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Old 01-08-2011, 08:35 PM   #16
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I was hoping we wouldn't be seeing toes in this build.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:49 PM   #17
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I was hoping we wouldn't be seeing toes in this build.
At least there is no doubt this time........ Eliminating the guesswork unlike last time......dang..... well......it`s not over yet......



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Old 01-09-2011, 12:35 PM   #18
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So the rear rack re shaping began..... These boxes can be made to suit any mounting arraignments.... Another great thing about making them yourself....
In my case I had made a rear rack from 1/2 SS about 18 months ago. It was made for a set of Ortlieb QR bags....and the rack had to be modded slightly to accommodate the new boxes. For one.... the down tubes were angled outward to keep the bags away from the hot exhaust......


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The new bags will be mounted about 1 inch from the pipe..... They will not be prone to heat stress, since I will be using a high temperature epoxy.....rated up to about 400 F. I was torn about moving them closer ( boxes that is).... but the primary usage for this bike...needs to accommodate a wide rear rack to "throw" things on. That is/was not negotiable. Because of this...they will have to be out wide. So after some cutting....and re-bending..... The down tubes were angled correctly...... Welding began....and after 30 minutes.....I ran out of SS wire......arrrrgggggg.... Thanks goodness for ACE.... only HWS to have SS mig wire.... Onward we went.... have a laugh.... My welding sucks...but I`m lethal with a grinder..... Perhaps the little 110V mig was under a lot of stress...... But as long as it will hold up....and it will.....



Then just for the visual element.... The boxes were taped on..... so the shaping can begin.......





Let the shaping begin........



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Old 01-09-2011, 01:19 PM   #19
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does this foam make my ass big?

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Old 01-09-2011, 01:56 PM   #20
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Looks like you should be able to use the "exhaust" area on the right side for a fuel tank. Looks like you located them further back than the varios. Does the front brace interfere with the passanger's legs? 37" width is pretty good considering the competition.

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:07 PM   #21
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Yeah, 37" is comparable.

My Happy Trails setup with the SU racks and 7.5" Teton boxes is 36".

TT and others are larger yet: 40".
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:10 PM   #22
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Wide load.......... No offense taken.... It is wide..... But.... the 28mm camera lens....really magnify this. It does not look that bad....well....except for the pink............Another reason for the "wide load..." is the capability to mount the rotopax fuel and water cans ( 1gal) behind each box. The Rptopax are a little over 9 1/2 inch wide.... I did not want them sticking out in the slip stream....and neither in the line of fire of the exhaust..... Anyway..... It has been cut...to what I think will be final answer......




Wow...... the angles are much more predominant than the 28mm lens illustrates...... This is wicked......

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:12 PM   #23
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are you near killeen TX. so i can pick up my set when i visit my sis this summer
El Paso.....Sadly so....


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Old 01-09-2011, 02:14 PM   #24
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Looks like you should be able to use the "exhaust" area on the right side for a fuel tank. Looks like you located them further back than the varios. Does the front brace interfere with the passanger's legs? 37" width is pretty good considering the competition.

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Not at all...... It curves backward.... You can seat two up at over 6 feet....no issues....And it`s the best grapper....when putting the bike on the center stand.........

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:16 PM   #25
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Yeah, 37" is comparable.

My Happy Trails setup with the SU racks and 7.5" Teton boxes is 36".

TT and others are larger yet: 40".
I don`t feel so bad now.....



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Old 01-09-2011, 02:21 PM   #26
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I don`t feel so bad now.....



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I know! I had to take that pic down cuz it's actually not that wide given the width of other manufacturers!

Good work my friend. Good work!

Looks great.
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Here you can see the rear of the varios are about even with the signal lights.

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:24 PM   #28
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Did you weld that rack up yourself??

I'd buy one in a heartbeat. It basically has a built in top rack too!

What is the thickness of the tubing and what is the measurement of from top to bottom of the loop where the boxes mount?
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:06 PM   #29
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I know! I had to take that pic down cuz it's actually not that wide given the width of other manufacturers!

Good work my friend. Good work!

Looks great.
......I actually liked that picture alot......So I wont mind at all if you decide to put it back.....


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Old 01-09-2011, 03:13 PM   #30
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Here you can see the rear of the varios are about even with the signal lights.

David
Wow... they look every bit as wide..... Makes me think of the color..... Black.... Perhaps I should stick with Kevlar...... Yellow boxes......



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