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Old 04-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #16891
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Big game season is a long way away. But I need to start making plans now.
I need to mount a long-gun to my xr650r for travel down fire roads and some open dirt trails.
Any ideas? Anyone find a solution?
I have a rack that bolts on the rear rack of my klr and seems like it would hold a gun sturdy. The previous owner used it to go trap shooting, I never have. I'll be home next Sunday and take some pictures. You can have it if it will work for you.

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Old 04-22-2013, 03:30 PM   #16892
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[QUOTE=1bigrn;21230238]Big game season is a long way away. But I need to start making plans now.
I need to mount a long-gun to my xr650r for travel down fire roads and some open dirt trails.
Any ideas? Anyone find a solution?

Depending on what you call a 'Long Gun' found the best option was to sling mine over the shoulder when chasing porkers in the black soil plains country in NSW
Main issue there was the bolt handle, to avoid discomfort it needed to be slung over the left shoulder.

Never managed to build/test them but have seen handlebar mounted bracketts used on quads.
Would need straps/bungees to hold the item in place, much better riding through scrub as it wont get snagged as easily.

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Old 04-22-2013, 03:32 PM   #16893
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[QUOTE=Shibby!;21242573]Damn!

This was my day yesterday!




Looks like a thermostat is a definite requirement there!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #16894
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Sling goes over one shoulder and over your head.


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Big game season is a long way away. But I need to start making plans now.
I need to mount a long-gun to my xr650r for travel down fire roads and some open dirt trails.
Any ideas? Anyone find a solution?
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:07 AM   #16895
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Sling goes over one shoulder and over your head.

I strap mine to my pack vertical. I can't see any safe way of putting it on the bike without serious risk of destroying it in a crash.

I also remove the optics and pack them away if the rifle has QD mounts.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:17 PM   #16896
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Damn!

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Looks like a thermostat is a definite requirement there!
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Actually nobody really uses T-stats here. It's normally pretty slow, technical riding. That picture is about the most wide open it gets. That being said a bike would likely benefit from one, but come summer you'd be wanting to take it out to help that little bit with coolant flow.

Not entirely sure if it was plugged vent lines, freezing air filter, or icing carb but there were times when the jetting would feel off. I know my sled had carb heaters I'd have to turn on in that 0 to -5 temp range and it would clear things up right away. This is my first few winter rides so I'll have to trouble shoot that next fall.

Winter riding in the right snow conditions is a blast though! So much fun! Better yet, clean gear, clean bike. Add gas and go ahead!
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:03 PM   #16897
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Sling goes over one shoulder and over your head.
I'm looking to travel down 100k of fire roads at stupid speeds. Not an ideal solution.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:10 PM   #16898
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When I grab the clutch basket and rotate it left/right, it has some play. Is that normal?
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:15 PM   #16899
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I'm looking to travel down 100k of fire roads at stupid speeds. Not an ideal solution.

Get a back pack that you can strap the gun in vertically. I'll post a picture tonight of my setup. That's is the safest way I have found. Most of my guns would never ride with me on a bike; they cost more than the bike.

Like this, but mine is even more basic and can't be drawn without taking the pack off: http://www.eberlestock.com/Tactical%20Master.htm

If you are planning on having something for a quick draw, well I would forget that idea. There is no quick draw with a long gun on a bike, unless its sawed off shotgun like the terminator.

Having the gun mounted to the bike is not an ideal solution in my opinion, there is no good way to do it that I know of.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:16 PM   #16900
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When I grab the clutch basket and rotate it left/right, it has some play. Is that normal?

Yes, but how much?
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:47 PM   #16901
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Having the gun mounted to the bike is not an ideal solution in my opinion, there is no good way to do it that I know of.
Scabbard mounted to the forks? Would be a lot easier with USD forks, but would work with conventional forks if you built stand-off so the forks wouldn't crash into the scabbard on compression. I've thought about how I'd want to carry a gun on a bike and that's how I'd do it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:53 PM   #16902
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Ordered a michelin T63 130/80-18. Looking for something with a little more life than the Dunlop 606.

I need reassurance I made the right choice.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:10 PM   #16903
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Big game season is a long way away. But I need to start making plans now.
I need to mount a long-gun to my xr650r for travel down fire roads and some open dirt trails.
Any ideas? Anyone find a solution?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=623453

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Old 04-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #16904
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Ordered a michelin T63 130/80-18. Looking for something with a little more life than the Dunlop 606.

I need reassurance I made the right choice.
When I saw them in person I thought the t63 looked like a half worn 606. I was going to buy one until I saw that.

How many miles did you get out of the 606?

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:18 PM   #16905
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Yes, but how much?
Just a tad, never noticed before so I wasn't sure.

Thanks.
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