Drilling behind the passenger pegs for the front lower attachment points.
Lower front mounts are heated and bent to connect at rear pegs. Muffler also has been heated at the front flange and bent downward about 4" at the tip.
January 27, 2010: Frantically finishing the mountings for the new Seahorse SE720 side cases. Bandit gets a quick bath.
Side case mounting brackets modified to fit the Bandit get a fresh coat of paint.
U-bar locks are fastened to the cases with 1" conduit clamps.
U-bar locks are fastened to the cases with 1" conduit clamps at the top. The lower mounts are sections of glitter impregnated black poly cutting board (couldn't find solid black) bolted to the case with spacers and reach nuts.
U-bar locks are fastened to the cases with 1" conduit clamps at the top. The lower mounts are sections of black poly cutting board bolted to the case with spacers and reach nuts.
Mountings are reinforced with aluminum inside the cases.
U-bar lock tips are welded to the side case brackets.
Side case brackets are braced at the rear and connected to the top case bracket previously installed. http://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/LOCKING-TOP-CASE-QUICK-RELEASE/6351166_ksZFL#400033144_dycSL
Mounting hardware is reinforced inside with 1.5" aluminum.
Performix PLASTI DIP is a great coating for the hardware. It seals bolt holes well also.
The tank box u-bar is coated with Plasti-dip.
Pelican 1150 case fitted for mounting on the tank.
1150 Pelican case on the tank.
Here's a quick fuel bottle mounting rig. These 1 litre Brunton bottles paid for themselves the first trip. ( and yes I ran out of gas )
Once again, I used Sea Dog nylon marine pad eyes and "S" biners to secure the bungee net.
The Seahorse SE-720 is lighter, yet slightly larger than the early design Pelican 1500 and has accommodations for two padlocks.
The pad eyes are attached with tee nuts. Internal supports of flat aluminum hold countersunk flathead bolts.
Looks pretty good :D
I dunked the tee nuts in Plasti Dip. I love PLASTI DIP!