F800GS / F650GS MOD Skid Plate Tool Box -new version

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

  1. mackdaddy

    mackdaddy Finding my way

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    Thank you very much for the info. Either way please put me on the list for one please.
  2. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Yes the Tool Boxes are finally ready and have started shipping!! :clap

    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!! :ear

    Thanks very much your patience everyone!

    Dave
  3. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Forgot to answer this...YES!

    They have ordered a few of the Key Lock versions.

    Thanks!

    Dave
  4. Shooby

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    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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  5. mjs91882

    mjs91882 Adventurer

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    Can I get a rear rack for a Klx250?
  6. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Cool Shooby! Hope you're having a great trip!!

    Looks fun, warm and dry over there. We need more pics...:deal

    Your Tool Box is ready and waiting :D

    Dave
  7. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    hi!

    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.

    Thanks,

    Dave
  8. Shooby

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    Thanks Dave,
    Awesome trip !
    Email / paypal / etc sent. I'll send pics of it carrying flasks to Warped rally..
  9. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Hi Shooby,

    Yours left yesterday so it's on the way!! :clap

    Looking forward to seeing it "out there"!

    Dave
  10. SQ Beemer

    SQ Beemer Been here awhile

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    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! :clap
  11. Shooby

    Shooby Long timer

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    Cheers SQ B ! See you there.

    Its Going to be so much better than that plastic thing.
  12. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Hi SQ Beemer,

    Yes exactly! :deal 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.:D

    Cheers,

    Dave
  13. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    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!

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    Thanks Chris!! :D

    Dave
  14. kiltedcrawford

    kiltedcrawford Been here awhile

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    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.

    kc
  15. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Hi kc,

    Thanks for the post and glad to hear you like it! :thumb

    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.

    Cheers :freaky

    Dave
  16. Shooby

    Shooby Long timer

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    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:

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    Added a third, larger, zinc coated bolt top center for a solid mount:

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    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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  17. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Lol thanks Shooby!!

    Glad you like it...and it was worth the wait! :lol3

    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. :D 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. :evil

    Cheers! :freaky

    Dave
    P.S How's the Konflict fork mod workin out? Nice I bet!:evil
  18. Shooby

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    Hey Dave,
    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.:D

    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.
  19. toowheels

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    Hey Shooby,

    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! :clap
    I think you have the same one.

    Cheers,
  20. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    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:

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    Thanks kiltedcrawford!! :thumb

    Looks great and like it was meant to be!! :deal

    Dave