I'm looking for a little carrying box.

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by The Tourist, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. The Tourist

    The Tourist Banned

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    I've been trying to find a little box, similar to the old tool box, but rectangular.

    In my job, I need to carry smaller items, and it needs to lock. I do have a larger ballistic nylon carrier with a solid inner lining. Fitted to my detachable rack it not only sticks way out to each side, but it's a pain to throw your leg o'er.

    I'm looking for a chromed, lockable box a tad smaller than a jewelry box. More flat than wide. Once locked, I want it firmly affixed to the rack, and I have strips of live rubber I can cannibalize for cushion between the box and the rack.

    Ideally, you wouldn't notice the thing if you walked by the bike.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Stash tube Not a box but a pretty neat stash tube:s
     
  3. The Tourist

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    They are very nice, and I considered getting Harley's version.

    The problem is that I do not think they lock. At least I'm not sure. I'll do some research on the security.

    (BTW, I like the one with the 'skull' cover. My little Sportster is trimmed in skulls so I could use the skull gas cap. It's shape offers me grip and leverage to twist it off. I think the EFI system creates a partial vacuum in my bike. A fully smooth round gas cap is a bear to get off on a hot day.)
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    I would say your looking for a "tray" mount UNDER your tail rack from your description...you would slide out the lockable box to access stuff inside without dumping contents. Do you have the dimensions...? I would go to places like Harbor Freight if your looking metal "cashbox" profile or similar for price and selection...maybe sports shops and such. :newsmile082:
     
  5. The Tourist

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    The space between the bottom of my rack and that fender is only about the width of a finger near the rear seat mounting screw. Added to that, it's more of a "sport rack." Perhaps 8 inches wide at the extreme.

    I do have the detachable fender mounting system. I'm wondering if I should buy their cheapest sissy bar, and perhaps one of their small rear mounted pouches. I suppose I could add some form of lock.

    All in all, I'm not really impressed with these items designed for a Sportster with a side-mount license plate bracket.