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Old 03-18-2013, 11:27 PM   #7
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Location: Either Picton or Kokatahi, New Zealand
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It was at this stage that it was found the rear rack was cracked on one side due to insufficient strength.
A larger piece of flat stock was sourced and fitted, the rack is now strong enough that the bike can be lifted with it and the mounting bolts will break before the rack does:

There nothing worse than crap tools that stretch, break or ruin the nut you're trying to undo and the Yamaha factory tool kit falls into this category.
The tool box was tiny, way too small for any use and so I made a replacement from 100mm (4") PVC spouting, using an end cap and a screw cap.
Some aluminum flat stock was bent up and affixed with bolts and glue and then fitted in place of the factory tool box:

Of course then I needed to fill it again, so a I found all that I need to work on this bike from the Koken and Snap On catalogue's and a tool roll.
Then a puncture repair kit, a hand pump and a first aid kit topped the box off:

Te Hopo screwed with this post 03-20-2013 at 01:25 AM
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