I have the Outfitter Kolpin box that I carry a gas can in. Was thinking of doing the same thing you have done but was concerned about flex and such. How are yours holding up?I mounted mine right to the rear box. Very solid.
I didn't think to attach the tank directly to the storage box, good idea! Is that an OEM bracket or did you have to modify/fabricate something? I have the factory Yamaha storage box on the rear rack (which I love as it nests right into the rack) so my only concern would be the tanks sticking out too far. Does anyone know of a cargo rack add-on for the factory box? or ideas for fabrication?No flex what so ever. I ran a bead of black silicone on the back of the bracket and the back of the fender washers that are on the inside and bolted it together. Silicone was to help bond and seal it. My can is only 1.75 gallon(didn't want to go to large). If anything that part of the box is more rigid than the rest.
looks just like what I had to work with. That's gonna work out perfect. The self venting nozzle I bought for mine might be the same one that comes with the water tank. I made sure to mount my bracket so the nozzle of tank was up while it was mounted. Just in case it ever leaked/something hit it. I also tested everything with water first to make sure there were no leaks before putting gas in it.Oops F
forgot the pic. I also bolted the box thru the bottom directly to the rack. The straps are for....nothing.