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Storage Space

Post by ice_station_zebra » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:44 pm

Stripped all the tailpiece plastic off today and was surprised to see how much storage space there was under the rear seat, especially towards the back. Now I've got to go buy something to put in there!

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Re: Storage Space

Post by El Toro Joe » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:47 pm

a fuse block fits nicely...
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Re: Storage Space

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:59 pm

ice_station_zebra wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:44 pm
Stripped all the tailpiece plastic off today and was surprised to see how much storage space there was under the rear seat, especially towards the back. Now I've got to go buy something to put in there!

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Re: Storage Space

Post by ice_station_zebra » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:08 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:59 pm
ice_station_zebra wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:44 pm
Stripped all the tailpiece plastic off today and was surprised to see how much storage space there was under the rear seat, especially towards the back. Now I've got to go buy something to put in there!

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Thanks, I thought something wasn't right. Now I can post up the 836 pics I've been saving from my trip to California and back! :D
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Re: Storage Space

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:14 pm

Do it!

Just throw in a few words here and there so we know yer tryin....
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Re: Storage Space

Post by raYzerman » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:14 pm

Looks like you already got the jump on something electrical under there with those red and yeller wires.
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Re: Storage Space

Post by jwilly » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:24 pm

ice_station_zebra wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:44 pm
Now I've got to go buy something to put in there!
Good place to hide illegal drug paraphernalia. At least that's what I heard, when on a group ride, With Bill Lumberg and Wheaton.. :lol:
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Re: Storage Space

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:32 pm

jwilly wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:24 pm
ice_station_zebra wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:44 pm
Now I've got to go buy something to put in there!
Good place to hide illegal drug paraphernalia. At least that's what I heard, when on a group ride, With Bill Lumberg and Wheaton.. :lol:
Says the man downing the beer whilst giving you the dirty finger...
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Re: Storage Space

Post by ionbeam » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:58 pm

You can have a really nice, extra large mouse nest in there too. It was a nice touch to use the insulation out of my walls.

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I shouldn't have taken my flat kit out before storing the bike, there wouldn't have been room for the mouse house.
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Re: Storage Space

Post by escapefjrtist » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:47 pm

Tire repair stuff fits under there with room to spare!

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Re: Storage Space

Post by ionbeam » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:34 am

escapefjrtist wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:47 pm
Tire repair stuff fits under there with room to spare!
This is what lives in the tail section, it all fits neatly in the kit bag:

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Having used the kit on my way to EOM I have since added pliers to remove the (what ever) object from the tire. Thank goodness Good Pillion had an awesome Leatherman to bail me out that day.

On another trip to EOM we got caught in a massive rain storm less than 10 miles from the hotel. We pulled over at a Dollar Store to get towels of some sort and planned to dilly-dally until the rain let up. I found a bundle of good quality micro fiber towels for -- a dollar. A few of these now live under the seat along with the flat repair kit. The micro fiber towels do wonders for cleaning bugs off the windshield. The towels are in a large trash bag along with another folded trash bag, the plastic bags can be real useful some times. I also have a tool kit under the seat. I have a LED flashlight in there someplace. Other things come and go depending on the mission.
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Re: Storage Space

Post by bungie4 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:03 am

jwilly wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:24 pm
ice_station_zebra wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:44 pm
Now I've got to go buy something to put in there!
Good place to hide illegal drug paraphernalia. At least that's what I heard, when on a group ride, With Bill Lumberg and Wheaton.. :lol:
That guy's a cook for a reason.

I can vouch for the mouse nest thing. Twice now. This year, if minnie or mickey want to use my bike for a nest, they'll have to run the gauntlet of 7 different kinds of mouse traps, and 1 home made
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Re: Storage Space

Post by danh600 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:32 am

ionbeam wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:34 am
The towels are in a large trash bag along with another folded trash bag, the plastic bags can be real useful some times.
I keep some shop rags in a plastic bag in the side bag. I should move them to that storage. I agree on the large trash bag coming in good sometimes.

Being from Florida most of the time I don't even carry rain gear. It's too much of a pain and too hot to put it on. Just go through the rain and dry off.

Well, that doesn't work when you are on the BRP in North Carolina. We were visiting my son in Asheville and it's about 85 degrees in town and not supposed to rain that day. I leave my rain gear behind on a day ride. We get up to the BRP and it's nice. We get an hour or two down the road and it starts to rain and rain and rain. I am soaked and getting cold.

We stop at a Ranger station to get under the shelter. The rain is not letting up and it's getting late in the day. Luckily the nice Ranger gave me a trash bag. I put it under my mesh jacket and I was fine to finish the ride back to Asheville.

I wasn't really in danger, but was very uncomfortable. Stuff like that is nice to have on a bike just in case.

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Re: Storage Space

Post by Hppants » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:56 am

We should start a thread "What's hiding underneath your motorcycle seat?"

My contribution would be a couple dozen lines long....
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Re: Storage Space

Post by ionbeam » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:08 pm

Hppants wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:56 am
We should start a thread "What's hiding underneath your motorcycle seat?"...
Can I include mice or will it be limited to items you intentionally placed there? I can also share mouse larder pictures, most of you know it as an air filter.
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Re: Storage Space

Post by raYzerman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:32 pm

I heard dryer sheets work to deter mice.... peanut butter the opposite...
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Re: Storage Space

Post by danh600 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:34 pm

Hppants wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:56 am
We should start a thread "What's hiding underneath your motorcycle seat?"

My contribution would be a couple dozen lines long....
My friend you are one of the few people I know that could write an interesting and eloquent article on "What's under your motorcycle seat."

You guys have me interested now. I wish my FJR was at the house so I could check under the seat tonight. Normally I just keep the Corbin Smuggler on there while doing day rides. I only take the Smuggler off and put on the rear seat when I am going on a trip. I found Sealine Dry bags go right on the rear seat and rack and with help of Rok Straps never shift during a ride.

I guess I have failed to really look at the room under the seat.

I keep my FJR in a cargo trailer. So it's sealed up tight. There is only one hole a mouse could possible come through. That is where the electric cord goes out. It's like an RV cord. We roll that one up and just put an extension cord in the hole to run the battery tenders. Then the hole is taped with duct tape. So far nothing has ever gotten in the trailer. Really it's not mice I worry about it's squirrels that do the damage around my place.

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Re: Storage Space

Post by Uncle Hud » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:03 pm

ice_station_zebra wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:44 pm
Stripped all the tailpiece plastic off today and was surprised to see how much storage space there was under the rear seat, especially towards the back. Now I've got to go buy something to put in there!
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Re: Storage Space

Post by ice_station_zebra » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:16 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:14 pm
Looks like you already got the jump on something electrical under there with those red and yeller wires.
Looks like a perfect space for a fuzeblock and so close to trigger wires.
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Re: Storage Space

Post by ice_station_zebra » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:18 pm

escapefjrtist wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:47 pm
Tire repair stuff fits under there with room to spare!

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Yes indeed, thats what I had under there before.

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