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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Glove Box - Bad hinge

Is it just me or is the design of the glove box hinge bad.

95% of the hinge is already broken and looking for a way to fix it. Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did you fix it?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 02:16 PM
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im suprised no one here has fabricated a steel one yet. i bet a chrome or ss one would look real good and be near indestructable.

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Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did you fix it?
Naw.... no one here has had that problem.............lol

I just mentioned that to a perspective Vulcaneer, that it's one thing he should be aware of.
There have been more than a few here who've made something to work better than stock.
A hinge, a couple nuts & bolts and you're better than new!!

HERE is a link to the Vulcan Verses that talks about the hinge.

And don't forget about the nut that holds the lock on. Many here have lost the lock when the nut worked itself loose, and the lock went bye-bye....somewhere down the road.
A few dabs of silicone adhesive on it (as well as the chrome plastic swing arm caps) and you shouldn't have to worry about them leaving your bike any time soon.


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One the the PO's on my bike drilled 4 small holes and used cable ties to make a hinge. The ties are black so they don't show and it's worked great for the last 5 years.

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Go to the hardware and get you some Gorilla brand tape. Just put a piece across the inside of the box over the hinge, it will work just fine and the door won't fall off. Plus put some RTV on the the nut of the lock, they do vibrate loose and the lock falls out. Trust me I know.

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Well I fixed it and it only cost $2.00.

I used one side of a strip of velcro (the hook side) and cut it to fit as the hinge from the inside. This stuff works perfectly. First of all, no holes. Then it's black (matches great) and weather proof, flexible, and wears like iron. You can't pull that stuff apart once stuck to the plastic.

I was looking in Home Depot for a hinge, and couldn't find anything I liked and just happened past the velcro display and started thinking..

This is the simplest solution and looks like factory.
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Sounds like a good fix to me.

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I used a small door hinge mounted on the inside held in place with rivets. All that you can see are the rivet heads.
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This is what I did. https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4902

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Here's another option, especially if you've already lost the door. Similar to Hyper's setup. BAG

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1990 Fuel tank
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