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Offline Lee87H

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SF single seat tool box door
« on: July 29, 2019, 01:20 »
need a door to the tail box of a SF single seat, any help much appreciated ,  Cheers
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Offline helicopterjim

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Re: SF single seat tool box door
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2019, 18:42 »
I may be able to sell you one ..... with the seat attached.
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Offline Lee87H

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Re: SF single seat tool box door
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 20:55 »
Can't believe I found one, and it was donated to me.  Awesome
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78 1000 3-CL
66 Montesa 250 Impala
74 Bultaco 250 Pursang
74 Bultaco 360 Pursang
79 Bultaco 350 Sherpa T
00 Buell 1200 Cyclone

Offline helicopterjim

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Re: SF single seat tool box door
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 23:58 »
Life is good ....... and you didn't even get a plug from Dam Classic on this thread ..... (yet).
74 SFC
72 SF
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75 3C
79 (81) Formula Mirage 1200
Various Ducati's, Guzzi's, Puch's ... a BSA Sloper and maybe even an R90
I don't have a 1977 Honda XL 175 but I do have a Chang Jiang CJ750 with a sidecar.

Chilliwack, British Columbia

Offline Steph

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Re: SF single seat tool box door
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 16:57 »
need a door to the tail box of a SF single seat, any help much appreciated ,  Cheers

Hi All,

Looking for the same "single seat" door too.

A loan would be also useful.
To serve as a pattern to copy it.

Cheers
Stéphane

Offline Laverda SF

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Re: SF single seat tool box door
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2019, 01:22 »
The Letter Box 750 SF saddle is about as close as your going to get a SFC saddle.

My 70 SF0 came with both the single Letter Box and a Dual Seat.

Sold the Dual Seat and Dual DMC Pipes to buy 2 into 1 headers from Slater Brothers back in 72.

I bobbed the rear fender and mounted a Bates tail light on the Letter (Tool) Box fiberglass seat assembly.

That carrier can hold 200 lbs and can be easily detached. Would not recommend carrying 200 lbs on the back of a Breganzie 750 SF,  2 Cases of 24 beer yes but a Fat Lady is questionable ;o)

The main reason for bobbing the rear fender and using a smaller tale light was because I was somewhat of an Enduro Kid and suffered Crotch Ball grabbing experiences when the bike suddenly took off outta control. Amazing the plumbing still worked when I married and had 3 kids ;o) I despise crotch grabbing Motorcycles.

If you lost the door, fabricate one using Fiberglass with a Cardboard mold , Make a hinge from a Common Door (Preferably  Brass) and as far as the Key Latch goes - They were SHIT from day one - Fabricate your own. It's only a curved 4"x6" plate, make it outta Fiberglass or Carbon fiber. Takes some patient fitting but once achieved recommend you use an Epoxy Primer and paint over it with whatever paint your using. Guaranteed better then the original. If your are really intuitive you might include a rubber water proof seal.

The original Breganzie Letter Box seat trap door plate did rattle around, leaked water, cracked structure and could eventual fly away "Gone with the Wind". Lou Gossett Jr in "Enemy Mind" quote: "Not solid" ;o)

In the long run, I recommend you make your own Letter Box door as it will be a hell of a lot better then the original.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2019, 03:58 by Laverda SF »

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Re: SF single seat tool box door
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 04:21 »
Granted I never did fix that trap door properly - Just had to live with the original crap.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2019, 04:26 by Laverda SF »