Broken hinge pin on front trunk compartment door


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Broken hinge pin on front trunk compartment door

Postby wiredgeorge » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:01 am



On one of the two small junk compartment doors on the trunk (towards bike front) there are hinge pins that the doors hinge on. I broke one of the pins. Is there any fix other than replacement of the part?


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Re: Broken hinge pin on front trunk compartment door

Postby trike lady » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:50 pm

You can get a plastic parts repair kit, this is the one I bought some time ago. You basically need their small repair kit. You may even be able to find one called Plastifix.
http://www.plastex.net/
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Re: Broken hinge pin on front trunk compartment door

Postby wingpilot08 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:01 am

OR...you can use a piece of PVC piping and PVC glue and make your own repair and save money. Using a piece of PVC pipe just scrape off shavings and mix with PVC glue. This makes a slurry that is..well ..melted PVC. Once applied to the broken piece and let dry..it is as strong as the original piece.
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Re: Broken hinge pin on front trunk compartment door

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:13 pm

wingpilot96 wrote:OR...you can use a piece of PVC piping and PVC glue and make your own repair and save money. Using a piece of PVC pipe just scrape off shavings and mix with PVC glue. This makes a slurry that is..well ..melted PVC. Once applied to the broken piece and let dry..it is as strong as the original piece.


No, no no! Not PVC...ABS! Our bikes are made of ABS, you want to use ABS pipe and ABS glue. But that won't really fix the little broken pin well. Best thing I could think of would be to try to put a strong metal hinge in there some way? I'm just waiting for the day that I break mine as well - they aren't well engineered.

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Re: Broken hinge pin on front trunk compartment door

Postby Big Blue UK » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:34 am

I have one broke on each side, going to fabricate some sort of hinge or pins this week
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Re: Broken hinge pin on front trunk compartment door

Postby wingpilot08 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:49 am

WingAdmin wrote:
wingpilot96 wrote:OR...you can use a piece of PVC piping and PVC glue and make your own repair and save money. Using a piece of PVC pipe just scrape off shavings and mix with PVC glue. This makes a slurry that is..well ..melted PVC. Once applied to the broken piece and let dry..it is as strong as the original piece.


No, no no! Not PVC...ABS! Our bikes are made of ABS, you want to use ABS pipe and ABS glue. But that won't really fix the little broken pin well. Best thing I could think of would be to try to put a strong metal hinge in there some way? I'm just waiting for the day that I break mine as well - they aren't well engineered.




You are correct ABS...my mistake,,,
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Re: Broken hinge pin on front trunk compartment door

Postby Doug B. » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:03 am

I successfully J.B. welded the head and a short section of the shank of a 8d nail. It worked great and now is probably better than when it came out of the factory.
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Re: Broken hinge pin on front trunk compartment door

Postby Dennis613l » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:40 am

A couple of alternatives:
http://www.culleynet.com/cool-links/hat ... 500-ai-se/

Another method that I've seen, and used myself is to thread a coat hanger wire through the holes.

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Re: Broken hinge pin on front trunk compartment door

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:16 pm

Dennis613l wrote:A couple of alternatives:
http://www.culleynet.com/cool-links/hat ... 500-ai-se/

Another method that I've seen, and used myself is to thread a coat hanger wire through the holes.


I don't know that I'd use living hinge on that application, not on my bike at least - I ride in cold temperatures, and living hinges don't fare too well when they get cold.




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