Loose side cover


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Loose side cover

Postby Whopper Stopper » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:42 pm



Does anyone have a tip about building up the diameter of a peg on the side cover?
I replaced the grommets with original Honda line and now the cover comes loose when riding.

I never had the problem before the change, but if I could build up a peg by a small amount it would cure the problem.
Thanks for any help.

WS



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Re: Loose side cover

Postby FM-USA » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:51 pm

THINK SHRINK.... tubing.

No muss, no fuss, no glue to unglue or grease to degrease. ;) AND it's sand-able for that SKOASH more bite.
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Re: Loose side cover

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:55 pm

Are you sure you have the right grommets ? They come in different sizes, for different positions on the frame. Unless someone has filed down your posts, I would check the grommets before adjusting the size of the posts.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... 8744/39582

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Re: Loose side cover

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:20 am

Black ABS cement, the stuff for black pipes works and will bond to your posts and is sand-able.
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Re: Loose side cover

Postby CrystalPistol » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:28 am

There are kits to permanently fix those broken pegs with new, made of ABS.

Google ">> goldwing side cover repair <<"

Also,there are now aftermarket side covers that are solid chromed finish cheaper than hundreds $$$ that could be painted?
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Re: Loose side cover

Postby Charlie1Horse » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:43 pm

If your pegs are not physically broken just put a piece of heat shrink tubing over the peg and heat (shrink) it to the peg. That should be enough to compensate for the looseness.
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Re: Loose side cover

Postby Whopper Stopper » Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:43 pm

Thank You all for the replies.

It seems I may have screwed up as Bluewater suggested. When you have the side panels off the holes in the frame are oval. I just figured the ovals went in the oval hole. I got to looking and noticed that the pegs fit very loose. I took out the oval and replaces it with a round one which is somewhat smaller and tighter. Today riding on the interstate at 70 mp the covers didn't move a bit. I believe the round grommets did the trick.

Thanks again for the help and comments, much appreciated!

WS

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Re: Loose side cover

Postby FM-USA » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:14 pm

You're not the only one who put round grommet in an oval hole. ;) (hand meekly raises)
One side the grommets were so bad and some were gone, I had to go to the other side & check what went where.
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Re: Loose side cover

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:46 pm

Still suggest that you get some of Rudy's Keepers.
The kit protects all of the different panels and lids that can come off.
Sure a lot less expensive than having to replace even one.


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