Broken hinge on rear saddlebag 2012 Wing


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Broken hinge on rear saddlebag 2012 Wing

Postby RoadDawg » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:40 am



Recently I opened the right saddlebag on my 2012 GoldWing and the front hinge pulled away from the inner plastic casing which disintegrated entirely. The hinge is still affixed to the bag door so that part is OK. The bag was not overloaded at the time, the retention wire was in place etc. The plastic just dissolved. I know it is likely difficult to visualize the problem based on the above description.

Currently there is no place to attach the hinge any longer. Took it to the dealer who said they need to replace the entire back side of the bike (the outer portion of the bag is OK), but part is not available until mid September?? Geeez.

However, I am reluctant to open the bag to use it because it only has a working hinge at the bottom at the back. I would like to come up with a temporary fix to allow me to use the bag in the interim pending the long awaited arrival of the parts but I am somewhat stymied as to what I can do since there is nothing to attach the hinge to any longer, even if I tried to re-fiberglass the area. ?????

Advise would be appreciated.

Thanks all...
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Re: Broken hinge on rear saddlebag 2012 Wing

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:26 am

Fiberglass is not the answer. If they are going to replace it anyway, take a piece of ABS (just a small flat piece will do, you can buy them on eBay or Amazon) and use ABS plumber's cement to bond it in place. That might give you enough of a base to attach to in the interim.

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Re: Broken hinge on rear saddlebag 2012 Wing

Postby RoadDawg » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:40 am

thank you I will give that a try

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Re: Broken hinge on rear saddlebag 2012 Wing

Postby redial » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:41 am

The cure-all for all things is "Duck Tape"! Isnt it? It should get you through the next month. Make sure you remove as soon as possible so that the adhesive doesnt get comfortable on the paintwork.
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Re: Broken hinge on rear saddlebag 2012 Wing

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:40 am

Wonder if Loctite was used on the fasteners. That stuff disintegrates plastic.

Are they fixing this under warranty??
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Re: Broken hinge on rear saddlebag 2012 Wing

Postby RoadDawg » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:02 pm

Fortunately this is a warranty repair ...thanks to everyone for your suggestions.

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Re: Broken hinge on rear saddlebag 2012 Wing

Postby RoadDawg » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:12 am

In the interim I used MAGIC PUTTY where the hinge attaches to the inner casing and it has worked like a charm....the hinge is now very solid. Fortunately, the parts are now in anyhow so I will get the inner casing replaced early next week.

Thanks to everyone for your help.




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