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Old 02-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #31
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I've been running Dave's tool box for awhile now and have rode through a few gully washers, and one edge of a hurricane riding across Florida without seeing a drop of water inside the box. As far as which is better a rear or side door, for me the side door makes it much easier to cram a fat tool roll in or even to get my fat hand in to retrieve something from the far end.
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Really you do since you need the key to shut the door.
Well, then that's one improvement I would recommend. I would want to lock it when running without panniers, but otherwise would rather not have to lock it, unless I could leave the key in it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:51 AM   #32
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Well, then that's one improvement I would recommend. I would want to lock it when running without panniers, but otherwise would rather not have to lock it, unless I could leave the key in it.
I just keep the key on the bike key ring. Never considered it a issue.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #33
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Rear Entry Preference

When on the side of the road and need a quicky, the backdoor is available without undressing. I been riding with "brand X" for a year and the backdoor comes with a rubber...gasket.
I also like my boxes welded smooth and clean, not without all the protruding rivets. Personal preference, less opportunity for water and gime to infiltrate.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:05 PM   #34
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When on the side of the road and need a quicky, the backdoor is available without undressing.
Somebody should write that down somewhere.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:14 PM   #35
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Somebody should write that down somewhere.
beat me to it
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:23 PM   #36
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I just keep the key on the bike key ring. Never considered it a issue.
I guess that's where we are different. I've never seen the need for a key ring.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:44 PM   #37
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I guess that's where we are different. I've never seen the need for a key ring.
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I don't like having to carry extra keys. I usually lose them.

sounds like you do.^^^
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:26 AM   #38
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When on the side of the road and need a quicky, the backdoor is available without undressing. I been riding with "brand X" for a year and the backdoor comes with a rubber...gasket.
I also like my boxes welded smooth and clean, not without all the protruding rivets. Personal preference, less opportunity for water and gime to infiltrate.
Pannier removal takes about 10 seconds on my GSA so it's a non-issue for me, YMMV. I completely agree that the welded version would be superior, wish it were so on this one.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:35 PM   #39
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I didn't know there was a box with rear opening. It WOULD be nice to get into the tool case without removing the side case....ebay huh?

Oh, this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-Ral...41e48f&vxp=mtr
I have one of the rear opening cases, though not this exact one linked. Mine has a bit of a lip, meaning the opening is slightly smaller than the width of the case. It's sort of a pain to jam a tool roll in there. Even more painful to get the tool roll out once it's jammed in there. If I could do it over again, I'd opt for one of these side opening cases....
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