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Old 04-01-2013, 07:45 AM   #263
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Front tire may contact tool tubs

Originally Posted by GAS GUY View Post
Spring is finally here, so I got the Klr out for a short shake down run today.
Tommorow I am going to try and get more miles on so I will report then on how all the mods are working.
I wasn't sure if I wanted tool tubes or not but decided to make a set and try them out.
They are 3" & 2" abs plastic.

I have a gas can strapped to the rack because I am trying to figure out how far I can go on reserve with the massive 10 gallon Ims tank and also make sure the transfer pump is working.
GasGuy, have you checked the front suspension at full travel that it does NOT contact the tool tubes? Had a buddy once get quite a surprise when he hit a good bump after installing a tool tube and the front wheel locked up from hitting the tube! Yours look like under compression that front tire's gonna hit 'em. Easiest way to check it is put it on the centerstand and remove the fork top caps. You can then compress the front end without spring resistance fighting you. Or you could loop a ratchet strap from one fork bottom up over the steering stem and down to the other and "draw down" the suspension that way if there's too much crap around your fork caps to make that way easy. Anyway, I'd make DAMN sure your front tire isn't going to hit those tubes! Could make for a dangerous surprise!
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