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    Default Front cargo as an ice cooler?

    OK. This is a bit of a weird question. Someone told me that they read somewhere that some spyders had a drain plug in the bottom of the front cargo area and it can be used as a cooler. I never heard of this...would be cool tho. Anyone else ever hear of this?

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    Cool

    Nope mine doesent have one though a small cooler would fit?
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    I use a soft sided cooler in the front trunk, works like a charm with the blue freezer thingies or ice.

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    I don't have a drain plug either, but you could certainly add one. With the lack of insulation, a soft cooler with ice packs might be more practical .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bgdrmwvr View Post
    OK. This is a bit of a weird question. Someone told me that they read somewhere that some spyders had a drain plug in the bottom of the front cargo area and it can be used as a cooler. I never heard of this...would be cool tho. Anyone else ever hear of this?
    When I bought my RS back in January 11 my salesman told me to drill a small hole in the bottom, and buy a rubber plug to use the frunk as an ice chest. I never did try it.
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    I too use a soft side cooler with blue ice. Considering the electric/electronics behind the frunk loose ice and water doesn't seem like to great an idea . Just sayin'

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    Default Cooler..!!

    Have to agree with the soft sided coolers with the ice packs. You could use ice packs in the frunk then don't need a drain. You still have to clean up. Just really can't carry other things if you fill it with ice. Slushing water could also be a problem....
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    My wife and I often put a small soft-sided cooler in the frunk with plastic blue "ice." Works like a charm.

    I certainly wouldn't use the frunk itself as a cooler...
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    How about adding a beer tap to it?

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    I used a rain cover that came with the Nelson Rigg's 950 bags; With the blue ice packs.
    Real ice will make a mess, and sooner or latter damage something..



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    Mine has a drain plug but have never tried it. I also have the frunk liner though too.

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    I tried that but everything melted.

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    Thanks for all the input! Love the idea of a beer tap!!! We do a lot of bike runs and would Love to take beverages with us. I do have a large soft side cooler will try this weekend.

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    230 grain 45 auto slug through the bottom of the trunk. Liquids will drain fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flanker View Post
    230 grain 45 auto slug through the bottom of the trunk. Liquids will drain fine.
    My favorite round next to the 30-06 coming out of my M1-Garand... just the one drain hole? How could you possibly stop till the clip is empty?

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    Cool Frunk cooler

    I definitely would not consider using the frunk itself as a cooler to include raw ice as the mediums... Don't forget that you have the main fuse panel, BUDS computer connection and some of have a compartment light also.

    Plus if you had several gallons of water sloshing around it should affect your handling some. Like driving a liquid tank truck some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flanker View Post
    230 grain 45 auto slug through the bottom of the trunk. Liquids will drain fine.
    Personally; I don't think that the 230Gr Ball ammo would be the best choice...
    A 200gr Lead SWC that deforms and loses kinetic energy when it strikes the ground under the bike might be a little bit safer...

    ...Unless you use Speer's 200 gr "flying ashtray"!

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    The red & black (with white stripe) Coleman "soft sided" cooler fits perfectly in the frunk. Great for cold drinks or water on long trips. Excellent for putting ice cream, butter, milk or meat products if running to the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jthornton View Post
    My favorite round next to the 30-06 coming out of my M1-Garand... just the one drain hole? How could you possibly stop till the clip is empty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Personally; I don't think that the 230Gr Ball ammo would be the best choice...
    A 200gr Lead SWC that deforms and loses kinetic energy when it strikes the ground under the bike might be a little bit safer...

    ...Unless you use Speer's 200 gr "flying ashtray"!

    John,
    Would you want to try using tracer rounds in that Garand for opening up those eight holes??
    I have some but don't think it would be wise to use them for that.

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    Default Frunk No Way

    Quote Originally Posted by Bgdrmwvr View Post
    OK. This is a bit of a weird question. Someone told me that they read somewhere that some spyders had a drain plug in the bottom of the front cargo area and it can be used as a cooler. I never heard of this...would be cool tho. Anyone else ever hear of this?

    No plug or hole I just use a full sized cooler in my trailer...
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    If using the frunk as the cooler, even with blue ice or other reusable ice substitutes, you are creating lots of condensation in there . . . and those fuse and other electronics would probably protest . . . most likely at the worse possible time. A soft sided cooler works great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flanker View Post
    The neighbor yelling he was calling the police!
    My neighbors would just bring some guns over and start shooting with me... the shoot in their yards. I must live in the woods. Yep on a dead end dirt road off of a dirt road.

    When we pull out the cannons and mortars some get excited...

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