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OK, I've totally ripped off @Toppie's idea here and modified it to make my own version. I had 3 MAX Peli type cases (20L) so I wanted to use one of those and they turned out to be the perfect size for my needs. I like the idea of top boxes but like @Toppie I wasn't keen on the huge things generally marketed and nor was I keen on their prices; so using an existing case excited my Scottish DNA. 😃 I've not finished this mod yet and have two more stages to go. I'll do a blog post tomorrow or Saturday when it's complete but here's a teaser pic of where I'm at thus far. My thanks to the Topster for the inspiration. As I don't stay in hotels or B&Bs I have no need for a quick release system so this is permanently mounted with 3 bolts so it's a 20 min install.

 

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OK, phase two: in all of my tail bags I always have a pocket to put the small stuff in the lid, segregated from the bigger stuff so this needed to happen for the Peli mod. I used a cheap as chips mini cargo net from Amazon. I've kept the foam top and bottom to reduce noise and also to cushion and help protect the contents. Phase 3 tomorrow!

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2 hours ago, DuncMan said:

OK, phase two: in all of my tail bags I always have a pocket to put the small stuff in the lid, segregated from the bigger stuff so this needed to happen for the Peli mod. I used a cheap as chips mini cargo net from Amazon. I've kept the foam top and bottom to reduce noise and also to cushion and help protect the contents. Phase 3 tomorrow!

 

Like that cargo net touch!

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11 minutes ago, Toppie said:

 

Like that cargo net touch!

 

Cheers! Yes, works well mate!

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3 minutes ago, DuncMan said:

 

Cheers! Yes, works well mate!

Just ordered mine now from Amazon!thumbsup

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27 minutes ago, Toppie said:

Just ordered mine now from Amazon!thumbsup


We help each other! Spot on! 👍 This is mine:

 

Rowwait FixSac Storage Net for Cargo Vans, Motorhomes, Mobile Homes, Caravans, Boats 40 x 30,Car Boot Tidy Storage Bag Nylon Mesh Net Storage for Cargo with 4 Hooks https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09FDZKPS7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YWGCY720PYTA85BP0MNJ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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Looks like the rack will arrive today. Fingers crossed!

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My version is now complete!
 

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A plethora of riders have done this before so give me zero credit for this modification. In fact, a member of a forum I'm part of posted something very similar just a few days ago and that post inspired me to do this. A few years...

 

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Couldn't seem to include this above but here's a pic.

 

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For those who struggle with links.

 

 

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Excellent addition for everyday use and more.  I have 4 cases laying around but I think they are larger in size.  What are the dimensions of the box if you don't mind?

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7 hours ago, Landshark said:

Excellent addition for everyday use and more.  I have 4 cases laying around but I think they are larger in size.  What are the dimensions of the box if you don't mind?


46.41 x 17.6 x 36.6 cm; 2.78 Kilograms

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On 4/21/2022 at 8:03 PM, Toppie said:

Just ordered mine now from Amazon!thumbsup

 

Mate, if you ordered the same net as me it comes with 4 binding posts. They have sticky tape on the back which is useless and only good to hold them in place whilst you bolt them up. I tried using extra strong 3M tape but even that didn't hold them when there was stuff in the net. If you look at the final pic above you'll see some small nuts in the left and right corners. Those are nylock nuts and attach to a small 5mm bolt which is the right size to go through the centre hole of the binding post.

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@Toppie After riding today with this setup the other thing that bugged me was the sag of the cargo net. I rectified that this evening. On my case there are 5 channels on each side. (have no idea what else to call them but they are like round ribs). Here's a pic of the bottom left one.

 

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I drilled all 10 and then used some small flat head screws and tiny washers to properly spread the net from side to side. Now it works really well and supports the weight of the contents properly.

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21 hours ago, DuncMan said:

@Toppie After riding today with this setup the other thing that bugged me was the sag of the cargo net. I rectified that this evening. On my case there are 5 channels on each side. (have no idea what else to call them but they are like round ribs). Here's a pic of the bottom left one.

 

I drilled all 10 and then used some small flat head screws and tiny washers to properly spread the net from side to side. Now it works really well and supports the weight of the contents properly.
 

 

Good man @DuncMan

Your nets are same construction as mine but slightly smaller.

You've saved me a bit of head scratching!

Should have mine tomorrow.

A good idea to utilise that lid space and keep the wee bits tidy.

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2 hours ago, Toppie said:

 

Good man @DuncMan

Your nets are same construction as mine but slightly smaller.

You've saved me a bit of head scratching!

Should have mine tomorrow.

A good idea to utilise that lid space and keep the wee bits tidy.

 

No worries mate. Post some pics when you're done. 👍

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14 hours ago, DuncMan said:

@ToppieDid you get yours sorted mate?

 

Almost probably, but, not necessarily maybe....:008:

I guess my box is quite a bit smaller that yours.

I ordered the smallest net on offer but, it's simply too wide to copy your method.

I gave cutting about 20mm off each side (the wide velcro strip bit) a thought but wondered if it'd ruin the net.

However, I have a cunning plan which will utilise your plan but with a slight mod.

Wont be this week though.

I'm busy getting ready to escort 'herself' on a bit of a foreign holiday.

1st stop Rome. (not on the bike)

This'll be our first getaway since the pandemic stopped the world.

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1 minute ago, Toppie said:

 

Almost probably, but, not necessarily maybe....:008:

I guess my box is quite a bit smaller that yours.

I ordered the smallest net on offer but, it's simply too wide to copy your method.

I gave cutting about 20mm off each side (the wide velcro strip bit) a thought but wondered if it'd ruin the net.

However, I have a cunning plan which will utilise your plan but with a slight mod.

Wont be this week though.

I'm busy getting ready to escort 'herself' on a bit of a foreign holiday.

1st stop Rome. (not on the bike)

This'll be our first getaway since the pandemic stopped the world.

 

Ahh OK. I bet if you talked to a sewing supplies shop they could get hold of some netting by the foot so you could just order the size you need.

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@Toppie Something like this could work well, too. Just cut a piece out to size:
 

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@Toppie Actually, this is what you want mate. £4.50 and that would probably work better than mine as smaller objects slip through mine and it sags more than I'd like. I've just ordered a piece of this myself and will maybe replace the one I have now.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, DuncMan said:

@Toppie Actually, this is what you want mate. £4.50 and that would probably work better than mine as smaller objects slip through mine and it sags more than I'd like. I've just ordered a piece of this myself and will maybe replace the one I have now.

 

 

Ha!

That looks like it could be a better solution.

I'll hold-fire...

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Just now, Toppie said:

Ha!

That looks like it could be a better solution.

I'll hold-fire...


Yes, think this will work better. I’ve ordered a metre and will give it go in time for your return from your hols. Have a great time!

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Yes, think this will work better. I’ve ordered a metre and will give it go in time for your return from your hols. Have a great time!

 

What's your thoughts on this one @DuncMan?

I bought 4 cheap toiletry bags from the €uro shop (Your £ shop equivalent) three or four years back.

I used 'em not just for my soap 'n toothbrush but other wee bits 'n bobs in my bike luggage. They were €1.50 each.

Had a thought to fix one into the lid of my box...

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16 minutes ago, Toppie said:

 

What's your thoughts on this one @DuncMan?

I bought 4 cheap toiletry bags from the €uro shop (Your £ shop equivalent) three or four years back.

I used 'em not just for my soap 'n toothbrush but other wee bits 'n bobs in my bike luggage. They were €1.50 each.

Had a thought to fix one into the lid of my box...

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It would definitely work mate but looks a tad DIY maybe? I think the material I ordered will solve the problem and make it look stock. Will also accommodate much more stuff, I'd think?

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