Trunk bumper issues


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Trunk bumper issues

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I installed a set of baby bumpers in the trunk of my bike today to try and minimize the paint being worn off the sides of the lid. It tightens the lid up but is hard to close and the warning lamp was on showing trunk open. Is this normal for these or do you need to trim them a bit?



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Re: Trunk bumper issues

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Yes, if they are not the adjustable type, you may need to sand them down a bit. Do the ones closest to the hinge first, but take care how much you trim off. You may not need to do the ones closest to the latch at all, if the first ones do the trick. I had to do it, and went too far which made them almost not do the job. I then bought the adjustable ones, which bolt in and allow the rubber pad to move, but only with mild difficulty, so they do not slack off or tighten up on their own.

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Re: Trunk bumper issues

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Wish I had known about the wing rider kit before I drilled holes in my trunk. I'll do as you suggest and trim the rear first.

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702scottc wrote:Wish I had known about the wing rider kit before I drilled holes in my trunk. I'll do as you suggest and trim the rear first.
Actually, I suggested the front first - closest to the hinge. Just go slow on the trim.
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I used the soft side of Velcro on the side of the trunk to stop the rubbing. Also you can get some fish tank rubber tubing and insert it into the rubber trunk gasket on the trunk lid to stop it from rattling
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1800trunklidfix.htm
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Re: Trunk bumper issues

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joeincalif wrote:I used the soft side of Velcro on the side of the trunk to stop the rubbing. Also you can get some fish tank rubber tubing and insert it into the rubber trunk gasket on the trunk lid to stop it from rattling
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1800trunklidfix.htm
+1 on the soft Velcro strips...good stuff!!
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My bumpers did the same things, but I was able to extend the latch bars just a hair and it was enough to show the trunk was closed. You might also check that the latch mechanism is secure; there are two screws securing it in lower trunk shell left and right and above the where the key latch is, if they are loose the same thing happens. It only takes a little play and switch contact will fail to function.
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Re: Trunk bumper issues

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I trimmed the rear bumpers a bit ( looking from rear of bike) works better now and still nice snug fit.



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