|Project by Milo||posted 04-21-2012 10:32 PM||1259 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Just wanted to upload this Tail Bag I made for my motorcycle over the winter. Sorry I don’t have any in process shots of when I covered it.
As you can see all I did was make a simple box of 1/4” plywood, then cut the lid at about 1.5 inches from the top. There is some batting (or is it quilting? I forget) material surrounding the box, and waterproof vinyl covering the whole thing. The latches are simple brass.
When I got the bike the PO had a milk crate zip stripped to a frame on the back of the bike. I really wanted something nicer.
Things I’d do different.
MEASURE TWICE. My helmet ended up not fitting in the tail bag. :(
I wish I knew how to do internal stitching so what I did wouldn’t have shown so much. Three of the sides look really good, but as you can see, the last one is so-so.
IF you every do this, make sure you drill ALL you whole in the box first. WHAT A PAIN that batting is when it wraps around your drill bit!
Special thanks go to dakremer for his advice when I was making it.
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