Tool for removing fuse box lid on Gl1100

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Tool for removing fuse box lid on Gl1100

Postby Dan J » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:23 pm

It's probably just me but I have found removing the lid on the fuse box of my Gl1100 a little frustrating. So this morning I decided to make a little tool to eliminate the frustration of pulling the 3 little tabs out far enough so the lid will just pop off. I took a soft plastic landscaping drip tube stake/holder and cut it in half, then filed it smooth leaving the little hook at the bottom which I fashioned a little better with a small three sided file to catch the tabs on the fuse box lid. It works great! I painted one side with a paint marker pencil and store it tucked into the air pump under my false tank lid so it is always there if or when I need it.

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Re: Tool for removing fuse box lid on Gl1100

Postby keithg64 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:38 pm

I love it when the innovation in us comes out. Great job.
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Re: Tool for removing fuse box lid on Gl1100

Postby Oldbear » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:57 pm

I found having two of the three tabs broken off makes it easy also...
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