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The new Honda Yalkyrie is a fantastic machine. However if you like to use the ride side storage compartment as often as I do you know the right side cover grommets can be a problem. Pictured is the fix I did on mine. drill 2 small holes in to the storage box wall. one above and one through the grommet. Run a small zip tie through the holes. This holds the mount and the grommet still. Small zips through the other grommets too. The side cover still fits on snugly.

Nouveau Honda Yalkyrie est une machine fantastique. Cependant si vous aimez employer le compartiment de stockage de côté de tour aussi souvent que je vous sais les canons isolants de couverture de côté droit peuvent être un problème. Pictured est la difficulté que j'ai faite sur le mien. forez 2 petits trous dedans au mur de boîte de rangement. un ci-dessus et un par le canon isolant. Courez un petit lien de fermeture éclair par les trous. Ceci tient toujours le bâti et le canon isolant. Petit passe comme un éclair par les autres canons isolants aussi. Les ajustements de couverture toujours latérale dessus confortablement.
 

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I did something similar on all the grommets because they are just a crappy design but I don't recall drilling anything. I will have to have a look this weekend. Either way once it is done they are of no more a concern.
 

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I did something similar on all the grommets because they are just a crappy design but I don't recall drilling anything. I will have to have a look this weekend. Either way once it is done they are of no more a concern.
I'm curious about your fix so please update us when you get a chance. Thanks.
 

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The plastic mount for the lower right side cover grommet is weak and flexes out as the side cover is removed. Sometimes it pulls out far enough that it hangs up on the storage door and doesn't go back in to place. Even if you haven't had your lower mount flex out that far I think that tying the grommet and its mount to the storage box wall allows for improved side cover removal and should eliminate possible mount breakage as the bike gets older. $72{US} part
 

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Ahh ok I just had a look and I see where we differ. I just zip tied it to the the mount where 145236 (lol nice name!) has gone through the casing with a drilled hole so the whole thing is more secure and is possibly the better way to do it.

However I must say I have literally taken mine on and off many hundreds of times without exaggeration. Until I got my bags last month everything went in there. Now it houses just my camera battery chargers so it is still accessed several times a ride as well as at home getting batteries ready etc.

There is something I did different tho that would explain why I have not seen the problem 14523 has. I used silicon spray lube on the grommets so they just popped on and off as smooth as silk so I never encountered the mount pulling out problem.

Now that they have been on and off so many times I don't need the spray any more, in fact I can't remember the last time I did use lube and the only time I know they will come off is at 200kph with a very gusty head wind (Heh don't ask!). Mind you the left hand side came off in unison and that one has been off and on maybe half a dozen times tops so I think at that speed with heavy wind gusts it is just what is going to happen anyway.

BTW they were trapped by my legs but it got my attention... ;)

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I'll have to do this as well. I'm pretty careful when removing the side covers and I always check the grommets to put them back into place. I'm constantly in the storage compartment as that is where all my extra wiring and electronics go.
 

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after breaking a grommet pin years ago, what has worked for me is to apply a VERY small amount of silicone dielectric grease (a small tube seems to last forever) to them. doesn't seem to affect plastics, doesn't get gunked up. Works on pin connectors, too. just sayin'...
 

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I bought a bunch of the grommets on EBay and replace them when they look worn...
 

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SHOW CHROME 52-691. About ten bucks. I have a 1500 as well so I can use all of them. You can probably find just the ones you need by searching by the Honda P/N.
 
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