Thinking outside the box...Post your Farkels!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by HighTechCoonass, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    What size/part number Pelicans did you use front and rear and what did you use to mount the rear Pelican?

    Edit-Also where did you get the gascap quick mount device?
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  2. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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    That's great, very neat.
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  3. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    Sorry for the delay, I'm not getting any emails from advrider...

    The tank box is a Pelican 1200, and the rear is a Pelican 1510, with the wheels and handle removed, with Lid Organizer.

    I drilled 5 holes and screwed the box right to the plastic BMW tail rack, after removing the silver trim and screwing right into the factory holes used to hold the trim.

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    The gas cap mount/tank ring from SW-MOTECH. The mount comes with their tank bag, the ring is or can be bike specific. When I mounted the ring they didn't make one for my bike, and I had one from a r1150r so I got the drill out and made it work.


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    After drilling the tank cap this is both rings screwed together.


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    After bolting them together, I was able to see where I was going to have to dremel out so it would fit back on the orange piece correctly

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    After cutting some notches out.

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    A little more grinding to make it fit.

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    Finished, this was the original SW-MOTECH bag that I replaced with the Pelican.

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    * Update*

    Since the original post I discovered industrial velcro, and have been adding more crap to the box... hmmm velcro...

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    I also have covered the pull release with a small metal box I cut up and shaped to fit. I always thought it wouldn't take a genius to look under it and see the clip to pull, so I covered it and now there's a zip-tie on the inside going through a tiny hole to release it. A little added security.


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    Note to self- use stainless steel hardware next time...
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  4. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    Awesome write up man thanks.:thumb


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  5. barefoot

    barefoot Frustrated Rock Star

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    I laughed when I saw this - I've got one of those SKB boxes, but my compressors are in it so I won't be mounting it to my bike. I have to wonder, though, what did you do with the hole in the back (now bottom)?

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  6. RoyB

    RoyB Dartmouth, Massacusetts

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    You want Farkles! I got ya farkles...!

    DL650 "twin" Exhaust

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    Dash Shelf wit Votage and Indoor/Outdoor Temp, MX radio antenna and Radar Mount

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    Simple Mount for Tour-A-Tech Garmin GPS mount

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    Switches , outlets, jacks, volume control....

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    Aux fuse box........

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    Flip Down Liscence plate bracket and fender chop....

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    Foam Block keeps the lock clean..

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    "On the road" office......Inverter, Lap-Top, "AA" Battery charger, Solar panel can charge internal battery or with a flip of a switch, it can top off the bikes battery. If there is no sun on a ride, the bikes electrical system cycles back and forth keeping both batteries charged with a solid state battery charger/isolator..........

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    With solar panel to charge aux battery or bikes battery....

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    Still camera mount............Always ready to record what I'm seeing....

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    Much , much more here.............All the bikes have some kind of Farkle!

    http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/motorcycle/


    Enjoy!
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  7. torags

    torags Long timer

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    Beautiful Roy... Nice work.
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  8. xdbx

    xdbx Motorcycle Connoisseur

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    RoyB, I poked around your photo site and there is some really great stuff in there! I especially like your clean work and thorough explanation regarding the custom windshield bending! :clap:clap:clap
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  9. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    That solar panel deal is freakin' awesome.
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  10. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER I'll find my way !

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    Really cool stuff RoyB
    That solar panel got my attention. :eek1
    Thanks
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  11. Stanza

    Stanza R1200GS Mmmmm

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  12. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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  13. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    I glued them shut and installed a tab for backup...
    see da linkie

    http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1278465810052054385irOXOs


    I used these boxes for about 5000 miles until I could get the Zegas.....sold them to a KLR rider...
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  14. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER I'll find my way !

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    I really like these cases HighTechCoonass. They look great !
    I saw some on the web for around $ 70 each.
    I was wondering how tough are they (Compare the Pelican cases) ?
    Are they water proof ?
    Can you tell us more ? I'd like to know more about them. Thanks in advance !

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  15. mtlee

    mtlee Adventurer-to-be

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    My home-made skidplate:
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    My mini-dash (look lower right) made of the corner of the plastic casing from an old broken multi-meter I was tossing:
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    And finally, though a little off topic, a stand I made for the Zumo so I could use it in the car:
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    Nothing makes me happier than when I can use some of the crap I've pack-ratted for years to make a useful item. Validates both my cheap-ass nature and the pack-ratting!
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  16. Hotfoot777

    Hotfoot777 Been here awhile

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  17. ownst1100

    ownst1100 BLUES TRAVELER 04'GSA

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    Here's something I made for my last bike and now use on the GS. My hydration system. Its probably used more than any other item i've added to the bike. Its important to stay hydraded on any kind of trip, short or long.

    2 liters of water is just about right and a perfect fit in my tankbag while still leaving space down each side for other stuff. To protect it I finally found a use for that useless stuff sack for my Geeza bike cover. Too small, was like stuffing a sausage.

    I've added an Areoquip quick release for an easy fill. Release,fill, and put back in the tankbag.

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    And a Gear Keeper found in the Aerostich cataloge. Pull up, take a swig and let it drop. Its always in the same place till needed again.

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  18. Meesh

    Meesh Been here awhile

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  19. torags

    torags Long timer

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    Jeeze all that water is going to screw up the lube.... :D
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  20. treybrad

    treybrad Been here awhile

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    Does SW Motech sell the Gas Cap mounting stuff seperately anywhere? I don't see anything on TwistedThrottle...

    That's pretty damn slick w/ the little Pelican case...

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    trey
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