Ammo Boxes

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Yellow Iron, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Yellow Iron

    Yellow Iron Long timer

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    Anybody build a set of panniers out of these yet
    20MM amo boxes

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  2. m0rbid45

    m0rbid45 Adventurer

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  3. Yellow Iron

    Yellow Iron Long timer

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  4. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Too heavy
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  5. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj Politicians suck

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    Hmmmm...maybe panniers painted to LOOK like ammo boxes........:1drink
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  6. Yellow Iron

    Yellow Iron Long timer

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    I took the ammo out:lol3
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  7. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    Zorn has them on his KLR.
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  8. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    I know a guy that wants to camo his bike. I will mention that to him.
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  9. hasenwerk

    hasenwerk Long timer

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    Yup, been there done that... :D

    Each box is 9.2kg so that's about double an aluminum box. But at $20 a box... I'll take 'em - they won't bend out of shape, water tight and once painted something other than green, don't look to bad either.

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  10. moymurfs

    moymurfs Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

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    The ones pictured on the bike are slightly lighter ( look like either 20mm or 50 cal boxes) than the ones he's got. The 40mm cannon boxes are to effn' heavy. That much weight constantly vibrating back there is asking to crack something..
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  11. hasenwerk

    hasenwerk Long timer

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    I think I have the same boxes as the green ones above...

    Inside measurements are:

    19 x 44 x 36cm which is 30L

    If you build everything right - there's not a vibration to be had!
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  12. JustKip

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    Nice :norton
    What year is your KLR?





    :hide
    Seriously though...can we have a look at yer racks?
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  13. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    I like it. They look rugged. Are they detachable?
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  14. GSbiker

    GSbiker new and un-improved

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    Now you're getting a little personal.
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  15. ricohman

    ricohman Marinoni man

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    I agree. The one I have feels like its full when its empty.
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  16. RudyBoy

    RudyBoy Been here awhile

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    Heavy, and won't hold nearly as much stuff the typical pannier. Here's one of mine after a trip to the store - still room for another bottle of wine and a loaf of bread. :evil

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  17. hasenwerk

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    I made mine to be detachable. Remove a tractor PTO pin and then lift the bottom of the box out and up and it's off - no opening the box to fuss about. If for some reason the pin comes out, the box still stays on. I'll get some photos of the mounting system on here in the next day or so. Really quite simple!

    They hold 30L each which is smaller than the typical 34 / 41L I agree. But then again I don't carry lawn chairs and a whole bunch of other useless crap with me either. They're good but not perfect, but for $20 each - I'm not complaining. Served me well for my two week Yukon / NWT trip last summer. Two panniers for all my stuff and a dry bag for tent / sleeping bag / mattress. I had food, cloths, tools and beer - what am I missing?
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  19. Yellow Iron

    Yellow Iron Long timer

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    20lbs 4oz each
    Yea pretty heavy
    How much do jesse's weigh (jim) ?????
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