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Old 06-12-2005, 02:42 PM   #1
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LC4 owners-Check your toolboxes

Mine is gone after a rough ride yesterday complete with the steel loop that came down from the subframe. Cracked off at both weld points closest to the subframe.
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Bright side is that my registration and insurance card are within so maybe an honest person will return it.
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Old 06-12-2005, 02:49 PM   #2
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Took mine off a while ago. I just wear a fanny pack now.
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Old 06-12-2005, 03:01 PM   #3
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Took mine off a while ago. I just wear a fanny pack now.
Fanny pack? Do you know what a fanny is in English English?

(As opposed to American English)
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Old 06-12-2005, 03:03 PM   #4
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got some feedback already and put a hefty zip-tie around the frame and toob between the two crappy tack-welded tabs. plus its attached at the back.

hope its good enough...
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Old 06-12-2005, 03:06 PM   #5
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got some feedback already and put a hefty zip-tie around the frame and toob between the two crappy tack-welded tabs. plus its attached at the back.

hope its good enough...
What the hell is that?
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Old 06-12-2005, 03:23 PM   #6
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What the hell is that?
That's where Meat keeps his Extra-large Super absorbent tampon....
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Old 06-12-2005, 05:26 PM   #7
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got some feedback already and put a hefty zip-tie around the frame and toob between the two crappy tack-welded tabs. plus its attached at the back.

hope its good enough...
Meat,

Thanks for the thoughts, but I am nearly certain that large toolbox and nonwelded attachments would NOT LAST 10 miles of rough rocky Colorado 4wd roads the way I ride.

Does anybody make a rack tool box combo like the KLR has ? It would be a better solution to have the heavy tools supported from the bottom (a la KLR) rather than dangling from some breakable metal tabs. Any other solutions ?

Otherwise I will try to put it back to stock. Unfortunately the only good welder I knew died. All the other welders I have tried do not compare.
Where does a guy find a good welder ?

BTW - Fanny packs are for dirt bikes and British pufters.

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Old 06-12-2005, 09:25 PM   #8
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It's a Stick Electrode Holder, available at any welding supply store for about$10-15US. fit in the carbon canister brackets and mine had a lanyard spot on the cap I use for a thick wire to keep it from oscillating.

I may add another mounting to the middle of the toob; for sure for the hairy stuff. But there ain't much in it, just long stuff and the tool pouch at the bottom near the mounting tabs.

not tampons Chrissey, condoms.
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:49 AM   #9
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Ah, carbon canister, nope don't have carbon canisters here, just a little squarish tool carrier. Once the tools are in their bag you mash them into the carrier with a mallet, they seem to come back out ok.
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:51 AM   #10
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BTW - Fanny packs are for dirt bikes and British pufters.

Steve
What do American pufters use then? There are plenty of you afterall, must be a good market.
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:01 AM   #11
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It's a Stick Electrode Holder, available at any welding supply store for about$10-15US. fit in the carbon canister brackets and mine had a lanyard spot on the cap I use for a thick wire to keep it from oscillating.

I may add another mounting to the middle of the toob; for sure for the hairy stuff. But there ain't much in it, just long stuff and the tool pouch at the bottom near the mounting tabs.

not tampons Chrissey, condoms.
Those metal straps for the carbon canister went quickly riding my RXC offroad, darn near got me hurt as the canister lodged between tire and swingarm. I would definately be looking for something more durable to hold that hog tool tube up.

The metal straps broke from flex or stress cracking just holding up that little canister offroad.
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:06 AM   #12
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fuckin hell meat... you still have that thing there? just wait... it'll come off. and it's gonna hurt.
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:07 AM   #13
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Those metal straps for the carbon canister went quickly riding my RXC offroad, darn near got me hurt as the canister lodged between tire and swingarm. I would definately be looking for something more durable to hold that hog tool tube up.

The metal straps broke from flex or stress cracking just holding up that little canister offroad.

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Old 06-15-2005, 10:31 AM   #14
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the whole dang threads about that Honey

dat's what the HD ziptye is for... another 10 minutes of grace before it lodges in the swingarm

i am looking into a third mounting point midspan of my tool bazooka for safety's sake - I hate keeping Loaded awake at night worring...
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:40 AM   #15
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Fanny pack? Do you know what a fanny is in English English?

(As opposed to American English)
sure do. I used to work with an English girl in San Francisco who every day drove by a restaurant (or something) out in the Avenues part of town. It was in a small, free standing building. It was painted pink with a huge pink sign nearly the size of the building. The name of the place was Fanny's.

Embarrased her every time she went by it.
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