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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-23-2014, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Tail case for my Bonnevile

Finally getting around to putting a tail case on the bike. Stage one done... Saved up for most of the summer just to buy this sweet stainless steel rack (200 bucks) :



Got the glossy black case from JC Whitney:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/garage-pro-...&filterid=u0j1

The case is cheaply made but works. Only bitch so far is the mounting plate obviously had some real bad rust on it and they didn't clean it off, they just painted over it. So I'm going to have to grind off the rust spots and repaint it.
A wire wheel should do the trick.
Does "Rustolium" paint actually work better on rust than other paints?

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Just bought a trunk as well:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-T...650ae0&vxp=mtr

Planning on a rear rack also. Is tubular stronger then solid stock? Can't wait to travel with it. My sissy bar back pack kept creeping up the bar. Had to keep stopping and re-adjusting it.

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Finally getting around to putting a tail case on the bike. Stage one done... Saved up for most of the summer just to buy this sweet stainless steel rack (200 bucks) : That's where I got the gloss black trunck I had on mt 750. As for the rust problem after you wire brush the rust off ,there is a product called Extend, that you brush on and it chemically reacts with the metal and turns it black and pretty well stops any further rusting. It goes on white and milky looking and as it dries it changes color. You still have to paint over it , I have found it to work well and It is available at most auto parts stores


Got the glossy black case from JC Whitney:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/garage-pro-...&filterid=u0j1

The case is cheaply made but works. Only bitch so far is the mounting plate obviously had some real bad rust on it and they didn't clean it off, they just painted over it. So I'm going to have to grind off the rust spots and repaint it.
A wire wheel should do the trick.
Does "Rustolium" paint actually work better on rust than other paints?
That's where I got the gloss black trunck I had on mt 750. As for the rust problem after you wire brush the rust off ,there is a product called Extend, that you brush on and it chemically reacts with the metal and turns it black and pretty well stops any further rusting. It goes on white and milky looking and as it dries it changes color. You still have to paint over it , I have found it to work well and It is available at most auto parts stores

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Just bought a trunk as well:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-T...650ae0&vxp=mtr

Planning on a rear rack also. Is tubular stronger then solid stock? Can't wait to travel with it. My sissy bar back pack kept creeping up the bar. Had to keep stopping and re-adjusting it.
If you mount that trunk be sure to make a plate for the bottom where it mounts on the rack the same size as the bottom of the trunk and reinforce the corners on the bottom half with a fiberglass kit. I had to take mine off because it was cracking all over the bottom and kanuck had the same problem. PM me a picture of your sissy bar bag and let me know if you want to sell it.

I have found that with abs trunks if you don't do some strengthening of them with some fiberglass they are subject to cracking. Good thing is they are cheap enough to do a little work on and still not have a lot invested. The one from JC whitney , with the rounded shape, was never any problem. Maybe it is the squared off corners,. It may be I overloaded it as well . Just a heads up, it's easier to do now.




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Got the glossy black case from JC Whitney:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/garage-pro-...&filterid=u0j1
I can't seem to find the trunk from the link provided.

EDIT: Never mind - I found it



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Thanks Denny. Was thinking about fiber glassing the entire bottom for strength. Adding a bottom support is a great idea.
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Thanks Denny. Was thinking about fiber glassing the entire bottom for strength. Adding a bottom support is a great idea.
I always said your full of Knowledge. I tell all my friends, ask Denny. He's full of it...
I've been told that before How about that sissy bar bag?




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It's just a cheap Wally world bag. A year old. If you still want it, send me your addy and it's yours.

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Well got it mounted:


Had trouble getting the case to lock onto its mount. Think the metal plate was being twisted very slightly after all the bolts were tightened down. I put a thin sheet of stainless under it at one end and then used a makeshift jack to keep the rack from bending while I pushed the case down. Finally got it on there. Not sure how easy it will be to take off... but I doubt I'll ever remove it.

Looks good, just wish I found some matching paint to do the lid with.

My next move on this is to add brake and tail lights for that nice red reflector on the back of the case.

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Nice. How much for the pallets? lol

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I get the pallets free from work. They been great for a few projects.

The pile of wood in front of them is for our dock.

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