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Given that there's a big, unused cavity under the seat, has anyone come up with a suitable "container" that would fit inside there? I thinking of something that would hold a few small items like zip ties, roll of electrical tape, small collapsible backpack or bungee net. It doesn't have to be water tight - a gallon Ziploc(tm) freezer bag would make a good liner. It would almost have to be made of something soft like dense, closed-cell foam to keep it from rattling around. Or maybe something rigid with foam padding.
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Maybe line the area with plastic like a giant ziplock bacg and then add some neoprene foam to provide some cushioning? you can cut that stuff down to size and force it into all the nooks and crannies.
 

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I read zip lock bags and under seat storage and got the complete wrong idea :|

But... @OpenRoad has a good idea there. Can even cut some larger pieces and utilize it as dividers or something ?
 

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I've been working on ideas for making the seat removable without taking off the side panels but also still secure so the seat and any contents of that space don't go missing. Once that is sorted, I was thinking either some sort of metal box that sits on the frame or a canvas bag.
 

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Triumph got the idea right with their whole adjustable seat. now someone just needs to run with that idea and maybe make some universal thing we can use on a range of bikes with something that will allow for the seat to flip up.
 

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Maybe those child safe magnetic locks could be used on the bike. The kind used to keep cupboards and drawers closed could be fitted for the seat.
Or motorcycle specific lock clasps with locking cylinders are an option, I just can't find them.
 

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IMO, canvas bags are better since you're not stuck with one certain dimension and there's a bit more flexibility. Top cases are great for helmets and grocery runs, but that's pretty much it.
 

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Maybe those child safe magnetic locks could be used on the bike. The kind used to keep cupboards and drawers closed could be fitted for the seat.
Or motorcycle specific lock clasps with locking cylinders are an option, I just can't find them.
This is what I ordered and will be trying to make work.

I'm thinking to use it to replace the single bolt that holds the seam down.
 

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IMO, canvas bags are better since you're not stuck with one certain dimension and there's a bit more flexibility. Top cases are great for helmets and grocery runs, but that's pretty much it.
Cases are standard issue for me since I tend to haul some valuables with it to my destination like a laptop, power banks, etc. You actually see them quite often in the city around office towers.
 

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This is what I ordered and will be trying to make work.
I'm thinking to use it to replace the single bolt that holds the seam down.
Let us know how that installation goes. It definitely looks a lot sturdier than what the factory provides.
Also, where did you get that bit?
 

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That's fine. You can be the test installer! Looks like a pretty good product if it does work out, supposed to be pick proof and prevent drilling.
 

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I'm sure it can still be drilled out ;) but seriously, does look like a good solution. Keep us updated on the install :)
 

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This is what I ordered and will be trying to make work.

I'm thinking to use it to replace the single bolt that holds the seam down.
I'm still trying to figure out how you're going to use a smooth sliding pin to secure the side panel in place of a threaded bolt.
There's nothing for it to grab onto and all it does is extend/retract.

A short enough ball lock pin might work if the threaded hole was drilled to the appropriate size. It'd stick out a bit, though.
 

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I'm thinking to use it to replace the single bolt that holds the SEAT down.
I just noticed that bad spelling has struck again. I'm thinking to use it to hold the seat down. The side panels will stay where they are but the right side panel will most likely have a hole through it to insert the key.
 

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I just noticed that bad spelling has struck again. I'm thinking to use it to hold the seat down. The side panels will stay where they are but the right side panel will most likely have a hole through it to insert the key.
Wow! I totally missed that.
Seat. Seat! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh
Light goes on in my head, etc...
Hmmmm. Clever solution, that.

Since it takes a barrel key, extending it for access through a small hole in the side panel shouldn't be to big of an issue. Maybe cut the barrel off the flat part you turn and silver solder it to a length of brass tubing from a hobby store and fasten a new something to the other end, maybe a small round cabinet drawer handle painted black? A penny? Couldn't beat the cost there! LOL
 

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