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Tool tray Security

Ducdude

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Gents,

What methods have you all came up with to secure the tool trays under the
seats while under motion. The must be a good way to clip it in and keep it
from leaving the bike and spreading the tools all over the road.
My Tool tray has not fallen off but I can see how that would be possible
under the right circumstances.

Thanks,
Eric
 

notap

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See images. This seems to work, although you will lose some space in the tray. Rob.
 

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Ducdude

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Tool tray Security spelling change

See images. This seems to work, although you will lose some space in the tray. Rob.



Wow now that is quite cool!!! A bit more engeneerd than I was looking for but very neat nonetheless! Thanks....

KTB had an easy soultion using bits from the rear mud guard to fashion a keeper, I am thinking about..

However now that I have seen the under side of your seat I am thinking.....I should stain and coat the wood under there...

Thanks,
Eric
 
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b'knighted

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Check out the thread: "How to make the tool tray secure from the casual tealeaf" started 12-01-2008 by BlackLightning998.

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BigEd

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Gents,

What methods have you all came up with to secure the tool trays under the
seats while under motion. The must be a good way to clip it in and keep it
from leaving the bike and spreading the tools all over the road.
My Tool tray has not fallen off but I can see how that would be possible
under the right circumstances.

Thanks,
Eric

There was no tool tray with the pile of bits that became my Rapide so I made one out of an unsuspecting desk-top computer side panel. This is a good, tight fit in the under seat rails but just to be sure I fixed a simple metal bracket under the seat and drilled a hole through this and into the tool tray. I used a Dzus fastener through the hole in the bracket to secure the tray. No tool space lost in the tray and it can be unfastened with a coin.
Looking at the space between the tool tray and spring units I could have made a slightly bigger tool tray. Maybe some other time I will do that, handy for carrying a few more tools for running repairs on other people's bikes.;-) Fingers crossed.
 

Ducdude

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I fixed a simple metal bracket under the seat and drilled a hole through this and into the tool tray. I used a Dzus fastener through the hole in the bracket to secure the tray. No tool space lost in the tray and it can be unfastened with a coin.
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Thanks Eddy .....I am tight with space with the stock box as it is.....but I will mull over all these ideas and see which one works the best...Much Thanks!

Eric
 

timetraveller

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Maughan's used to make, and possibly still do make, an oversized stainless steel tool tray. It might be worth contacting them if you would like to have increased capacity.
 
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