Trunk and Saddlebag replacement


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Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by 2 wheeler » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:51 am



Yesterday afternoon it happened. I was slowing to make a left turn with my left turn signal activated when a pickup truck nailed me from behind. The rear end of my 1999 Goldwing received substantial damage. My wife and I did not require medical treatment. Is it possible to still get a oem trunk and saddlebags or would I need to locate salvage parts? I am afraid that the insurance company will total my bike. It only has a little over 48,000 miles.
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Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by Big Blue UK » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:08 am

Well you should have, whiplash etc, take his insurance for every penny you can get, not that I advocate it. Rear end shunting should carry a mandatory penalty of driving without due care and attention, and hefty fine. Teach the asswipes to pay attention.
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Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by Wing--Man » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:35 pm

I cringed seeing your bikes condition.

Insurance... I AGREE, every cent possible.

If you are going to glue it back together, wait until I but some glue stock.
Expect to shell out $350 to $600 for used ones. Expect picking up the wrong color unless you have time to wait... a year?

Similar note.
This Labor Day 2019, Fri-2 _ Sat-3 _ Sun-3 _ Mon-5 rear end accidents.
That is a LOT of "TEXTING while DRIVING" tickets! Every accident the hitters were early 20ish to 40ish in age.
Twice I nearly got whacked but ducked out of the way.
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Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by fibersport » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:23 pm

Good thing is that you and your wife are OK. I have a trunk bottom and a set of saddlebags, not in your color though so it would need to be painted. Send me a private message if you're interested.

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Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by CrystalPistol » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:28 pm

When you start looking, check with local GWRRA members and shops that do TRIKES.

Example, my '97 has been a trike since '98, but I still have OEM saddles bags & stuff.

One day on a ride, front tire hit a rock in a shadow, kicked up and bent lower side shields on left and busted lower cowl. I found perfect matches on Ebay that night, same colors, and not bad prices.

Buddy of mine had his '96 slip out on him on a wet road, he found bag and parts through local chapter, same colors too.

Sad to say, just found out yesterday that another buddy that is well on in years sold his trike that he had triked from a bike that he owned since mid '90s (sold it a few years ago) … just recently stumbled on his saddle bags and stuff while cleaning a shed … and pitched them.
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Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by minimac » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:39 am

If they consider it totaled take the money, buy it back cheap and search for used parts. Even if they aren't the right color, that's easily remedied.

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Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by 2 wheeler » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:47 am

The insurance appraiser finally examined the bike yesterday, so I tore into it to see what I had. I don't believe I am up to trying to straighten the frame as pictured and don't feel like spending a lot of money on it. What do you think?





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Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by CrystalPistol » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:54 pm

Trike builders almost always store away or discard that part of the frame.

Might be a source there.

Bike is a decent candidate for conversion, but it's very very fixable as is.

Patience & some Looking will be the key. It's not a rare color either.

Salvage is not a dirty word. Using salvage parts is just using the good parts that came from other bikes like your's. Another way to see it, if you don't fix it, if no one fixes it, it will likely become "salvage" itself. Prior to the wreck, you didn't have a brand new saddle bag on the left rear either.
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Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by CrystalPistol » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:01 pm

Big Blue UK wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:08 am
Well you should have, whiplash etc, take his insurance for every penny you can get, not that I advocate it.
…. not at all you aren't.
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Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by Wing--Man » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:42 pm

2 wheeler wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:47 am
The insurance appraiser finally examined the bike yesterday, so I tore into it to see what I had.
I don't believe I am up to trying to straighten the frame as pictured
and don't feel like spending a lot of money on it.
Approximate prices I have seen the past couple years.

$50 - Frame
125 - Saddlebag
250 - Trunk
100 - Paint (color code mix rattle can)+ misc. odds ends.
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525.00 . . I would say that's a very meager repair. Basically it is a simple matter of reassembly.
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Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by fibersport » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:45 pm

2 Wheeler, send me your number in a PM, I'm about a 30 minute drive from you and can help you out with some of the parts.
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Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Post by JohnUSA » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:40 am

2 wheeler wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:47 am
The insurance appraiser finally examined the bike yesterday, so I tore into it to see what I had. I don't believe I am up to trying to straighten the frame as pictured and don't feel like spending a lot of money on it. What do you think?IMG_20190910_101318.jpgIMG_20190910_101346.jpg
Heck yeah! Bigger hammer time!
Seriously, though..have you checked out ebay? I can't tell if this would help, but this is a hundred bucks:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/89-HONDA-GL150 ... SwPCVX8FBN



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