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Old 04-28-2009, 05:36 PM   #76
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Rack plate. I made sure to put a couple of bungee holes in it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:38 PM   #77
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OK, I debated about including this one. It's kind of embarrassing.
It's a homemade throttle friction, and although it looks absolutely stupid, it works perfectly and has been totally reliable.

I was in a strange mood the day I made it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:19 PM   #79
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Hope these work.
Image tags, ML, but all is good.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:48 PM   #80
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I would never normally put down another mans work, but I would be extremely !!! concerned with the thought of slicing my leg like a F@#$'n ham in the event of a crash where that plumbers strap would come across one's leg. YIKES !!!
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:16 PM   #81
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LOL

I cant tell if thats a BMW or a KLR

I can say that cause I have a KLR
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:51 PM   #82
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I would never normally put down another mans work, but I would be extremely !!! concerned with the thought of slicing my leg like a F@#$'n ham in the event of a crash where that plumbers strap would come across one's leg. YIKES !!!
Don't worry, there is a bright side. When the Fenderbrake is engaged and the low side slide is initiated, the mount will cleanly remove what's left of your leg making your visit to the hospital quicker (triage rules). With simple road rash you may have to sit there most of the day.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:18 PM   #83
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kid's backpack as tank bag.

7.62mm ammo cans as panniers w/ removeable hockey puck mounts.

Yakima rack using artificial rain gutters and cutting board spacers.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458375
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:02 PM   #84
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I just went ahead and made my own rack for some old bicycle touring bags, so far they work great ...











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Old 04-29-2009, 03:52 PM   #85
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I posted this in OC a while back....

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Old 04-29-2009, 07:39 PM   #86
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@ Alfusious - How'd you make those fuel carriers? They look awesome!
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:40 PM   #87
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Ah, home made Farkels! My specialty!

I cut down a throttle lock stem to work on my KLR and then found that my tank bag would hit the starter button on the right grip in a full right parking lot turn. So I made a bracket to cover the start button to stop that from happening. My thumb can easily hit the starter button when I need to push it, but the tank bag never does anymore.




I’ve posted this up on several other boards before but I’ll show it here too! JIC!
I made my side and rear top box out of Doskocil pistol cases. The panniers have a “J” bar at the bottom and two ¼ turn Dutz fasteners at the top to hold them to the side rack. Which I also made! I reinforced the inside of the boxes with aircraft aluminum plates for strength. All three boxes can be removed in less than ten seconds and the Dutz fasteners heads are inside the box so with locks (the red things hanging on the handles) on the boxes, they are secure.

The stop lights are actually modified 3” square LED receiver hitch brake lights from Harbor Freight. They only come on when I hit the brakes. It make a triangle with the tail light to get the cages attention. The top box has 4 Dutz fasteners through the bottom that are mounted under the stock KLR luggage rack. With the box off there are only 4 small ½ “holes in the rack. Oh, and the panniers are wired with ¼ inch phone jacks for easy removal of panniers.



Then just for grins I added a Kolpin 1 ¼ gallon fuel tank for extended range behind the left pannier. Or to help out a stranded motorist!

If you look close you can see that the KLR's rear tail light is LED also. I used a circuit board from an LED trailer light behind the stock lens. It took some doing to make it fit, but works well, and is bright enough with the other two 3 inch ones to really light up the traffic behind me.


I've got more, but this is enough for tonight.

Don't want to come across as an "ATTENTION Whore"
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:20 PM   #88
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Headlight bracket to mount NX650 gauges on XRL clamps.


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Old 04-29-2009, 10:45 PM   #89
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It's good to see I wasn't the only one to think pistol cases made decent saddlebags....

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Old 04-30-2009, 02:26 AM   #90
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It's good to see I wasn't the only one to think pistol cases made decent saddlebags....
I've laid mine over hard on mine several times and they're still holding up. Did a slide down the Highway on the right one and after I got the ground up dirt off it you have to look hard to see the damage. Too bad Doskocil wnet out of buisness. Actually they didn't go out of Buisness, they just sold out to another Company and stopped making the pistol cases. You can still get the dog carriers and food bowls. But the good gun cases are a thing of the past. They used to be down the road from my house. But the new owners movred it all to Plano Tx. The other side fo Dalllas. I was going to get set up as a Dealer and sell the Pistol cases to other guys like me for saddle bags.
Oh Well!

Looks good there Tim. I saw one other guy in Washington or Oregon that used them on his bike. Not sure if anyone else has.

I like them, but a central lock on each case would be better than paddlocks, but, I went down and bought 8 matching locks at my local locksmith, which make it better with just one key. I have extras for the cable lock or spares.

Geniusus we are!
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