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Old 12-05-2012, 10:43 AM   #6316
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Scored this at a local thrift store for $10!

Good Find!



(Sorry I don't have any new [or old] pics to contribute right now)
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #6317
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Good Find!



(Sorry I don't have any new [or old] pics to contribute right now)
C'mon Byork86,I want to see some pics of the bike.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #6318
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C'mon Byork86,I want to see some pics of the bike.
Ok you convinced me.

Old pic at Lake Michigan



And another oldie with the knobbies on...
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #6319
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Maybe we could start an "old pic of a blue 09 KLR at Lake Michigan thread"

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Or not
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:06 PM   #6320
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Maybe we could start an "old pic of a blue 09 KLR at Lake Michigan thread"


Or not

Hey that's my bike....

see...
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:17 PM   #6321
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Hey that's my bike....

see...
Yes but someone stole my graphics. I had to build my own panniers.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #6322
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Yes but someone stole my graphics. I had to build my own panniers.

Ok I'm reserving this post so I can go home and take a picture of my panniers removed out of shame of not building them myself...

Pic of pannierless KLR to come...
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #6323
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Ok I'm reserving this post so I can go home and take a picture of my panniers removed out of shame of not building them myself...

Pic of pannierless KLR to come...
To be honest, as much as it pains me, I had a lot of help from a friend with useable skills.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #6324
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To be honest, as much as it pains me, I had a lot of help from a friend with useable skills.

Well that's why I'll never make my own...no friends...or skills

But this reminds me of something (that I made)...I can't remember which thread it was but I recently saw where someone had asked how to mount the top case. For anyone interested, here is my cheap, simple, and effective solution. Plus, no mods to the bike. I just used a scrap piece of metal.

First, a plate with two holes



This fits under the rear handle and the extra hole fits over the nipple on the bottom side of the handle to hold it in position



Do the same for the left side and measure the distance between bolts and drill the holes in your case to mount it. I used wing nuts and it comes on and off in about a minute.




Cover with foam or something


that's my $.02
...maybe someone else has already done that and you all already know.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:15 PM   #6325
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[

that's my $.02
...maybe someone else has already done that and you all already know.[/QUOTE]

the simple ideas are often the best.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:22 PM   #6326
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Old trailer light connector to power the Pelican Case.

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Mounted it with an old boat seat sliding bracket.(with a few mods)
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #6327
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One of the reasons that I like the KLR is it seems to invite homemade mods. I mean how many bikes look natural with a piece of sewer pipe used as a tool box hanging down below the radiator.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:47 PM   #6328
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One of the reasons that I like the KLR is it seems to invite homemade mods. I mean how many bikes look natural with a piece of sewer pipe used as a tool box hanging down below the radiator.



Awesome indea for your mount too. That makes removal simple even when it's packed full of 'stuff'
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:18 AM   #6329
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our KLR's

Couple pics of our klrs
Wife's has the ammo boxes on it for pannies. I made up some simple basket style brackets. Works like a charm
I used night vision pelican cases on mine both units picked up at a surplus store for cheap

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:10 AM   #6330
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I used wing nuts and it comes on and off in about a minute.


Cover with foam or something
As you say, it's cheap, simple, and effective. And quick. Your foam is a good solution too.

I tried to make the inside smoother.

I used Tee nuts inside my side cases and in the top box. In the side cases I use a pin spanner to turn the stainless Tee nuts themselves on stainless carriage bolts (with stainless fender washers and black RTV). In the top case the tee nuts are sealed into the interior paint and I use allen bolts going up from the bottom.

Pic of a side case here. (The top box is far simpler inside.)


I just wanted to mention an alternative.
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