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Roosters New Trunk; DR Mod.
Topic Started: Jan 26 2009, 01:06 PM (2,383 Views)
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Trunk looks good Rooster! Where did you find it?
Was that a week-end project? Did Yank help?
How muck beer will it hold? Is Betsy in there? :tup: :dance:
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Jan 26 2009, 01:06 PM
Trunk looks good Rooster! Where did you find it?
Was that a week-end project? Did Yank help?
How muck beer will it hold? Is Betsy in there? :tup: :dance:
The trunk went flying off when we hit the timbered land and the humps. Fllliiiing, the damned thing shot right by me.

It was from J.C.Whitney and had a base that held it on, kinda.

I either have to mount it permanent or leave it off? Not sure what I'll do yet?

Piece of crap.....well the trunks o.k. The mounting bracket sucked.
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Does your DR have a big screw right under the rack?
That might be a good spot to attach it.
A friend of mine gave me a small bag and zip tied it to my rack, but my wife sewed two clips on so I could remove it with a snap! Did you know there was a rain jacket in the bottom? What a Great Guy. :beer:
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Here's the trunk I had on my KLR. It's by RubberMaid. I got it at Wal-Mart.

Always Buddah Tim would beg to put his cellphone and camera in it during rainstorms. The rest of the time he made fun of it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/jbennett1966/misc/HODGES03.jpg

( Ignore that oil puddle underneath. I was in a hurry that morning. )
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Looks like a cooler John. :beer:
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Action packers rock! If I was needing a top box for the KLR that would be the one.


Rooster - bolt the damn thing on and be done with it. :rolleyes:
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i was looking at some of these trunks that come from the factory on the atv's and they have tailight in them, they are much smaller but could be mounted easy.(and i have about 5 of them.)
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Jan 26 2009, 02:09 PM
Does your DR have a big screw right under the rack?
That might be a good spot to attach it.
A friend of mine gave me a small bag and zip tied it to my rack, but my wife sewed two clips on so I could remove it with a snap! Did you know there was a rain jacket in the bottom? What a Great Guy. :beer:
Must be one hell of a friend.... :mrgreen: I bet that friend wants the rain coat back.... :smokin:

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I can mount it permanently but I don't know if I want a box permanently mounted. It's so cumbersome.... :nice:


I might could use a littler one.

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bullshit.... we know you are in a contest with yank and ronnie to see who has the biggest box.
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Jan 26 2009, 06:04 PM
bullshit.... we know you are in a contest with yank and ronnie to see who has the biggest box.
Well, we know Yank has the smallest bike.

Ronnies got the smallest Willie.

That means Betsy has the biggest box. :beer:
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Now just a minute, what I said was, Is Betsy in the box? :crackup:

My friend would want me to keep the jacket until I can find one that folds up that small.
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No one wants a permanent box, specially a big box. :mrgreen:
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Duck, that puts you in the running I have the same box you have on your bike just a different color. :whistle:
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Jan 26 2009, 08:49 PM
Now just a minute, what I said was, Is Betsy in the box? :crackup:

My friend would want me to keep the jacket until I can find one that folds up that small.
:smokin:

Havew you tried your friend jacket on?? Your friends jacket might be too small :whistle:
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Jan 26 2009, 09:22 PM
Duck, that puts you in the running I have the same box you have on your bike just a different color. :whistle:
i bet yerz hasn't fallen off either.... :bad:
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ride over one day and i will donate a box to the etdsr cause. :nice:
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I think I need to find a trunk bag, but I don't want it to be over 5" high by about 12"x12" that way it should be plenty big to carry some snacks, a few tools and some rain gear. If it was much higher then that, I couldn't get my leg over it.
Course it has to be cheap, and have snaps. Hard bags are nice, but, they are hard!
Any Ideas? :bulb:
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Ear ya go...

http://www.academy.com/index.php?page=content&target=products/outdoors/marine/storage&start=0
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They are not cheep but the pelican case is water tight and one tough case. I lucked out and got two used and had to cut plates to cover holes in the sides they are the 1500 and I gave $10.00 each. They make different sizes. Here is one on e bay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Pelican-Hard-Case-1550-USED-Protect-Transport_W0QQitemZ120368440336QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLuggage?hash=item120368440336&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
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Thanks for the input guys. I think I will stop at Academy on my way home today and look.
I want to take my time and shop. :screwy:
Ya right.
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I ordered a tail-bag from Motorcycle Superstore on Tuesday and it came in today. It's alittle taller then I wanted but I think it will work fine.
It is approx. 9" high by 12"x13" when the sides are extended by zipping a zipper open.
It is a Cortech by Tourmaster and you can get saddlebags to match, and they snap together.
Total cost was $62.99 shipping included.
Now all I need is a rain jacket. I had one for a short time, but one of my dear friends needed it more then I. :boohoo:
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:rolleyes: Get a damn chain guard
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Yank, you need a tire guard :o
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:rolleyes: Get a damn chain guard
Still don't need a chain guard. :smokin:
Do need to oil my chain thoe.
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I was at Goodwill yesterday Rod.....Christmas is only 310 or so days....hold your breath.

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I was at Goodwill yesterday Rod.....Christmas is only 310 or so days....hold your breath.

When it rains it pours.
My wife and I went to Academy just south of Tyler today and I purchased a rain coat.
They had Frogg Toggs there but I went for the cheap jacket and saved $30.00 bucks.
The Frogg skins were too bulky, but I have heard they are great.
You can take me off the Goodwill Xmas list, but thanks for looking. I can't hold my breath for 310 secounds. :mrgreen:
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I washed the DR yesterday and cleaned and oiled the chain. It's a lot easier with out the chain guard.
I also discovered two missing bolts that are supposed to hold the front fender on the fork. It already had two holding it on so I tightened thoes two and added the other two.
It might be prudent to check all bolts when washing the beast! Bet you didn't know I knew such a big word!! :crackup:
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