Tool box

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

  1. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    Dave's tool box install on my 2012 GSA. The installation went smoothly although I did have to add 2 washers as spacers behind the rear pannier mount. The bracket was welded slightly inward leaving a space between the tool box mounting plate and the rack.
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  2. seniorasi

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    I rather like the side access to the tool box as it is less accessible to those who would pry it open given the opportunity. It is the main reason I bought this one as opposed to brand X.
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  3. KankakeeBenjamin

    KankakeeBenjamin Been here awhile

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    Just Bought one myself!! Thanks for the positive review sk8rdi.
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  4. dsy

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    I've been running Dave's tool box for awhile now and have rode through a few gully washers, and one edge of a hurricane riding across Florida without seeing a drop of water inside the box. As far as which is better a rear or side door, for me the side door makes it much easier to cram a fat tool roll in or even to get my fat hand in to retrieve something from the far end.
    Have nothing but praise for Daves work. :clap


    Really you do since you need the key to shut the door. :D
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  5. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    I love these units...great idea to have the recess for the caliper... But why not make another recess to avoid the mud flap...
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  6. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    Gander Mountain...
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  7. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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  8. ToddLite

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    I'm looking forward to the flame war over which type of desiccants are best for this application - Silica Gel or Clay based.

    Because we all know it's Silica Gel. :amazon
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  9. ultane

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  10. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    I have to add my two cents. I have been running this toolbox for somewhere in the neighborhood of 18 months to two years and it has been excellent. I do a lot of off-roading and go over some rocky trails at pretty good speed so it gets a pretty good pounding. It has never even started to loosen up. It is solid. Dave even sent me out a new pair of rubber mounts for the top unsolicited just to say he had a better way not to mount the box. Very nice!

    Highly recommend it, great value. Its not waterproof, but then again it doesn't seem to get much water in it, so I am a happy customer.

    DH
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  11. BillAllen

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    Well, then that's one improvement I would recommend. I would want to lock it when running without panniers, but otherwise would rather not have to lock it, unless I could leave the key in it.
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  12. dsy

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    I just keep the key on the bike key ring. Never considered it a issue.
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  13. Shred Head Fred

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    When on the side of the road and need a quicky, the backdoor is available without undressing. I been riding with "brand X" for a year and the backdoor comes with a rubber...gasket.:rofl
    I also like my boxes welded smooth and clean, not without all the protruding rivets. Personal preference, less opportunity for water and gime to infiltrate.
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  14. Ride4Coffee

    Ride4Coffee Been here awhile

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    Somebody should write that down somewhere.
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  15. dsy

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    beat me to it :D
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  16. BillAllen

    BillAllen aka OlGeezer

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    I guess that's where we are different. I've never seen the need for a key ring.
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  17. dsy

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    :rofl sounds like you do.^^^ :evil
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  18. seniorasi

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    Pannier removal takes about 10 seconds on my GSA so it's a non-issue for me, YMMV. I completely agree that the welded version would be superior, wish it were so on this one.
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  19. Brock

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    I have one of the rear opening cases, though not this exact one linked. Mine has a bit of a lip, meaning the opening is slightly smaller than the width of the case. It's sort of a pain to jam a tool roll in there. Even more painful to get the tool roll out once it's jammed in there. If I could do it over again, I'd opt for one of these side opening cases....
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