Left saddle bag latching mechanism

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Left saddle bag latching mechanism

Post by rcmotokris » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:00 pm

How do I adjust the latching mechanism for the saddlebag (left)? Most of the time, the latch will not release and the door will not open. If the door is closed softly (the door does not appear the be fully closed), the latch will release. Nothing appears to be bent. Please let me know. Thanks Kris

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Re: Left saddle bag latching mechanism

Post by gareva1 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:47 am

Did you get the bike new? This is a common problem that usually manifests itself after someone has overloaded a saddlebag...don't ask me how I know :oops:

I would guess your bike should still be under warranty if you want to go that route...there was a recall/service bulletin on some bag latching mechanisms...here is a link to that document:

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1800%20Ser ... 00SB15.pdf

Here is a quick and dirty on the adjustment if you want to go it on your own:

http://www.gl1800riders.com/forums/show ... stcount=11

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