ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-26-2009, 03:08 PM   #16
bmwblake
upside down parker
 
bmwblake's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: nashville, tn
Oddometer: 3,281
i've seen these in person and they're cooler than they look in pictures. i didn't get to see the bike rack though. very nice.



Quote:
Originally Posted by baldwithglasses
...and here you go:

bmwblake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 03:49 PM   #17
gs800er
n00b
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: UK Bristol
Oddometer: 2
Ammo

Seems a great idea! Let me know the result ASAP as my shoulders are getting cut by my day sack!
gs800er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 07:01 PM   #18
baldwithglasses OP
Godspeed, Robert
 
baldwithglasses's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: East Atlanta Village, Atlanta, Georgia
Oddometer: 795
Dammit, bmwblake, I keep putting off writing you and your lovely bride a thank you note.

Hope you guys are well.

baldwithglasses screwed with this post 08-26-2009 at 07:12 PM
baldwithglasses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 08:00 PM   #19
MZRider
Neo-Luddite
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Western MD
Oddometer: 656
"Ammo boxes" without the weight

Only weigh 4 lbs. and cost $16 per: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...3124_200153124
Might mount some up on my XT350.
__________________
Charlie
http://www.AntietamClassicCycle.com
'69 Guzzi Ambassador,'77 Yamaha XT500,
'88 Ducati Paso, '91 ATK 604
'94 MZ Silver Star, '96 CCM 350
MZRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 07:26 AM   #20
bmwblake
upside down parker
 
bmwblake's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: nashville, tn
Oddometer: 3,281
no note needed. we were glad to have you. you'd been radio silent on here for a while. glad to see you're doing well.


Quote:
Originally Posted by baldwithglasses
Dammit, bmwblake, I keep putting off writing you and your lovely bride a thank you note.

Hope you guys are well.
bmwblake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 09:21 AM   #21
pork chopper
Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: RVA.
Oddometer: 10
They Have Those Plastic Ammo Boxes At Walmart And West Marine Also. Last I Saw They Had Them On Sale At West Marine.
pork chopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 09:25 AM   #22
charliemik
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Flagstaff AZ
Oddometer: 420
Quote:
Originally Posted by MZRider
Only weigh 4 lbs. and cost $16 per: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...3124_200153124
Might mount some up on my XT350.

Very nice find there MZR. These may be the ticket for penny tech panniers. The two biggest drawbacks to the steel ammo cans are weight and having to work around the diagonal reinforcement piece that can get in the way. These take care of both and they're dirt cheap.
__________________
"Knobby tires and a GS do not a dirt bike make" - from Coco's sign-in book.


'81 R80G/S-SOLD (sad but I think the new owner is a really happy guy)
'81 R100RS
'96 R1100GS
'83 VW Westfalia (my 4 wheeled adventuremobile)
charliemik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 10:00 AM   #23
baldwithglasses OP
Godspeed, Robert
 
baldwithglasses's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: East Atlanta Village, Atlanta, Georgia
Oddometer: 795
Quote:
Originally Posted by charliemik
The two biggest drawbacks to the steel ammo cans are weight and having to work around the diagonal reinforcement piece that can get in the way.
Yup, they're heavy- even after some massaging with a grinder, the boxen weigh in at a none-too-stealthy 40 lbs, which includes mounting hardware and Campagnolo water bottle cage and "FYYFF" stickers.

That compares to the total ~23lbs total weight for unladen Jesse bags or Happy Trails bags.

As for the diagonal support, I used an angle grinder to take it off on one side of each of the boxes. I also used it to trim some of the excess lip material off can lids. I might have knocked off three pounds total off the boxes that way.

The other drawback that I have found is that they will not fit a full sized helmet, unlike some of the aluminum boxes.
baldwithglasses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 10:14 AM   #24
Stagehand
+/- V TDSPP
 
Stagehand's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Shawangunks
Oddometer: 25,529
I bought a couple of those as well thinking I might try this, but yeah, they might as well be made of brick for what they weigh.
Those little plastic boxes for the XT sound pretty cooL!
__________________
Unintentional psychokinesis.
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 10:03 PM   #25
Abdelhub
Blanco Trasho
 
Abdelhub's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Snohomish County
Oddometer: 727
really heavy but waterproof, durable and 70 bucks...

__________________
the most valuable bike i own hasn't run in 20 years...

http://www.youtube.com/abdelhub
Abdelhub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 03:53 AM   #26
baldwithglasses OP
Godspeed, Robert
 
baldwithglasses's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: East Atlanta Village, Atlanta, Georgia
Oddometer: 795
Nice, Abdelhub!

Now, can you show us the mounts?
baldwithglasses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 10:05 AM   #27
Detroit Steve
Homely Adventurer
 
Detroit Steve's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Further...
Oddometer: 491
Question

Abdelhub,

what the sizes of those boxes and where did you get them?
__________________
When you create with your brain, it is work
When you create with your heart, it is craft
When you create with your soul, it is art

Detroit Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 10:48 AM   #28
bgoodsoil
Dare to be Stupid
 
bgoodsoil's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Oddometer: 4,327
wow, a GS that looks even more 'GI Joe' than mine does
__________________
'85 BMW r80G/S--Another G/S on the road--Central America on a Shoestring--Nova Scotia on a Shoestring--Never Leave a Man's Behind

Proud SmugMug User Support ADV: Don't give those cheap bums your discount code
bgoodsoil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 11:26 AM   #29
nanno
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Linz, Austria
Oddometer: 272
I have such ammo boxes on my XT500 for about 1,5 yrs. Just have to reinforce the GIVI-Carrier that I modified.



Cheers,
Greg
nanno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 11:21 AM   #30
JPSpen
At Large
 
JPSpen's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Keeping up with the Joneses, OK ?
Oddometer: 1,185
Looks like the $16 dollar plastic ones also come in...

Drumroll please.......


















KatieM orange.



Personally on the 650 I'm using a set of Night Vision Goggle cases I got at the Surplus for about 15 bucks I think . They're 11.5" X 13" X 6"
so just two inches narrower than the plastic ones and they're made of steel.. And they don't weigh very much... Probably two or three pounds each.... I have to admit I didn't weigh them but they're pretty light. A little Hamertone Black and they look just fine.



The other day I did an accidental "Sturdiness Test". Pulled into the shop a little bit hot. Caught the right rear corner of the R100GS bag with the left front corner of the left bag on the 650 and knocked the GS off the center stand...
So the GS rolls forward luckily falls towards me... I catch it and now I'm holding two motorcycles up.. Barely... I managed to get the side stand down on the 650 and was able to rescue the GS without any damage to either. So I guess they're both prety tuff...



John
__________________
'03 BMW R1200CLC "Flipper"(Tis but a scratch!)
'01 BMW R1100RT "Lucky"
'91 BMW R100GS "itsnotamoneypit"
I like the wind in my face and Boobies too !!..

JPSpen screwed with this post 10-13-2009 at 11:45 AM
JPSpen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014