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I never ride 2 up, and want to take advantage of the extra space, especially now that the Corbin seat is on and doesn't match😜
I plan on making "trunk" for the back that will also have tie downs and the ability to have a top pannier style box out on it. It will be aluminum, and also house all the as yet to be determined rear lights....
I'd love to hear
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any other ideas from experienced adventure riders on what they would add / ignore.
 

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Wow, are you lacking some supervision?😁
But seeing some of your other "mods" I'm thinking your bike is in good hands and gonna be great when back together.
 

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Here an idea. Not my photo but i did do this to my Honda Africa Twin.


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I like it, I'm trying to find dimensions on Rotopak's Gasflask.....It looks narrower and will hopefully fit where / how I want it to.....
 

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Great to improve the PAS.
MarcS I am nosy how it gona Looks when you are finnished.
I am following your post.



Compare to you I am a Rookie..

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Great to improve the PAS.
MarcS I am nosy how it gona Looks when you are finnished.
I am following your post.



Compare to you I am a Rookie..

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I'll add pics as I go along. Whether a rookie or experienced, its all about enjoying the bike and where it takes you :)
 

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Compare to you I am a Rookie.

Whether a rookie or experienced, its all about enjoying the bike and where it takes you
I'll just say.... Mines still in one piece, the way Harley put it together.😁

Yes I curious also and hopefully you both will keep us up to date on your projects.
 

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I just reassembled my bike so it Looks original now.
But let me say that fueltank is a mess to put it back.
It tok me one hour. A lot of parts to assemble with no sight to it.
Nevertheless, it is on.
 

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Stage 1 (? 🤷🏼‍♂️) done except for some finishing clean up. Made some on the fly changes (there is no REAL plan) as I went. The frame has been shortened, narrowed, passenger foot peg bosses removed, and the bottom plate is for the most part done. I'll set it back on the bike next and layout all of the electronics and ABS module as close to the front as possible, then go from there.....
 

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Stage 1 (? 🤷🏼‍♂️) done except for some finishing clean up. Made some on the fly changes (there is no REAL plan) as I went. The frame has been shortened, narrowed, passenger foot peg bosses removed, and the bottom plate is for the most part done. I'll set it back on the bike next and layout all of the electronics and ABS module as close to the front as possible, then go from there.....
Hi MarcS , love what your doing . 💪 I recently had the chance to disassemble one at the HDU (university) ...
 

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Hi MarcS , love what your doing . 💪 I recently had the chance to disassemble one at the HDU (university) ...
That's awesome!!! 😎👍, and thank you!
 

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That’s awesome. Can’t wait to see it cleaned up and back together. Stiffer I bet.
It will definitely be stiffer, I was a little surprised how flimsy it was. The only thing holding the 2 tube sections together are the 2 stamped mounting plates. I'm sure it was tested for strength since it's supposed to hold a person and luggage but wow. I needed a clamp to hold it in place for welding when I narrowed it, but I was able to press the ends together by hand. To be perfectly honest, I was actually not impressed with the build quality of that piece; HD needs a better jig for it, and a much better welding system, big goopy welds on everything, ESPECIALLY the foot peg mounts... just gross😕. Ideally I'd love to see it made of stainless and TIG welded..... But $$$$$$$......
 

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So the base is complete! Narrowed and shortened, electronics cleaned up and centralized. I had to build spacers for the ABS module since it used to hang below the frame. Fabricated an interlocking wedge hanger for the TOCE exhaust and a simple licence plate mount. Now I have to wait..... The tail light I ordered isn't expected to arrive until the end of the month... But I'll have time to work on the "trunk" part.... I'm very happy with how it's turned out so far😎👌
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So the base is complete! Narrowed and shortened, electronics cleaned up and centralized. I had to build spacers for the ABS module since it used to hang below the frame. Fabricated an interlocking wedge hanger for the TOCE exhaust and a simple licence plate mount. Now I have to wait..... The tail light I ordered isn't expected to arrive until the end of the month... But I'll have time to work on the "trunk" part.... I'm very happy with how it's turned out so far😎👌 View attachment 574
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Curious where this will be going ... :sneaky:
 

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Fair play, it's your bike and you're doing it your way. Thanks for sharing fella. (y)
 
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