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Old 09-27-2013, 06:54 AM   #1824
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Originally Posted by MotoTex View Post
That is a fine looking box. Blends with the pillion seat color well.

Nice job on the fabrication of the plate!

You might consider putting fender washers under the button head bolts to provide more clamping area on the bottom of the box. As they are a tip-over that lands the box on something might shear through the base at those small screw heads.

I planned on using the big washers that are currently under it, but the sealing washers didn't come in yesterday. I used M8's vs the M6's that were "stock" since I did it my way. The box is badass, but I like to beef it up as much as possible too. Plus, the screws were too long as I thought I'd have to use spacers under it to keep the box off the grab rails, but didn't and wanted to keep it low.
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