Ammo Case Saddle Bags

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  1. YoungRatRod

    YoungRatRod New Member

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    Well, I thought of an idea for sturdy, solid saddle bags.

    AMMO CASES!

    something small and you just build a bracket that fits over a rack?

    I don't know. It' somethin to think about, I will definitely try this

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    they work great!

    [​IMG]

    it wasn't my idea, though. i got it from, uh... damn, one of the LA guys. i can't remember his name right now. i will, though. gotta give credit where it's due...
     
  3. YoungRatRod

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    do you know what size?

    and on your bike, is your carb setup reversed?
     
  4. mmmmudd

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    I've got ammo cans on my Sportster, they're pretty darned handy.
    Here's a pic of 'em on DeviantArt;
    bikes by mmmmudd on deviantART

    Maybe when i go to put some on the new build I'll mount them down low like Bairdco's . . that's pretty sweet!
     
  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i dunno what size. it's like 4"x12"x8" i think. it's perfect for a U-lock, smokes, and a soda. and i can stuff my backpack into it if i need to carry bigger stuff.

    i got the backwards engine idea from Norm. can't post links from my phone, but search "backwards engine experiment" and it'll pop up.

    the bike in that thread also has an ammo can.
     
  6. diceman2004

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    heres an ammo can on one of my bicycles . ( 50 mm and grenade can )
    just painted it black and stuck a sticker on it .

    mine is not bolted on .. it slips over the back tube so i can just grab it and go . Holds 8 tall cans . the box is a bit wide though . i would go with the narrower box . Its a bit heavy ... next time i,ll use a hello kitty lunch box .

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Al.Fisherman

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    Um appears that way. I guess the cylinder is rotated 180 degrees... now wondering if the piston is also. I wouldn't think so. Pretty good idea for tight quarters.
     
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    I think I remember bairdco saying that the piston has to be reversed and the transfer ports have to be changed somehow.
     
  9. YoungRatRod

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    Tomorrow's my day off so Ill prolly ride up to my local army surplus store and see what they got cause the ammo box I have right now is HUGE! way too big to go on a bike
     
  10. YoungRatRod

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    I had another great idea...

    what about putting tail lights and maybe turn signals in said boxes?
     
  11. CTripps

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    Sounds like a great idea. There are all kinds of styles of lights you could use, the options are nearly unlimited. The thumb-switch controls shouldn't be hard to get from anyplace that does motorsports parts. There are a few threads on turn signals if I remember correctly.
     
  12. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    here's the link to my first backwards engine bike :http://motorbicycling.com/f38/backwards-engine-experiment-1939-colson-13458.html

    here's my other bike with an ammo can. it has a taillight in it, but you can't tell from the pic:

    [​IMG]

    the first bike on page one has the batteries for the taillight inside the can, also.

    i'd love to rig a small fuel pump and seal up an ammo can and use it for a tank. but i haven't figured that one out yet...
     
  13. CTripps

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    You'd almost be looking for something like a small aquarium pump, or the little submersible pump from a pet fountain, but I doubt they'd be fuel-safe. I have an all brass in-line pump from an old pop machine but it's far too large and far too high a flowrate. Have you checked for pumps for R/C builds? I would think some of the larger planes would have to have something to feed the multiple engines equally.
     
  14. wayne z

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    you could use a vacuum pulse operated fuel pump from a snowmobile or ultralight engine. Just have to tap the intake or crankcase for a pulse line.
     

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