Secret gun compartment in motorcycle air box

Secret gun compartment in motorcycle air box

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    Secret gun compartment in motorcycle air box

    I need your thoughts and ideas please. I am currently working on a bolt on product for the air box of a Harley Sportster that would hide your gun in the air box by your right knee. I will be 3D printing this and will need to finalize the design still but I wanted to get
    your thoughts on it before I went forward with marketing the product. The type of air box I am working to create it for first is this one
    http://www.ashonbikes.com/sites/defa..._Nightster.jpg

    The product would extend the compartment out only 2 inches and would have hinges at the bottom to swing the cover out. Your gun would be readily accessible by unlatching the box at the top but the box will also be lockable so you can leave it in your air box if you needed to go somewhere it wasn’t allowed.

    I haven’t figured out how the gun will fit yet but I have an idea its going to be like this
    http://rackems.com/media/GunRacks/6021_stackonSM.jpg
    or like this
    http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/1...gun-b-font.jpg


    The reason I thought of this idea was because on my motorcycle I don’t have bags or any compartments to put my gun in and in Florida it is illegal to carry the gun in a backpack to the gun range because this would be considered as carrying on my person which is illegal. It not only provides for a lockable area on the bike if you cannot bring a gun in somewhere but also a readily accessible option to easily reach down and pull the gun up if you needed to instead of reaching to your side or behind your back.

    So please give me your thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it.


    Thank you


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    It's cheaper and easier to get your Fl ccw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fltsfshr View Post
    It's cheaper and easier to get your Fl ccw.

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    Understand that but what happens if you need to go into a government building and you have a small motorcycle like a Harley sportster that doesn't have the big bags on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfinking21 View Post
    Understand that but what happens if you need to go into a government building and you have a small motorcycle like a Harley sportster that doesn't have the big bags on it?
    That is when you have two options.
    1. Do not carry a gun with you on the trip.
    2. Buy a car.
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    There's also a reason the airbox on that bike is the size / shape it is. I don't really see putting a gun in there as a great idea.

    -Rob
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    It is gonna get awful hot there. I would rather lock it under the seat, I can on my bike, but it is not a Harley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RivMan View Post
    There's also a reason the airbox on that bike is the size / shape it is. I don't really see putting a gun in there as a great idea.

    -Rob
    'Concur. There's a careful balance between the airbox, jetting and exhaust. Adjust one without the other two, and bad things will happen. A Harley mechanic is far better qualified to comment on this than a gun forum.
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    What a bunch of naysayers! Jump in, you'll figure it out! We're AmeriCANS not AmeriCANT'S!
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    Gunvault in the saddlebag with the cable around the frame. Check your state laws about hidden compartments on vehicles. They tried to make them illegal for anything in CA, but I belive that was defeated and they can only charge for it (in CA) if it is used for smuggling drugs.
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    It is gonna get awful hot there. I would rather lock it under the seat, I can on my bike, but it is not a Harley.
    A Vespa does not a motorcycle make...just sayin.

    Arkansas also has a law regarding secret compartments. Not trying to discourage you it will get pretty hot in there along with all the trash that gets sucked in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfinking21 View Post
    he reason I thought of this idea was because on my motorcycle I don’t have bags or any compartments to put my gun in and in Florida it is illegal to carry the gun in a backpack to the gun range because this would be considered as carrying on my person which is illegal.
    Not true if you're not wearing the backpack. CC and OC requirements (790.06 & 790.053) do not apply in the matter you stated (Going to/from the range or transporting by private conveyance. See statute 790.25 (3) (j) &(l). As long as the firearm is not "on the person" and is concealed and securely encased (See 790.01 for definition), you are legal. You must have a license to have it concealed "on your person, not in the vehicle. The statute makes no exception for motorcycles, bicycles, etc. Basically, securely encased is any that has to be opened, whether locked or unlocked.

    I would suggest you keep a copy of the stature in the gun case or whatever as some LEOs are not up to speed on this statute as one might think.
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    Sorta' like Harley Thunderwear!
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    You would have to have some type of solid plate over the air filter and build your box on that plate. Harleys are about torque, torque needs air velocity, not air mass, any interference in the air flow causes turbulence slowing down air velocity. A custom, Harley, air filter housing is guaranteed to get stolen by those "One percenter" squids. They will steal parts from a bike, especially parts that appear out of the ordinary.

    I have seen people build custom license plate boxes for the purpose of hiding their smaller sidearms. A box that fastens the frame rails should work much better and would look like some type of tool box and be more difficult to steal..
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacman605 View Post
    A Vespa does not a motorcycle make...just sayin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fltsfshr View Post
    It's cheaper and easier to get your Fl ccw.

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    Amen.

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