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post #1 of 7 Old 01-04-2017, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Pelican tool kit

I've seen this on other dual sports. I really hate the location of the stock tool kit. Its a PITA to open and close. I also wanted somewhere to stash my registration and insurance and access it easily. I had to make a modified bracket to make it work, but it works! Now I just gotta find some decent small tools to jam inside.

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-04-2017, 10:18 PM
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Nice!

Now, install a remote control opening feature for hiding the plate
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-05-2017, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Nice!

Now, install a remote control opening feature for hiding the plate
Well wouldnt that be handy!
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-06-2017, 08:23 PM
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Oobee,
You had better build a brace to support that box and its enclosed weight up and to the rear fender tip.

Even the flimsy reflector holder under the stupidly close license plate, can occasionally be 'eaten' by the rear tire, due to 'g-outs' in water drains, aka speed dips! If you ride on dirt roads, its even more likely, that you will lose your tools!

If that box jams into the front of the swingarm, fender and tire area, I would expect a severe crash to ensue!
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Oobee,
You had better build a brace to support that box and its enclosed weight up and to the rear fender tip.

Even the flimsy reflector holder under the stupidly close license plate, can occasionally be 'eaten' by the rear tire, due to 'g-outs' in water drains, aka speed dips! If you ride on dirt roads, its even more likely, that you will lose your tools!

If that box jams into the front of the swingarm, fender and tire area, I would expect a severe crash to ensue!
Unfortunately, mine only sees paved roads and most of its interstate. It's pretty sturdy, but I can see exactly what you are talking about. I'm not finished with it yet and I will take your suggestion seriously. Maybe I can find a way to mount it to the pannier rack or something. It's a work in progress
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Oobee,
You had better build a brace to support that box and its enclosed weight up and to the rear fender tip.

Even the flimsy reflector holder under the stupidly close license plate, can occasionally be 'eaten' by the rear tire, due to 'g-outs' in water drains, aka speed dips! If you ride on dirt roads, its even more likely, that you will lose your tools!

If that box jams into the front of the swingarm, fender and tire area, I would expect a severe crash to ensue!
You were 100% right about it being too heavy. Once the tools were in, if I hit a large enough bump, It would swing down and rub the tire. I had a local guy who does some sweet metal fab work make me a few braces and weld it up for me. Its going no where now!

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Should make it easier to wheelie.....

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