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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by solorider40, Aug 10, 2011.
Nice ride! What kind of side cases are those and how did you attach them to the bike?
Nice, and I can see the Snuff-or-Nots from here.
The daily bike, the day I got it:
the project bike, the day I got it:
And I have one of these kicking around too (no pic of mine):
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They're plastic ammo boxes made by Plano. I got them at Cabela's and they're called "field" boxes. I made my own mounting brackets with square tubing and bolted them to the shock mount, signal mount and passenger peg mount. I then bolted the boxes on with some aluminum angles and big rubber spacers with wing nuts so I could get them off easily.
It was a very cheap DIY solution done literally at the last minute before my trip.
All in all I wouldn't recommend these cases as they're pretty flimsy and started to bow out of shape after a while, which meant they wouldn't close correctly and allowed some water in. Maybe with some more bracing they'd be better. For my next trip, I honestly think I'll get some good soft side cases, despite their not being waterproof (they do come with rain covers). That will eliminate the somewhat heavy and convoluted mounting rack.
I would recommend the top case though, which was made by Emgo and only cost like $60. It mounted easily to my original luggage rack. It was water tight, sturdy, and just the right size for my old bike. I'd also recommend the tank bag I had but I forget what model it was. It was made by Rapid Transit and had a map pocket.
My '75 360. A work in progress.
Twin 74 CB360Gs again.
So cool to see the huge variety of old Hondas! This one is my '88 NX650 and my neighbor's '89 Transalp. Three day Alaskan road trip.
I am liking that. Factory, aftermarket or custom exhaust?
Heres my "old school" Honda;
1984 CB450Sc, just turned about 71, XXX kms. My first bike, had it about 5 years now, runs like a champ.
Runs like a champ and looks good doing it.
1970 Honda CB450 Canyon-Fighter ... "the ZEKE"
That is a sexy bitch.
The current rider: 1978 CX500. Sporting the Windjammer V that I got from another inmate. I had to build the mount from drawings and photos on the 'net, plus some found parts from another CX owner:
Also have a 1973 CB350G that could be a project bike. The 1982 CX500C that I got supplied the engine parts needed to get the '78 CX running again.
I have a slide of my former 1978 CB750K4 that I need to digitize and post as well.
Lightly bobbed cm200.
My current ride;
1985 Honda Nighthawk 750s (Canadian version). Fun bike.