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Both my trunk box pocket lid hinge pins were broken when I bought the bike, I read in these pages about abs glue, I have no faith in any glue so I used a different method.

I also used a metal pin through the lugs that were not yet broken to re-inforce them
Being a retired TV engineer I alwas used this method on tv's when the flap covering the tuning buttons was broken, always worked well and lasted.
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I drilled through what was left of the hinge lugs
I drilled through what was left of the hinge lugs


Then pushed a thin splitpin through the holes
Then pushed a thin splitpin through the holes


Some places were inreachable with a drill so I heated the splitpin and pushed it through the plastic while still hot
Some places were inreachable with a drill so I heated the splitpin and pushed it through the plastic while still hot




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agedbikeman wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:45 pm
Both my trunk box pocket lid hinge pins were broken when I bought the bike, I read in these pages about abs glue, I have no faith in any glue so I used a different method.

I also used a metal pin through the lugs that were not yet broken to re-inforce them
Being a retired TV engineer I alwas used this method on tv's when the flap covering the tuning buttons was broken, always worked well and lasted.
That's actually a common method when fixing these doors.

Incidentally, ABS glue is not like regular glue when it comes to working with ABS. It doesn't work as an adhesion agent like most glues do: instead, it chemically melts the pieces being joined. Once it cures (the solvent carrier evaporates), what's left is not two pieces of ABS glued together, it is two pieces of ABS that are now melted together into one piece. You can't break them apart by forcing the glued joint to fail, because there is no glue remaining - just the pieces of plastic that have now become a single piece.

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hanks, I didn't know that

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I tried that method first, and it did work....for a while. Problem is, that 20-30 year old ABS is getting old & brittle now, and the little tabs on mine snapped off pretty quickly, across the middle of the new holes.

In the end, I used a short strip of hidden stainless steel piano hinge that should outlive me by a fair margin. Somewhere here there's a thread I did on it....

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My fix using brass hinges, I did both sides same time, maybe 10-12 years ago.


I notched or "fitted" the passenger volume control to fit contours. On the other side, one of the lower screws also secures the cord holder too.


The long red piece with two screws is a piece of metal tapped to screw threads, then I just dabbed on some red paint. These were only needed on the door lip. Down inside the lower part, just used small lock nuts & washers. The third screw you see just has a lock nut on it.


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viewtopic.php?f=6&t=38953&p=239742&hilit=hinge#p239742

About 1/2 way down the page is the way I did it with the piano hinge....



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