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I got a Pelican Vault 200 handgun case that i want to mount to my OEM reAR RACK [2019 wEE] i was thinking of looping U bolts through the rack and drilling the boc and putting nuts inside. any other easier ways?
 

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I positioned mine where I wanted it, marked it, then drilled holes in the oem rack. I used 4 SS bolts with fender washers and Nylock bolts to secure it. I highly recommend Nylocks due to the constant vibration.
 

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I positioned mine where I wanted it, marked it, then drilled holes in the oem rack. I used 4 SS bolts with fender washers and Nylock bolts to secure it. I highly recommend Nylocks due to the constant vibration.
this seems much easier than me trying to fit U bolts through the holes in the racks. thanks
 

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You can consider some neoprene washers between the rack and box for waterproofing and anti-vibration.
 
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I positioned mine where I wanted it, marked it, then drilled holes in the oem rack. I used 4 SS bolts with fender washers and Nylock bolts to secure it. I highly recommend Nylocks due to the constant vibration.
Would you mind posting a few pictures of that? Sounds like a perfect setup, but I can't quite envision it. Also, hello from Knoxville! :grin2:
 

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Drilled and tapped 3 spots on my rack. Bolt/waher in and only worry about them working loose on long trips (periodic check at gas up time).
 

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Would you mind posting a few pictures of that? Sounds like a perfect setup, but I can't quite envision it. Also, hello from Knoxville! :grin2:
Yes I can since I am 22 days into a new knee and all I can do is stare at my bike. Stand-by for pic's..........
 

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Ok, I lied...it was my '07 that I drilled the oem rack on, my '15 came with a aftermarket rack installed. Anyway, here are the pic's, the install on the oem is just a little more involved due to space limitations. You can however mark the box location, then take off the oem rack and drill it. It will take a little time, but way easier to access for nuts n bolts.

The box:



position relative to rear seat:



inside the box fender washers:



 

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If you leave the rack on, drill the holes in it first. Position the box, then use a pencil up thru the holes to mark the bottom of the box for drilling. Borrow someone with tiny T-Rex hands to fish the washers & Nylocks on the bolts.
 

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You could use time certs or such in the rack and avoid the extra nuts but whatever works is good.
I use lock washers and don't check at gas stops. I might check every other year for tightness.
 

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For those interested the metal loops on Moto7's case they are called "footman's Loops" They are available at most decent hardware stores or Amazon for a $1 or $2 per. They are low profile and make for great places to tie off items too.
 

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You could use time certs or such in the rack and avoid the extra nuts but whatever works is good.
I use lock washers and don't check at gas stops. I might check every other year for tightness.

This is also a good place for a dab of purple Loctite. Or if your frugal take a bottle of the wife or GF's nail polish and put a drop on the threads. Tighten up the fastener and the nail polish once dried works like removable Loctite
 

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Adventure Tech makes a real nice rear plate for $35.
I think he had to adjust the price quite a bit since, this was an intro offer only last time I checked. But Rick also posted some drawings and instructions for people to make their own custom versions which was very nice!
I ended up buying the PMR rack for a little over a hundred bucks including shipping which is a bit more high end with bent side rails and tapered shape.
 

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