Fuel cover latch replacement


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JamesSomers
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Fuel cover latch replacement

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Fellas, any suggestion on where I could find a replacement latch for the false tank cover? My cover loves to pop open with a nice breeze and I would love to stop that.


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they are adjustable, have you tried that . or is there a mechanical problem and just needs to be replaced? Ebay does hve them, used. Don'r know about new.
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It's the little white plastic "hook" for lack of a better term. I just seems worn down. I tried to bend in the metal latch part with no luck, still not latching. Sorry if my descriptions are vague but I try. Thanks for helping me bumble along :lol:
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Upon further inspection, it is the lock itself. The latch will not keep the door shut and I wonder, if I replace the lock I'm sure I will need another key too right? Hate to be a bother to you all, but I love your advice.
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correct new lock , new key, unless a lock smith can help you make it the same as the old one, maybe?
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Keep in mind that there is a keymaker for GL's over at NGWClub that is quite reasonable and maybe able to assist if you want to keep one key.
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Have you taken the lock off and given it a good soaking with penitrating oil. it may be dry and sticking there is a spring in there to return and hold it closed when you let go of the key
there is this one on ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-GL1000- ... 58956bce1f
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terryt wrote:Have you taken the lock off and given it a good soaking with penitrating oil. it may be dry and sticking there is a spring in there to return and hold it closed when you let go of the key
there is this one on ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-GL1000- ... 58956bce1f
The problem is that the plastic "latch" has worn down and no longer grabs the metal clip so the door just pops open. I'll be on the lookout for a new lock and I suspect I will learn to love a second key. :roll: Better than no keys at all I suppose. :)


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