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There is a very serious problem I have noticed in the first 3 days of owning my new 2014 Goldwing Valkyrie.


EVERYBODY KEEPS TRYING TO "POP-UP" MY FUEL FILLER DOOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!(BY PUSHING ON IT)


This is really driving me crazy.
One of my buddies tried to do it right in front of me.
He is oooing and ahhhing at the bike, and I notice he is staring at the mirror chrome finish of the fuel filler door on the tank.
I had already had two people try to do it, so I knew what was coming next.
As he raised his hand up, I say to him loud and clear "Please don't push on it."
"It doesn't do that" I say as he pushes it, hard enough for me to visibly see it move a fraction of an inch.
Then he looks at me like it is some kind of a trick.
I say again "It doesn't do that, It doesn't pop up when you push it."
So of course, with a big grin he pushes it again.

It seems to be an unavoidable urge for some people to try and push it.


I think the key on the side for popping up and unlocking the fuel door is a cool and interesting small detail for this bike.


Since, other than people wanting to push on my chrome fuel filler door, this happens to be the coolest bike in the world at the moment... I guess I can live with this Serious Problem.


CLC

 

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It would be cool to be able to push on it to open it.

I suspect Honda is covering their behinds by "requiring" you to remove the ignition key before putting fuel in.

I don't mind using the key but again, a push-to-open (with a little pneumatic door hinge and a fancy hissing sound with fog effects?) would be cool.
 

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It would be cool to be able to push on it to open it.

I suspect Honda is covering their behinds by "requiring" you to remove the ignition key before putting fuel in.

I don't mind using the key but again, a push-to-open (with a little pneumatic door hinge and a fancy hissing sound with fog effects?) would be cool.
It would make sense that they're trying to cover their behinds by doing this and it would be a good reason for doing so, which makes me wonder if they would ever be willing to disclose why they did this.
 

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This key opening aside is silly imho. Unnecessary complication, loss of volume for the gas tank, I could do without it :|
 

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Maybe you could put a sticker on the tank that says, Push Me, I dare you! They would probably respond with, "why, what's going to happen to me? Reverse psychology...:D
 

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So in my search for how to fix my broken gas cap opener, I got to this discussion, which is nice but never gets to the FIX!
My friend turned the key the wrong way and broke what ever cable/connector is inside. So I have to remove the panel with the key to see how it works and what broke. Anybody know how to do that?
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sticker " you toucha my bike i break your hand "
I lined mine with thin , expanded rubber matting and use it for small storage.
registration is in a baggie mashed into a crack , a spare key for the trunk , coated cable for helmet lock , etc. = Hey it might even be a good place to hide some dope ;]
 

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That happened to my 2014. I actually got the lid to release using a flexible flat plastic probe (sliding it in from the front and down into the latch to release it). I actually took it to the Honda dealer as it is under warranty for three years from the date of purchase. They found that the cable that goes from the key to the latch release had come loose (probably was never installed properly). No charge and have not had any problems in 30K. I was going to change it to a magnetic release but never got around to it and did not want to damage the plastic since it is still under warranty. Hope that helps.
 

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i have a 2014 valky, it has just 4000 miles on it. Its fuel lid is not opening. The key just turns n nothing. Any suggestions please?
I think that is the reason they have the single Allen wrench in the tool kit supplied in the keyed compartment under the right side cover.
 
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