Trunk latch adjustment

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Trunk latch adjustment

Post by NoTippin »

Hi all, new here and new to GW's. I'm having trouble with the trunk. I'm having to drop the lid or give it a good smack to get it to close and make the 'cartoon' on the monitor go away. I've looked at the latch mechanism and the two loops that engage the latches. I can't figure out how to adjust. It seems to me either the latches need to move 'up' a tiny bit or the 'loops' need to move down a tiny bit. I really don't like having to SLAM or BANG on the lid. Thanks for your help in advance.

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Re: Trunk latch adjustment

Post by PastoT »

There is a small amount of play in the latch loops that extend down from the trunk lid, that's where I'd start its a very miniscule amount so if it doesn't remedy the information. Also snug up the screws left and right of the latch area in the rear face of the lower trunk, mine were loose and caused the same issue; these don't move up or down but the latches droop just enough to not trip closed.
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Re: Trunk latch adjustment

Post by Viking »

I would be looking to see what possible studs or rubber bumpers you might have installed for the trunk lid on that bike. There are several kits out there that make the lid fit more snuggly so it does not rattle. Some are adjustable, and some need some rubber shaved off the tops. I notice you have a 2006 and you are new to GWs so you must have bought it previously accessorized, so this could be your problem.
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Re: Trunk latch adjustment

Post by BendItTwice »

Always drop mine to close, have done for 7 years, no problem.
I have rubber strips to make lid a perfect fit.
No spolier or rack, doubt I would drop if I did.

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