Originally Posted by kryptonianjorel
PO used duct tape to hold the door on. I made some cuts with a dremel and gorilla glued a door hinge on the inside of it. Works like a charm
Keeping the door on wouldn't have been that hard of a thing to do, had I trusted it to stay on by itself like I should have (meaning, I should have not trusted it at all). The first time I took the door all the way off (because I was taking the seat off, etc), it looked pretty sketchy when I put it back on, because it just sort of sat there on top of the bottom half of the toolbox, and between that and the lock, it was just going to stay there?
Anyway, I fell for it. What did I know, after all? Surely the Kawasaki engineers had put their best guy on this very question, and there was some dynamic at play that would take me years to learn in advanced physics classes.
Nope. It was gone by the end of my next ride. Of course it was. And I hadn't yet even seen the sticky thread(s) about those first things you should do when you get a VN750.
Could be worse. There are much more important, and expensive, things to lose. I'll replace mine one of these days. The big question is whether I'll be able to re-key it to match the ignition key, or if I'll have to re-key the whole bike if I want to have one key for everything (meaning both helmet locks, the ignition, and the toolbox). I suspect that's what I'll have to do if I want to have a locking toolbox. Low priority, though.