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I installed the under seat storage accessory offered by Yamaha. Typical Yamaha accessory it had good instructions and all parts packaged individually. Over all the install took me about 45 minutes. It wasn't very difficult. You remove the drivers seat and plastic covers along with the side panel under the seat. The storage container is well built and included a rubber base where it rests on the skid plate. It is well secured with two metal brackets with rubber grommets. The storage container has a removable plug to drain any water. The screw on cap also has a gasket. It would appear to be a good water tight container. I'am happy with it and it's intended purpose. I stored my tow rope, tree strap, and tire repair kit and have plenty of room for other things


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Very nice review, I almost got one of those
 

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How big is it? Like how much can you fit into it? A picture of it installed in your Viking would be great.
also interested in knowing how big it is
there has to be exact specs of it somewhere though, which would be helpful to those who want to know what exactly what to expect from it
 

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It pretty much fills up the space under the drivers seat and makes it a watertight storage. The only problem is everything that goes in there has to fit through that hole under the seat (smallish screw on lid) I keep a ton of stuff in mine that seldom gets used, like a first aid kit, tie downs, extra jacket, rags, wolf snouts, tire repair stuff. Its handy but hard to keep organized. Links below

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-Viking-Under-Storage-Black/dp/B00GY6LY4K


Yamaha Viking Under Seat Storage Box At Parker Yamaha
 

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It actually is standard on the Tactical Black SE, to my pleasant surprise. It's surprisingly big. As Narrowsboy points out, the two downsides are the size of the screw-on lid, and the fact that it's just a big container -- no organization; you just stuff things in it.

In mine, I have a first-aid kit, a flashlight, rope, a pouch full of tools, knife, couple towels, energy bars, water bottles, and it might be halfway full.
 

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Can it be used as a cooler ?
 

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I see no reason why not. Full with ice and it should hold 6 or 8 cool ones. When you are done reach in and pull the drain plug


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Just installed one of these and my review isn't so good.

The lid has a little stick on paper gasket that doesn't really seal up. Before installing the unit I put the gasket on the lid and then screwed it on tight. When blowing through the drain hole the lid leaks fairly bad so no it's not water tight. It shouldn't get to wet inside since the lid is under the seat but I wouldn't put something in there that absolutely has to stay dry. The lid needs a o-ring rather than paper seal.

Installation is easy if you don't pay attention to the directions. Figure 6 is the illustration that shows where to install the brackets but the illustration is terrible. Just pull the side panel, seat and seat pan. You can then slip it in and easily figure out where the brackets go. Mine wouldn't fit no matter what I tried until I figured out the skid plate under it was bowed in from rocks and logs. After a few minutes with a dead blow hammer I got it bent down enough to get the storage compartment installed. Due to the imperfect fit the lid is hard to get screwed on so I imagine once I go rock crawling again the lid should be permanently stuck.

Would I recommend this accessory? Nope not a chance.
 

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Just installed one of these and my review isn't so good.

The lid has a little stick on paper gasket that doesn't really seal up. Before installing the unit I put the gasket on the lid and then screwed it on tight. When blowing through the drain hole the lid leaks fairly bad so no it's not water tight. It shouldn't get to wet inside since the lid is under the seat but I wouldn't put something in there that absolutely has to stay dry. The lid needs a o-ring rather than paper seal.

Installation is easy if you don't pay attention to the directions. Figure 6 is the illustration that shows where to install the brackets but the illustration is terrible. Just pull the side panel, seat and seat pan. You can then slip it in and easily figure out where the brackets go. Mine wouldn't fit no matter what I tried until I figured out the skid plate under it was bowed in from rocks and logs. After a few minutes with a dead blow hammer I got it bent down enough to get the storage compartment installed. Due to the imperfect fit the lid is hard to get screwed on so I imagine once I go rock crawling again the lid should be permanently stuck.

Would I recommend this accessory? Nope not a chance.
Crummy...great review. I would have never have guessed that it would have been mounted to the skid plate in any way. Common sense says that, sooner or later, the skid plated is going to be deformed on pretty much every Viking out there.

You saved me some money...thanks again!
 

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Crummy...great review. I would have never have guessed that it would have been mounted to the skid plate in any way. Common sense says that, sooner or later, the skid plated is going to be deformed on pretty much every Viking!
It's not mounted to the skid plate but it sits on it so any upward movement of the skid plate jambs the container into the upper mount and seat pan which deforms the opening.
 

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I'm doing it now, but cant see where there are bolt holes for either brackets?
Cant you tell me where they are.
Thx
 

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I never had any issues with mine and I would swear that the lid gasket was a rubber seal. The lid can be finicky but just turn it backwards a 1/4 turn to line it up and screws on fine. It was one of my best investments on my V. Always thought it would be annoying as a cooler because you would have to go through so many steps to just get another beer.

PS Who the f¥cK needs directions!?!? I'm a man and I don't need no stinking directions:D
 
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