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My right front lockable glovebox door (you know the one on the fairing) is not opening smoothly it stops about half way and then I can manually open it the rest of the way.

Is there a fix? I assume that the hinge got bent alittle... looking for an easy fix with our removing the whole fairing.

Thanks for any thoughts you might have.

Tom
 

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I've used this procedure for both the right and left door:

 

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I remove the pocket, then bend the wheel out of the way so it doesn't work. It will then open with the spring only like it should. Honda finally did that in '06. LOL!!
 

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I removed the wheel that slows the opening of both pocket doors. Found the instructions on this site, do a search and it will come up. Had to take both pockets completely out to do it, but it works much better now.
 

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Troy said:
I've used this procedure for both the right and left door:

I just went to the garage and tried it on mine. Man that's the ticket. Thanks for posting such a great tip. :D 8)
 

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OH NO!
I see a dangerous trend developing here.
How can you people justify defeating this
door opening control with such impunity?
Next thing you know, somebody is gonna get sued
over getting their knuckles whacked
by some uncontrolled fairing pocket door
wildly flying open without the benefit of the
OEM "Wild-door-damping" mechanism.
Oh woe unto us.
What have we become,
when we will subject ourselves and others
to potential loss of life and limb
just for the convenience of not having
a sticky door.
Is there no justice.....
(Due to hearing the dinner bell, this rant will continue at some convenient future time) :lol: :lol: :lol:
DC
 

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Do not deviate from the manufacturers original specification. This could be dangerous just like, dare I say it :shock: riding a WOCT. There I said it. :roll:
 

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jcarney84 said:
I removed the wheel that slows the opening of both pocket doors. Found the instructions on this site, do a search and it will come up. Had to take both pockets completely out to do it, but it works much better now.
+1

The stock damper wheels are way more trouble than they're worth. I say yank 'em!
 

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Dream Catcher said:
OH NO!
I see a dangerous trend developing here.
How can you people justify defeating this
door opening control with such impunity?
Next thing you know, somebody is gonna get sued
over getting their knuckles whacked
by some uncontrolled fairing pocket door
wildly flying open without the benefit of the
OEM "Wild-door-damping" mechanism.
Oh woe unto us.
What have we become,
when we will subject ourselves and others
to potential loss of life and limb
just for the convenience of not having
a sticky door.
Is there no justice.....
(Due to hearing the dinner bell, this rant will continue at some convenient future time) :lol: :lol: :lol:
DC
And this is coming from someone with what, 80 lbs of LED's all over the ass end of his 'Wing ?? I'm still jealous DC ! You ready to get the soldering gun out and rework my trim next? Heck, the second time should only take half as much time !

Bradford
 
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