F800GS / F650GS MOD Skid Plate Tool Box -new version

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by toowheels, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    I want one... as soon as available let me know where to send money.

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  2. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    More info and pics :deal

    Here's what the back looks like:
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    Two 1/4" carriage bolt holes 125mm (4.92") apart.

    To mount it on our skid plate the carriage bolts run through the upper slots and into the tool box. Then you tighten them on the inside. 100% secure. :D

    You could just flip them around to mount to other skid plates or something else...like the side rack.

    Here are some pics of it mounted inside the rack.
    I just threw this together quickly on my SW-Motech racks:
    (caution poor pics; it's dark out so these are in the dark parking garage and my bike is a little dirty from the ride Saturday!)

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    The clean parts are the side racks and the Tool Box :lol3

    and from the back:
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    Absolutely lot's of clearance with this set up in all directions. Fits rather well actually. This side rack sits fairly wide so the chainguard has lot's of room and would barely come up high enough anyhow. The double bend corners end up to the inside which is perfect since there are no sharp edges to hit the tank and even more clearance down below.
    Keen eye's will notice I've started cutting out the centre strip on the 140 K60. Needless to say it doesn't grip like the old version. So now it will be the same. I run the 140 cause it has a smaller centre strip, cut knobs to the side where the 150 does not and slightly smaller lugs that should work better in dirt.

    Some pics Frostbit sent me long ago (2 years?) with the Tool Box mounted inside Jesse racks. I believe he welded something in to bolt it too and these are really small pics so it's hard to tell:

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    The door is open and the bag with tools is sticking out in case it's confusing

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    Thanks for the pics Frostbit...(where are you haven't seen you for ages?)

    Fire away if you have any questions.

    Thanks,

    Dave
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  3. Ronin ADV

    Ronin ADV Gear addict

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    Dave

    What's happening with the toolbox at this point? Any estimates on release date?

    Dan
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  4. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Ahh yes thanks for the poke!!

    They are just past mid-way through production now...late of course.

    After powder coat (which takes a week) I expect they should be ready in about 2 1/2 weeks.

    I'll have an update shortly on more details...

    Thanks!

    Dave
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  5. BMW_BIKER_KEITH

    BMW_BIKER_KEITH Been here awhile

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    Good to see an update. I have two huge rides next month... and am REALLY looking forward to getting one asap!

    Please keep us posted Dave.
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  6. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    Full on with production... my bike needs it soon. First on the block you know.
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  7. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Hey everyone next update...

    The first half of the first run is off to powder coating on Monday!!:clap (that should cover all the initial orders)

    That leaves final assembly etc. after they're back so they should be ready to ship Mar. 29th. (barring any catastrophes)

    Thanks!!

    Dave
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  8. Ronin ADV

    Ronin ADV Gear addict

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    I assume you are going to send us a message about payment / shipping?
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  9. BMW_BIKER_KEITH

    BMW_BIKER_KEITH Been here awhile

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    YES... please let me know!
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  10. Manventure

    Manventure Been here awhile

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    Excellent! This will complete my MOD collection as I currently have a skid plate, side stand foot and rear rack.

    Now I just need my MOD Fan-boy T-Shirt. :lol3
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  11. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Yes, and I'll be posting more details later too.

    Any q's please fire away!

    Thanks,

    Dave
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  12. HeadinSouth

    HeadinSouth vroom!

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    Hooked up with Dave yesterday and he is working hard on the tool boxes for everyone.
    I was grabbing some parts he brought me for my skid plate install and I must say, unbelievable service.
    Thanks Dave!
    Look forward to picking up a tool box soon.
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  13. Manventure

    Manventure Been here awhile

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    Stop distracting Dave! :D
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  14. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    :lol3 ...we're still on track for late next week...

    Hey HeadinSouth,

    Thanks, glad we got it all going!

    Tool Box News:

    We've been refining the mounting hardware for the tool boxes too.

    It comes with a 1/4" carriage bolts, washers, Nyloc nuts (all stainless of course) and rubber sealing washers, one side is stainless and the other rubber to seal it.

    The sealing washer goes on the outside between the skid plate and tool box with the rubber side against the Tool Box. That way it's all well sealed from water getting in (except for maybe Motoriley and the deep sea crew :lol3).

    The carriage bolt mounts in from the back of the skid plate in the upper slots (prevented them from turning) and the nuts are inside the tool box (yes it's a pain but only once...well actually twice).
    1. 100% secure
    2. If your skid plate get hit hard enough to move it/break the bracket there are no sharp edges (or nuts sticking out in this case) to do any damage -the headers are right there.

    This hardware can be flipped around for use with other skid plates :huh or mounted in other places (side racks). The back of the tool box has square holes to hold the carriage bolts from turning.

    Because the Tool Box is so well sealed condensation can be a problem so we're tossing in a desiccant pack (silica gel) for each tool box.

    More to come...

    Thanks,

    Dave
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  15. BMW_BIKER_KEITH

    BMW_BIKER_KEITH Been here awhile

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    All sounds good Dave !!!
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  16. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    At long last some pics of the new Tool Boxes :clap

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    You have your choice of silver (top) or white (bottom). Really they are different even though they don't!

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    On the left is the key lock with the cover over it and on the right is the slot (coin) lock.

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    Key lock cover open. The new key lock cover has a very secure fit and clicks into place on a groove. As I've said a few times before I've never had a problem in the three years of year-round use. That being said this will give full protection!

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    Tool Box open showing the sealing gasket. It's been refined a bit and looks to prevent even the little drips from high-speed puddle hopping and torrential prolonged rain from coming in.

    I'll start PM'ing and emailing info to those waiting now too.

    More info tomorrow...

    Thanks!

    Dave
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  17. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Sweeeeet!

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  18. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Update:

    We having a little issue with the tolerances of the mounting hardware we got. :ddog

    Not wanting to put anything out there that isn't 100% there is a bit of figuring to do before they can ship.

    Workin' on it!

    Thanks,

    Dave
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  19. Moptop

    Moptop Adventurer

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    Can you let me know when you are ready to ship?
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  20. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Thanks and yes will do!

    Update on the Tool Box:

    New hardware is on the way and should be here Monday (Good Friday's putting a little extra time in there).

    While we were working on all this we've decided to go ahead with a new improvement to the V2 Skid Plate, partially because it's going to go hand in hand with the Tool Box mounting.

    For quite a while we've wanted to incorporate some rubber mounting to our front bracket on our skid plate. The rubber mounting that BMW uses is not just for the breakaway capability but also to damp the vibration/sound. We've done some testing and it does make it a little quieter. It will also help dissipate some of the impacts.
    All this had to be done without compromising the strength of our system. Note that Touratech does also rubber mount their front bracket.

    Another great thing about it is it will also be retro-fitable to all our existing skid plate brackets too.

    It will come with the Tool Box when you buy it so please make sure to ask for it (although we will ask you too).

    Thanks!

    Dave
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