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Old 11-30-2012, 12:08 PM   #71506
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Does anyone know how this is done? ----- The metal parts are all black.
Someone bought themselves a home powder coat kit..

They make a high heat ceramic powder coat for exhaust as well. Works good for keeping the heat inside the pipe.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #71507
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of course but come on. can't the man make a few bucks for his clean up work on the tool tube? it's $45 for the complete bolt on package & his clamp is very well built. it's the best tool-tube based setup i've seen. i've ridden hard with it for over a year and it's heavy and packed w/ tools. the clamp still looks new and is rock solid. look at his drz400 skid plate work. this guy has incredible skills. works for me. http://www.weld86motoparts.com/Suzuki-DRZ.html

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Tool tube: Looks like he uses the popular agri-supply tube. The clamp looks like a clean application. For the price at agri supply, I ordered 6 of 'em for my family's machines. Chop the mounts off as he mentions and hit the graphics with some brake cleaner and it wipes right off. I ordered an exhaust clamp to mount it with. The one linked looks like a cleaner set up from the photos.

http://www.agrisupply.com/manual-can...70/&sid=&eid=/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/wlk-33226/overview/


Eakins - I saw your Utah motorcycle map for sale at the lodge in Zion Natl Park. Very nice product. Looks well researched and extremely useful. I'll be buying your complete set for some upcoming trip planning. I'll also look forward to your input in the planning on my 2014 ride.... http://www.cannonballproject.com/content/

Sun - my guess is a combo of rattle can engine paint, regular paint and possibly some powder coating?
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #71508
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i built the rack, pannier mounts, & tool tube,

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of course but come on. can't the man make a few bucks for his clean up work on the tool tube? it's $45 for the complete bolt on package & his clamp is very well built. it's the best tool-tube based setup i've seen. i've ridden hard with it for over a year and it's heavy and packed w/ tools. the clamp still looks new and is rock solid. look at his drz400 skid plate work. this guy has incredible skills. works for me. http://www.weld86motoparts.com/Suzuki-DRZ.html
Sure, he can make a profit, but it's nice to know just how easy it is to do it your self. BTW, IMHO, Skunkwizard's Tool Tube is FAR better. Sadly I don't think he makes them for sale.

Why do I like it?
1. It Oval, fits the space better, I mount a soft pannier there so needs to be low profile like the tube shown.
2. It locks. I suppose some sort of lock can be rigged on the Agri supply tubes ... not sure what would be best. But a LOCK is important if you travel.

Basically what I want in a tool tube is something very similar to stock .. but
deeper, longer. I like to keep my soft bags as INBOARD as possible, not sticking way out like so many do. Inboard, low and forward is what works.
Check out Walter Colebatch's comments on this vital part of weight distribution so many seem to neglect.

I'm guessing that if Skunkwizard's tube was for sale ... it would have to cost in the $100 range?
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #71509
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Someone bought themselves a home powder coat kit..

They make a high heat ceramic powder coat for exhaust as well. Works good for keeping the heat inside the pipe.
Wouldn't this process make the motor run hotter?? I'm no expert but having to put several layers of paint over the engine wouldn't seem that productive.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #71510
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of course but come on. can't the man make a few bucks for his clean up work on the tool tube? it's $45 for the complete bolt on package & his clamp is very well built. it's the best tool-tube based setup i've seen. i've ridden hard with it for over a year and it's heavy and packed w/ tools. the clamp still looks new and is rock solid. look at his drz400 skid plate work. this guy has incredible skills. works for me. http://www.weld86motoparts.com/Suzuki-DRZ.html
You're right, it is an option. I wasn't begrudging the man for making a buck or two. I usually support the cottage industries whenever I can....like when I bought one of Skunkwizards tool boxes after he did a run of 'em. I have it for longer trips.

Didn't mean to offend. I've taken many cost saving tips from this thread and also spent more on my DR than it will ever be worth....just trying to offer a solution to folks, like me, who have to be more budget concious.

And yeah, that's a stout DRZ skid plate. He's popping up on Stromtrooper with a skidplate option too. I'm anxious to see the results.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:01 AM   #71511
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Anyone ever get a Corbin seat and decided they like the stock better?
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:13 AM   #71512
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Anyone ever get a Corbin seat and decided they like the stock better?
not me - i couldn't take more than about 20 minutes on the stocker. the corbin is great, imo.

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Old 12-01-2012, 12:35 AM   #71513
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not me - i couldn't take more than about 20 minutes on the stocker. the corbin is great, imo.

doug s.
hmmmmm.... I think my corbin seat is too low for me or something. My butt feels like it wants to go more forward with the corbin than I can remember with the stock.....
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:03 AM   #71514
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I never tried an after market set. I have over 40,000 miles on the stock seat and have been satisfied. Maybe I am just a hard ass.

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Old 12-01-2012, 03:12 AM   #71515
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:25 AM   #71516
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I never tried an after market set. I have over 40,000 miles on the stock seat and have been satisfied. Maybe I am just a hard ass.

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:18 AM   #71517
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i built the rack, pannier mounts, & tool tube,

Hey Skunk, I'm nearly there with mine, but do you have a side-shot or better picture of the rear mount your rack goes to? I see the upper-forward mount seems to be between the grab bar and the rear frame, but I'd like to see your routing for the rest of it (maybe without the bags on).

Thanks man.





I may bend those forward pieces down, or cut them off. I won't leave them like that.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:30 AM   #71518
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Anyone ever get a Corbin seat and decided they like the stock better?
Corbin's more comfortable then the stocker, but it sucks when you have to do a lot of standing up.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #71519
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Anyone ever get a Corbin seat and decided they like the stock better?
For a DR, most people would probably recommend another option that allows for different fueltanks and comfortable standing. Corbin seats are built on a heavier, stiffer seatpan.

A popular, less expensive option these days is a Seat Concepts or Saddlemen re-cover/foam kit on the flexible and light stock seatpan. It's about half the cost of a custom seat, is flexible enough to fit with aftermarket OR stock tanks, is narrow where it needs to be for comfortable standing, is wide where it needs to be for comfortable sitting, and doesn't add appreciable up-high weight.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:17 AM   #71520
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Corbin's more comfortable then the stocker, but it sucks when you have to do a lot of standing up.

I never even noticed my Corbin when standing, probably too busy dodginh baby heads. Sure wouldn't want to go back to stock. Mine is with the 5 g tank.
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