I have a locking lid on my topcase once again. Woohoo. Door hinges worked! It isn’t watertight anymore, but hey that’s what baggies are for, right?
The pita part was that I had to uninstall it to be able to get to where the screws needed to go. The amazing part is that I didn’t break anything else while I was at it! Spirit of the Cannonball indeed!
Speaking of hack jobs, I had to make an adapter to have my front luggage rack carry a gallon can for gas. Based on weight balancing, the heavy tools will go at my feet, and the gallon of gas will help counterbalance things I put in my topcase. On the scooter forums you see these beautifully machined metal slabs precision cut and fitted. Me?
I used an old cookie sheet from an old toaster oven we don’t have any more. lol. Scooter hacks.
Now I know I can make it from one gas station to the next even out west.