HELP - top box lid jammed shut!!


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HELP - top box lid jammed shut!!

Postby Yamaha1 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:33 pm



A good friend of mine with an '88 GL1500 Aspencade has managed to get his sheepskin saddle cover (removed) stuck somehow in the latch mechanism of the top case, and the normal latch won't release the lid now.

I also used to own the same year bike - and seem to remember there was another way documented to open the lid in an emergency,
but I can't find that info now!!

Am I dreaming - or is there a way to get it open, please?

Mike



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Re: HELP - top box lid jammed shut!!

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:12 pm

Emergency lid opening is for the side sadlebags.You open the trunk,remove 2 plugs in the bottom,stick your finger in the hole and push down the lever to release the lock.This was installed in case the cable release broke.
Now , if your referring to the lid that covers the gas cap,you should be able to remove the seat,then the whole top cover.Obviously,the rest of the upper plastic would have to come off first.

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Re: HELP - top box lid jammed shut!!

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:31 pm

Emergency opening of the top box is here.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/vie ... ight=trunk
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: HELP - top box lid jammed shut!!

Postby Yamaha1 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:38 pm

Sorry - terminology - we call it a top box or case - you call it a trunk!!
Yes, it's the big rear trunk that's stuck.

Ah - cbx, just spotted your post - great find, thanks - will pass it on to my buddy.


Mike




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