Archive for August 13th, 2010


Latching mechanism is completed








In the last posting I mentioned the latching mechanism for the clamshell. Well, I worked late last night and  finished that part. Here are a couple of angles of the gear driven actuator I’m using. Its an actuator used in Street rods to pop open the doors with a remote control. I’ll be using a marine grade ignition switch that, when twisted fully clockwise, will send power to the actuator – causing it to pull back and ‘unlock’ the clamshell. This means, if you don’t have a key to the bike, there’s no possible way to get to the items you’ll have stored in the mid-frame storage compartments or the large rear storage compartments. So all your stuff will be safe and secure.