New Tourpack Hinges

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by jimharvey1, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. jimharvey1

    jimharvey1 Junior Member

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    Just purchased a pair of the new hinges for the tourpack. They are NICE! Really heavy weight and solid and look SOOOOO much better than the OEM hinges. See for yourself.

    Tourpack Hinges 002.jpg

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    They are a piece of cake to install and come with all the screws and backing plates. The hardest part is drilling out the OEM rivets. Make sure you get some red locktite before you start the install to prevent a bonzai run to Home Depot or the auto parts store mid-job.
     
  2. toolmanpm

    toolmanpm Member

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    I agree Jim they look great. I did mine a few weeks ago. The lid feels more secure when opening and closing, less wobble. I was so nervous when drilling out the rivets. twice the drill grabbed the metal and almost pulled the lid around on the upper top hindges.
     
  3. 03classic

    03classic Junior Member

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    Gonna have to get me some of those!
     
  4. Delmar

    Delmar Active Member

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    How much were they? Are they factory HD or aftermarket?

    It looks like I have tourpack hinges on my Police RK saddlebags so would be a neat addition.

    This is what the Police hinges look like.

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  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    The new Tourpack hinges look great, compared with the standard ones which look a bit like an afterthought or something made in a backyard garage...but the old is how we say "old school" basic functional as it gets!
     
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    jimharvey1 Junior Member

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  7. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

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    Thanks for the pics, I'll be upgrading mine soon. The stock hinges are very lame.
     
  8. Stoney61

    Stoney61 Member

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    Do they fit the existing rivet holes that are left when you remove the old hinges?
     
  9. Bryanna

    Bryanna Member

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    Those look nice have been thinking about upgrading the stock ones could look better.
     
  10. rebel1

    rebel1 Member

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    They look like the hinge pivot is lower than the stock hinges? Do they change the way the lid opens? They do look great.
    Bob