The tool roll seems like an awful lot of weight on the front fender. I noticed that the front fender, on my DR350SE, vibrates quite a bit just with a Wolfman spare inner tube pack on it (and that weighs a lot less than my tool roll). I have a Turbo City rack on my DR and attach the roll to the leading tube of the rack so that it rests on the trailing edge of my (Corbin) seat. It rides there very well and I can use the seat to support the open roll if I happen to need access to my tools. Just a thought.
I also had Rick @ CDI do my suspension. Money well spent, IMHO. I "fabbed" my own panniers out of combat infantry ("butt") packs. They worked great and are pretty much waterproof (heavy canvas with a liner). My TAT RR has some other details that might help you. Have fun - Dave.
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Bronco638 screwed with this post 02-13-2010 at 10:47 AM