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    Cost-effective rear rack storage ideas

    Been searching for rear storage that looks decent and keeps my helmet and other totable items dry and locked up. So far the only decent looking solution I?ve found is a pelican 0340 cube box, but the price does not match well with the fact that it?s a plastic box, not a gold or diamond plated box. My question is what are you guys currently running on your bike a cheap and reliable lockable storage. Right now I shamefully have the whole milk crate setup with a sterlite container bungeed into it. Practical, but not very safe for overnight or unattended storage. Thanks in advance.

    By the way, I?ve seen the eBay special scooter trunks for great prices, but they look absolutely horrendous... like a mini Toyota Prius sitting on the tail rack. I?d rather tote my milk crate than one of those.

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    RIDGID 22 in. Pro Tool Box, Black-222570 - The Home Depot

    Seems like a clean cost effective box
    You can hide that it's a RIDGID tool box by wrapping the orange handle with black tape and spray painting the orange plastic if that bothered you. It makes no difference to me
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    Will a helmet fit inside? If so, thats a great option for the money.

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    Haha, you got the idea. I?ve been running through every sort of phrasing for ?strong plastic box? on eBay. I?ve been leaning on toolboxes due to the nice price, but worried about waterproof ability.

    Other runner-ups included coolers, ammo tins, tackle boxes, heavy duty shipping crates, pelicans and all other hard cases, camcorder boxes, and... well you get the idea. Most do not fit the specs I?m looking for, or carry prices I?m not interested in.

    The kicker though, ironically, is that I?ve come to grow fond of the the milk crate kinda size and look. And even more so, I don?t want to lose that total volume whilst occupying width.


    Most cases these days are long without a lot of depth, and pricey. I love the pelican 0340 dimensions, but not the price. I?ve become stumped. I think I may have to compromise soon without external help.

    I need:
    Lockable
    Durable
    waterproof
    Hopefully much less than $100 bones.

    I want:
    Easily removable
    Pretty cool looking
    Milk crate-Esque
    Boltable whether intuitively or conventionally.


    I don?t really care to hide the box, so much so as it be lockable, and optionally easy to remove as it will often be containing valuable riding gear, or, more likely groceries.

    If someone solves the riddle, which I claim as impossible, I will gladly donate my current set-up of a Walmart style ?back to school? milk crate, and a similar dimension sterlite container that is zip tied down and held all snuggly into place with a bungee that probably cost more than the whole set up. Pictures to follow. Haha.

    By the way, this forum has already helped me solve so many riddles as a first time bike owner. I appreciate the collectiveness and responsiveness of everyone. I apologize if this has been posted before, but I?ve been searching with no avail. Thanks guys for making me truly appreciate every day of owning this bike and for reading all this. I?d be lost without you, and incompetent about anything motorcycle. Hopefully I can make some meaningful contributions after trials and my own tribulations.
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    Before you purchase a rear rack, could you please buy an apostrophe.
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    Yeah, Not sure whats up with the question marks. Perhaps a format issue using my phone to post. But I?m not looking for a rear rack. I have that. I?m looking for storage.

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    They are only 15 bucks. They have different sizes, watertight, and lockable.
    Designed to carry 65 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moabman View Post
    They are only 15 bucks.
    I love how us north of the border think "Oooo...15 bucks!"...and the link switches to amazon.CA
    For fun I went as far as the checkout:
    Order Summary






    Items: CDN$ 38.59
    Shipping & Handling: CDN$ 7.86

    Total before tax: CDN$ 46.45
    Estimated GST/HST: CDN$ 6.97
    Estimated PST/RST/QST: CDN$ 0.00

    Order Total: CDN$ 53.42

    I wanted to order a magnetic drain plug from ProCycle:

    Drain Plug $11.95
    Shipping: U.S.P.S. Priority Mail® International: $46.00
    Sales Tax: $0.00
    Total: $57.95

    Converted to CAD, that's $72.71. For a drain plug.

    I love my country....but it sure sucks for buying online and shipping.
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    I was looking at that same crate on eBay, but they were running about $30. You think that thing will be heavy duty enough to stand up to a few drops and a couple brushes with trees? I guess that is a rhetorical question... at that price I could buy about 20 for the same cost as the pelican I?ve been eyeing. Thanks for bringing this back to my attention
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