It's bolted to the seat pan, pops off just like the seat. I bought another seat/pan on eBay, I wanted to keep my stock seat as is and like the one on my 05, I'll most likely never use it again.Hppants wrote:Looking good - keep going!
I take it that since you used the rear seat pan, the smuggler will be removed/installed just like the seat is? Also, are you planning to make the contents of the smuggler waterproof, and if so, how? Would you anticipate it being able to hold the weight of a camping bag?
Just curious, and thinking....
The other one I built was waterproof and this will be too. The lid keeps any moisture out. I was going to use something like a rubber seal under the lid but never did. I've been caught in showers and washed it without any contents getting wet.
I made this one a little lighter than the 05 one, it's thinner but strong. I believe you could fill it with rocks and not have a problem. Only concern would be it breaking off the mounting holes to the seat pan but that's an easy fix. You also could add more f-glass in the seams to make it as strong as you like.
I use it for my camera, water bottle, hat, something to throw my gloves and glasses in at a quick stop, food, ect.