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Darnedest thing. Suddenly my engine side cowl latch is so stiff I very nearly can't open nor close it. Weather-stripping is straight, frame is not distorted. Tell me I'm not going to have to pull my gas tank. Please.
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Darnedest thing. Suddenly my engine side cowl latch is so stiff I very nearly can't open nor close it. Weather-stripping is straight, frame is not distorted. Tell me I'm not going to have to pull my gas tank. Please.
Geez that's a tough one. I'm afraid you will need to pull the tank and have a look. I think a wire/harness or control cable found it's way between the the tension spring coils or got caught up on the ring terminal ground connection. This would prevent the spring from compressing and not allow you to pull and rotate the cowl latch.

My two cents.

Good luck

Hec
Engine Side Cowl spring behind wire harness on right side.
Engine Side Cowl spring behind wire harness on right side.
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Thanks Hec, that's what I was afraid of.
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Thanks Hec, that's what I was afraid of.
No problem. Try this. Pull the protective sheath that covers the selector box cables almost all the way out. Tug and pull on the selector box control cables too. Maybe if your lucky, and have lead a clean life, things will loosen up for you.

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Why? It is not very hard job on P.
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I've always been pretty lucky. The clean life thing may trip me up though. I'll monkey with the selector box cables tonight or tomorrow.
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Why? It is not very hard job on P.
No roland, you're right. I should just embrace the life. Thanks.
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I've always been pretty lucky. The clean life thing may trip me up though. I'll monkey with the selector box cables tonight or tomorrow.
Try pulling and pushing on everything coming out of this grommet before you remove the fuel tank. There is a lot of stuff for the latch to get hung up on there.

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Tug and pull on everything coming out of this grommet.
Tug and pull on everything coming out of this grommet.
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Will do, Hec. Will probably be pretty methodical about it. I'm going to want to know what it is and how it came to foul that latch. Maybe a Saturday morning job. By the way, congratulations on your very sano scoot. And I thought mine was pretty clean.
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By the way, congratulations on your very sano scoot. And I thought mine was pretty clean.
It's a little premature to call it a scoot. I am still in the reassembly process. Right now you could call it a work in progress!

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