Trunk will not open


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Trunk will not open

Postby m.rash1942@gmail.com » Thu May 05, 2011 8:57 pm



How do I open the trunk when the lever to open will not release the latch!



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Re: Trunk will not open

Postby artgrantz » Sat May 07, 2011 9:21 pm

The early 1500s had a lock mechanism that would allow you to open the trunk by turning the trunk key to left and lifting the lid, at least that's what the manual says. Honda did away with this in the later years, so depending on the year of your bike this may or may not work.

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Re: Trunk will not open

Postby mikeswing » Sat May 07, 2011 11:15 pm

Do what artgrantz said but push down on the trunk lid then turn the key to the left. By pushing down on the trunk it seems to let the key turn easier. Let us know if you get it open. Good luck

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Re: Trunk will not open

Postby m.rash1942@gmail.com » Tue May 17, 2011 3:38 pm

Thanks to Jason! I got the trunk on my "90 Goldwing trike about 1/2 hour after several of my friends and my self had tried for 3 days to get it open! My local Honda dealer said they had the same thing in october and had to cut an opening in the lid and open the trunk from inside. The total cost to the owner was in excess of $400.00! I sure didn't want that! I did not have the bar in place when I replaced the cover over the lock mechanism. The little black lever had fallen over when I replaced the cover and I did not check to see if the latches worked. The pictures were worth a thousand words! I would suggest that when trying to open the trunk this way, to go up between the trunk floor and the right saddlebag release lever. I pulled 3 springs out, trying to get the trunk open going up between the other openings before i got your reply! once I got the pictures I could see why I had pulled out the springs. The spring are tricky to get back in place. They took more effort to replace than it took to open the trunk once I saw the pictures. I'm sorry I took so long to respond, but I left on a vacation the day I opened the trunk. So thanks again Jason!

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Re: Trunk will not open

Postby rod 1000 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:14 pm

I have same problem need help on how to open the trunk

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Re: Trunk will not open

Postby Sempai » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:06 am

I had this problem once, ended up removing the seat and drilling two holes in the front of the trunk body...looking through one hole, I'd used a looooong phillips screwdriver to unscrew the latches from the front of the lid. I would love to see the pictures referred to in this thread.


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