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Post  straff1250 on Fri May 23, 2014 1:47 pm

I am not sure if this topic has been covered before but I thought I would share it in case anyone was interested.
I have always thought it is a waist of space having the big plastic box for the tool kit to sit on.
So all I did was cut the box out and replace with a few pieces of aluminium sheet and siliconed them in place to hold and seal. Very easy to do and has now doubled the tool box area.

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Post  Speed Dealer on Fri May 23, 2014 2:20 pm

Picture doesn't work. 
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Post  jstava on Fri May 23, 2014 10:27 pm

It's an excellent idea.  I can't for the life of me figure out why that area is built the way it is.  Only thing that I can think of is that the engineers decided that it would be a good idea for the tool kit not to be in any sort of hollow, lest it end up sitting in a pool of water, OR someone early in the piece had the spot eyeballed for a bit of electronic gear, but the idea got scrapped and we got the inverted box, in place of a half baked idea.   What can happen when engineers don't talk to one another.  

A sensible improvement.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat May 24, 2014 1:54 am

@Speed Dealer wrote:
Picture doesn't work. 
It's not working on my PC either.
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Post  sb1250 on Sat May 24, 2014 6:18 am

There's a picture  Suspect ??
I do recall one on the members modifying that area and fibreglassing up the "hole". You can also remove the isolator/dampers bolted to the inside of the frame under the seat lock mechanism. I did this (thanks Gus), and now there's enough room to stuff a puncture repair kit and a tool kit.

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Post  madmax on Sat May 24, 2014 6:32 am

With the R & G tail tidy and "Gus's Knobs" removed I can get the Tomcat compressor and puncture repair kit in under the tail.

A more expensive option but a much more attractive tail as well


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Post  straff1250 on Sat May 24, 2014 7:01 am

Madmax.

After seeing how much stuff you had there, that's what got me looking at how small mine was!!
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Post  madmax on Sat May 24, 2014 7:40 am

@straff1250 wrote:Madmax.

After seeing how much stuff you had there, that's what got me looking at how small mine was!!

I figured that  Smile 

I posted that for others who might be interested

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Post  spanna on Sat May 24, 2014 9:10 am

Whats the best way to remove those rubber knobs, can you do it without stripping the sides off the bike?
Also, madmax, where did you get your tail tidy?
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Post  sb1250 on Sat May 24, 2014 11:04 am

Removing Gus' knobs, I think I used an 8mm socket. I reckon they came off when I had all the body work off when I wired up my pro-oiler.

Found it!!! Was Dhula with his underseat mod......

http://nswbandits.forumotion.net/t196-storage-under-seat#1298


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Post  madmax on Sat May 24, 2014 11:45 am

@spanna wrote:Whats the best way to remove those rubber knobs, can you do it without stripping the sides off the bike?
Also, madmax, where did you get your tail tidy?

Yes I took them out without stripping the rear of the bike down, it was damn awkward from memory. However if your thinking of buying the R&G tail tidy you will need to completely strip down the rear anyway.
Cam did a great write up on installing the tail tidy here

I got the tail tidy through AMC, you can find them in the for sale section under business traders

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Post  aussie on Sat May 24, 2014 12:21 pm

Also consider another of Gus's mods - drop the battery lower in the carrier (this only applies to non-ABS models as this is where the ABS init sits)

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