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Old 04-07-2013, 08:34 AM   #57466
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Spelling of that word depends upon where you are from.
And how much beer you had



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Old 04-07-2013, 08:38 AM   #57467
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OK... good point. Thoughts for further discussion...
What lift point do you use when the hefting the ass end of the pig about? If you use the frame member right above the muffler, you end up putting the entire load on one side of the frame. I figured spreading the load across both sides would be better.

I hope that the rear frame is not so fragile that it would bend that easily.

This is what bent up the buckle on the Moose straps:
http://youtu.be/W07qLjqitBo?t=13m42s
I use the passenger footopeg brackets......but i think the subframe is the only other place you could lift it..

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Old 04-07-2013, 08:50 AM   #57468
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I use the passenger footopeg brackets......but i think the subframe is the only other place you could lift it..

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You use the pass peg brackets to lift the bike when you are on the trail? I would explode my back if I had to bend over that far... I aint Scott Summers (perhaps I am Captain Obvious, though)
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:53 AM   #57469
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I installed a Moose lift strap on the rear end of my bike over the winter... There is a serious lack of good handholds on the XRL and I seem to make a fairly regular habit of getting into spots where I have to pull and tug the old girl back up onto the trail I put the strap to good use on my last ride when I had to horse the F&^%$er around to get through the snow. I got to looking at the strap today and it didn't fare so well. The buckles were both straight when I installed the strap.

You can see the one buckle is clearly bent to shit! The hole in the center is also no longer round. I guess they didn't design the strap for a 300+ pound bike

So... I got to thinking. I built one of my own!



Not sure yet that it is exactly what I want, but it's a first prototype.

I know... the bike's filthy and the garage is a rat's nest...
Thumpnred what rear fender are running?
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:21 AM   #57470
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Shoot, there's been so much beer under the bridge I can't even recall who was making those grab-handles that bolt under the toolkit and to the turn sig mounts, Manracks is the company... anyway they work great and I have a white one that needs a home.

Who wants a white one?
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:11 PM   #57471
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Thumpnred what rear fender are running?
Cycra CRF450
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #57472
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Shoot, there's been so much beer under the bridge I can't even recall who was making those grab-handles that bolt under the toolkit and to the turn sig mounts, Manracks is the company... anyway they work great and I have a white one that needs a home.

Who wants a white one?
I had a black one of those that I gave away a month or so back.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #57473
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I suppose we all do as we do.....I have mine stripped to the frame and went out to tug around on the end of the subframe....with nothing bolted to the bike, it's too flimsy for me to think about hossing this thing out of a mudhole.....Maybe with the battery box frame bolted up...the left side could get a little less flexible......I got 16 years and a lot of pounding on this bike.....I got it all the way down to fix a crack in the main frame down where the swingarm bolts in....I also broke the small metal strap with holes in that goes across the air box.....I got them welded up with some gussets and frame repair now.....I'm telling you...it is a bad idea to tug on the rear of the subframe : )
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:12 PM   #57474
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Shoot, there's been so much beer under the bridge I can't even recall who was making those grab-handles that bolt under the toolkit and to the turn sig mounts, Manracks is the company... anyway they work great and I have a white one that needs a home.

Who wants a white one?
Dibs! Have a pic of it mounted?
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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:51 PM   #57475
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Cripes...maybe a front loader would help you out Rob...or send me some of your extras,,i`m looking for an adjustable leak jet for an FCR..got one??????????????????



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Old 04-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #57476
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Here's a recent project I did. The PO had built a battery tray slim enough to hide under the xrr side plate, but not quite narrow enough to clear a 140. He said you had to be careful even with some 130s.

I had some aluminum, so set out to make my own custom holder for a Shorai battery. Its quite a bit narrower, and a LOT lighter than the old lead acid/steel setup. Also serves as a sub brace. I could have made it lighter, but got a tad lazy towards the end (manual machining).

original tray:



new tray:



Don't mind my ugly welds. Still learning to TIG (its hard)
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #57477
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #57478
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Wow love that Shorai tray, but not diggin the strap. Doesn't match the high-tech of your tray. Any thoughts on hi-teching that?

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:40 PM   #57479
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Wow love that Shorai tray, but not diggin the strap. Doesn't match the high-tech of your tray. Any thoughts on hi-teching that?


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ha Yes, you're right. I ran out of thin aluminum, but I'll eventually weld a brace into the back, then another in front with screws to secure the battery.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:10 PM   #57480
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Finally got my fork boots on! Now you guys can stop making fun of my shiny fork tubes in all my pics...

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Shoot, there's been so much beer under the bridge I can't even recall who was making those grab-handles that bolt under the toolkit and to the turn sig mounts, Manracks is the company... anyway they work great and I have a white one that needs a home.

Who wants a white one?
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Dibs! Have a pic of it mounted?
Wait, if it's the solid bar type one that Manracks has on the site, it probably won't work with my rack...
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