saddlebags?

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  1. trackfodder

    trackfodder Member

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    A motorbike isn't too practical if it can't carry repair tools/parts and a payload from the store. I was considering some pretty nice canvas bags 11X 14 X 6" and considered what I could form to keep them rectangular. The thought came to me, "Why bother?" These things aren't really too streamlined anyhow and basically utility vehicles. Has anybody ever mounted 30 or 50 cal. surplus ammo boxes? They make practical sense. They are weather tight, can be made lockable, and can mount to the sides of a carrier with proper J-bolts securely. If hooks are added and the boxes level with the top of the carrier, an elastic cargo net could greatly expand the carrying capacity. On the negative side they look like crap and stuff will rattle and come apart unless rags or foam are packed. :bike2: Keith (trackfodder) Williams
     
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  2. Finfan

    Finfan New Member

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    You mean like this? :D Shouldn't be too hard to adapt the idea to saddle bags
     

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    wow finfan, way to go! -awesome bike
     
  5. BikeBerry.com

    BikeBerry.com Dealer

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    For a simple basket, you may consider a front mounted beach cruiser basket.
     
  6. mechanickid

    mechanickid New Member

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    only those look like they should be on your little sister's bike
     
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    I commonly see plastic crates attached to a rear rack. Kind of out in the open and not weatherproof though.
     
  8. trackfodder

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    I WOULDN'T WANT THE EXTRA MASS SLOWING THE STEERING. kw
    (I hate the cap lock)
     
  9. brucemg51

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    How 'bouts this? Bought them for my Yamaha, which I no longer have. It wasn't difficult to adapt them to my MB.
     

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    If any of you are considering ammo boxes for saddlebags, ATWOODS has 50 cal. boxes on sale for $2.99 marked down from $3.99 KW
     
  11. AlphaLlama

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    Like this? Works great for your tools and a lunch.
     

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  12. xPosTech

    xPosTech The Old Master Motorized Bicycle Builder

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    The local GI Surplus has them for $5.99. 30 cal for $3.99. While I was there I came across these . . . [​IMG]

    Ted
     
  13. mechanickid

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    dang... what are they thinking?! *grabs and runs*
     

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