New (to me) Add-Ons


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New (to me) Add-Ons

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I finally had the opportunity to mount the lower Trunk spoiler and the Saddle Bag Valance that I was able to hunt down and have color matched to my bike. These Hondaline add-ons are like trying to find hens teeth!


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Very nice. How are they attached?
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MikeB wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Very nice. How are they attached?
They both have mounts for bolts/screws. Since both were used, I had to clean the old deteriorated foam strips from along all the areas that contact painted surfaces and re-apply new. Also, I had to find new edpm "edge guard" for the valance. Then it was just a matter of holding them in place to mark where to drill.

I want to thank member Newday777 for the lower Trunk spoiler...............

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Will it be an involved process to remove them? I ask because they will no doubt have to come off to remove a saddlebag or even to replace a lower brake light or turn signal bulb.
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Those really are tasteful now as they were then. Excellent bike with my favorite color scheme. Nice work!
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MikeB wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:05 pm
Will it be an involved process to remove them? I ask because they will no doubt have to come off to remove a saddlebag or even to replace a lower brake light or turn signal bulb.
Mike,
They are very easy to take off. Just reach under and remove the four 10mm bolts from the Valance or the lower Trunk spoiler. Really, it’s just the Saddle Bag Valance that would need to come off. The lower Trunk spoiler also has four bolts but it can stay attached the bottom of the Trunk that comes off. For the Valance, holes need to be drilled in the bottom of the Saddle Bags. So, I went to Home Depot and bought the 1” rubber washer to put under a 1” steel washer for sealing. When you look in the Saddle Bag, it looks like a factory installation.

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Wow, I just learned something!
I bought my 88 GL1500 in boxes and tried to match all of the parts to the manual so I could reassemble correctly. There was as lot of accessories that came in the boxes. I knew that these pieces were aftermarket but I did not know who sold and manufactured them.
Lucky I had my 91GL1500 in the same garage to have as a guide.
I have both the lower piece and the trunk piece.



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