Making a Smuggler?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by richarddacat, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    Richard,

    Have you finished the water seal yet? Just curious.

    The only tricky part that I can forsee is at the leading seal edge since you don't have the nice big lip there to deflect the water, since it needs to clear when pivoted.

    I love your work. Great job.
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  2. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Nicely done...

    I think I'll give this a try myself, but I think I'll insulate to make a cooler out of it.

    Thanks for sharing....
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  3. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    Thanks.

    What I thought I'd do is cover the top of the box with plastic wrap and apply a thick bead of sealer on top of that around the edge and then close the lid. Once it dries it will stay on the lid and provide a seal.
    I'm not real concerned with it being waterproof since I can easily put valuables in a plastic bag if I get caught in a monsoon. :D
    The lid was real easy to make an the idea that DSM8 had is still on the burner.
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  4. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    Do it !

    I did have an early thought of removing the rack and extending it over the tail section with a rack option on the lid. :eek1


    :wink:
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  5. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Nice job :clap

    I'd like to see a distant shot of the bike to see proportion but looks like a bang up job :thumb
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  6. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    Thanks
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  7. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    Now in blue :rilla

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  8. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    even better in blue. bete
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  9. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Ahhh, even better. Great Job!
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  10. Bounder

    Bounder ExternallyDisplaced

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    Thats a very nice bit of work, congratulations.!
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  11. SkooterG

    SkooterG n00b

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    VERY nice! What a cool project. I am too chicken to ever try something like that. Looks great, lots of functionality, cheap, and the satisfaction of making it yourself - CONGRATS!

    Love the blue wheels also.

    Well done!
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  12. Worroll

    Worroll Been here awhile

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    Came out awesome! Great work!
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  13. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    I really like the work you've accomplished! Very well done . . . . .

    Rather than paint, perhaps cover it with the hyde of Naughas . . . . .
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  14. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    Thanks, how about a small square pattern like the seat? :D

    I appreciate everyones comments, I very happy with the way it turned out. I found some foam padding that I lined the inside with, about an 1/2 thick so my camera and tablet will ride comfortably.

    :wave
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  15. justmike

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    Looks great and inspired me to get in gear with something similar.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  16. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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  17. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    Bumping this for an update and because it's been so damn handy having it.

    No wear to amount to anything except between it and the rack. Some of the paint has wore off the smuggler over time so I could have allowed more clearance.
    The top is still hinged well but shows a few scuffs from my boots.

    With so many bikes out there with two piece seats this would make a good project for any solo rider.
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  18. Transalp Jas

    Transalp Jas Been here awhile

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    That was your first attempt at fibreglass? Wow. Great result. Nicely done!
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  19. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    Thanks, yes it was.
    May make some side covers for my K75 low seat next. That looks pretty simple in comparison.
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