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home made enhancements to your trunk...
« on: January 25, 2015, 12:04:17 am »
I have a C14, but I think C10's might like this as well, and since we don't have a section for both bikes I'll post it in this section too...  :beerchug:

So I did a couple home remedies to my trunk...  ;) :)

When ever I ride in the rain the muck flips up the back of the bike and seemed to always get up and in the lock for my trunk, every now and then I'd hit the lock with some of that white grease but I thought of a way to keep the muck out going forward. I used a penny sized magnet and painted it black, works great, been test riding it the past couple days and hitting lots of bumps and high speeds, so far so good the magnet hasn't came of yet!  :great:














The other thing was whenever I'd make a beer run the beers would always slide around in my trunk on that slick plastic bottom going through corners etc. I made a nice little rubber grip pad, started with a piece of paper to trace the inside shape, transferred that to a piece of cardboard, then used that to make my pattern on the rubber grippy stuff. No more sliding from side to side through the corners, the beers stay nicely planted!
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Re: home made enhancements to your trunk...
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 03:32:33 am »
good tips ZG.  so your C14 is now red.  I think it was Kawasaki green the first time I saw it, black with Kawasaki green accents the 2nd time I saw it.  now it appears you've changed colors again to red.  anyway, the magnet idea is a good one.

one of the rain weather tricks that my C10 uses is to put a 35mm film container lid, which is the perfect size, and snap it over the ignition key opening to keep the rain out of that when the bike is parked.  Don't know if your C14 has the same size/diameter of key tumbler but if it does, the cover is a good way to keep the rain out of the ignition tumbler.

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Re: home made enhancements to your trunk...
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 04:26:57 am »
The other thing was whenever I'd make a beer run the beers would always slide around in my trunk on that slick plastic bottom going through corners etc. I made a nice little rubber grip pad, started with a piece of paper to trace the inside shape, transferred that to a piece of cardboard, then used that to make my pattern on the rubber grippy stuff. No more sliding from side to side through the corners, the beers stay nicely planted!
 :great: :beerchug:
Your problem is obvious.  If there's enough room in the trunk for the beer to slide around, you clearly aren't buying enough beer.   :beerchug:

I find that a 24-pack of cans fits nicely in each sidebag of a C10.  (Yes, I'm often sent on beer runs when I'm riding with the guys from CB1100F.net)  I love the look of the guy at the store when I have 2 cases and a few twelve packs - and I'm wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Love the magnet idea.  Going to pick one up before spring.

one of the rain weather tricks that my C10 uses is to put a 35mm film container lid, which is the perfect size, and snap it over the ignition key opening to keep the rain out of that when the bike is parked.  Don't know if your C14 has the same size/diameter of key tumbler but if it does, the cover is a good way to keep the rain out of the ignition tumbler.
Seems like a good idea too.  But my SD memory card case doesn't stay put.   :rotflmao:
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Re: home made enhancements to your trunk...
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2015, 07:53:28 am »



Man it never fails.  Now Mama's new Frigidaire is on sale.   :-[


Oh yeah, nice tips too Jay... just coulda used em before gettin' a fridge.    ;D
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Re: home made enhancements to your trunk...
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2015, 02:35:28 pm »
I think the rubber mats sold as router pads would be a perfect choice for a trunk. Someone gave me a couple years ago and I don't use them with a router, I prefer to clamp my workpiece, but I do use them all the time for other stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2015, 02:44:14 pm »
so Jay,
You did go ahead and make different color mats for each one of your different color trunks right?   :)) :))
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Re: home made enhancements to your trunk...
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2015, 04:08:19 pm »
good tips ZG.  so your C14 is now red.  I think it was Kawasaki green the first time I saw it, black with Kawasaki green accents the 2nd time I saw it.  now it appears you've changed colors again to red.  anyway, the magnet idea is a good one.


Thanks Brian, yep she's red now, I've got multiple sets of bodywork and like to change em out from time to time.  :great: :beerchug:




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Re: home made enhancements to your trunk...
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2015, 04:11:22 pm »
Your problem is obvious.  If there's enough room in the trunk for the beer to slide around, you clearly aren't buying enough beer.   :beerchug:

 :D :-[ :truce: ;D :beerchug:


Love the magnet idea.  Going to pick one up before spring.

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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2015, 04:13:05 pm »



Man it never fails.  Now Mama's new Frigidaire is on sale.   :-[


Oh yeah, nice tips too Jay... just coulda used em before gettin' a fridge.    ;D


 :)) :)) :))      :lol_hitting: ;D :beerchug:

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Re: home made enhancements to your trunk...
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2015, 04:14:46 pm »
so Jay,
You did go ahead and make different color mats for each one of your different color trunks right?   :)) :))
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