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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Toolbox door keeps opening

Is there a quick fix for this? It seems like either the plastic catch is worn or is somehow misaligned. Is this a common problem?

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Is there a quick fix for this? It seems like either the plastic catch is worn or is somehow misaligned. Is this a common problem?
-Robert
...not that I am aware of.....is the metal Lock Tab of proper length ?

?


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...not that I am aware of.....is the metal Lock Tab of proper length ?

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Should be unless it recently shrunk. This just started the other day.

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Photos would help here.

Stock box lock was reasonably solid, but as the box is plastic it could be pried open. Sounds like something is off on yours.

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is the hinge starting to fail....and by hinge, I mean the thin plastic that bends when you open it. It might be that the bottom seam is starting to separate.

Heavy duty packing tape will fix it.
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is the hinge starting to fail....and by hinge, I mean the thin plastic that bends when you open it. It might be that the bottom seam is starting to separate.

Heavy duty packing tape will fix it.
Duct tape is your friend

EDIT: Suggestion....Occasionally riders lose the entire Lock on the road..... to prevent, place RTV or Silicone on the threads of the Lock Latch.


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Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
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...have a vulcan good day!

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My lock fell out while i was riding lol
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I think I figured it out. The bolts for the seat were loose causing the plastic box to ride up and not catch the latch. Tightening the bolts seems to have fixed it. I usually just hand tighten them so I'll have easy access to the battery. Need to find wings nuts or similar I guess.
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I think I figured it out. The bolts for the seat were loose causing the plastic box to ride up and not catch the latch. Tightening the bolts seems to have fixed it. I usually just hand tighten them so I'll have easy access to the battery. Need to find wings nuts or similar I guess.
That seems strange to me. I thought the door and back panel were bolted to the box making it one solid unit....so if the box "rode up" the door would too.....

But yes, do use a goop of silicone on the lock threads...many have lost the entire lock.

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Hell mine doesn't have a door or a lock, I didn't even realize it was supposed to!
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