Canister Storage Mounting on a DR-Z

I have seen where the "Operator's Manual Canister" sold by ASC is recommended for use for storage on a motorcycle. The canister is made to store an operators' manual on a garden tractor.

I thought I would try it.

Here is how it looks on the bike.


Here are the parts.


Hardware Needed:

two 77/95mm hose clamps

two hex bolts 6mm x 20mm

3 6mm nyloc nuts

one hex bolt 6mm x 15mm

2 flat washers

5 5/8" length of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1/8" aluminum angle

2 1/2" length of 5/8" aluminum flat stock

The operator's manual canister item # is 67670 from ASC.

Their URL is

The canister was $4.99 plus shipping when I bought it.

The canister is about 12" long and about 3 1/2" in diameter.

There were mounting brackets on the canister. I cut them off and used the hose clamps to mount it.

There is a drain hole in the canister. I plugged it with a screw.

Shipping was $9.98. You might want to go in with some one else and buy two of them to cut down on the shipping.

I just drilled the large holes in the aluminum angle for grins. You might want to do a better job of lay out than I did.

Good luck getting the yellow lettering off the canister. It was a PITA.

I have no idea how well it will hold up. It has been too cold to ride since I mounted it.

I like it.:lol:

Gives me inspiration, to start the perspiration.


Always glad to see more how-to's with pics:thumbsup:


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