Can't open left saddlebag (2008 GW)


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rcmotokris
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Can't open left saddlebag (2008 GW)

Postby rcmotokris » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:24 pm



I need your help! I have a 2008 Goldwing and the left saddlebag does open via the latch nor the level located in the truck. The rear latch open but the front one does not. How can I get the door open so that I can adjust the rod to prevent this from happening again? Please let me know. Thanks Kris



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snickle
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Re: Can't open left saddlebag (2008 GW)

Postby snickle » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:54 am

There's a recall for that problem..... Go to your dealer and they should be able to fix that problem. I have an 07 and the same thing happened on mine. I found out that there was a recall and my dealer fixed it at no charge.

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Re: Can't open left saddlebag (2008 GW)

Postby thrasherg » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:23 am

My 2003 occasionally does the same thing, I find that if I try to push the left cover (as if trying to close it) and pull the release latch (the lever under the top box) at the same time I am pushing the cover closed, I can usually get the catch to pop open..

Gary

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Re: Can't open left saddlebag (2008 GW)

Postby rcmotokris » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:17 pm

Thanks got it open!!! I had to prop open the lid and used a small diameter rod to activate the front opener. What a pain. I've adjusted the latch connecting rod (connects the front and back latching mechanism) which allows the lid to open properly. However, the " open saddlebag " warning is on all the time [this was the original issues I've been trying to resolve). How do you adjust this or should I take it to the dealer? Would this be a warranty related item? Please let me know. Thanks Kris

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Re: Can't open left saddlebag (2008 GW)

Postby snickle » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:15 pm

It's warrenty related. Trust me. I know. Mine did the same thing. Check the warrenty recalls on this.

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Re: Can't open left saddlebag (2008 GW)

Postby rcmotokris » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:51 am

Thanks I will. Kris




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