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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #25 on: 26 April 2013, 06:54:33 AM »
That fastbag is an answer to the smal load carriyng problem  iguess,


It may be an idea to make the steel bracket frame and learn to make fibre glass forming, then one could mould it to a desireable shape.
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #26 on: 26 April 2013, 06:32:52 PM »
Hi Slimwilly. My Fastbag does expand like a concertina to double it's size. However I have to say I admire your handmade tailpack handywork. You're a man after my own heart. I reckon it'll look the dogs gooseberries when it's finished... ;-)
 
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #27 on: 27 April 2013, 08:20:56 AM »
Cheers, its only a first attempt, a bit rushed really,,,a PROTO TYPE lol


Its coming on now, fiddly bits like getting the hinge to work and now fitting a Yale lock  :eek


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The concept is spot on but may be easier if i make the steel frame and then learn how to do fibreglass,could be interesting.


There was a US Corbin one ,now seems to be discontinued, it was £400 :eek
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #28 on: 27 April 2013, 08:28:34 PM »
Got a rattly can of paint and gave it some,,,its piss thin though in them halfords aerosols













Well that carry space will come in very useful, especially when we go touring as it is a base for my rear pack, and there will be no tools or locks in my clothes bags now
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #29 on: 28 April 2013, 07:27:18 AM »



I do hear the theme tune to Wallace and Grommit when i see that ...






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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #30 on: 28 April 2013, 11:01:39 PM »
That's quite impressive as a hand made item bud.  8)
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #31 on: 03 May 2013, 03:27:48 PM »
You've got a problem...........far too much time on your hands  ;)
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #32 on: 03 May 2013, 07:36:26 PM »



i can't help but feel that the consensus here is being too harsh on the man. it's a bespoke solution that fulfils every criteria that was set out from the start. it obviously works and as a quickly sprayed up proto type is great.


all this 'just get this' solution or 'just get that' solution generally costs loads, i'm guessing that this old copper tank solution cost pennies.


good work slimwilly.
is it clean enough?

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #33 on: 04 May 2013, 06:55:24 AM »
Well if you are a biker then you know the problem,


how much stuff can you put in your pockets,makes you look like Edna from Liverpool who lives next to the chip shop,fat cow :lol


You want to go for a couple of hours spin,what can you carry with you,what small purchase can you make and get it home? will you have you rear pack or tank bag on all the time?  no.
I am not into rear boxes,nowt against them,some people commute,and they are useful.


What about a map? lock, tools,phone, i can leave this box on and it is sucurely locked on and locked with a key.


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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #34 on: 04 May 2013, 07:30:09 AM »
Not my cup of tea but if you are happy who cares what anyone else thinks. At least something is still gettin made in Britain!

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #35 on: 04 May 2013, 11:47:44 AM »
I hope it doesn't vibrate about on the move as it will rub away at the surrounding bodywork :\ 
Is there any rubber / neoprene to isolate it from the bodywork panels?
It sort of looks like a little coffin for dispatching small animals.....new business venture there mate  :lol 

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #36 on: 04 May 2013, 11:52:58 AM »
That little 4 wheeled stand in the pics looks the biz....where did you get that from? How much?

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #37 on: 04 May 2013, 01:41:44 PM »
The workshop wheel stand is ace, it was on offer at busters £30 or £40, a bit cheap made but i use the pins through the axle for a positive fix, it wont fall off then, i can move the bike anywhere then,side to side,push it against the wall out of the way.







A very useful tool (cheaply made but it does the job, it comes with multiple lift options, plates


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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #38 on: 04 May 2013, 04:00:47 PM »
Well if you are a biker then you know the problem,


how much stuff can you put in your pockets,makes you look like Edna from Liverpool who lives next to the chip shop,fat cow :lol


You want to go for a couple of hours spin,what can you carry with you,what small purchase can you make and get it home? will you have you rear pack or tank bag on all the time?  no.
I am not into rear boxes,nowt against them,some people commute,and they are useful.


What about a map? lock, tools,phone, i can leave this box on and it is sucurely locked on and locked with a key.


Billy

Love the engineering involved in that mate, but I think you need your head screwed on if you think it looks better than a decent colour matched topbox  :lol

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #39 on: 04 May 2013, 06:11:57 PM »
 :)    Talking about box's for carrying your stuff ... mark my word .. the age of the sidecar will return  :eek
 
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #40 on: 05 May 2013, 06:51:13 AM »
Love the ingenuity in the paddock stand and your Heath Robinson 'storage solution'.  You could be on for a recycling grant, too, for finding another use for an old water heater. 

However, I have to agree with the consensus that it looks a bit out of place, finish-wise, on a nice new bike.  I'd be inclined to look out for a pillion seat unit from a breakers, strip off the cover and foam and modify the base to take a small top box or semi-rigid bag.  That way you could flip easily between original pillion seat and your 'bikers' handbag'. :)

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #41 on: 05 May 2013, 06:57:01 AM »
Dont worry too much about it, it,s main use is for a base to put my touring tail pack onto and not have the two locks and tools,chain lube,etc  in with my clothes,it wont be on there all the time but it sure will be useful at times.


Billy,


Mind you as this was a first trial ,prototype, it has proven its use and it would be no problem to make a box with flowing lines to compliment the bike, maybe with fibreglass.
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #42 on: 07 May 2013, 09:54:19 PM »
Now i have seen via the American web side a rear fixed storage pod that replaces the pillion seat,i think it was about £400 :eek ,but a very good idea,remove the rear seat and fit the pod using the same lock on fixings on the bike,very clever,no more burnt titties,

I just seen this one on Ebay here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-Seat-Tail-Bag-for-FZ-1-2006-2011-FZ6R-2009-2011-FZ-8-2011-/271198631093?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f24b2b4b5
Rear Seat Tail Bag for FZ-1 2006-2011 / FZ6R 2009-2011 / FZ-8 2011
US $68.45  (Approximately £44.07)
 

 
 
 
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #43 on: 07 May 2013, 10:24:16 PM »
Yes there are some useful tail packs out there,that one looks good,
I just checked the capacity of my lockable tin box , i got a good cable lock,disk lock,chain lube,tool kit,and there is still room for more,i can then fit my touring tail pack for clothes etc ontop,,now i have to work out the simplest and most secure way to strap the tail bag on,dont want any accidents now.
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #44 on: 17 May 2013, 06:14:36 PM »
Aldi camera bag (tenner), couple of tie straps and a bungee. No good for touring Europe but good enough for a day out.