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Old 12-11-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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TRADESMAN BOX 19" X 18" x 8" (pannier size) have you used it?

Searching for other tough enclosures this came up :

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Aluminum Tool Tower Tool Box 19" X 18" x 8"

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/alum...-8-inch/997081

Don't know how to embed a pic.

It looks like it might make a good panier

The info online does not mention a seal, but I am confident one can be made.
The thickness of the aluminum is 0.056" but the alloy is not mentioned. It is "I can't believe it is not butter" grade?

But perhaps the biggest deal breaker: the raised aluminum pattern will make "been there" stickers have the lasting power of a cool temporary tattoo

Any feedback from an inmate that had the chance to use or at least kick one at the local HD will be usefull to the collective.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:45 AM   #2
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Here's the pic from your link:

(There's a picture icon on the ADV posting screen, above the text area.)

I looked at similar truck boxes, but I didn't want that much weight for the luggage alone. The listing says 15 Lbs for the case (17 Lbs shipped) which makes 30 Lbs on the bike.

The Pelican Storm cases I used are 6.5 and 7.4 Lbs (different widths for exhaust) which makes 14 Lbs on the bike (or 13.9).
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:26 AM   #3
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I've decided to avoid hard bags after a gravity event last summer (in which my soft ortleibs did NOT break my leg), but, if I were in that market 15 pounds is a great deal of non-useful weight . . . . .
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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I hear you. The lightweight and flexibility of soft luggage makes them my choice for short and intense offroad travel on my current XRR. On long trips the Pelicans mounted on the old KLR worked very well. I could detach them to play in the dirt when staying in one place for a while.

Aluminum cases are a popular choice for many so I thought the low price could attract an inmate or two... plus... the diamond pattern would be at home on a pre '08 KLR :-)
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #5
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Those look like they would be great.
Good size too, but a tad heavy at 15 lbs.
Wish I had seen them before I made mine.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:45 PM   #6
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Not bad for budget bags!

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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15#???

But...but...BUT! It's DIAMONDPLATE!

That's worth at least 15 horsepower right there!
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:52 PM   #8
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15#???

But...but...BUT! It's DIAMONDPLATE!

That's worth at least 15 horsepower right there!
Jesses weigh 13# and cost 5 times as much each.

But yeah, KLR material for sure.

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:03 AM   #9
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The KLR popular 20MM ammo boxes probably weigh more than 15 lbs.

It's the price that throws me off. That, and I prefer soft luggage also.
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