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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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Toolbox Hinge

I've read a few posts in here about placing tape on the toolbox hinge in case the plastic hinge breaks. This happened to mine last year. Luckily I didn't lose the lid or the lock. Instead of taping it I decided a metal hinge would be a better replacement. It was also cheaper than buying a new door. This raised the lid slightly which makes it lock more securely. After a year of riding they have held up decently.
I will be making another one soon for a friend of mine that is getting ready to lose his toolbox lid. If anyone is interested I'll post a list of materials and instructions.

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 07:26 AM
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Looks good Lancer.
I lost the lock, so I just replaced the box with a small nylon, backpack looking, camera bag. Doesn't look too bad with the nylon saddlebags.


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Mine hasn't broke off yet but ity's close. That is the same thought I had to do. The only differace is I plan on using a cut section of a bicycle rubber innertube. 1. to hide the hinge 2. to block out the rain. Great job though!
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 11:28 AM
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If the offer is still good, please go ahead and post the list of materials....and also the instructions for this fix.

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Mine was fixed by simply drilling some holes in the lid and body and running a nylon zip tie throught he holes and voila, a cheap fix. I haven't noticed any rain leakage but then again, I keep the paper work in a plastic bag.

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Can you please post a picture. Curios to see how it looks.
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I came out great I would definitely be interested in getting that list. Thanks
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Can you please post a picture. Curios to see how it looks.
This is the best I could find for now....

That isn't the same one I have on now, but nearly identical.
I'll get a current pic on later today.


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I will be working on it this weekend and hope to have everything posted on Sunday.

2001 VN750
Vista Cruise Control
V-Force shield
Kawasaki Saddlebag supports
Fixed trunk hinge
TOC MCCT
Clear Alternatives LED tail light
Knifemaker style floorboards
Knifemaker style dash
Avon Venom X 110/90 Front
Avon Venom X 170/80 Rear
Big Crank AGM battery
25,100 miles as of 04/20/2010
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Here's a couple pics of the bag I have on the bike now, inplace of the toolbox.



I really like it compared to the box. It holds things more organized and more secure (as far as bouncing around) with two zippered pockets on the outside, one zippered pocket on the inside, and a velcro secured outside pocket that's perfect for holding my kickstand plate.
I have it mounted by running the shoulder straps over the backrest, then under the rack, and then buckled back onto the bag.


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