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Old 06-19-2013, 06:23 AM   #16
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Hi JM - there is a foam gasket on the back of the door. It compresses when you lock the box and does a nice job of keeping things dry.

Any other questions, please let me know.

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One more question for you. Is the door opening wide enough to get a quart of oil inside? I'm looking for a way to stash engine oil away from the things inside my panniers.

Thanks for the speedy reply to my first question.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:24 AM   #17
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One more question for you. Is the door opening wide enough to get a quart of oil inside? I'm looking for a way to stash engine oil away from the things inside my panniers.

Thanks for the speedy reply to my first question.
Hi John - the door opening is 2.375" wide by 5.5" high with the door completely removed from the box (it lifts out versus being hinged). I don't have a quart of oil nearby at the moment to measure, but hopefully that size opening will work for you!

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:55 AM   #18
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I just measured a Qt of oil. It looks like it should work but it will be close. Any chance you can try and put a Qt of oil in a box and let me know how it fits?
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #19
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Nice idea

Will have to think hard about this as they look well made and seems I always can find something to put in any available spot.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:17 AM   #20
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Thanks guys - I've been away from the shop this week on travel but will get some additional measurements and update the list of group buy participants. At a quick count, I think we are at five deposits, so there's a good chance we will start kicking up into new discount tiers soon!

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Old 06-21-2013, 02:42 AM   #21
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I just put my deposit down. Great idea
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:17 AM   #22
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Thanks Texas Aggie!

I managed to catch a stable WiFi signal and we are at five deposits, which means the group buy is in the **% discount tier. There's still a few days left to kick that up to **% (or better!), so if you've got friends and family with Hexhead/Camhead GS Adventures, let 'em know about the awesome deal on ADVrider!

I've received a couple of questions on finish. The boxes are raw/natural aluminum and are not put through a finishing, clearcoating/anodizing, or polishing process, so you'll get some "character marks" in the aluminum as part of the production process and from being moved around the manufacturers's workshop. It's usually nothing you'll even notice after a few miles mounted on the bike but just want to set the right expectation. If you want to spiff up the cosmetics, we've had a few folks take their raid boxes off at the end of the season and use steel wool or Scotchbrite pads with WD-40 to give it that brushed aluminum "Exile" effect.

Any other questions, please let me know.

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Old 06-21-2013, 04:43 PM   #23
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Deal

Looks like to good of deal to pass up, I just ordered one. Hope a few more people get in and everyone saves a little more.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:32 PM   #24
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One more question for you. Is the door opening wide enough to get a quart of oil inside? I'm looking for a way to stash engine oil away from the things inside my panniers.

Thanks for the speedy reply to my first question.
JM,

I just received a new one from Jason and they will fit a quart of oil in it. Nothing else will fit, but it'll fit in there. Just be aware that there's sharp rivet nipples poking all over the inside so its possible they might puncture the bottle if you go offroad.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #25
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JM,

I just received a new one from Jason and they will fit a quart of oil in it. Nothing else will fit, but it'll fit in there. Just be aware that there's sharp rivet nipples poking all over the inside so its possible they might puncture the bottle if you go offroad.
Thanks for the info. Is there enough room leftover inside the box with the oil in it to glue a thin layer of rubber mat or something else to cover the rivet heads?
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Thanks for the info. Is there enough room leftover inside the box with the oil in it to glue a thin layer of rubber mat or something else to cover the rivet heads?
Hey guys - just did some measuring on a quart of Formula Shell oil and the dimensions (of the quart) are 9" tall by 4.25" wide by 2.5" deep. The quart just passes through the box opening, but it will slip through fine. I took a few shots of it in a first generation demo toolbox (no angle cut at the front), but confirmed against a Generation II box that it will fit nicely with the spout inserted first. When the quart is in the box spout-in, you'll have about 2.5" behind and above the quart, and approximately 0.5" on the side (or 0.25" on each side).

I've also included a picture of the box with nothing in it so you can see the rivet construction and threaded inserts for the mounting brackets. There's also a shot of the back of the toolbox door to show the foam gasket (ignore the missing lock - yours will come with one!).

Hope this helps...any other questions, please let me know!


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Old 06-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #27
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Thanks for the info. Is there enough room leftover inside the box with the oil in it to glue a thin layer of rubber mat or something else to cover the rivet heads?
Yes, there's room for a mat in there. I was thinking of wrapping the quart in duct tape. 2 layers should prevent any damage.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:16 AM   #28
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That looks Awsum!!! I want one! Any thoughts of making for 13 LC ?

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Old 06-23-2013, 08:13 AM   #29
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That looks Awsum!!! I want one! Any thoughts of making for 13 LC ?

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You bet! I don't have a firm release date yet, but DS Bike has already been prototyping parts for the new LC. Stay tuned over the next few days for a dedicated thread for just LC parts!
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:25 AM   #30
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