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Motorbike weatherproof box?

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28th January 2009, 06:18 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all!

I'm searching for some kind of weatherproof box to use on my Dragstar.
Something not too bulky and with recharge connection possibility.
So, if anyone has ever made or bought this kind of fixation, please, share your experience!

For now I'm using Krusell BikeHolder with PDair Aluminium Case and thinking about Krusell ORBIT FLEX. Both are not weatherproof, so just for café rides...

Thanks!
30th January 2009, 06:41 AM   |  #2  
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The product you are looking for is the Otterbox 3600 - my mates use them on their trail bikes and they are the dogs danglies. It is big and bulky byt it is crush proof and waterproof. you need to buy the box (about £60) and a handlebar mount. they also have an access hatch top and bottom to run leads through for charging and headphones.

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31st January 2009, 03:37 AM   |  #3  
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Thanks, matt_not_andrew. I know them well, even thought about Armor 2600, but it is still a little bulky. I don't make trial rides, just highways' journeys, so a good rain protection can be enough.

Thanks anyway for an advice!
18th February 2009, 07:47 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by matt_not_andrew

The product you are looking for is the Otterbox 3600 - my mates use them on their trail bikes and they are the dogs danglies. It is big and bulky byt it is crush proof and waterproof. you need to buy the box (about £60) and a handlebar mount. they also have an access hatch top and bottom to run leads through for charging and headphones.

Good luck and post pics

Hello. I have ordered the Otterbox 1900 and it will be interesting to how to fit my Blackbird ..
18th February 2009, 09:11 PM   |  #5  
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My DIY approach:-

I bought a transparent pencil case for 30 pence and cut it to size around the Blackstone. Sewed up the edges with linen thread and glue and kept the zip on one side for inserting the phone. I had a handlebar mount from an old TomTom Rider unit and I attach my case with the phone on to this mount using heavy duty velcro. I made a little whole at the bottom of the case to accept the usb lead for charging from the cigarette lighter socket. It never comes off but I attached a piece of string/cord on the zip which clips around the handlebars in case it ever did fall off.

It's probably not completely waterproof at the seams but I have used it in all weathers and not had any problems so far.

I recently glued an old bicycle inner tube around the seam edges cut to size to give it extra protection. Not the prettiest but very light and functional. Use it a lot on my motorbike
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19th February 2009, 10:59 AM   |  #6  
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Aquapak and velcro.
20th February 2009, 01:11 PM   |  #7  
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I've had a RAM mount for a while now and use it on my Thundercat. Cost about fifty quid including the aquabox, arm and mount for handlebars and it works a treat. I've only had my HD for a couple of days and haven't tried it in the box to see if it fits yet (I used to use it with orbit 2 and it fit with room to spare). I'll try it this weekend though.
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Just checked and the Touch HD fits in the RAM mount aquabox
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Super! Can you tell me which one exactly?
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Just checked and the Touch HD fits in the RAM mount aquabox

Cool! I'm at the verge of ordering the Ram mount Aqua box with handlebar fixture. But would like to know in what size box the HD fits (I suspect the medium...) and if it fits well in there (no sliding around or anything). So any info will be much appreciated.

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