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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by toowheels, Dec 21, 2011.
Thank you very much for the info. Either way please put me on the list for one please.
Yes the Tool Boxes are finally ready and have started shipping!!
Sadly there has been an increase in the price that is unavoidable.
The key lock version is $164.99 CAD and the Slot Lock version is $154.99 CAD
For anyone on the waiting list here or via email we are doing a special shipping discount.
For you Americans that combined with our low dollar compared to the USD means the price ends up being the same as before.
I've emailed/PM'd everyone I think but if I've missed you please let me know!!
Thanks very much your patience everyone!
Forgot to answer this...YES!
They have ordered a few of the Key Lock versions.
DAVE ! Just rode into cell / intraweb
Reception earlier today after a week in The Valley of Death. Take my money, send me a real tool box.
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Can I get a rear rack for a Klx250?
Cool Shooby! Hope you're having a great trip!!
Looks fun, warm and dry over there. We need more pics...
Your Tool Box is ready and waiting
Sorry we don't have one for that bike.
I think I've seen one out there but I'm not sure who makes it.
Awesome trip !
Email / paypal / etc sent. I'll send pics of it carrying flasks to Warped rally..
Yours left yesterday so it's on the way!!
Looking forward to seeing it "out there"!
And I look forward to checking it out at Warped before deciding to buy one!
I like the idea of moving my tools low and forward on the bike... The physics!
Cheers SQ B ! See you there.
Its Going to be so much better than that plastic thing.
Hi SQ Beemer,
Yes exactly! That and they're always there even for quick trips and you never have to dig through some other luggage to get at them either.
Got some pics and words posted by Chris73 on another thread of ours:
"I just got my tool box. Excellent communication from seller. Great customer service, and as always top notch product. I have zero complaints. The skid plate is tough as nails and the toolbox build quality very good!
I've been carrying my tool pouch in a dry bag strapped to the front of my skid plate for a couple of years now. I loved the weight distribution and convenience but was concerned about long-term durability (and it wasn't the best looking setup either).
So, I ordered one of these and mounted it on my '02 F650 Dakar last night. I have a Happy Trails skidplate and had to drill two holes in it to attach the toolbox where I wanted it. After that, mounting it was a breeze with the included hardware.
My tool pouch fit perfectly and it looks sharp and feels secure. It's a good piece of kit.
Thanks for the post and glad to hear you like it!
I've never seen one mounted to a F650 Dakar and I'd love to see a pic!! Just email it to me if you don't have photo hosting and can't post.
Well, after waiting years, no, months for the next batch of tool boxes to hit the shelves, I can now post pics of this fine kit installed, which should be done now cuz it ain't never gonna look this purty again:
Added a third, larger, zinc coated bolt top center for a solid mount:
Once again it goes to show that some things are worth waiting for, even if it's a really, really long time. Nice box Dave, thanks again!
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Lol thanks Shooby!!
Glad you like it...and it was worth the wait!
Looks like you used the slots third from the top? Another Alt-Rider skid plate install used Alt-Rider's slots second from the top and opened them up a bit for the bolts.
For the record obviously the MOD Tool Box fits with the Alt-Rider skid plate but don't mount it any higher than the second slot from the top. There has to be proper clearance for the front wheel and fork deflection. Please ask or PM me for other installs/details.
Interesting third bolt mod too. Mine has over 4 years or riding on two different bikes, year 'round, has been crashed on and has a dent from a rock in the front and nothing has cracked, no mounting distortion and no problems what-so-ever. I'm running the exact same hardware and design too and it's packed with tools, pump etc.
Go get it dirty...I'm sure it won't take long.
P.S How's the Konflict fork mod workin out? Nice I bet!
I mocked up the box and actually used a tie down from the handlebar to the bottom of the fork to compress it as much as possible to check clearance. To clarify, you think the box is mounted at an adequate position?
I'm sure it would be just fine without the 3rd bolt, that's just me.
The Konflict upgrade is the Bomb! So glad I pulled the trigger on it.
Front end is solidly planted on the street (no more mush), and sure footed off pavement. F8GS owners: get your front end Konflicted, you'll be glad you did.
Yes you are fine where you are! In the one slot lower where you mounted it there will be even more clearance. I was just putting that as a warning to those who might be doing something else with Tool Box mounting.
No doubt that Konflict front end is good. I have the Hyperpro progressive springs and their oil at the recommended height in the fork. While it's much better I'm sure it doesn't come close to a proper fork mod. Just got the TT shock in the back a few weeks ago too. What an improvement!
I think you have the same one.
Just got some pics of kiltedcrawford's install of the MOD Tool Box on his '02 F650 GS Dakar with Happy Trail's skid plate:
Looks great and like it was meant to be!!