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Offline The ice man

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Pocket fairing panels glove box hatch?
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:42:30 pm »
I am talking about the panels on either side of the gas tank that have the glove box in them. The glove box is not so handy dandy because I have to remove the key to unlock them,I may not be able to fully open them,if the handle bars are in the wrong position, the glove box hatch will not stay in the open position and the hatch is likely to become detached when opened. I would think there is be a better way to cover the glove box? But I have  not found one yet!  Do other people have this problem?

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Re: Pocket fairing panels glove box hatch?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 10:01:50 pm »
I am talking about the panels on either side of the gas tank that have the glove box in them. The glove box is not so handy dandy because I have to remove the key to unlock them,I may not be able to fully open them,if the handle bars are in the wrong position, the glove box hatch will not stay in the open position and the hatch is likely to become detached when opened. I would think there is be a better way to cover the glove box? But I have  not found one yet!  Do other people have this problem?

Depends on if you want to secure the items, or simply use it for stuff that can be stolen without being an issue...
Simply adding a strip of duct tape, to the inside surfaces of the dover and box, while in the fully open position answers the issue of it detaching when opened, free, and easilynreplaced when so desired.
For unlocking the latch, make a couple key copies, common key most locksmiths can cut one, then cut the top off, and epoxy the blade into a small volume control knob from a discarded radio, or even just stick the head of the key into a plastic pop bottle cap, and fill it with JB Weld to make a knob, drill a hole thru the knob and install a small lanyard loop with a dogleash clip, and clip it to your clutch line, or throttle cable...to prevent loss... just remember not to leave it on the bike and walk away...clip it to your keys when parking.

The pre 94 models were a real joke, as they had a naugha hide cover with snaps on it, making it a non secure storage area, and a cover that eventually self destructed...

If security isnt a concern, strips of velcro attached to the cover, and fairing work well to retain the cover, and provide tight closure...
Can also be used to prevent lid loss at the hinge area ...

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Re: Pocket fairing panels glove box hatch?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 10:39:55 pm »
I think I am not concerned about security, because I would not be keeping valuables in them.  I think I am more concerned about quick and easy access.  I just don't want the wind to blow item out on the road.

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Re: Pocket fairing panels glove box hatch?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 11:05:53 pm »
Wait 'til you try to use the helmet lock with the bags on.

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Re: Pocket fairing panels glove box hatch?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 05:44:17 am »
In reference to helmet locks;a.make an L shape lock mover b.go to any motorcycle parts place or online and get a set of the T shaped brackets that go through d-ring on helmet.
As far as the knob/locks on fairing covers check with a hardware store before spending big bucks.
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Re: Pocket fairing panels glove box hatch?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 12:50:28 pm »
So far I have never tried to open mine while riding. I store spare fuses, tie down straps, usb cables, a cable lock for my jackets ect. They use the same key as my helmet locks and seat lock. All things I do when I am off the bike. I put my gps in one when parked away from home and like that they lock. The use of the key also keeps me from forgetting to take the ignition key when I rush to take off my gear and get going.

Yes you have to have the bars in the correct position to open them, but it is a great use of space and many bikes don't have them.

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Re: Pocket fairing panels glove box hatch?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 01:12:43 pm »
Ice man, it sounds like you need a tank bag. Everything right there in front of you for easy access. Even while riding. Glove box access can be used for things that need to be more secure.
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Re: Pocket fairing panels glove box hatch?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 05:33:20 pm »
Ice man, it sounds like you need a tank bag. Everything right there in front of you for easy access. Even while riding. Glove box access can be used for things that need to be more secure.
     
     I have a tank bag I take it with me when I leave the bike. It work good.

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Re: Pocket fairing panels glove box hatch?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 02:33:22 am »
Back in July?? of 2017 I posted my Fairing Glove Box Fix. I reversed the locksets so the locking tabs face forward... rendering them useless on purpose. Then I affixed VELCRO fuzzy tabs to the underside of the lids, folded nearly onto themselves. Then a Postage size VELCRO hooks square onto the outer edge close to the lid. Good to 102/mph. They DON'T open up. I'm not at my Computer with Photos, but they're here in COG somewhere. Locomotiveman
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Re: Pocket fairing panels glove box hatch?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 02:38:44 am »
Yeah.... there my Fairing Pocket Fairing Fix Pics are, June 19th., 2017. SEARCH 'Velcro Lids'. I love em'. Clean, tidy, simple. Locomotiveman
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Re: Pocket fairing panels glove box hatch?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 03:25:25 pm »
Some have replaced the key latches with knob latches.
Or, you can have some spare keys made, cut off the tops and epoxy radio knobs onto the key.

I did the knob/key trick for my C-14 bags.
   Works fine and I can remove the knob/keys when I need added security.

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