Ammo Can Panniers

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  1. placidscene

    placidscene New Member

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    I just added WWII .50 cal Ammo Cans to my bike for panniers.
    I'm going tho use them to house the electronics and batteries for my lighting system.
     

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  2. Dave31

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    Looks great placidscene, lots of room for storage.
     
  3. Jumpa

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    Thats awesome I bet it would look soo cool on an army theme m/bicycle either way looks cool on yours perhaps a paint job?
    How about a nice matte black paint job on them or even the same color of the bike might make them appear stock even. Thats all personal preference , be careful not to add to much weight to the rear, one could fit a plethora of tools in those boxes
     
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  4. placidscene

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    Hadn't decided on paint yet. When I got the bike it was stock color poop brown, and I painted it red and flat black. That paint is showing a lot of wear from placement and replacing of motorized bicycle parts though. At some point I may tear down and repaint. I'm thinking red and black on the boxes too.
     
  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i've used those on a few bikes. they work great.

    when i flipped my bike at 40mph the lid stayed closed and kept my gummy bears safe. hopefully you'll never have to experience that... :)
     
  6. placidscene

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    Ouch! Yeah these cans are well made!
     
  7. mapbike

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    Been planning on using some ammo cans like that for several years no but have yet to get it done, I like the look and the function......
    I plan to line mine with a thin foam rubber glued inside to cushion cargo and cut down on noise of things rattling around in them..... nice job....!

    Map reddd
     
  8. wheelbender6

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    If you painted the ammo cans an aluminum color, they would look a lot like the hard bags on the GS-650 and other adventure bikes.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jumpa

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    Heybairdco,
    What caused the major malfunction that led to you flipping your bicycle @ 40+? OUCH ... that musta hurt .

    I went down at 25-30 mph and felt it for a month..mine was black ice though not malfunction.. malfunction of the brain mabey!

    All I remember was... all of a sudden I see the ground coming up fast and you say to yourself "this is gonna hurt .. then thud ,thud ,ooof ,crunch, & the screech or metal on the tar. then quiet" like that quiet few moments after a child hurts himself....up until the pain realization sets in then the wailing starts.
    Except my wailing is me screaming out rude colorful metaphors and tossing the bike around for a few minutes. ...Let me guess chain locked up on ya?
     

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