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Nice work indeed, and clever use of those tubes.

Tubes for storing welding rod might also work. They have a gasket and seal very well. They usually come in red though.

For the bolt clearance problem, I would get some 1/4-20 "T" nuts for the top. With the right length bolt through from the bottom the top is almost smooth. For the other bolts, I would suggest stainless steel pan head hex head on the top.

I have about the same need as you, but am going to go with a quick detach short sissy bar / rack combo. The sissy bar luggage allows items on both sides of the sissy bar, and can not come off even without tie downs since it slips over the sissy bar. When I'm not taking a trip the bar / rack will come off to leave a clean look.

The Harley versions of sissy bar luggage are sky high for price, but good quality ones at a reasonable cost are available elsewhere on the internet.

But I digress, just stopped by to say nicely done and add a rep for you. Thanks for sharing the story.

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Thanks for the positive feed back and the ideas.

For now I just wrapped hockey tape around the bolts.

They actually keep the gear from sliding off the back.

Those tubes will hold a propane bottle, or a liquor bottle, for emergency situations

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Looks great Pete. I think you are going to love the versatility of that setup!
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nice job Pete, great idea with the tool tubes
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Check your local hardware store for "ELEVATOR" Bolts. They're a male/female combination and will be flat on both sides.. Might be just what you need on that setup..

Now when brad was down for Tiggerstock we measured the bracketry for the saddlebags. Since this is what the Tourpack bolts to, do you think it will also work for a solidmount???
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Very slick idea on the fuel tubes...

Do the caps seal as well? (just was thinking that would provide an extra sealing surface in case the fuel bottles themselves leaked).
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Nice work indeed, and clever use of those tubes.

Tubes for storing welding rod might also work. They have a gasket and seal very well. They usually come in red though.

For the bolt clearance problem, I would get some 1/4-20 "T" nuts for the top. With the right length bolt through from the bottom the top is almost smooth. For the other bolts, I would suggest stainless steel pan head hex head on the top.

I have about the same need as you, but am going to go with a quick detach short sissy bar / rack combo. The sissy bar luggage allows items on both sides of the sissy bar, and can not come off even without tie downs since it slips over the sissy bar. When I'm not taking a trip the bar / rack will come off to leave a clean look.

The Harley versions of sissy bar luggage are sky high for price, but good quality ones at a reasonable cost are available elsewhere on the internet.

But I digress, just stopped by to say nicely done and add a rep for you. Thanks for sharing the story.

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Looking good Pete! Well done.

FWIW, I found running button head bolts worked best. But, hockey tape might work too.
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Nice job on the rack and great idea with the fuel tubes!
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I was going to suggest stainless carriage bolts.... but stainless button head cap screws may just as clean.
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Great job Pete! The fuel tubes were a great addition. Hope it gives you the platform that you needed for your trip.
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Since this is what the Tourpack bolts to, do you think it will also work for a solidmount???
I think the will work, but you'd probably have to space out the docking hardware with some washers since the tourpak solo rack is meant for the wider rear fender of the rubbermount.
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Love the idea, I have the round tube style rack that I don't think will work. That tour pack rack is for the smaller bullet style turn signals, I wonder if it would work with the larger old style turn signal mounts or if the cut outs for the signals can be enlarged? A bit if a pricey gamble if it didn't fit or modifying it wasn't possible?


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I Plan on making one fit a solid mount this year.. hopefully..

plan is to cut out a section in the center then reweld it.. should work well enough..
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