Helmet holder


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GoldWingRev
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Helmet holder

Post by GoldWingRev » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:58 am



When I got my '88, there were a few things that were goofy about it, and one of them that really bothered me was the lack of helmet holder. Dude just removed them (PO), and they're not exactly easy to find and replace. Well, I managed to. And the result makes no sense:


Sorry, the image looks cut off now.

How the hell is this supposed to hold a helmet? It can't, the U-hinge won't hinge (for lack of a better word). This is one I took of a '96 belonging to Wingsconsin and it works:


The opening mechanism in the trunk won't stay put, it has to be at an extreme angle towards the front to connect. Anybody have any ideas?



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Re: Helmet holder

Post by Fiberthree » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:04 pm

By the looks of the first photo the unit is too far forward. The release mechanism hole should not be visible. Something is not aligned correctly.
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Re: Helmet holder

Post by GoldWingRev » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:02 pm

I feel like the trunk itself must be aligned wrong, because the holder is screwed into the only hole in the frame for it. I was afraid someone'd say that.

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Re: Helmet holder

Post by Fiberthree » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:36 am

Any idea if the PO had removed the trunk? When I took mine off to gain access to the turn signal flasher I had a terrible time replacing it because the screws were not lining up properly. Took a lot of patience to get it back to the proper location. I had to start the screws closest to the hinge side first and then the ones by the latch side. Only after they were all in could I tighten them all.
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Re: Helmet holder

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:16 am

Is it possible the previous owner remounted the trunk, moving it back an inch or so?



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