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    I've been thinking about putting something under the rack since there's a gap there. Have any of you seen some good ideas for boxes, tubes, pouches, etc...?



    I was thinking of making something out of leather and maybe having it divided up into two 'cells' One could hold a tool roll and the other side could hold chain spray, tax&registration papers, and a flashlight...



    I made a leather bag and a custom rack for one of my 2 stroke bikes last fall and it is handy to have somewhere to keep stuff.







    But with the TW I want to keep the top of the rack free to store random things and empty at other times.



    I just hadn't seen any photos yet of someone jamming a box or a bag under the rack and was curious if anyone has done it, and in a better way than I'm thinking of.
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    An AK47 mag pouch will slide right in there, makes handy storage for odds and ends.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Not a bad idea.. secure a canvas bag under there.. I'll have to see what the surplus store has on hand here.
    1993 TW200

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    I was thinking the same thing. I have the factory rack as well. It would be nice to find a mini box of some sort or pouch.

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    I'm not the typical adventure touring sort and I like to travel light, but having a better than factory tool roll would be nice as well as a rag and chain cleaner/wax. It just seemed like wasted space to me since the rack sits up off of that gray platform.



    At the very least I can store my James Bond thumb tack shooter in there..
    1993 TW200

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    I found that an old cd player case (remember those you old guys) fit under there for those not often used items. I can probably find a photo to add to this. It holds more than you think of the emergency supply stuff. Tom





    My aluminum case sets on top so I rarely see the under rack storage except when I need to open it for something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverhead View Post


    Wow. REALLY cool picture!

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    Thanks.. That's with my phone. Now that I have the bike running I'm out wandering. I ordered a bigger pilot and main jet as well as the replacement to the shrunken airbox boot. Once those arrive, I'm going to start going exploring further away from home.



    I think another good item to carry is a first aid kit after I thought about wrecking on gravel tonight Some of the gravel they put down around here is very large and sits loosely on top of packed roads. Basically like marbles on a linoleum floor. Dirt roads would be better.
    1993 TW200

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    I've got one of these stashed on my bike













    Bandage Materials1Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 2" x 2", Pkg./21Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 4" x 4", Pkg./21Bandage, Conforming Gauze, 3"





    Bleeding1Trauma Pad, 5" x 9"1Gloves, Nitrile (Pair), Hand Wipe1QuikClot Sport 25g





    Duct Tape1Duct Tape, 2" x 26"





    Fracture / Sprain1Bandage, Triangular





    Wound Care 4 After Cuts & Scrapes Antiseptic Wipe





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