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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Fairing Vent Won't Stay Closed

OOPS I realized my title is wrong - SHOULD HAVE SAID WON'T STAY OPEN!

I went for a ride today on my 2018 RGS and noticed my right fairing vent was closed. I always leave them all open so that was odd. I pushed down the button to open it but it won't lock open - it just springs shut. Because I am OCD I can't possibly have the top one and left one open and the right one closed.

I don't have a manual yet, can anyone advise if this is an easy fix? No rush as I have already temporarily solved the problem with the universal tool - duct tape to keep it open!

It's still under warranty but I would prefer to fix it myself if possible. Like I said no rush, duct tape to the rescue LOL!


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Happened to me. There's a broken thingy-ma-jigger in there. A little latch/hook if I remember correctly. Had mine fixed under extended warranty as well as a couple other things, so was only a one time payment to get it all done at once.
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I had the same issue. I should have taken it in for warranty work but, thinking it was stuck and probably just needed to be lubed, I started taking things apart to clean and lube it up. The removal of one part lead to another and before I new it I had the whole thing apart and found a little broken plastic catch as the culprit. Well, to late for warranty at that point so I went down and purchased the little 50 cent part and put back together. Nevertheless, if you decide to do it yourself you can have it done in about a hour at a cost of about a buck.
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I hope you cut the duct tape square and put a piece on each vent to keep the "Feng shui" going.
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Thanks all I think I will see if I can fix it.


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Pretty sure the part number is 57100167 for just the plastic catch for the vent door button.
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54,000 + miles on my sled and my vent doors have been replaced twice.

Bottom line is the design sucks.

Get them replaced, good to go.

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Had the same issue, dealer said it always seems to be the right side. Fixed under warranty.
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Well mine is the opposite....mine is stuck open

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You guys were correct of course, I ended up leaving it at the dealer and they replaced the button assembly. I hope the other one isn't next!


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