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Rideout

Postby nug » Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:36 pm

Met up with ravydavygravy yesterday. Met him in Newark then rode over to check out my mates house renovation project in a nearby village. Had nice ride on the little back roads back to my house for tea and banter. Lovely bright day although getting cold after this warm spell we have had. It was good to get 2 Bigs together :tup:

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Re: Rideout

Postby Gaz800 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:22 pm

Looks like you'd a great day for it Nath :)

Like the top box on the blue & white DR, looks neat
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Re: Rideout

Postby nug » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:20 pm

Glad we went out yesterday Gaz as its all gone crazy with wind & rain today !

I made the topbox from a tough case which used to house a C130 Hercules fuel test set. It still has the mod plate on the lid. It works great for what I want. It carries my Coleman stove & a few bit & bobs plus it has a charging socket wired in as well. Its permanently mounted as I have no need to remove it.
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Re: Rideout

Postby Gaz800 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:43 pm

nug wrote:I made the topbox from a tough case which used to house a C130 Hercules fuel test set. It still has the mod plate on the lid.


Got anymore Nath? looks a lot neater than my givi monolock

I got Hoops from Spen to make my own pannier rack, I was going to use old aluminium DJ's LP flight case's for those... I like to be different plus I couldn't justify the cost of a "proper" set lol ;)
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Re: Rideout

Postby spendango » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:28 pm

Maplin had cheap but heavy plastic cases a while back, my mate used them on his DR 650 for panniers
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Re: Rideout

Postby Gaz800 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:55 pm

Just had a look on Maplin no longer there by the looks of it
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Re: Rideout

Postby nug » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:05 am

I don't have any more boxes Gaz. Had 4 & sold 3. B&Q recently had some nice JCB stacking toolboxes of which the thinnest one would make great panniers.....think they where about £27 each ?



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Re: Rideout

Postby Gaz800 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:17 am

They look spot on, cheers for the link buddy
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Re: Rideout

Postby BigBob » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:12 am

We may be few in number but we have a very useful pool of knowledge, and owning a Big, I guess we need it.
Been out on the bike every day this month and I have to say the roads are all covered in snotty slimy mud and so is the bike, though the Trailwings seem to cope with it all with no slides.
Went out to give the old girl a wash this morning to find a fekkin great nail in the tyre, so it looks like I`ll have a pre turkey puncture fixing session. Bah humbug!
Just as well I keep several spare tubes and have a warm man shed.
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Re: Rideout

Postby Gaz800 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:55 pm

BigBob wrote:We may be few in number but we have a very useful pool of knowledge, and owning a Big, I guess we need it.



I find this site and the information you guys give invaluable :tup: quality over quantity ;)


I'm having withdrawals not being able to get out on mine at the moment Bob, bummer regarding the nail, but most excellent that you can escape to the shed today :lol:
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