Left Compartment on 2008 GL1800


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LouG
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Left Compartment on 2008 GL1800

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Has anybody ever seen or heard of a Locking left front compartment? It would need to have locking as an option. Thanks

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I know they have them for the 1500, but never have seen one for the 1800.
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I'm sure you have your reasons for wanting one but why? Have you had stuff stolen from your bike? Why not just put it in your trunk or saddlebags.
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I agree on saddle bags or trunk. if someone wants in fairing compartment bad enough not much to stop them.
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A few years ago on my way to the west coast I made a gas stop. Had my Ipod in the left pocket along with my power plug that was occupied by the GPS power plug. Went in to pay for gas ,come out and find the left pocket open and it looked like someone tried to get the Ipod out. My only savior was I had so many wires in the left pocket he or she probably couldnt figure out how to untangle them and said screw it. Having a locked pocket like the right one would be nice. A regular thief would have no problems with it but the jerks at hotels and restaurants it would be enough that they would move on.
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I ran power to the right compartment and keep my phone and spare smh10 in it. I wired a 10A 5volt power supply directly to the battery .
Bought one of those cheap dual usb cigaret light adapters from ebay and gutted it, just wanted the usb sockets, mounted it in the right compartment and wired it to the 10A 5V supply. Also used the 10A supply to power my Garmin Virb and Nuvi 3790.

When I'm on the road I have my camera battery charger, phone , and spare smh10 stored in the right compartment and charging.

If you want to switch the supply just wire the supply to a relay and control the relay from the acc. circuit.
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I would suggest to the OP that he write American Honda and make the suggestion to them to make it with a lock. They have far more ability to make the change than we do.

I recognize that the left front pocket is not lockable so anything left there is easily stolen. Be aware and plan and store stuff there accordingly.
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Yes, it's because I have my IPod and occasionally my EZPass in that pocket. I have contacted someone in Italy who makes exactly what I'm looking for but they have no distributor in the US. I'll let you know what happens.
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LouG wrote:Yes, it's because I have my IPod and occasionally my EZPass in that pocket. I have contacted someone in Italy who makes exactly what I'm looking for but they have no distributor in the US. I'll let you know what happens.
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I got around to installing the left compartment lock I ordered last year. It goes together easily and it works. Price including shipping was around $100. I know it's pricey but the product comes from Italy and shipping is expensive. You can view the product and it's installation on YouTube at:



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I'm resurrecting this thread on purpose because I want exactly the same thing, and I found exactly that supplier online in Italy.

May I ask, after a few years, can we get your thoughts on how the lock is working?
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$100 bloody hell what a rip off, does the seller go to fit it. All you need is a cam lock and a stainless or rubber cover or cap, drill a hole in the lid, and a slot in the pocket, or fit so cam slides under release button to prevent it being pushed down. about a fiver on the www. bought one a year or so ago, but just not fitted it yet.
bought a hard pocket for 1500's and fitted my own lock, because it did not come with one. I have a couple of 1500 locking LHS lids somewhere





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Most hardware stores, lowes / home depot carry them.
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tam, if you think the lock is anything special because of a tube type key, they are not, about the same price as a good one with a blade type key.


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I'd pay the $100 gladly, because I don't have time to **** with it, and if I hurry the job it'll either not work the way I want, or it'll look like ***.

I'm a perfectionist when it comes to vehicles and I'm happy to pay for something that's templated or "bolt on" when I'm short on time.

When I have more time, then I like to tinker and get things "just right", but taking even one extra hour to do this simple one hour job would literally cost me twice what he's asking for the kit.


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