FOOT WARMER PROBLEM


Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-2017)
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
User avatar
FAT MAN 65
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:43 pm
Location: Myrtle,ms.
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE- 2012 gl1800

FOOT WARMER PROBLEM

Post by FAT MAN 65 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:39 pm



Hey Everyone. I pulled the front lower cover to make changing oil filter easier.So,I noticed the foot warmer cable adjusters.I put the lever in closed position. I adjusted the cable until I see the door began to close. I adjusted until it closed. Tightened lock nut. Proceeded to the other side. The adjustment ran out,before it closed.I was in a hurry,so I put it all back together.When I moved the lever open then closed,neither door closed all the way.Any suggestions? I'm gonna get to the bottom of this at some point. Thanks for your replies.



User avatar
GoldWingrGreg
Posts: 179
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:18 am
Location: Zephyrhills, Florida
Motorcycle: 89 GL1500
03 GL1800
04 GL1800(abs)
05 GL1800(abs)
07 GL1800(abs)

Re: FOOT WARMER PROBLEM

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:25 am

Here is how I adjust the doors. First I verify the cable routing is correct and it's attached to the lever correctly. Once that is done, the idea is to have them closed with the lever in a closed position. Usually I'll start with making sure the lever is all the way to the closed position. Then I turn the turn buckles on the cables until the doors are closed. However, if they are in a totally closed position, the lever usually will not hold them there when riding. So I adjust them until there is a light ticking to them as I lightly tap on the outside of each of door. I then verify that the lever is fully closed, and on most, the lever will have a feel like it wants to stay there.

User avatar
FAT MAN 65
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:43 pm
Location: Myrtle,ms.
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE- 2012 gl1800

Re: FOOT WARMER PROBLEM

Post by FAT MAN 65 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:21 pm

Thanks GoldWingerGregg. I didn't check anything up top. I just started on the bottom. Next time I'll be more thorough. Thanks for the tip.

User avatar
cihilb
Posts: 257
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:20 pm
Location: Natrona Hts., PA
Motorcycle: 2012 Pearl White

Re: FOOT WARMER PROBLEM

Post by cihilb » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:28 am

Very possible that the cable is not attached at the lever end. You will have to pull the left pocket to see this. Pull the left side trim to accesss the screws that hold the pocket in.

User avatar
FAT MAN 65
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:43 pm
Location: Myrtle,ms.
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE- 2012 gl1800

Re: FOOT WARMER PROBLEM

Post by FAT MAN 65 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:53 am

Thanks cihilb. I will do that tomorrow.

User avatar
FAT MAN 65
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:43 pm
Location: Myrtle,ms.
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE- 2012 gl1800

Re: FOOT WARMER PROBLEM

Post by FAT MAN 65 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:51 pm

The cable wasn't attached at the lever. Attached cable,then adjusted at the lower end. WA LA! Thanks for the suggestions.



Post Reply