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Offline KennyV

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One winter project finished!
on: December 24, 2020, 07:48:49 PM
I've had these US military surplus telegraph radio boxes for years and I finally decided what I'd do with them. They are really nice aluminum boxes so I'm mounting them on my 500x



First thing is to fabricate the mounting hardware using the attachment points for the hand rails.



Mounting hardware pretty much done.



Test fitting, so far all's good.



Time for prep work for painting.



Done! I was hoping to match the matte finish silver on the bike but I really missed. :006:







Happy holidays everyone!  :821:
Last Edit: December 24, 2020, 08:00:18 PM by KennyV
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Offline Oyley

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Re: One winter project finished!
Reply #1 on: December 24, 2020, 08:19:37 PM
Those are neat,like those for sure.
I came across a guy this year had done the same on an ex military bike,they were some sort of ammo case but not the regular style,never been able to find any yet.

Offline KennyV

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Re: One winter project finished!
Reply #2 on: December 24, 2020, 08:37:46 PM
Thanks! Someone was selling these boxes here on ebay or craigslist  (?) about 10 years ago. They must have bought a truckload of them.
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Re: One winter project finished!
Reply #3 on: December 24, 2020, 08:42:54 PM
Less likely to find the ex US kit over here.
They look fixed as opposed to removable but small enough tp leave on.
Have you managed to make them lockable?

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Re: One winter project finished!
Reply #4 on: December 24, 2020, 09:14:05 PM
Yes they are fixed, but it only takes about 10 minutes or less to put them on or take off. I'll be putting them on for the occasional two or three day trip. I've thought about how to make them lockable but I'll probably leave them as they are, no different than the soft tail bag that I normally use.
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