Carbon/Kevlar rear luggage boxes.....It has begun....

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  1. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Wide load......:rofl:rofl.... No offense taken.... It is wide..... But.... the 28mm camera lens....really magnify this. It does not look that bad....well....except for the pink......:lol3......Another reason for the "wide load...:D" is the capability to mount the rotopax fuel and water cans ( 1gal) behind each box. The Rptopax are a little over 9 1/2 inch wide.... I did not want them sticking out in the slip stream....and neither in the line of fire of the exhaust..... Anyway..... It has been cut...to what I think will be final answer......
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    Wow...... the angles are much more predominant than the 28mm lens illustrates...... This is wicked......:thumb:thumb

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  2. ebrabaek

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    El Paso.....Sadly so....:D
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  3. ebrabaek

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    Not at all...... It curves backward.... You can seat two up at over 6 feet....no issues....And it`s the best grapper....when putting the bike on the center stand.........:thumb:thumb

    Erling
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    I don`t feel so bad now.....:lol3:lol3

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  5. The Griz

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    I know! I had to take that pic down cuz it's actually not that wide given the width of other manufacturers!:D

    Good work my friend. Good work!:clap

    Looks great.
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    Here you can see the rear of the varios are about even with the signal lights.

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  7. The Griz

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    Did you weld that rack up yourself??

    I'd buy one in a heartbeat. It basically has a built in top rack too!

    What is the thickness of the tubing and what is the measurement of from top to bottom of the loop where the boxes mount?
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  8. ebrabaek

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    :D......I actually liked that picture alot......So I wont mind at all if you decide to put it back..... :clap:clap
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  9. ebrabaek

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    Wow... they look every bit as wide..... Makes me think of the color..... Black.... Perhaps I should stick with Kevlar...... Yellow boxes......:freaky

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  10. ebrabaek

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    Yeppers...... I did..... It`s made from 1/2 inch SS tubing..... All it took was a tube bender...... A entry level mig....can of argon......and ehh.... Espresso.
    The tubing was abou $65 at http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=468&step=4&showunits=inches&id=19&top_cat=1
    The height on the loop is 8"....length is 12".... But you can off course make it to suit your needs. Yep....top rack ,was the biggest reson I did this.... My fam only has one minivan.... Guess who drives it??? So all I gotta do is on two wheels.... So I had to make a utility rack.....:thumb:thumb

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    Thanks......except for the welds...... I wished for a tig for christmas.... But instead got a new espresso machine......Ohh...well....:thumb:thumb

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  12. ebrabaek

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    Your right.... When you take a step back...it`s not that bad.... Except for the pink...:lol3
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    Made a jig for the setup. That will make it easier when you lay down the composites......
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    All ready for the Kevlar tomorrow......
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    Until then... I`l sip a few shots of espresso....:thumb:thumb

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  13. AustinJake

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    Hey, I'm surprised he's held this build to the width that it is.....from the guy that cant just order a 8 or 12 oz prime rib....he's gotta custom order a 20 oz....and still mooing...

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  14. ebrabaek

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    OMG......I forgot you took that picture Jake.......:clap:clap...... You made me drool all over the keyboard......That was a great steak....and a great ride eh.....:freakyNow just for the record...... the shoulders you see ...next to me....and the other 8 people....ate that awesome moo-moo.....as well..... some even that 20 ouncer......:thumb:thumb

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    For you, Erling!:D

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  16. ebrabaek

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    :bow:bow.......Awesome...Thanks Griz...:thumb:thumb

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    Personally, I would use the space to the inside of the boxes - especially on the right pannier - there's a lot of wasted space on both and because of the material you are using you should be able to make what ever shape you would like. I can see a "wart" on the right side made for infrequent use items like a tire repair kit and tools. I might have missed it, but how may liters are these shapes at this moment?
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  18. ebrabaek

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    As with any design I make.... I always leave room for the future...... These will be the basic boxes...... After I make them....Including the lid...hinges and locks..... Then it is easier to absorb and decipher how to proceed. Indeed there are a lot of space...... And perhaps it will be used. I don`t have a clue as to the volume..... But at 36x37x20cm=26.64 liters... take a few away for the angles.... perhaps...22-23 liters...each....:thumb:thumb

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  19. ebrabaek

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    Bad news........ Went to cut the Kevlar for tomorrow`s jigger.... and only had 2.2oz..... I thought that was a 6`ish oz roll..... Darn..... 2.2 oz plain is a type Kevlar 49....which is great....but I prefer the thicker 6 oz when trying to conform...... It flexes ( weave pattern...not the Kevlar itself) and I would have to lay down 3 times as many layers...... I`l have to order it in the am....which means.....nothing for a week or so...... Sorry..... :freaky
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  20. craftycoder

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    Ahh well. We'll be patient then.
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