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Trunk Latch Alternative - Part II
Written by wolfeman5r on 9/26/2010 at 11:24 pm

Hi, i was able to open the PDF yesterday, but it won't open today.
it says the link seems to be broken. I did have to update though.

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "pc800dork" <dokiedo@...> wrote:
>
> For those who are interested...
>
> I decided I'd see how well the trunk works with the (potentially disastrous)
rear lock disabled.
>
> I removed the rear striker. It was an easy job - Simply remove the two
hex-bolts on the inside rear lip of the trunk that hold on the brakes lights.
Slip them off and let them hang down. Up under the lip are two 10mm bolts that
attach the rear striker. Remove them. Angle the striker and tap it down
through the slot (it might make the job easier to lubricate the striker). The
reinstall the bolts for safe keeping.
>
> I then lubed the cables and the locks.
>
> After the striker was removed I tested the single lock to see how sturdy it
was on its own. I didn't notice any play in the trunk and it felt VERY sturdy.
I then tested it by putting the bike onto the center stand. That was not a
problem as I mostly use downward foot pressure on the stand along with pushing
the bike back with the passenger grab rail. No problem there. Taking it off
the stand won't put any stress on it for me, because I do that by sitting on the
bike and rocking forward.
>
> So - I will try it for a while. AT least if the cable breaks, opening the
trunk will be easy by just removing the rear seat.
>
> Putting it back the way it was would take about 10 minutes.
>

Message Thread for message #97267

pc800dork
9/25/2010, 09:29 pm
Trunk Latch Alternative - Part II
For those who are interested... I decided I'd see how well the trunk works with the (potentially disastrous) rear lock disabled. I removed the rear striker. It was an easy job - Simply remove the two hex-bolts on the inside rear li