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Just installed these and the lid is very tight. Takes considerable pressure to close the trunk and the remote won't pop it open. Also the release lever is very stiff and requires the lid to be pressed down a little to release it. Trunk open warning messsage is on everytime I open the trunk but a slap on the lid gets rid of it.
Will the bumpers compress a little over time and the lid work better?

I get the door open with all the bags a lot, normal? Always having to slap one of them to get rid of the message. :mad:
 

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What year is your Wing Sj? Yes you would think there is a way to adjust the open door thing. I get it a lot.
 

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If the bumpers are silicone chances are they won't compress. Felt one's will.
 

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Alright. Going to ask the question. Must be a gl1800 thing. Never before have I heard of them. What are rubber baby buggy bumpers?
Just curious

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Just installed these and the lid is very tight. Takes considerable pressure to close the trunk and the remote won't pop it open. Also the release lever is very stiff and requires the lid to be pressed down a little to release it. Trunk open warning messsage is on everytime I open the trunk but a slap on the lid gets rid of it.
Will the bumpers compress a little over time and the lid work better?

I get the door open with all the bags a lot, normal? Always having to slap one of them to get rid of the message. :mad:
I too installed the buggy bumpers. I too found the closing a bit tight immediately after installing them. I took a hand file and 45 " degreed " the top of the bumpers on a slant where they make contact with the closing trunk edge rim. Worked for me. Should have installed them back in 08.
 

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I did the same thing chopin did, only I used a dremel tool. Still have to pull down on it a little but I did not want to take to much off.
 

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I used some leftover (~.030" thick) PTFE based tape on the lid at the chaffing points. Worked fantastic and didn't change the fit of the lid.

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It's inside the trunk (the chafing that is)....and frankly Scarlett I don't give a damn....

Trunk works fine without them....But my saddle bag lids do require the "love tap" once in a while to get rid of the message. No biggie...you get used to it.

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I got it from work; we were cleaning up excess material from a previous project and I kept one roll. It's surface is very slick and the adhesive is strong but removable. The tape stays very clean without picking up dirt like other tapes or felt would. I measured the thickness just now and it's 6.5mils thick. I guess I'm not good at guessing thickness. :rolleyes:

After looking it up on-line, I just realized this may not be a very good solution. A single roll is going for ~$60. :eek: Unless you want to try ebay, I found a lot of three rolls for $15.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-Vinyl-Ta...138?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51a0b6429a

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Well with the bumpers installed along with a stiff fuel line ran thru the seal, I still have a rattle on every bump. When I examine the trunk and lid, I can't isolate any loose parts, I am wondering if there could be something loose between the inner trunk lid and the outer? It's not a super big issue but if I could stop it, I would sure like to.
 

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Try this;
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1800trunklidfix.htm
This is what I did on mine a couple years ago and the trunk has been fine since. I didn't notice any difference in how it opens or closes at all.
Thanks for the link but as I said in the previous post, I did put a stiff fuel hose thru the trunk lid seal and I got that idea from that link a while back.

It's one of those things that I might not be able to solve and will have to just live with. Hose in the lid seal, bumpers and you still hear a rattle on every bump. Everything appears tight inside, the only thing I can think of is that something is loose between the outer lid and the inner trunk lid.
 
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