Despite perfect weather and outstanding scenery and destinations all around me, Iím on enforced lockdown at home.
So rather than stare at my bike silhouetted by the blue sky and blistering sunshine, I thought it would be a time for a few projects.
Now as well as being o boredom buster, my main project is fueled by lack of finances as much as availability. I want to add some luggage in the form of Pelican style side cases. These I can buy relatively easily on line, but it was the mounting frames which were my biggest problem.
Although Iím confident enough with fabrication and welding, there is NOWHERE that I could get right bends fabricated to make the frames. So quite some time ago I decided to follow the Shad 3P type of frames (Google it), because they have no complex bending AND when the cases are removed they look pretty innocuous on the bike.
So I sat down on my AutoCAD system and drew the layout drawing attached!
Iím waiting for the tube to be delivered to start.
At the front the tube is flattened, bent and made onto a bracket which picks up on the screw at the back of the rear pegs.
There is another bracket which picks up the fixing screws for the rear carrier which are welded to the tubes.
There are 3 fixing points onto the Pelican cases, and then 1 cross rail between the rear of both cases for extra stability.
The cost of the frame will be extremely small.
Once Iíve made it and proved that it works Iíll post pictures on here together with my CAD drawings so anyone can follow suit.
Wish me luck!
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