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Re: The Pooratech Thread
« Reply #2800 on: May 17, 2017, 08:56:01 am »
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Re: The Pooratech Thread
« Reply #2801 on: May 17, 2017, 09:59:51 am »
Hi guys

I have seen many different types of spot mounts on this thread, but thought I would add my own version.

Made from a u-bolt and purlin clamp and mounted on the handlebars (only available space I had). I also added some split open tube and a piece of rubber to protect the handle bars.

I plan to replace the purlin clamp with a piece of square tubing to hopefully make it look neater.
 

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Re: The Pooratech Thread
« Reply #2802 on: May 17, 2017, 01:11:53 pm »
"A simple alternative to the more fancy spring compression tools.  I change springs so seldom that it is not worth it buying a press."

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Re: The Pooratech Thread
« Reply #2803 on: May 19, 2017, 10:57:12 am »
Hi guys

I have seen many different types of spot mounts on this thread, but thought I would add my own version.

Made from a u-bolt and purlin clamp and mounted on the handlebars (only available space I had). I also added some split open tube and a piece of rubber to protect the handle bars.

I plan to replace the purlin clamp with a piece of square tubing to hopefully make it look neater.

A few years back - I created a post on mounting a ZUMO 660's RAM mount to the handlebars.......... I did not want to use the U-bolt as it damaged the handlebar - so found a Brass clamp, which when cut in half provided the perfect solution - holes and diameter match perfectly............

check it out.....
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Re: The Pooratech Thread
« Reply #2804 on: May 19, 2017, 11:07:55 am »
Hi guys

I have seen many different types of spot mounts on this thread, but thought I would add my own version.

Made from a u-bolt and purlin clamp and mounted on the handlebars (only available space I had). I also added some split open tube and a piece of rubber to protect the handle bars.

I plan to replace the purlin clamp with a piece of square tubing to hopefully make it look neater.

A few years back - I created a post on mounting a ZUMO 660's RAM mount to the handlebars.......... I did not want to use the U-bolt as it damaged the handlebar - so found a Brass clamp, which when cut in half provided the perfect solution - holes and diameter match perfectly............

check it out.....

Hi Goose

I very much wanted to copy that idea of using the repair clamp, but I needed to extend the clamp somehow which is why I used the purlin clamp. I will try out that repair clamp mount for some other ideas I have for my Tornado sometime in the near future  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Pooratech Thread
« Reply #2805 on: May 19, 2017, 11:51:14 am »
Hi guys

I have seen many different types of spot mounts on this thread, but thought I would add my own version.

Made from a u-bolt and purlin clamp and mounted on the handlebars (only available space I had). I also added some split open tube and a piece of rubber to protect the handle bars.

I plan to replace the purlin clamp with a piece of square tubing to hopefully make it look neater.

A few years back - I created a post on mounting a ZUMO 660's RAM mount to the handlebars.......... I did not want to use the U-bolt as it damaged the handlebar - so found a Brass clamp, which when cut in half provided the perfect solution - holes and diameter match perfectly............

check it out.....

Hi Goose

I very much wanted to copy that idea of using the repair clamp, but I needed to extend the clamp somehow which is why I used the purlin clamp. I will try out that repair clamp mount for some other ideas I have for my Tornado sometime in the near future  :thumleft:

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Re: The Pooratech Thread
« Reply #2806 on: May 19, 2017, 02:09:05 pm »
That Goose patent clamp :biggrin: works like a bomb. Well.....mine did till my Zumo 660 became part of the Azanian wealth re-distribution programme. Now Big Dom's son will benefit from the Goose initiative!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Pooratech Thread
« Reply #2807 on: May 20, 2017, 02:17:35 pm »
I still have your other half of the clamp on my GS, Goose  :thumleft:
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« Reply #2808 on: June 08, 2017, 09:07:45 am »
Mods please move...I cant seem to find the official thread.

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Removed the bottom from the one case.
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Re: Home made top box - Pooratech
« Reply #2809 on: June 08, 2017, 09:15:28 am »
How did you mount it on the bike. Oh and that looks very nice.

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Re: Home made top box - Pooratech
« Reply #2810 on: June 08, 2017, 09:19:42 am »
Nicely done - finish looks quite acceptable!

Here is my version of the same ammo cases in 1994.....
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Re: Home made top box - Pooratech
« Reply #2811 on: June 08, 2017, 09:35:26 am »
@ Franky - I will fit it tonight, onto an existing frame. But it bolts directly onto the frame if that answers your question.

@ ClimbingTurtle - I want to seal the vinyl in two places. I`m afraid there will be water ingress if I leave it as is. But I`m happy with the outcome considering the time and money spent.
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Re: Home made top box - Pooratech
« Reply #2812 on: June 08, 2017, 07:29:21 pm »
Well done!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Home made top box - Pooratech
« Reply #2813 on: June 09, 2017, 07:12:28 am »
Isn't it a bit tall?  Might encourage  you to stash too much stuff in it and overtax the sub-frame.  Let's see the installed pics

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Re: Home made top box - Pooratech
« Reply #2814 on: June 09, 2017, 08:38:37 am »
Isn't it a bit tall?  Might encourage  you to stash too much stuff in it and overtax the sub-frame.  Let's see the installed pics

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It is rather tall yes, I will test it this weekend and revert.  It might be more of a problem at speed, but as far as the weight is concerned I`m not too worried.
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Re: Home made top box - Pooratech
« Reply #2815 on: June 09, 2017, 08:52:59 am »
I just measured my Honda plastic topic,  and apart that it's  lower,  300mm,  it's bigger.  About 65lt where yours is about 42lt.  I think yours is more stashable because  of it being symmetrical.

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Re: Home made top box - Pooratech
« Reply #2816 on: June 09, 2017, 10:02:39 am »


Not to put a dampener on your enthusiasm and project, but if you are going to ride any offroad or uneven, bumpy surface, that rear frame IS going to break!  The leverage that box has on the frame is just too great.
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Re: Home made top box - Pooratech
« Reply #2817 on: June 09, 2017, 11:40:16 am »


Not to put a dampener on your enthusiasm and project, but if you are going to ride any offroad or uneven, bumpy surface, that rear frame IS going to break!  The leverage that box has on the frame is just too great.

Agree. But the bike wont see any off-roading. Commute and the odd Lowveld trip or breakfast run  :thumleft:
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Re: Home made top box - Pooratech
« Reply #2818 on: June 09, 2017, 11:54:18 am »
Nice job, it looks great  :thumleft:
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Re: Home made top box - Pooratech
« Reply #2819 on: June 09, 2017, 01:28:27 pm »
I like the idea.
I would mount it a bit closer to the back seat for strength. I do see why you mounted it there (For pillion) But i'd be worried that it comes off.

Btw...nice bike.  :thumleft:
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