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Offline Tundra

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Tank Glove box
« on: December 20, 2018, 10:09:56 am »
Is there any good reason Kawasaki stopped putting the tank glove box on it's Concourse's? Curious if there was a problem with it, certainly seems like a functional option. Reason I ask is, someone locally has one NIB for sale.

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Re: Tank Glove box
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 11:07:22 am »
Heat

It was removed as part of the MkII redesign to reduce heat.  It also allowed easier use of a tankbag.
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Re: Tank Glove box
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 12:47:50 pm »
Brake lines for the linked brakes are in the way
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Re: Tank Glove box
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 04:54:09 pm »
Someone before I got my 2010 relocated the relays and found a way to mount the earlier box.  It did not look to take a lot of mods to get it to work.  I expect they took it off because it can interfere with bar rises and pull backs making it unsafe.  I use a tank bag with it but it is strapped.
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Re: Tank Glove box
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 10:01:40 pm »
Well that all makes perfect sense, Thanks for the replies and saving me from learning the hard way.

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Re: Tank Glove box
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 03:28:50 am »
I put one on my 2012. Relocated the relays & put a nylon spacer under the front bolt. It does not fit as tight against the tank as a non linked brake bike but looks fine. I have never had a heat problem inside the tank glove box like others have mentioned. It makes for great storage of small stuff like wallet, Glasses, Ect  :beerchug:
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Re: Tank Glove box
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 10:55:21 am »
I have never had a heat problem inside the tank glove box like others have mentioned. It makes for great storage of small stuff like wallet, Glasses, Ect  :beerchug:

It's fine for things like that, but I wouldn't be putting a cell phone in there.
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Re: Tank Glove box
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2018, 11:48:55 am »
I put one on my 2014 and with some modifications to the area underneath where the brake line goes it sits almost right against the tank.
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Re: Tank Glove box
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2018, 07:17:55 pm »
I have never had a heat problem inside the tank glove box like others have mentioned. It makes for great storage of small stuff like wallet, Glasses, Ect  :beerchug:

It's fine for things like that, but I wouldn't be putting a cell phone in there.
I put hard candy in mine & never had any melt. Does not get hot at all in there & is water tight. Maybe the heat issue is caused by the 2008-2009 fairing design ?
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Re: Tank Glove box
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2018, 07:27:52 pm »
Definitely some heat on the 08/09 on mine. I store a kickstand pad, tube of sunblock in there during the summer, and ferry receipts. Anything else is asking for trouble. But during the cold winter times, it's nice to put the gloves on top in between breaks as its like a heat warmer/dryer!  :))



I put hard candy in mine & never had any melt. Does not get hot at all in there & is water tight. Maybe the heat issue is caused by the 2008-2009 fairing design ?

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