Trunk Lid

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  1. Twistedpair

    Twistedpair New Member

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    I have a 2017 Roadmmaster and the trunk lid won’t close/lock without slamming the hell out of it. Anyone have any fixes for it?
    Thanks
     
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    Warranty,......
     
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    I'd bet there's a "set screw" you can adjust to change the alignment of the latch (like your bag latches). Have a look and see if that gets you there.

    Good luck!
     
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    I have a 2017 RM and the trunk lid closes easily. As Alpal posted above, warranty. Baldhead's advice on an adjustment is a good one too. I haven't had an issue so I haven't looked but that may be a quick fix. Good luck.
     
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  5. Twistedpair

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    I took it to the dealer Saturday. They said they will notify Indian and let me know.
     
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    Must vary from case to case. Mine takes a good solid whack, but only gives me difficulty if I've overstuffed the trunk with a flip-up, various incidentals, gloves, doo rag, and my thickest riding jacket. Then some poking and prodding solves the problem.
     
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    Latch closers are adjustable as mentioned. There are two screws holding the latch mechanism, just loosen and adjust as needed.
     
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    "Take it to the Dealer" Funny story about a dealer fixing an issue. I had a co-worker years ago that bought a new Ford Pinto (yeah, don't go there), it was one of the last years made, and the back hatch lid was all glass. It was leaking when it rained, so the dealer applied some clear silicone cauk/RTV all around the black rubber seal to make it "thicker". It looked like crap and made the issue even worse. I removed the RTV, and adjusted the latch - problem solved.
     
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    I had the same issue on my 17 Roadmaster and I ended up putting some washers under the latches on the lid. No more issues.
     
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    Had the same thing on my 17 RM. I could latch it by pushing down right over the latch area. i liked the tight fit. Figured it would give me a better seal against water.
     
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    Mine too. Trim the inset liner back some....fixed mine.
     
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    Or keep slamming the hell out of it. It'll eventually wear in. Did on my '16.
     
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    Mine is snug too....I just push down firmly on each corner over the latch to close it....think along the same lines as @Rocko in post #10 !
     
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    Dealer fixed mine under warranty. Seemed to me like it was a common issue the way they handled it.
     
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    Mine was the same, wouldn't close properly and ended up having some washers as yours.
     
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    I have the same issue with mine. I have to push down pretty hard on the left side, almost like I'm giving it CPR chest compressions. Along the lines of what @TR Indian said, the difficulty seems to come from the fact that the lower trunk liner has a lip that overlaps the back edge of the bottom trunk half. It gets pinched by the lid near the latch and makes it difficult to close in some cases. A misconception, though, is that the tight fit is giving you a better seal. In this case, it is not. If you look at the design of the trunk seal, it's a "wiper" fit that seals against the inner sides of the lid as the lid slides over the outside of the seal. The seal is not really enhanced by vertical compression between the trunk lid and bottom. Both trimming the lower liner edge at the right spot OR shimming the latches with washers should fix the problem without adversely affecting the trunk's sealing ability. I'm still guessing that there is a "proper" way to adjust the latches to fix it, but I've only given it a cursory look so far and haven't really bothered to fix anything, so I can't say for sure.

    -SR-
     

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