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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Woman who sold me bike says this was attached behind rear seat but it fell off the bike. She says it was a lock box of some kind but the lid is missing? Where would I find the lid or a new one? Whatever it is - Im curious. Anyone ever seen this?



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it's a little toolbox that used to be attached behind your passengers backrest, but your "door" has fallen off, rendering the box useless. that's why it was removed.

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Thank you! I am gonna look around to see if I can find another one or a door for it.
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Thank you! I am gonna look around to see if I can find another one or a door for it.
Gonna have to find another one. If you look closely at the bottom lip of the opening, you'll see what's left of the door hinge. You flex it too many times, and it's going to break because it's nothing but thin plastic. Horrible design. I've seen fixes/workarounds where people have pop-riveted some leather strips across the "hinge" to reinforce it.
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Woman who sold me bike says this was attached behind rear seat but it fell off the bike. She says it was a lock box of some kind but the lid is missing? Where would I find the lid or a new one? Whatever it is - Im curious. Anyone ever seen this?



They're hard to come by, they're all one piece, the door being molded to the the rest, the back part is separate. I made a stainless cover!

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good luck on finding one intact,as most have broken over the years

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Wow, Nbiker, what a nice cover ! I take it you work at a metal shop, lol

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Wow, Nbiker, what a nice cover ! I take it you work at a metal shop, lol
I'm a Railway fitter, I knocked up an exact template in cardboard, the metal worker said I made his job real easy knocking it up, pleased to say it turned out great, should have done the whole thing! Lol. Thanks for the comment Vulcan lover.

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I don't care if i have it or not I'd superglue it shut if it broke (mines fine, but...) the way it looks without it..... not a good look. I have a mini bag and saddle bags so not something i ever use. Seen plenty without them there though and thats why id glue it shut and leave it if it ever broke.


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It's not really that hard to replace the hinge. That's the weak part. Gluing it shut seems like a lazy fix, but whatever. I removed mine, long before it was even close to breaking, only because it wouldn't fit with my homemade sissy bar. I just covered the area with a plastic mirror:

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I guess there might be a few here that know the rear box not only held the stock toolkit, but a bike lock.

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