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Old 02-01-2005, 05:55 PM   #991
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I am wanting to take a trip to Copper Canyon in the Spring. I am wanting to visit Justin Lopez at his new lodge. If I dont have a 640 by then I will probably trailer my 450 EXC to Creel. I just registered it here in Idaho last week and they gave me a license plate with no questions and there is no inspection sticker. I love this state.

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Old 02-01-2005, 05:58 PM   #992
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I am wanting to take a trip to Copper Canyon in the Spring. I am wanting to visit Justin Lopez at his new lodge. If I dont have a 640 by then I will probably trailer my 450 EXC to Creel. I just registered it here in Idaho last week and they gave me a license plate with no questions and there is no inspection sticker. I love this state.

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did that with a 400 sxc a few years back

CC is awesome
went there aboot two years ago on the GS
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:27 PM   #993
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Is this what everyone is raving aboot?
soo many options
What size is good for the 640?

http://www.happy-trail.com/productin...26&startpage=1
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:33 PM   #994
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Finally, some pics:





Here she is, 03 640 Enduro, shown here in touring mode with 18L tank, roadish tyres & my homebrew carrier & luggage racks that I clip my saddlebags onto.
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:25 PM   #995
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Here she is, 03 640 Enduro, shown here in touring mode with 18L tank, roadish tyres & my homebrew carrier & luggage racks that I clip my saddlebags onto.
Great job on the homebrew racks clintnz! any description or closeups?
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:57 PM   #996
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I am wanting to take a trip to Copper Canyon in the Spring. I am wanting to visit Justin Lopez at his new lodge. If I dont have a 640 by then I will probably trailer my 450 EXC to Creel. I just registered it here in Idaho last week and they gave me a license plate with no questions and there is no inspection sticker. I love this state.

later.

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Keeping this one to yourself are you! This is one party I might crash.

PS: I'm moving back to Oregon, it rains to damn much in Texas...... (The moving part is only in my dreams, the rain is a stark reality of late.)
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:21 PM   #997
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Great job on the homebrew racks clintnz! any description or closeups?
That for soft bags?
interested in some detail if you care to share
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Old 02-02-2005, 06:06 PM   #998
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Great job on the homebrew racks clintnz! any description or closeups?
Thanks Meat, a friend with a TIG did the actual welding but they're mainly my work. The top mounts bolt on top of the grab rails with a longer cap screw & the front is bolted to the old pax footpeg bolt hole.
They are made out of 1/2" stainless tubing, first I made the rear mounting points by welding a bush to the inside of a bit of the tube, recessed in on the outside for the head of the cap screw, & protruding in on the inside to fit in the recess in the grabrail mounting hole where the head of the original cap screw sat.
Then I worked out the angle (by eyeometry) that the down tube had to go from there to follow the plastic, & filed the tube end to shape for the butt joint. I left plenty of excess length on the down section.
Once Paul had welded that together I bent the curve a bit in the vice (with aluminium soft jaws), starting at the mount end, then bolted it on & checked that I was matching the curve of the side guard, bent a bit more, bolted it back on & checked, bent bit more....
The horizontal (ish) bars were made the same way, except the mounts to the old footpeg mounting holes were simpler, just a bit of tube with a washer welded on the end. Again I left excess length then just bolted them on the bike & marked where the 2 bits of tube crossed at the lower rear corner of the side guard. I cut, butted & tacked them in place (after shielding the plastic & disconnecting the battery) then took them off & Paul fully welded them.
Cromoly would be a better material for the job, but I had the stainless lying around, so that's what we used.They seem to do a decent job of stopping the bags from flapping around & scuffing the plastic & only take a couple of minutes to put on.
The carrier was really easy to make - just a few bits of aluminium riveted together, It clips under the grab rails & bolts on at the back. I do need to get some nice dome head cap screws to attach it with though.






2013 Edit! After several years of service I made a stronger version of my pannier rails out of cromoly:



SEE HERE for more details.

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Old 02-02-2005, 06:16 PM   #999
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Is there a structural reason Al Jesse does not make bags for the 640?
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Is there a structural reason Al Jesse does not make bags for the 640?
yup...he is a structural asshole
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Old 02-02-2005, 06:37 PM   #1001
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yup...he is a structural asshole
I've never dealy w/ him directly, but I have bought a set of bags from them and got top notch service and product.
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:43 PM   #1002
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anyways, clintnz, that is a nice setup, realy clean - just for soft bags I assume. when you get more time and inclination you should post a little thread on your design and the details, such as what are the AL tubes from?

boy if Ricardo saw that he would be gushing
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:46 PM   #1003
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That for soft bags?
interested in some detail if you care to share
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Thanks Surly, they're used with a very basic set of throwover soft panniers, search for my trip reports, There's a coupla (crappy) pics showing them mounted somewhere there. I'll upgrade to some nicer more waterproof soft bags sometime.

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Old 02-02-2005, 10:01 PM   #1004
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Orange Nasty had to save the day in DV, The beast was just put back together by me and this was her first ride and she hauled two over weight guys up over Gohler Wash and down Mengal pass for over 30 nasty off road miles in Death Valley to rescue a Kawi. She performed flawlessly in all conditions....Orange Nasty rocks

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What inahell izat all about Radster?



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