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Old 11-07-2005, 01:02 AM   #16
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Find somewhere to fit this

I dare you
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Maybe a small version of one of those airbag jacks they use for 4wd's running off the exhaust, would at least get it part way up as I think the first 30 degrees or so is the hardest to lift....now there's an idea.....
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:28 AM   #17
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Hmmm adaption of my dry sack...

You want me to find a place for it so you can mount one on your 950 Speedzter? ...we know how bad your back is ;-)

I was thinking a little adapter kit to utlise a dry sack may work....
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:36 AM   #18
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You want me to find a place for it so you can mount one on your 950 Speedzter? ...we know how bad your back is ;-)

I was thinking a little adapter kit to utlise a dry sack may work....
Don't worry , I am thinking seriously of this
don't know how well the bike would run on its side though, might need a token
air compressor (BMW ) around to help out
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:41 AM   #19
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Shot down air bag idea...but have another one...

I don't know about your GS's but my KatieM does not run for long on her side...I would really only need this when I don't have the 'support crew' riding or driving with me and without an exhaust I am buggered if I am going to try and blow one up...been smokin far too long for that...

But here's and idea for the 'panel'...

How about a small strut of some sort, say 18" long with a foot on it (could be collapsible aluminium so small and light.

A pulley at the top and strong cord with a wide strapping loop at each end.

Hook one loop under the lower bar and put your foot onto the other loop, put all your weight onto your foot in the loop and wait for the bike to lift up to you (well that's the plan ayway) IMHO it is the first part of the lift that is hardest, particularly if it is sitting in a sand rut and diffcult to get a purchase on (I helped Braap lift his out of this predicament on more than one occassion last weekend...at least that is how I recall it)
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:55 AM   #20
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Funny you mention the telescoping rod idea.
I had the same idea, except fitting it vertically , attatching it to my Ventura rack, or maybe beside the headsteam. A bit like a telescoping antenna, just to gain some leverage.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:03 AM   #21
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That was one of the ways I was heading...

it may even be quite simple to make a nylon strapping loop and buckle that attaches to the frame somewhere and simply sticks into the foot peg or similar. This would have the advantage of being flexible to move around to suit varying dropped positions.

The problem as I see it is to make it long enough to offer useful leverage, but yet strong and light.
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:49 AM   #22
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A good source for closed cell foam is a cheapo blue sleeping mat...you can get them pretty much anywhere.
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Old 11-07-2005, 11:29 AM   #23
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So has anyone else found any spaces they haven't figured out how to use? Lookin for my next project...
Great suggestion!

If you already have the Touratech bash plate, the extra bolt-on "tool box" provides a nice place to carry stuff down low. I carry my 12V compressor (stripped of housing and gauge) in a kayak dry bag in that tool box. I had to modify the lid to use easily removable clevis pins instead of bolts at the lid hinge point, because with the lid simply hinged open the opening was too small to get the pump into the box.
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:30 PM   #24
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Maybe a small version of one of those airbag jacks they use for 4wd's running off the exhaust, would at least get it part way up as I think the first 30 degrees or so is the hardest to lift....now there's an idea.....tick tick tick tick....

or an eye bolt on the end of the bars, an aluminum stake to drive into the ground and a small cable winch...just hoist it back up....or just get some ATV tires and put training wheels on the damm thing...
Garbage sack, starting fluid and a match. Shove bag under bike laying on ground. 10 second blast of ether into bag, tie pretty much closed, then light. If it doesn't lift it, add more ether.

Tell me how it works out.
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Old 11-07-2005, 08:43 PM   #25
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I like it...

Now this is an idea I like, if it don't work you can always get the marshmallows out...

Any solution with fire or pyrotechnics has got to be good..
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Old 12-02-2006, 04:16 AM   #26
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Another place to store tools...

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Anyone found any other useful places on the 950 to hide stuff?
Behind the plastic side panels at the back of the motorbike, there is a narrow long space, adequate for levers and long spanners, on either side of the bike!! Beware of high temperatures though!!
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:38 AM   #27
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Thanks, Gefr

For finding a way to get the underseat tool foam photo back to the top of the forum
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Old 12-02-2006, 09:28 AM   #28
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quick question

as a newbie, i got questions, where are you stashing spare tubes in the farring, just in behind headlight?? got any pics of this?? nice job on the seat stash hole!!
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:39 AM   #29
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as a newbie, i got questions, where are you stashing spare tubes in the farring, just in behind headlight?? got any pics of this?? nice job on the seat stash hole!!
You remove the fairings (L & R ) that sit on top of the fuel tanks and place the tubes, ect inside them. The left fairing is where the canister is located (until you remove it)
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Old 12-02-2006, 04:55 PM   #30
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Great idea! Thanks for the post!
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