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Air Cleaner Glove Boxes

After doing an earshave I decided to convert the old air cleaners housings into glove boxes.

1st photo - left side glove box latched closed
2nd photo - left side glove box open showing gloves inside
3rd photo - right side showing raised section removed
4th photo - right side showing latch clip installed
5th photo - right side glove box open showing tool kit

The latch:
The latches I used can be found at this link.
Or you can go to eBay and search "5Pcs J107 Hardware Cabinet Boxes Spring Loaded Latch Catch Toggle Steel Hasp". They were about $5 for five latches. They work well.

The mods to the air cleaner housings:
I used a Dremel to cut out the raised section of the boxes, and cut off the two stand-offs for the filter element. Then cut some rigid clear plastic to fit into the opening left from the raised sections. Then I just used Gorilla duct tape to hold the clear plastic in place and cover the original air feed hole to the air box.

I used Gorilla duct tape as the lower hinge. It's kind of wimpy but it works. Duct tape deteriorates after about a year so I may go to a better hinge method... or just replace the duct tape.

I used the latch listed above to hold it closed. I must say this latch is secure... it won't fall open. And it's easy to unlatch, open, and re-latch.

I should note, the box cover on the right side will lay against the header pipe when open. So you must prevent this if you open it when the bike is hot. The left side does not have this risk so I store my gloves there. They are quick and easy to grab before and after a ride.

As a final touch I added chrome cap nuts to cover the original three bolt holes on the covers.
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Not sure I get it. I thought the purpose of the "earshave" was to get rid of those air cleaner pods for cosmetic reasons. There is very little room in them, If I were going top leave them, I would leave them functional. With saddlebags, a T bag, a tank bag, and a duffle bag on the back of the seat, The Vulcan has plenty of room for storage.

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Getting the airbox out of the way is the most benefit from the earshave.
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I agree... removing the airbox and related BS is the primary reason for earshave.
Ya just don't realize how much better life can be without that dang airbox until it's gone.

Afterwards you can do whatever you want with air cleaner pods. I am simply providing an optional use.

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Don't listen to them...your mod is very cool.

The "ears" never bothered me. They set the bike apart from the glut of other V twins.

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I love the idea. Was going to do it myself

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Bought a 750 that was newly shaved, and was excited to use the pods as carryall boxes. The dude threw them away before posting the bike for sale.

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