Is there any adjustments to the trike trunk lid? Rode in heavy rain and ready thing was dripping wet in there. And I found some cracks in the bottom too.
Good Morning Randy. Sorry to hear of your misfortune.
That thar bar is up high, up where the lid wires clip into the latches. The entire top bar can be slid in or out and adjusted. It has the micro switches, and the wire pulls to open the door all as apart of the top assembly.Good Morning Randy. Sorry to hear of your misfortune.
After reading Kit's reply I went out and looked at my door. I suspect Kit has some other model of Motor Trike. I don't see the bar he speaks of. The only adjustment I see would be to loosen the bolts on the hinges and see if they will move at all. I'd mark them before moving to be sure you can at least get them back to the original position. Putting a light coat of grease on the seal might help you determine were the leak is so you will know where to move things. If all that fails a call to Richard at Motor Trike is probably you next best move. I looked in the install manual and there is nothing about trunk door adjustment as I suspect that is done at the factory before the kit is shipped.
Good luck with the fix.....
That thar bar is up high, up where the lid wires clip into the latches. The entire top bar can be slid in or out and adjusted. It has the micro switches, and the wire pulls to open the door all as apart of the top assembly.
Now adjusting it is a pain, as you do have to be able to access the fasteners and that is best done with the wheels off so you can get up into the wheel wells........
If you count on things being correct from the factory........what is that song from Jaws.......
Fare thee well my fair lady..........chuckle.
My recommendation to Motor Trike would be to not use the micro switch situation as even if and when the lid is properly adusted and secured shut and weather seal is fine, those switches will say.......door open........so slamming takes place, frustration is present and the entire thing gets out of whack..........they did not used to use that indicator, but perhaps the public demands they do, so it does cause problems long term in use.
Unlike the most of the public, I know if my door is open or shut, a gentle push you can hear it latch but that stupid micro switch says........door open.........unplug it, cut the wire, change the oil, something. Lol!
2014 Adventure.........I suppose you can call it several things, bar, plate, assembly mechanism. All or one or the same. Metal plate with support bar in rear, has the latches and cable and opening mechanism all in the assembly.Hey Kit, do you have a Motor Trike Adventure conversion (IRS) like Randy and I or one of the other MT conversions? I went back out and looked at mine and just don't see what you are talking about. My latch mechanism is mounted on a plate, not a bar. I don't see anything in the wheel wells that would adjust. Not trying to be argumentative here. I may need that information some day so you might have to draw me a picture..... I did see something in the Spider/2+2 manual that looks like it may be a bar...
YUP, those switches are a pain in the rear. Remember them being that way as a two wheeler...... I agree that they are pretty useless on the trikes.
John, the seals on the Adventure kits are not like the Honda OEM trunk seals. I did the same trick on my upper trunk years ago. Sure takes care of the rattle and chaffing....
So there you have it Randy. The top latch assembly gets adjusted to correct the top fit with these five bolts holding the top plate in place (see picture) and the hinges would adjust the bottom fit. As I hinted at first I'd call and talk with Richard if you haven't already. They can tell you better than any of us "Guessers" the correct procedure. I don't know what sort of mess you'd get into if you loosened the five plate bolts. You might have to pull the top trunk to get to nuts. That wouldn't be fun....
Make sure that it is actually the lid that is leaking. MotorTrike has had some problems with holes in the fiberglass in the area around the lights that will flood the trunk.
With all things there is always something, something to put a sour pill in the mix. Human error, oversight or just plain ignorance.Make sure that it is actually the lid that is leaking. MotorTrike has had some problems with holes in the fiberglass in the area around the lights that will flood the trunk.
If there is I don't know it Randy. Just follow the service manual like it was a two wheeler. There may be slight differences but I bet you will figure it out. Sorry you are having to go through this. It is a pain in the butt for sure.Is there away to easily get under the top trunk?