Tool box

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Mcgee, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Mcgee

    Mcgee Been here awhile

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    Just mounted new from http://advgear.net/ box that fits with my Zega case frame on my GS. Very good craftsmanship and quality materials. Thought I'd share with you...[​IMG]
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  2. ToddLite

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    Sweet man - I've got one on order myself and it's great to see it works well with the TT Zega racks. I can breathe a sigh of relief that's it's not going to take a weekend of finagling to get it mounted!

    Just noticed you still have the mud guard on - you leaving it there? I recall he advised it's removal as the box can contact at full suspension compression
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  3. sk8rdi16

    sk8rdi16 Adventurer

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    Just installed mine as well! Love it!
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  4. Mcgee

    Mcgee Been here awhile

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    The mud guard looks like it will clear, but should remove it anyway. Mud will probably take it off soon enough.
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  5. seniorasi

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    Looks great. I bought one for my R1200GSA. The lid doesn't fit as nicely as your appears to. From about half way over on the top the lid is to big and overlaps making the fit and finish not so good. I've also been considering the best way to seal the holes to make it somewhat water tight. I can see daylight in a number of places, not good for the tools...
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  6. Advdave

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    Email sent. Will make it right. Box is assembled with clear sealer in the seams so it should be tight, if there are seams that the sealer doesn't fill, it ain't right and I'll replace it.

    dave@advgear.net
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  7. sk8rdi16

    sk8rdi16 Adventurer

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    Here's mine. [​IMG]

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  8. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    nice setup!
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  9. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Yeah, I got rid of mine after it leaked from the first bike wash.


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  10. seniorasi

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    I may try some silicone on mine.
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  11. seniorasi

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    Replacing the box is honorable but I find myself wondering why it was sent out that way. I can fit the door using a die grinder and hand file. I can buy a tube of silicone to fill the voids missed during assembly. None of this is a "big deal" but I expected a bit more quality for $140.00. Hope no one feels I'm picking fly shit out of pepper... A tig welded box would be really sweet though 'eh?
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  12. seniorasi

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    Judging from the photo your door has the same problem as mine. From about the center toward the left the top edge of the door is proud of the door stop. I believe air flow with precipitation will cause it to leak. Hope I'm not stirring people up with no good reason but I'm fitting my door prior to installation and maybe adding an adhesive weather strip for a wind/rain proof seal.
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  13. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    Regardless the sealing that can be done, I would put my tool roll into a dry bag with some desiccant packs and make sure the tools were put in a bit oily to keep em from rusting, etc. No reason to expect a totally waterproof solution at this price point in my opinion. Tools placed in toolboxes in my garage have been known to rust with humidity. I still like the idea of this box to hold the tools instead of at the bottom of my adventure case, as then I can just leave them with the bike all the time and not have to drag them around when I unpack at camp or hotel.
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  14. ACD

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    Waterproofness, although desirable, would be hard to achieve with this door design. Drybag or plastic bag is a simple way to keep tools from drawning. Draining holes are a good idea, too. Not sure if they are present.

    I like to carry basic tools at all times, specially to fix flat tires. I usually strap a backpack to the back of the bike, but a tool box like that is the ideal thing. Definitely in my wish list.
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  15. Mcgee

    Mcgee Been here awhile

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    I saw daylight through mine also, but on further inspection it is fully protected with a seal in the folded seams. I know what you mean with the door, mine fit perfectly, maybe a small gasket would be in order. Guess I will find out soon. The price is a good value considering the materials and time it takes to assemble one, plus free shipping!!
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  16. sk8rdi16

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    Mine seems to be fairly sealed, but the door would be difficult to be made waterproof. The door did sit a little 'proud' when I had my honking tool set stuffed in a little tight. I'll definitely put it in a bag.
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  17. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Be careful.. at full rear shock compression these type boxes will shear off your mud guard mounting bolt and could take out your rear brake bleader... ask me how I know :rofl

    edit: to be fair to advdave, who just sent me an email, I am not sure if the damage to my rear brake bleader was caused by his box, or the european manufactured one I replaced it with. I had one of the early versions of advdave's box, but sold it pretty quickly because I did not like the side opening design. I replaced it with one of the rear opening boxes from ebay. I honestly do not know when the damage occured. Dave says his boxes have a cut out on the backside specifically to avoid the brake bleader, so I imagine the damage was done by the newer box. Also, I have a bad habit of getting both wheels of the GSA off the ground on occasion.. so I may be compressing the rear shock more than most. I will check the new box when I get home and see what they have done on the back side to address the rear brake bleader and will post up what I found... could be that Dave has a better design because he has thought of the bleader.
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  19. BillAllen

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    Great ideas! I would never expect a tool box (or tube or...) to be waterproof, especially at this price.

    Where do you get desiccant packs?

    Where can you get a dry bag small enough for a tool pouch? I've only seen larger bags.

    This particular tool box is on my "next accessory" list.
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  20. BillAllen

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    Except you don't HAVE to lock it if the door is behind the pannier. I don't like having to carry extra keys. I usually lose them.
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