Replacement Seals Trunks

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Replacement Seals Trunks

Post #1 by BlueThunder » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:53 am

I have a GL1100 rear trunk and in need of replacement lid seal. I have looked at many seals and haven't found one that fits properly. What do you guys use for replacement seals?
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Re: Replacement Seals Trunks

Post #2 by Whiskerfish » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:59 am

I think it was JC whitney. They used to have literally thousands of different profiles available on line. Have not looked there in a while. Aircraft Spruce may be another source.
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Re: Replacement Seals Trunks

Post #3 by 5speed » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:51 pm

I haven't looked thru their selection yet but I plan on getting new seals for my saddle bags from these folks..
https://www.steelerubber.com/
https://www.steelerubber.com/edge-trim-seals
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Re: Replacement Seals Trunks

Post #4 by Steve81GL1100 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:59 pm

When I installed Interstate bags on my 81 Standard, I looked around quite a bit for an appropriate lid seal since the originals were pretty much shot. Not finding anything I liked in the traditional places (auto parts stores, McMaster, Whitney...) I got a little creative. I ended up using Larson replacement storm door sweeps -- the rubber things along the bottom edge of a storm door. Larson's part number is 2023197R. I got mine at Menards but any Larson dealer will have them. You will need 2 packages per bag as it's 38" long per package. Do not put the joints near corners like Honda did. Kind of center the joints at the ends of the bags or the ends will want to pull up.
The sweep is sort of U-shaped with the base being thicker rubber. This is the part that will seat against the lid. Remove the old seals and thoroughly clean off any glue residue. I used 7/8" wide 3M trim tape -- the good stuff they use to stick on car emblems. 3M Part number is 03615. Wrap it over the top edge of the bag so about half is inside and half on the outside. Sick that down really well and then lay the Larson piece over it and burnish it down really well. I cut out the "sweep" part on the inside corners so it would lay down nice and flat.
I did this 3 years ago and in 10,000 miles through plenty of rain I have never had so much as a drop of water inside the bags.
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Re: Replacement Seals Trunks

Post #5 by Steve81GL1100 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:10 pm

Hope this works. Haven't tried to attach pics since Photobucket locked us all out...
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Post #6 by Whiskerfish » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:34 pm

Looks excellent!
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Re: Replacement Seals Trunks

Post #7 by BlueThunder » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:13 pm

Ordered the door sweep. Will let you know how it works.
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Re: Replacement Seals Trunks

Post #8 by Track T 2411 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:39 pm

Nice tip, Steve. Thanks!
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Re: Replacement Seals Trunks

Post #9 by Fred Camper » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:00 pm

Looks like a winner of a solution
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Re: Replacement Seals Trunks

Post #10 by Whiskerfish » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:49 pm

Gonna move this over to the Parts reference forum so it does not get buried here.
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1975/6/7/8/9 Arthur Fulmer Dressed Road bike
1975 Naked Noisy and Nasty in town bike
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Re: Replacement Seals Trunks

Post #11 by Brant » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:52 pm

That looks great ! Just in time, I need to replace mine !
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