On my 2002 GL1800, my right saddlebag does not open (consistently). I took the cover off the mechanism in the trunk, and I can see that the lever mechanism seems to be worn and sort of wobbles instead of turns. The wobble stops it from putting enough pressure on the cable and pop the latch. Pretty sure this is the problem, if I push a screwdriver on it (removing the wobble), it opens every time.
If you have never looked at the mechanism, you will NEVER be able to follow that logic. But here are few easier? questions
I can not find that latching mechanism on any of the on-line OEM parts vendors. Does anyone know if it can be bought on-line, or even at honda. Also, since it has the elctric motors for the automatic trunk opener on the key fob integrated into it, I bet it is really expensive!! Does anybody know what the price might be?
Last question, It looks like I have to remove the entire trunk to remove the latching mechanism, does anyone know this to be true, and how much effort is it to remove the trunk -- seems like an awfull lot of effort to fix the saddlebag mechanism. Maybe I will just stop using the saddlebag.