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Piece of aluminum angle bolted to the latch stay.
One of those threaded rivet thingies (because I had it) that you put in sheet metal so you can run a bolt into it, to act as a sleeve for the carriage bolt and prevent the sping from binding on the bolt.
Run the carriage bolt through the spring and the rivet thingy (bolt diam is smaller than the rivet thingy and moves freely of course) and the anlge.
Note: the carriage bolt nuts make it preload adjustable.


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Carriage bolts lands on the top of the lock "tower". Give a light push to latch shut.


Turn the key and the lid pops open enough that opening it is a one handed operation.
Now all I have to do is figure out a way to not forget the key in the lock before I ride away.
 

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Now all I have to do is figure out a way to not forget the key in the lock before I ride away.
Put it on a soft ring with your ignition key.
Then you just waste time trying to remember where you left the keys.
 

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Neat idea..........
 

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Put it on a soft ring with your ignition key.
Then you just waste time trying to remember where you left the keys.
the thing is i have the two on one of those separatable key rings so i don't have a key dangling and scratching up the triple clamp and I always put the key in the ignition before i unlock the trunk. I guess stupid behavior has just consequences. i'm sure i'll lose it one day.
 

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I have made the keys thinner by filling. Then joined the two or three together, with a small screw and nut with thin rubber washers in between the keys.The keys move enough to be used and folded up when off the bike. Tension the nut to suit saw/file off flush then peen over to stop the nut coming off. When the keys are in the the ignition lock the washers hold the others away from scratching the paint/top yoke. Job done!;) PS Really neat spring /opener....
 

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I have made the keys thinner by filling. Then joined the two or three together, with a small screw and nut with thin rubber washers in between the keys.The keys move enough to be used and folded up when off the bike. Tension the nut to suit saw/file off flush then peen over to stop the nut coming off. When the keys are in the the ignition lock the washers hold the others away from scratching the paint/top yoke. Job done!;) PS Really neat spring /opener....
very cool. Farkled keys. What next?
 

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Awsome Mustang.

Can you devise a device that keeps my dainty undergarments from getting trapped half in and half out of my Pelicans.
 

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Awsome Mustang.

Can you devise a device that keeps my dainty undergarments from getting trapped half in and half out of my Pelicans.
Can't help you ou t with the panties. but are you talking about that run down piece of Mustang in the background? it's a '79 2.3 tubo (not a pace car), first year Fox body. it's my dad's. he's the original owner and his three boys really ran it through the ringer as their first car. he's going to restore once he gets settled in Arkansas. it is actually a really cool car but the turbo went out 10 years ago. if i could find a '79 5.0 that would pass smog in Cali i'd be on it.
 

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A fellow architecture student has an SVO Mustang.
He claimed it could beat my 1970 Dodge Coronet 440 in the 1/4 mile.

A point I didn't bother to dispute.

The "440" was merely a model designation for this 318-equipped 4-door.

Back to bikes:

I briefly thought about adding a pneumatic lift to my Caribou/Pelican topcase.
 

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A fellow architecture student has an SVO Mustang.
He claimed it could beat my 1970 Dodge Coronet 440 in the 1/4 mile.

A point I didn't bother to dispute.

The "440" was merely a model designation for this 318-equipped 4-door.

Back to bikes:

I briefly thought about adding a pneumatic lift to my Caribou/Pelican topcase.
drool on the SVO. that's one of my dream cars. '86 is the one i want cuz it has flush headlights. actually they started that mid year '85 i believe. this '79 is a precursor to the SVO and the T-bird turbo coupe but it's a dog. if the tubo boosts the output i would hate to drive it without it plus it only gets about 12mpg. but it's a neat none the less. i've git a '91 5.0 and it's cool to see the evolution from the first and the last generation fox bodies.

OOH! pneumatic lift. then i wouldn't even have to open it at all. wonder if i could find one short enouogh.
 
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