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Old 06-14-2010, 05:17 PM   #46
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O'Hooligan,
Nice looking Transalp in the background.
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:39 PM   #47
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...The one thing I will not be doing is putting a helmet in it. It won't fit

Just bungee net that bad boy shut!
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:43 PM   #48
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Nice looking Transalp in the background.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:47 PM   #49
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rack time

So I went to the local metal shop.
Picked up some 5052 aluminum


bit of card board for template


I am going to make a rack for when I don't want the top box mounted.
I got a sweet 1450 in the FM so that went on the GS and the smaller box is going on the beastie.


Time to cut, dremel scroll saw and some fork oil
only had a 15 tooth blade, but it cut the softer 5052 without much trouble.



first cut so it has space around the back bar.


bit more cutting


Now some tie down spots, drilled then cut out with the scroll saw again.



Ran the sander over the plate and filed a few sharp corners. Washed with water then wiped clean with some paint thinner to get ride of any grease before painting.
Now some primer, self-etching did a great job on the last rack I made and it had just enough left in the can.


2 coat on the top and 1 underneath. Styling paint booth huh


It dries pretty quick so first couple of coats of the finish.


Picked these stainless steel cushion clamps, they worked great on the GS so they will be more than ample for the zuma


This should hold it steady


oh while it was drying I mounted the other box on the GS


going to have some fun wiring this up with some electrics


then some reflective tape for visibility.


OK, back to the zuma
Still needs to dry over night before drilling the mount holes, I wanted to take advantage of the sun so I painted first.

looks pretty good if I say so myself


will mount the smaller pelican on top

more to come.....
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:12 AM   #50
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Way cool!

I see you have cut outs on the sides - can you bungie stuff to the top or is the aluminum too thin to do that?

BTW - I am cursing you daily since your blog makes me really want to run out and get a Zuma!

Keep the posts coming!
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:53 AM   #51
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NICE job on the rack!
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:05 AM   #52
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Well done!!!
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:43 AM   #53
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Way cool!

I see you have cut outs on the sides - can you bungie stuff to the top or is the aluminum too thin to do that?

BTW - I am cursing you daily since your blog makes me really want to run out and get a Zuma!

Keep the posts coming!
Nope it is fine, I use rok straps no bungees (I like my eyes!), I have had a similar rack on my GS for over a year with various loads from food to fire wood and it has been fine. The 5052 is softer but the piece was reasonably thick.
Once it is finished I will load it up, the only thing is the rack is probably stronger than the amount of load the rack will carry


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NICE job on the rack!
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Well done!!!
not bad for a short afternoon KLR-teching huh
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not bad for a short afternoon KLR-teching huh
We all have a doohickey for heart.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:37 AM   #55
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How tall are you folks riding these Zumas (125)? I am 6'1" and weigh about 200 and am curious if anyone around my size has one and what they think. I have a feeling I would have the "monkey screwing a football" look!
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How tall are you folks riding these Zumas (125)? I am 6'1" and weigh about 200 and am curious if anyone around my size has one and what they think. I have a feeling I would have the "monkey screwing a football" look!
Might be a bit tight? I am a sky scrapper 5'6" and it is almost perfect, if I could flat foot the damn thing
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:12 PM   #57
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We all have a doohickey for heart.


So I got a few nice stainless steel fasteners and rubber backed washers to complete the deal:


and it is almost done. Might mount my fav rubber diamond plate to prevent scratching and moving around of items while traveling on the rack.

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Old 06-17-2010, 12:24 PM   #58
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Beaten again
Just as I was getting into the power band!



views from the road:
I thought I was a safety nut?
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:12 AM   #59
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I think it is so funny when a car or truck shows you up and all you can do is say " I'M A SCOOTER, WHAT'S THE POINT" " I'M A SCOOTER".
I've had cars rev their engine at me and it is just making them so small.
Once you get an exhaust the fun begins with other people.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:06 AM   #60
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I think it is so funny when a car or truck shows you up and all you can do is say " I'M A SCOOTER, WHAT'S THE POINT" " I'M A SCOOTER".
I've had cars rev their engine at me and it is just making them so small.
Once you get an exhaust the fun begins with other people.
I hear ya. I'm blippin' the throttle on the kitted Zuma 164 that has a Samuraiscoot pipe which makes it sound like a chopper, and watch the kids peel away at warp speed when the light changes. *tsk*
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