gasket on the right saddlebag...


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gasket on the right saddlebag...

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The gasket I notice is coming off on the right saddlebag... is there a good fix for this or do I have to buy a new gasket ??? have a picture to show ... was hoping someone has had the same problem or there a fix on this site that I havent found ... anyway... any and all advice would be very helpful from follow wingers ... just finished cleaning and lubing the spines on the gear case and removing the the driveshaft cleaning and lubing it ... I've moved on to the front going to replace the front brake pads but the plug pins are giving me fits @#$% so I've order ezout and new plugs... ugh
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Re: gasket on the right saddlebag...

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Fortunately, I have not encountered this problem with my saddlebags. Can you tell if it is just an adhesive type of installation or is that seal placed into a well and kept in place by friction? Well, either way, I think you can fix it with weather trip cement from the auto parts store. You will need to clean as much of the old adhesive from the area and then reapply fresh adhesive to the area. Then it should be a simple matter of sticking things together.

As to the front brakes, I had a similar problem several years ago. One of the pad pins was stuck solid and I rounded out the hex hole that the 5 mm hex wrench needed to grip. I drilled out the hex head, without damaging the threads, and was able to successfully pull the pin out. There is a multitude of ways to extract it. One that comes to mind is to use a Grab-It Pro and an electric impact drill/driver.


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Re: gasket on the right saddlebag...

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MikeB wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Fortunately, I have not encountered this problem with my saddlebags. Can you tell if it is just an adhesive type of installation or is that seal placed into a well and kept in place by friction? Well, either way, I think you can fix it with weather trip cement from the auto parts store. You will need to clean as much of the old adhesive from the area and then reapply fresh adhesive to the area. Then it should be a simple matter of sticking things together.

As to the front brakes, I had a similar problem several years ago. One of the pad pins was stuck solid and I rounded out the hex hole that the 5 mm hex wrench needed to grip. I drilled out the hex head, without damaging the threads, and was able to successfully pull the pin out. There is a multitude of ways to extract it. One that comes to mind is to use a Grab-It Pro and an electric impact drill/driver.
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MikeB... my problem thus far is the plug... and perhaps the pin bolt after the plug is off.. got ezout today.. will try for the plugs tomorrow

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Re: gasket on the right saddlebag...

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I have successfully used a hand impact driver with a common bit in it to remove the plug in the past.


After the plug is out, you may not have an issue with the pad pin.
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Re: gasket on the right saddlebag...

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MikeB wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:52 pm
I have successfully used a hand impact driver with a common bit in it to remove the plug in the past.
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After the plug is out, you may not have an issue with the pad pin.
I need to get one for sure.... a question ... do you know of a site that has part numbers for the different wiring harness ??? trying to locate the sub wiring harness that feeds the Driver headset that also goes to other things within the harness ... that would be extremely helpful ... I cant seem to put my finger on a site or form

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If a site does exist that shows the wire harness you want, I doubt that there would be a harness available. It would be simpler to repair what you have I think.
However, if you need a site for parts, try this one:
https://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/l/hon ... se-a-parts
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I've changed the front pads on mine by just removing the front half of the fender and the brace, and then remove the wheel from the forks. Calipers can stay bolted to the fork legs.

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Re: gasket on the right saddlebag...

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I got the plug out... (thank goodness for ezout) now waiting on to plugs to arrive.. hate to meet the Neanderthal that tighten all of the plugs ... overkill for sure... changed the front brake pads ... also changed the front tire ... so on to the wiring problem ugh

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Re: gasket on the right saddlebag...

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kingofvenus wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:12 pm
I've changed the front pads on mine by just removing the front half of the fender and the brace, and then remove the wheel from the forks. Calipers can stay bolted to the fork legs.
that's a good way for sure... I had a problem doing that... not knowing what the PO has done or didn't do and there a few places that needs attention using grease ... and seeing how the rear spines and driveshaft looked (which was old caked grease and cans of brake cleaner) thank goodness the spines were square and bearings were tight I just wanted to take things apart to be sure.... hey... I be riding it :)

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Re: gasket on the right saddlebag...

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MikeB wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:56 am
If a site does exist that shows the wire harness you want, I doubt that there would be a harness available. It would be simpler to repair what you have I think.
However, if you need a site for parts, try this one:
https://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/l/hon ... se-a-parts
MikeB.... the web site was solid... it had a part number for the sub fairing wiring harness... and found one on the net... hey thanks... it was what I needed

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Re: gasket on the right saddlebag...

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Excellent on all counts. Glad you got it all squared away.


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