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Pitster 09-15-2010 02:24 PM

950 se secret stash and crash bar mods..
 
My little secret stash and crash bar mods..

Have a look and let me know what you think.

I wanted to accomplish two things.
1) Add some strength to the known weak sub frame.
2) Add some storage but keep the twin exhaust look.

I know, gutting a Remus its a expensive way to add storage but I really wanted to keep the look of the twins!
Basically I installed the 2-1 adapter pipes and took the guts out of my Remus, caped both ends, took the rivets out and made some "fake" rivets, welded some nuts to the end cap so I could use a thumb type fastener to remove it.

Works great for tools, tubes, water bottle, fuel bottle, or whatever other secret stash you like to smuggle. All in all I think it turned out great. You should see the looks I get from my buddies on the trail when I take apart my exhaust system and bull out a fresh footlong sub!!

I bent up the crash bars to help protect the Remus cans and add some strength to the weak subframe. Also works great for soft bags and tying other gear. Next time I will spend a little more time cleaning up my welds but I think they turned out great for first time prototype!


http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...f/IMG_0355.jpg

Pitster 09-15-2010 02:26 PM

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...f/IMG_0356.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...f/IMG_0353.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...f/IMG_0357.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...f/IMG_0358.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...f/IMG_0359.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...f/IMG_0360.jpg

madrid mark 09-15-2010 02:38 PM

Very nice. Did you make the racks(guards)?? Looks like some type of bag bolts to them.??

charlie264 09-15-2010 02:43 PM

Like the bars....How

Pitster 09-15-2010 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madrid mark
Very nice. Did you make the racks(guards)?? Looks like some type of bag bolts to them.??

Yeah I made the racks, I have used them for mounting some extra fuel packs. I will try and get some pic of that as well. Basically I just made the attach points so I could use them for mounting additonal accessories. (not really sure what yet, other then fuel packs). They also work great for soft bags and help keep the bags off the heat of the exhaust system.

Pitster 09-15-2010 02:52 PM

Here are a few more of the bike with the crash bars/racks on it.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...Stuff/ktm3.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...Stuff/ktm1.jpg

The paint looks a little off because of the dust, but it is actually a very good KTM Orange powder coating on it.

mookymoo 09-15-2010 02:57 PM

No way youre going to smoke all that on your own mate... :lol3


http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...f/IMG_0358.jpg

dogsslober 09-15-2010 03:07 PM

Nice
 
Racks are super nice :clap Seeing how Berg doesnt make his org. ones for the se any more, you could prob sale some of those:evil Got my vote for best looking SE racks yet.

Pitster 09-15-2010 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dogsslober
Racks are super nice :clap Seeing how Berg doesnt make his org. ones for the se any more, you could prob sale some of those:evil Got my vote for best looking SE racks yet.

Thanks!!!
I may make some sets, but what are guys willing to pay?

Sugar Free 09-15-2010 03:20 PM

Great looking SE, and great looking racks!

pfdskipper 09-15-2010 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pitster
Thanks!!!
I may make some sets, but what are guys willing to pay?

59.95:mully

plus I'll throw in a template for your subframe repair,,,,,which you likely will be cracking soon.:deal

Actually, you should be fine, just keep the weight inside that rear top-box VERY MINIMAL!!

Very nice job :clap

Pitster 09-15-2010 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pfdskipper
59.95:mully

plus I'll throw in a template for your subframe repair,,,,,which you likely will be cracking soon.:deal

Actually, you should be fine, just keep the weight inside that rear top-box VERY MINIMAL!!

Very nice job :clap

$59.95 WOW that is too cheap for me, these things are too much work!!
If I get 6 guys that want them I will make them for $149.95 a set.

Oh, and on the subframe, yeah I reworked mine and added some strength it is as well.

charlie264 09-15-2010 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pitster
$59.95 WOW that is too cheap for me, these things are too much work!!
If I get 6 guys that want them I will make them for $149.95 a set.

Oh, and on the subframe, yeah I reworked mine and added some strength it is as well.

Ruins the SEs clean lines. :evil

pfdskipper 09-15-2010 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pitster
$59.95 WOW that is too cheap for me, these things are too much work!!
If I get 6 guys that want them I will make them for $149.95 a set.

Oh, and on the subframe, yeah I reworked mine and added some strength it is as well.

Well, I wasnt too far off. 59.95 per side is what I meant:1drink

Stobie 09-15-2010 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pitster
If I get 6 guys that want them I will make them for $149.95 a set.

:deal :wave


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