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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Lost my trunk compartment door today...

Yeah... the whole thing. It's probably somewhere along the highway right now

Had stopped by the DMV to pick up my new plate and registration, and when I opened the door to put the registration in there, I noticed that the plastic hinge that holds the door on had broke. So I put my papers in my pocket and hoped for the best on the ride home, guess I didn't make it.

So anyways, this got me thinking... instead of replacing just the door, what if I replaced the sissy bar and seat with just a solo seat? I've seen some of the great write-ups here of guys doing this, but I'm wondering if this is possible with just common tools? I don't have access to a welder, so custom fab work is out of the question. Any help?

If I can accomplish this, there will be a Corbin saddle for sale in the near future

'89 Vulcan 750 w/ 22k miles.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 03:45 PM
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Well if you wanted to get another door, you could just buy a used tool box/trunk off E-Bay. Then put some RTV Silicone on the nut that holds on the lock and for the hinge use a piece of Gorilla Tape. That's what I did. You would have to take the lock to a locksmith to get it repined for your key though.
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