silicone lube in a tube


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silicone lube in a tube

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Howdy riders, I have a 2000 Goldwing and the panels are difficult to remove and replace.Has anyone used silicone lube to lube the grommets and panel **** to help with ease of removal and replacing. If so,any ill effects on the panel?I have used this on rubber door and window gaskets on home and auto, no problems.Thanks and ride safe.


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They can be a pain!

Just me thinking...might help with removal.

Might also help the wind remove them while going down the road. 8-)
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Yeah, I'd rather them be a pain then to loose them on the freeway. Them panels get expensive, quick.
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I've used silicone on the grommets when changing them out and a little bit on the inside to help removing the panels.
As long as you don't go overboard, you should be OK. I've never had an issue with them trying to come off going down the road.
Of course, I do have a full set of Rudy's Keepers on just in case.
You might want to get some.
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I agree. A little silicone lube helps get them on and off, and Rudy's keepers keeps them from being lost should they come off when they shouldn't.

That said, I don't think it's lubricant that causes them to come loose, it's old, hardened grommets that have lost their "spring."
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I use silicon grease that keeps grommets from drying prematurely.
Few years back while in Charlotte, NC at Fair Ground for parts rally about 30 of us parked in the bike section. Three hours later my bike as well as 2 other 1500's had the right side covers stolen. Keepers did not help at all. Bad part was the stainless steel trim on panels and front of bags was reason for keepers, now missing from new right panel. I don't ride bike to swap meet anymore.
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doodaday wrote:Howdy riders, I have a 2000 Goldwing and the panels are difficult to remove and replace.Has anyone used silicone lube to lube the grommets and panel **** to help with ease of removal and replacing. If so,any ill effects on the panel?I have used this on rubber door and window gaskets on home and auto, no problems.Thanks and ride safe.
Been using it since I first got the bike. However, I also replaced several of the grommets at the same time, because as has been stated, they get old, and sticky, or old and loose. New grommets and silicone, and you're good to go. Grommets are at Cyclemax and others.
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A late thank you for all the replies and advice.My electric service has just been restored after 3 days off because of the winter ice storm here in NC.
Ya'll ride safe and be happy.


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