Passenger Floorboards Question


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Passenger Floorboards Question

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Hello,
I'm at the point that the adjustable passenger floorboards on my 1994 Goldwing SE 1500, but I don't know what these (I'll call them clips) are for, there are two of them on each of the floorboards, one of the clips appears to be broken or smashed. My question is, what are they, what do they do, what do they hook up to? Oh that's 3 questions. Can anyone please explain these to me? I was just going to forget about them and just put the floorboards on but I thought I'd better ask. I lowered the bags and tried to start her up, for the first time in 5 years and she started right up. I couldn't have done this without the help of so many of you, thank you all so much.

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I know there are at least a couple of fasteners on there that hold the rubber bellows in place - is it possible they are for that purpose? It's been a while since I had mine apart.

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WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:56 pm
I know there are at least a couple of fasteners on there that hold the rubber bellows in place - is it possible they are for that purpose? It's been a while since I had mine apart.
WingAdmin is correct. Here is what mine looked like when I replaced them. The part number I ordered were:

Cover Assembly Right Pillion Step 50755-MT8-770 $ 55.40 1
Cover Assembly Left Pillion Step 50855-MT8-770 $ 55.40 1

I got them through https://www.hondapartshouse.com/oempart ... 2da30/step. Parts number 37 (right) and 52 (left). They are a little tricky to replace, make sure you keep the little rectangular wire pieces, they provide some rigidity.

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I'll have to take a look and see what those hooks connect to. I have to say that when I look at the whole unit, it perplexes me.

Thank you WinggAdmin and DougEFresh

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guitarzan wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:18 pm
I'll have to take a look and see what those hooks connect to. I have to say that when I look at the whole unit, it perplexes me.

Thank you WinggAdmin and DougEFresh

Frank
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Follow this link and you will have an exploded view of the step: https://www.hondapartshouse.com/oempart ... 2da30/step; part 21 kind of shows how it is all together.

Put the step in the lowest position and then take the actual step off. This is accomplished by removing cotter pin #71 and the pillion step pin #13, watch out for parts 33; 73 and 43 as to not loose them. Then take off bottom decorative cover, part 24 of the step off, it is only held on by a couple of screws, on the underside the next piece slides off and is what the bottom of the hooks (parts 31 & 32 from your original question) connect to via a hole over a small post. If the rubber pieces are destroyed you can see two hex bolts that are holding the step in place, if not these will be exposed as you complete the preceding steps. Once you get the step off you will be able to see how it all goes together. Wish I took more pictures of this process but it was a just get it done job. It's not difficult to replace but takes patience and finesse.

When reinstalling parts 33; 73 and 43 I would recommend putting a small amount of grease on part 73, will help hold in place and also allow the step to pivot easier.

Hope this all makes sense.

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Re: Passenger Floorboards Question

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Hi Doug,
I wanted to let you know that the passenger footboards are on and functioning. Thank you for taking the time to help me out.

Thank you
Frank


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