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1Back to top Go down   Compartment Lid Lanyards Empty Compartment Lid Lanyards on Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:43 pm

AJ.Valente

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Long story short, both compartment lids came off one dark night on the freeway! Crying or Very sad

This got me to thinking, how to avoid that scenerio in future . . .





Compartment Lid Lanyards Mod001




(above) The idea of lanyards came to mind, and last winter the parts were carefuly selected and
assembled. Note the lanyards are attached at the top end nearest the hinge (red arrows). Velcro is used to aid disassembly in the event the lids undergo restoration.




Compartment Lid Lanyards Mod002




(above) Essentially, matching velcro adhesive strips are laid into the back of the lids.* In the case of
the right-hand lid the base strip was cut in two to fit within the segmented compartments. On
the left-hand lid the strip is laid on the flat narrow edge (this compartment designed for radio installation so the other two edges are curved).**








Compartment Lid Lanyards Mod003






(above) With the compartments installed, lanyards prevent lids from accidentally falling off bike. :king:






Notes:
*The loops (smooth side) adhere to the lid and the hooks (fuzzy side) lay on top. The plastic
paddle with attached lanyard is then epoxied to the back side of the hooks.


** The adhesive strip is exposed under the paddle, though it's trimmed around the edges of the
paddle to contain unused adhesive.



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2Back to top Go down   Compartment Lid Lanyards Empty Re: Compartment Lid Lanyards on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:49 pm

RicK G

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Yeah I have come across a few who have done that, but not quite as neat as that, after losing a lid or two into the darkness.


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3Back to top Go down   Compartment Lid Lanyards Empty Re: Compartment Lid Lanyards on Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:27 pm

88

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Thats a nice neat solution - I was lucky enough to catch the radio cover just as it came up a couple of months ago whilst accelerating away from a fuel stop - I jammed it under my ass until I could pull over safely and refit. I was pleased with my reflexes but not something I'd like to do everyday. I shall be on the lookout for suitable materials to "borrow" your idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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4Back to top Go down   Compartment Lid Lanyards Empty Re: Compartment Lid Lanyards on Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:46 pm

RicK G

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The lids seem to be almost as suicidal as panniers I had one come off at about 140kph and landed in my lap. I don't think I would be so lucky next time.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

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