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Deeper under-seat compartment

I'm considering chopping the stock under-tray and adding a deeper compartment made from aluminium or fiberglass.
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I already cut the (unnecessary) plastic brackets and bits to get more room for tools but it would be useful to have more storage space

I tried to remove the entire under tray for inspection, but stopped when I saw that ECU and top-box brackets had to be removed. So I think only the first part should be cut and rest left in place.
Does anyone see any adverse effects of this? All suggestions welcomed.





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I like it. You first.

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I like it to, great place for my pistol ( just kidding Ivan ).
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I like it to, great place for my pistol ( just kidding Ivan ).









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Interesting. That space is already occupied by my Fuzeblock, but more space is better.

Will it be out of the elements? Any chance water will get in?


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Before you do it, I suggest you somehow remove your rear shock's spring, then see how close the rear tire gets to that place at FULL compression. (I see that curved part and figure it was put in there for SOME reason!)

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Before you do it, I suggest you somehow remove your rear shock's spring, then see how close the rear tire gets to that place at FULL compression. (I see that curved part and figure it was put in there for SOME reason!)

Well, without the spring it would sink quite low.
I thought about that curved part, but if bottoming of the shock happens it's not going to make any difference. Also, Versys shares parts with ER6 (witch I expect has less clearance) so maybe that's why is there.
Distance from the tire to the plastic is 16cm. I'd be satisfied if I could get an inch of depth for the tray.
Safe clearance from the tire is first consideration.

I'm also unsure about the side mounting options. Maybe curved aluminium over the frame then screwed into the frame?






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In my mind, it wouldn't be any different from stock as far as water is concerned. Seat and seat plastic trims cover this area pretty well so gun powered will be dry.
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