During one of those fever days when you can't ride and all you do you is read "Classifieds" or what other members do to their bikes, Ken brought from dead his Pelican case mod and Israill was selling his 9-ner and all his accessories.
So I got the SW-Motech case carrier from him and two 1520 Pelican cases off of EBay dirt cheap.
Not having Ken's welding expertise, I ended up with the Twistedthrottle's case adapters for SW-Motech carrier. How do I lock the cases? Ken is using locks but I freak out at any abnormal noise and I decided to try something else.
I called Twistedthrottle and I was told that they get the locks direct mounted on the case from the manufactory. They were willing to email me pics on the solution: image-2110030940.jpg image-2294269059.jpg
I'll go that route with hook cam locks. After two weeks of internet search, I could not find cam hooks longer that 1 3/4". I need it at least 2 1/4". Darn it!
More reading online (another week) and I found on Stromtroopers that one of the members used a modified hinge for the cam hook to latch into. Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner! Ordered online the cam lock with hook and bought some small hinges from Home Depot along with nuts, washers, and screws. image-3862241719.jpg
How do I ensure the mounting holes are where supposed to be???? How about use some wood first for mockup? image-3435883881.jpg image-2412282935.jpg
Dah!!!! You did not measure it and you're back to square one image-3768934719.jpg
Hinges before image-2545764268.jpg
Beginning mockup image-3700764478.jpg image-848744622.jpg
Making progress image-4092088738.jpg image-283980758.jpg image-520467579.jpg image-2248093100.jpg image-1576288133.jpg
No place for mistakes... image-1159244854.jpg image-657479097.jpg image-3386810721.jpg
My answer to water proofing: silicone image-1347340613.jpg
and lots of it image-2693976880.jpg
My garage is a big mess; tissues from cleaning the silicone all over the place image-3450299380.jpg
Moment of truth: will it lock the case or not? First case image-107913191.jpg
Second case image-2685475866.jpg
They don't lock perfect, there is some wiggle but even without it, if someone will want to open it, it will do it. It's more a deterrent solution. I'm happpppy for now. I may have to bend the hooks to minimize the gaps but that will be for another day. On to the next projects: power distribution module; 599 headlight; auxiliary lights...