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Small load carrying problem
« on: 21 April 2013, 07:11:30 AM »
I sure is nice to be able to jump on the bike and pop into town to make a purchase but where the hell do you put the goods,i have often used a tank bag, then there is the rucksack or rear tie on bag, this is of course if you have not got ugly (but practical) wind buffeting top or side boxes.
I not long ago stopped on the way home at a chip shop, i unzipped the leathers and popped them inside ,by the end of that road i had to stop, my titties were on fire, burning hot, i had to wait for them to cool before i continued.
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,


So i am going to try to make one, it will also be a better base to fix my touring rear strap on luggage bag.

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #1 on: 21 April 2013, 07:23:36 AM »
top box or a ventura bag kit is simplest . ventura bag holds 45 litres and just slides on and off a metal hoop which attaches to side rails fixed to the bike. On my fazer I have a small grab rail which I put on the side rails when the bag hoop not in use. Google ventura luggage and should get you a supplier.
You could use the ventura bag just like a shopping bag, then go to bike and simply slide it on the hoop. Best and simplest system I have ever used tbh.

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #2 on: 21 April 2013, 08:04:28 AM »
Personally I'm not a great fan of the pillion boxes, they look a bit odd. Ventura is the most flexible of the carrying systems, and a top box is just like having a boot on a car.
 Once you've had one, you can't do without. But every credit to ya making your own system.

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #3 on: 21 April 2013, 08:10:21 AM »
I was aiming at a fixed compartment box, lockable, where i can leave tool kit,waterproofs,locks(should be on the bike) where i dont have to remember to take a bag and then if i see something i know i can take it home safely.A permantent butperhaps odd looking :lol ,maybe if i get the paint colour near then not so odd, but very practical.
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #4 on: 21 April 2013, 11:38:20 AM »
I was aiming at a fixed compartment box, lockable, where i can leave tool kit,waterproofs,locks(should be on the bike) where i dont have to remember to take a bag and then if i see something i know i can take it home safely.A permantent butperhaps odd looking :lol ,maybe if i get the paint colour near then not so odd, but very practical.

Just buy a topbox and a rack, it'll be a lot easier and less hassle, and you've still got the pillion seat for when you need even more stuff carried!

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #5 on: 21 April 2013, 01:15:23 PM »
Just buy a topbox and a rack, it'll be a lot easier and less hassle, and you've still got the pillion seat for when you need even more stuff carried!

+1 on the box/rack if you want it to be permanent.
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #6 on: 22 April 2013, 05:09:33 PM »
Cargo net? About £5 from Halfords (other motor spares outlets are available).  :)

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #7 on: 22 April 2013, 08:16:07 PM »
Sorry but i sure do not want a top box or similar,or panniers even,


I am going to make a rear trunk that utilises the locking mechanism from the pillion seat.
I went out yesterday and because i thought it might rain i took my waterproofs,that meant a tank bag had to be put on,now how handy would a fixed trunk be?





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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #8 on: 22 April 2013, 08:18:41 PM »
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Just buy a topbox and a rack, it'll be a lot easier and less hassle, and you've still got the pillion seat for when you need even more stuff carried!
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #9 on: 22 April 2013, 08:27:10 PM »
For proper touring then probably a very good thing,safe way for good sized loads.


I am going to try to make a small rear box from an old copper water cylinder






Difficult to mould it to the angles and shape needed but going ok

The rear fixing slot that the lock locates to





That fits nicely
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #10 on: 22 April 2013, 08:31:38 PM »
fit one of them pizza box holders ya see about from scooters? :rollin

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #11 on: 22 April 2013, 09:06:16 PM »
,haha.maybe donner kebabs door to door
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #12 on: 23 April 2013, 02:50:35 PM »
I've got a Fastbag that I occasionally fit onto my rear seat. It's like an aerodynamic expandable top box. It's also key lockable and has a carry handle when removed... It comes in various colours, but can be colour coded to match your bike...  :D
 
Unfortunatly there's no dealers that I have found in the UK, but I got mine a few years ago from Ebay...
 
www.fastbag.com
 
 
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #13 on: 23 April 2013, 06:18:11 PM »
Then the front retaining hooks





Then an older boiler door for a double skin lid
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Re: Small load carrying problem
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #15 on: 23 April 2013, 06:53:07 PM »
Got to be honest, you need your head testing  :eek

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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #16 on: 23 April 2013, 07:19:57 PM »

And some mocked devilisam on his adventures.    Yes,  it looks a bit of a dogs dinner but think of it as a prototype and if a second version was a little  neater,  painted up it could look good. 

Lets salute the vision and ingenuity.   


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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #17 on: 23 April 2013, 09:33:23 PM »
Haha :lol :nana


Proto type, this is for real :eek


When its colour coded in it will be a very useful addition,it is purposefully having a flat top as a solid base for my rear pack for when we go to Mugello in a few weeks.All the luggage will be tight behind me so no wind buffeting or wobbling. :sun ,then a certain amount of kit can stay on the bike secure and not have to be carried into the hotel in my luggage.See you got to think about these things.
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #18 on: 23 April 2013, 09:38:05 PM »
Here i have fitted the front two hooks,middle locking loop and the two locaters at the rear
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #19 on: 24 April 2013, 07:48:49 AM »
might look better painted ???
 
only thing which would concern me is its metal, and in a crash could be a danger if you hit it ? I dunno, but is this worth it ??
 
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #20 on: 24 April 2013, 01:09:30 PM »
I still have a bit to do on it yet.hinge the lid.secure lock then paint
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« Reply #21 on: 24 April 2013, 03:00:34 PM »
Looks like a hard version of one of these that are also available here in the UK

http://www.thecycleguys.com/fastpack-tail-bags/
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Re: Small load carrying problem
« Reply #22 on: 24 April 2013, 09:59:47 PM »
You, my friend, are cuckoo. PMSL.  :kiss


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« Reply #23 on: 25 April 2013, 07:22:21 AM »
You, my friend, are cuckoo. PMSL.  :kiss


Backpack?


 :lol cuckoo !! who me, ? :lol  bee described as worse than that. :b


The mission is 1= a lockable storage unit, 2= not loose bag,rucksack,tie on,strap on  3 = don't want a top box,too big,need to carry locks,waterproofs, chips,maps etc
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« Reply #24 on: 25 April 2013, 11:17:59 PM »
I've just found a pic of my Fastbag...  ;)
 

 
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