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Old 03-09-2013, 09:43 AM   #1876
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Hinges cut to size and drilled, then installed. I had just enough room.




High quality Protex latches installed.



The height of the gasket allowed this to hinge.







Ready for an adventure into the Great White North!
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:47 AM   #1877
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You get the drift. Thanks Kirk, they look simply amazing.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:48 AM   #1878
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These panniers just keep getting better and better!
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:18 PM   #1879
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You, sir, are a true craftsman!
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:03 AM   #1880
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Thank you, gents! I've really been having fun in my little garage!
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:02 AM   #1881
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Maybe, but then I would have double the latches instead of the same qty. Know what I mean, Vern?
um...no? There are two latches on each set of cases....so you need 2 locks keyed alike...right? or am I totally missing your drift...
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:03 AM   #1882
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In my "case", it's only one latch per side.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:14 AM   #1883
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um...no? There are two latches on each set of cases....so you need 2 locks keyed alike...right? or am I totally missing your drift...
Okay...I now have 10 latches - good for 5 sets of hinged bags.

Option 1 - pay a locksmith who knows how much to re-key 5 of them. End result? Still enough latches for 5 sets of bags.

Option 2 - Buy the mates to the remaining 10. End result? Enough for 10 sets of bags.

Need me to draw a picture? Going with option #2. I need to buy some keyed-alike in black powdercoat finish, anyway. No biggie.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:38 AM   #1884
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Okay...I now have 10 latches - good for 5 sets of hinged bags.

Option 1 - pay a locksmith who knows how much to re-key 5 of them. End result? Still enough latches for 5 sets of bags.

Option 2 - Buy the mates to the remaining 10. End result? Enough for 10 sets of bags.

Need me to draw a picture? Going with option #2. I need to buy some keyed-alike in black powdercoat finish, anyway. No biggie.
either you are getting the latches SUPER cheap, or I am under estimating the price to have them re-keyed. no picture necessary
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:28 PM   #1885
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You are reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally overthinking this.


Pay a locksmith to re-key a $20 latch, or just buy another $20 latch to have doubles?


Pay one guy - same amount of latches.

Pay another guy - double the latches.


I'll eventually need to buy more anyway, right? Soooooo.........


Where is the beating the dead horse emoticon?
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:00 PM   #1886
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You are reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally overthinking this.
nope, just trying to suggest an alternative. you are reeeelly over reacting.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:32 AM   #1887
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toolbox mounted

made another trip to Kirk's and had fun chatting and looking at all the cool stuff that I've seen in this post. Got to see the crane in action, Blowzilla the wonder tractor, the pinstriped brake...and The Bumper! It's all better in person

Picked up my tool tube and couldn't hardly wait to get it home and mount it on the bike. I was a little bummed that the fit wasn't as good as I'd hoped. Kirk made it according to my drawing and measurements...so no fault of his that it didn't fit just right. I rushed my measurements and I really should have made a cardboard mockup before sending in my drawing.

All that said, here's the current state of the tool tube. I may have it tuned up a bit before it's all said and done...since this is the first prototype.

btw, my latches are all keyed alike....LOL





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Old 03-11-2013, 12:56 PM   #1888
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Nice!!

I have got to get one of those!

Oh wait....
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #1889
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I have got to get one of those!

Oh wait....



Hey - you took your helmet with you!


Lookin' good, Jeff!
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:14 PM   #1890
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A little "quickie" to keep me practiced up on heavy aluminum.



Adding 1" x 1/4" aluminum strips to an aftermarket 3/16" thick al. DR650 bash plate for additional crankcase protection.



Fillet welds take about 10% more oomph than an outside corner. My slide calculator shows 210-240A to make this weld, so I have the Dynasty maxed at 200A. This would not be possible without the liquid-cooled torch. I can develop the puddle around 3/4 pedal, and drop back to half once underway. So, even though this is max capacity for a Dynasty 200DX, I still a have half pedal more juice, which is a good thing. In other words, it's not struggling to do this.



The last time I did something this thick was the Tundra bumper around page 70 or so, so I'm glad to have a project like this to stay in practice. My welds on the bumper were nowhere near this nice!



Since I'm running full-tilt, I have my hood set at shade 13, and I have a dark, long-sleeve shirt on to keep from getting a sunburn from the U.V. rays. Why dark? Light colors reflect the light up into your welding hood. No kidding.



As silly as it sounds, my heart skips a beat when I see this ^. This is what I want to see. I feel I have finally "arrived". There is always room for improvement, but this is what I've been chasing for a year. It's exciting to see it. Plus, I have half a dozen tungstens pointed up waiting for a crash, and didn't need a single one of them! Love it!

After some cool-down, I have 3 more rails to go...

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