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Author Topic: ideas for ammo box on front forks?  (Read 4337 times)

Joe28

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Re: ideas for ammo box on front forks?
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2009, 03:19:38 PM »
Hmmm good point! ;D
I think a set of canvas saddle bags over the front fender with my rain gear to keep them filled would look cool AND keep the handling down. ( I could make a set of frames from some thin round stock, bolt that to the fender) ???
Maybe the same bags in place of the metal "rattle" cans in the back too??? ???
Joe
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OleO

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Re: ideas for ammo box on front forks?
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2009, 04:29:05 AM »
I've been searching EVERYWHERE on the 'net for "the right",
surplus backpacks or musette bags to replace the ammo cans
on my Military. I'll post details when I finally find a vendor.
I'm hoping to find something about the same size as the stock
cans in a no-frills, khaki, canvas design. A bag from the 40s or
50s would be just right.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2009, 11:38:59 AM by OleO »
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Joe28

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Re: ideas for ammo box on front forks?
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2009, 01:10:24 PM »
I think I'm gonna head up to a Army Surplus store where the guy has a TON of OLD stuff.
I can picture the bag I want, now it he has it...............
Stay tuned.
I was also thinking horse saddle bags???????????//
I've seen some in canvas, but a beat set of leather ones......... ???
Joe
my bikes, like life, are a work in progress! ;)

geoffbaker

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Re: ideas for ammo box on front forks?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2009, 02:35:52 PM »
I'm considering getting rid of the toolbag that I have strapped to the front forks and replacing it with a toolbox (could be metal or plastic; right now I'm using a waterproof divebox about 8x10 in size.

I've made a bracket of 1/4 inch rod steel, heated and hammered at the ends to create two flat lugs, drilled through. The lugs bolt to the same bottom braket bolts as the frontmost fender bracket. Leaning forward thirty degrees, it will give me a square platform at the top on which I can mount the box. - bolted at the back to the bolts which hold the Enfield India plate to the fork, and bolted to the bracket on the front.

It will sit up an inch or two over the fender, allowing unimpeded air flow beneath, and will be balanced precisely over the center of the front wheel, thus not changing handling characteristics except in the sense of adding a couple pounds of weight ... which is already there, in the toolbag.

Using a small metal box painted - you guessed it - GREEN!, it could be very cool retro!