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Old 09-15-2012, 01:36 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by _cy_ View Post
if you are bound to do this... go with aluminum mil surplus cans
much lighter ... all sorts of thread telling you how
Thanks for the tip. If I could find alu cans that fit my weight, width and cost parameters I'd be on them like flies on a cowpat. These polymer ones weigh 10lbs each (just weighed 'em) and once mounted are the same width as my fog lights. I figure I paid $11 each for badass "ammunition for cannon with solid projectiles -- 30 cartridges" stickers and got free fallout shelters for my hamsters!

Mounting them is trickier than I expected because my top box interferes with the lid if they are level.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:50 AM   #17
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I also went with the smaller cans. Each will hold 2 - 20oz bottles or equal amounts of stuff.

Cans mounted to their frame.

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:42 AM   #18
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:41 PM   #19
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My current setup, they bolt right on too the factory rack and rear blinker holes:
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:20 PM   #20
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a Dutch rider asked me about the dimensions of the polymer 25mm ammo cans.

external: 345 x 140 x 360 mm
internal: 305 x 305 x 125 mm
length x width x height

The internal length and width are measured at the opening. There are horizontal internal ribs near the center that stick out up to 28mm. This creates a significantly reduced "waist" dimension. These can be reduced but not entirely removed because the external
The lids also have ~8mm tall ridges that could be ground or cut off. My height measurement is in between the ridges, so you could get an addition 16mm by removing these.

The boxes are symmetrical top to bottom, with identical lids on either side.
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