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Old 02-26-2013, 12:15 AM   #4126
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Too bad about the Longhorns
How bout them Aggies though?
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:21 AM   #4127
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Leafman,
I did what Toad did. Went to big orange and got a roof jack and fit it just as he shows in his pic.
That's the approach I took also. I also drilled a couple of small holes on each side and hold it in place (vertically) with some small wire-ties. Seems to work just fine. I'm not going to ride off-road so the only stuff I have to keep off the shock/spring is normal road grime and water.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:02 AM   #4128
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Yeah, I have such a boot but I'm looking at another option.

I maybe too often get caught in stuff like this-

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:11 PM   #4129
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Tool Box

After much thought (and a few beers) I decided to install a tool box on the big girl. Others have used PVC tubes but, with too much time on my hands, I went in a different direction. My box is 4X6X16" and is mounted to the same hard points that are used by the luggage racks. I have a third mount point on the lower loop of the rack intself so the box won't vibrate and fracture the upper mounts.


To make life easy I used the same lockset as my hard bags so only one key needed for all bags and the box.

Although it's hard to tell, sticking with just a bit over 4" in width keeps me well clear of the suspension even on full compression.


It shure helps to have a stock of aluminum on hand, as well as the ever handy TIG welder.

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:37 PM   #4130
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Had a good look over the Stelvio yesterday. Impressive looking bike. Unfortunately, even with the seat lowered, I could only get my toes down on each foot. That doesn't inspire confidence with a bike this big. Especially as I need to do a 3 point tun on grass when I get home.

(In the interests of fairness, the Triumph Explorer has the same problem)

They need to make a mini Stelvio based on the V7 platform.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:53 PM   #4131
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After much thought (and a few beers) I decided to install a tool box on the big girl. Others have used PVC tubes but, with too much time on my hands, I went in a different direction. My box is 4X6X16" and is mounted to the same hard points that are used by the luggage racks. I have a third mount point on the lower loop of the rack intself so the box won't vibrate and fracture the upper mounts.


To make life easy I used the same lockset as my hard bags so only one key needed for all bags and the box.

Although it's hard to tell, sticking with just a bit over 4" in width keeps me well clear of the suspension even on full compression.


It shure helps to have a stock of aluminum on hand, as well as the ever handy TIG welder.

Peter Y.
Very nice! Any chance you'd be interested in making and selling another?
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:11 PM   #4132
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I'm afraid I put way too much labor into this project to be able to duplicate it at a reasonable price. I do think that someone with the right equipment could make a similar box for a fair price. It would help to have a brake, waterjet and welder. Maybe we can get Kirb to take this on since he seems to have all the right connections.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #4133
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Someone needs to make some of these....beautiful!
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #4134
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I was thinking of working on this soon...I don't have my replacement bike yet to draw up the plan, laser cut, etc...

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WitchCity..
I'm afraid I put way too much labor into this project to be able to duplicate it at a reasonable price. I do think that someone with the right equipment could make a similar box for a fair price. It would help to have a brake, waterjet and welder. Maybe we can get Kirb to take this on since he seems to have all the right connections.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:27 PM   #4135
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Kirb, I'll be happy to send mine if you can use it as a pattern. First I want to take it to Bike Week for a shake down. As an alternative I can measure any part of mine to give you dimensions that seem to work.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:36 PM   #4136
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Kirb, I'll be happy to send mine if you can use it as a pattern. First I want to take it to Bike Week for a shake down. As an alternative I can measure any part of mine to give you dimensions that seem to work.
Thanks...Work life is hell right now and I'm under 2' of snow. I doubt I'll be able to deal with this until later. I'll be in touch when I get some time. Care to take more pics of the door open?
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:47 PM   #4137
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Here's a photo of the box without an end cap. I did not have the lower bolt and spacer installed either.


If you look closely you can see that I had to bend the top "L" bracket so the box would be level to the horizon. I had to maintain about 1/2" clearance from the luggage bracket. Does this help? Note that the box tapers. It is larger at this end, gets smaller as it goes fwd so it clears the lower bracket for the hard bags.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:56 PM   #4138
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Does this help?
It does....thanks
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:45 PM   #4139
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Wow, Peter. Love the Spirit of St. Louis look.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:52 PM   #4140
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Yeah, I have such a boot but I'm looking at another option.

I maybe too often get caught in stuff like this-

That stuff looks like the stuff in my son's diaper (a long time ago).
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