Re: Gap on left rear saddle bag rear

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:57 pm

OK, moving this to the GL1500 forum, as that's obviously a GL1500, not a GL1800.

I can tell you exactly what's wrong. When the saddlebag was last reinstalled, it wasn't aligned properly before it was bolted into place. There are slots molded into the plastic to make sure it's lined up correctly with that center piece (where the license plate goes) when you put it back on. If you don't line up these slots correctly, you end up with exactly what you see on yours.

Remove the four bolts inside the saddlebag to let it loose, then jiggle it fore and aft to try to get those slots to fall into place. You might need to try lifting/shifting it around in other directions, but once you get it right, you'll see it jumps right into place, and that gap will disappear. You can then replace the four bolts and tighten them up.

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Re: Gap on left rear saddle bag rear

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:24 pm

Must store this info away for when ever I do a tire or brakes. . . THANK YOU !
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Re: Gap on left rear saddle bag rear

Postby schr8er2000 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:33 pm

I will give that a try... Thank you very much for your response... and I will let you know how this turns out.... Thanks again




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