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bsaltrat's thread (here) about the securing of tools in the space created by a NARK got me thinking. Well, worrying slightly in fact - there was nothing actually holding my tools in place and it was perfectly possible that they might rattle out somehow. So I made a wee something to keep them in place.



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waterproof bag/jacket off-cut; 7" of webbing; adjustable clip fastener, plus; 65/35 polycotton thread. Also the old snorkel bracket for measuring against.


Cut enough material to easily surround the old snorkel bracket.


Sew the edges over to form a hem on the inside, note the wider overlap down the one side.


Having cut the webbing into two lengths (1 X 2", 1 X 5"), feed the 5" length through the adjustable part of a clip fastener and sew the free end over firmly. This will afford grip and prevent the fastener from slipping off. Fit the 2" length of webbing 1" through the other fastener and clip the two fasteners together. Then place the guard over the snorkel bracket so that each end of the straight side is over a bolt hole. Lay the webbing and fasteners on top so that the adjustable end is over the material and the other end is directly over the remaining bolt hole. Pin the adjustable end in place and sew it onto the material and sew the webbing on the other fastener together.


Using the snorkel bracket bolt holes as a template, bradle two holes through the material and another through the webbing. Fit to the old airbox using the existing bolts plus washers.

Very simple - but it works well and, being adjustable, doesn't affect its capacity to hold a load of tools. As before, this is what's in mine...

Left roll - 6-14mm ring & open spanners.
Right roll - tyre lever, plyers, 19mm combi spanner, plug spanner, screw driver set, alan keys, open spanners, 24mm ratchet, insulation tape.

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[ This message was edited by: keef on 2007-01-31 07:06 ]
 

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You are one clever fellow!
You should be negotiating your patented design (?) with Brent!
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Keef, well done sir.

Having followed in your footsteps and created the space, I've yet to put anything in it. What I have in mind is the 'get you home' puncture repair stuff that I had in my t'bird sport rather than spanners, but the foam tins I have are too big. The cloth cover is nice though.
 

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Cool... I'm doin' it. :cool:

Once I install the KARK. :-D
 

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What's really impressive is that you have the thread tension set properly on the sewing machine. (old parachute rigger...)
Nice work.
 

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Thanks for the kudos, guys.

Unfortunately, merlin, I have to admit a slight cheat - I didn't actually use a sewing machine (or set its thread tension) - rather, I just stitched it by hand.

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Oh, I'd say a good 8 inches quite easily, 9 or even 10 on a good day if I'm careful (my tire lever is 9), but that might stretch the guard a little (that's why it's adjustable).
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On 2007-01-23 17:53, keef wrote:
bsaltrat's thread (here) about the securing of tools in the space created by a NARK got me thinking. Well, worrying slightly in fact - there was nothing actually holding my tools in place and it was perfectly possible that they might rattle out somehow. So I made a wee something to keep them in place.
How do the seats come off on the Bonnevilles? I have an America and need a tool jst to get the seat off
Erwin :hammer:
 

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Erwin,
The seat on a bonnie or thruxton is held in place at five points: a single moulded lug at the front; a pair of metal lugs (one either side) near the middle, and; two allen screws at the rear - through a pair of lugs and threaded into the frame.
As standard, the bikes come with the allen key housed in a moulding on the airbox (just below the fuse box and rear brake reservoir) behind right side cover.
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