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Passengers storage compartments

Post by Johnf1059 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:46 pm



I have lost the door/cover off one of the little storage compartments next to the rear seat on my GL1500. The little hinge pins are broken. Was wandering if anyone has successfully come up with a way to fix this issue other than buying new compartments. Both sids are broken. Thanks for any replies.


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Re: Passengers storage compartments

Post by bluthundr31 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:10 pm

The trunk pocket door/lids are available from most all of the Honda parts houses for $26.52 + shipping.
https://www.hondapartshouse.com/oempart ... r200-type7

The left and right have different part numbers and the "color" is different (type7 or type 1).

A good picture would help to resolve the "hinge" problem, , but some ABS cement might work to glue it back together, if you have the parts. . . .

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Post by SG_Jay » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:56 pm

I had one of mine break off. So in a pinch I drilled tiny holes on each side and looped a wire through and twisted the ends. I figured I'd get around to replacing it. Well it's been like that for 2 years now, still opens and closes fine. And unless you really look or I point it out, you never even know it was once broken.



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Post by bluthundr31 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:53 pm

Hmmmm, , ,just "brain-stormin" here, , ,

Would a large(ish) paperclip bent straight, go through the holes you made and then bend the paperclip so it doesn't come loose work??? Provided there's still something inside the pocket body to hold it to. . .

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Post by SG_Jay » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:57 pm

I don't see why not. The wire I used was about the same as a paper clip. It's essentially the same thing. I went through the holes with it and tightened it on the inside of the compartment and it's tucked down underneath. Can't even see it.

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Re: Passengers storage compartments

Post by fibersport » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:42 pm

I glued mine shut with hot melt glue, don't ride 2 up so they would never get used anyway - prevented the door from being lost and is reversible if I ever decide to fix it.

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Post by bluthundr31 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:38 pm

I had problems with the "latch" mechanism for both trunk pocket door/lids. I fixed my problem with putting a magnetic closure setup that works great and fixed the problem quite well, , , ,

https://www.northamericangoldwings.com/ ... ent=128631

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Re: Passengers storage compartments

Post by CrystalPistol » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:42 pm

I had one side break one day, so I fixed both sides same way. Used brass cabinet hinges, did relieve pass volume control housing a little bit I think. Was maybe 12 or so years ago I did this, and it's still working great. I made a small threaded aluminum backup plate for inside for lower pairs screws.









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Post by Johnf1059 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:18 pm

Thanks for your reply crystalpistol I will consider that also.
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Post by Johnf1059 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:00 pm

Hey guys. I got on Honda parts warehouse to order a right side compartment cover but don’t see anything telling me what color I am ordering mine are brown. Any help on the color code please.
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Post by bluthundr31 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:10 pm

If your '94 Interstate has a "brownish" trunk pocket lid, ,that color is called "Tuscany Red" (R200 Type 7).
The trunk pocket lid on the "right-side" has a part number of, 81164-MN5-00ZN. Any of the parts houses will have it, but this one is a couple bucks cheaper, , ,I don't know anything about the vendor though(Caveat Emptor)
https://www.hondapartsnation.com/oempar ... r200-type7

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Post by Johnf1059 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:20 pm

Thanks Bluethunder31! I’ll get it ordered.
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Re: Passengers storage compartments

Post by minimac » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:34 am

After replacing the one I kept breaking on the left side, (for the third time) I did a small hinge similar to CrystalPete. It's now been eight years, and no issue.

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Post by Johnf1059 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:07 pm

I received the new door for the right passenger compartment today. I didn’t realize it doesn’t come with a latch. And it’s black not brown. So I guess I have more ordering to do.


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Post by Wing--Man » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:09 pm

I used fishing leaders that has coated wire.
Glued an eyelet to the door for the spring clip and screwed the other end inside the box.
If it pops off, you WILL hear it banging away.
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Post by Johnf1059 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:18 pm

Great idea wing—man👍
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Post by bluthundr31 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:33 am

It sure looks like they sent you the wrong part, , , ,(possibly)
The grayish one, and the brownish one are distinguished by the LAST TWO identifiers of the part number, , the grayish one has a part number that ends in "000ZA", but the brownish one has the same part number EXCEPT the LAST TWO identifiers are "000ZN".

It would've been nice to get the matching color on that door/lid.

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Re: Passengers storage compartments

Post by Johnf1059 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:10 am

Yes they sent the wrong one. I ordered the 000zn but they sent 000za so I have to send it back and also had to order the latch assembly for it.
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Post by JohnUSA » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:13 am

ABS, and abs glue. I have fixed so much stuff with ABS. You have to allow for cure time. I'll do some work, and leave it for a day to set up.

I have two cans of ABS glue. One is new and thin, and the other is older and thicker. Once it gets too thick, I'll thin it out a little bit by introducing some from the new can. The thick stuff is good to lay up projects.

I fixed a little pin on one of these pocket doors. Cut off a small chunk of ABS to approximate the pin size, used the thicker stuff to glue/hold it in place. I let a little time pass, and then put the door on. The ABS was slightly pliable, and not firmly set yet.

If you screw something up, you can start over. I got a dremel with a plastic cut off wheel to help cut small pieces for repairs.

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Post by bellboy40 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:08 am

SG_Jay wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:56 pm
I had one of mine break off. So in a pinch I drilled tiny holes on each side and looped a wire through and twisted the ends. I figured I'd get around to replacing it. Well it's been like that for 2 years now, still opens and closes fine. And unless you really look or I point it out, you never even know it was once broken.20190802_162108.jpg
I just made a repair on a broken hinge pin on mine also. I did the same as you with a piece of wire through the holes and twisted inside the pocket. After getting it tight, I cut the twist down to about a half inch and bent it down inside the pocket. You would never notice it if you were not looking for it and it works fine. It looks and works better than how the PO had "fixed" it. He had stuck a piece of velcro on the outside across the door and body of the pocket and used it for a hinge. It sort of worked but didn't look good.

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Re: Passengers storage compartments

Post by SG_Jay » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:27 am

When I did mine, I initially intended for it to be a "temporary" fix. Now, I don't see any reason to change it. It just works :D

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Post by Fuzzyswing » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:30 am

I cut small strips of Velcro and put them along the sides of the door and housing works great.

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Post by Mh434 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:24 pm

I wanted to still be able to use my compartments. I tried various fixes, and none of them worked.

Eventually, I used a short length of stainless steel piano hinge, completely hidden by the door, and it works perfectly...far better than the original hinge system, and it will last forever.

I also replaced the spring for the latch mechanism. I used a small coil spring (pulls the latch closed) instead of the flat metal spring originally fitted. It has a nice, smooth action & very positive latching.

As soon as the other side goes, I'm going to do the same thing on that one.

If you look at this thread - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=38953&p=239742&hilit=hinge#p239742 - about 1/2 way down the page, you'll find pictures etc. of how I did this fix.

Hope that helps!

***Actually, WingAdmin, if you're following this thread, perhaps the "piano hinge" repair method (as in the link above) could be added to the GL1500 "DIY" section. It seems to be a common problem...

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Re: Passengers storage compartments

Post by SG_Jay » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:27 pm

I like the looks of that. If my wire gives out, I'm going with that too.



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