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Old 03-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #736
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Tiger 800/ HT Rack Fuel Storage Mod

Hi all,

Check out the work in progress additional fuel storage. Happy Trail symmetrical racks with a Kolpin 1.5gal fuel cell. Fabricated a center brace out of steel and mounted the locking tab assembly. I like how I can easily fill the can while filling the bike. I wish I had better fabrication tools but can manage with basic tools like a grinder, vise, and a drill. Going to paint it black and install some door stripping between the plastic and metal so I don't wear through the can. Excuse the messy garage but ya'll know how that goes!! Let me know what you all think...









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Old 03-27-2013, 06:09 AM   #737
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Here's the parts if anyone is interested...

http://www.happy-trail.com/Accessori...l-Pack-Jr.aspx




http://www.happy-trail.com/Accessori...ack-Mount.aspx
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:38 AM   #738
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Nice work. Great idea for a rotopax as well.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:50 AM   #739
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Nice work. Great idea for a rotopax as well.

Thanks Beast! These were less espensive as well. I'm toying with some SS rivets for the plastic mount. What do you think?
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:34 PM   #740
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Nice work Dubl-A.... I was thinking the same thing but wasn't sure how to pull it off. Looks like a nice set up.

Now for my questions..... How'd you secure the metal piece? Drill holes and screw it on? rivets? Weld?

Also, my big concern was weight on the rack. Any concerns hanging 10 lbs of gas off the rack that is holding a full pannier? The HT racks are pretty rugged and seemed the strongest for this type of setup.

Thanks for any info as I plan to tackle this in the near future.

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Old 03-29-2013, 12:37 PM   #741
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Very nice! I plan to do something similar and have the extra option for water storage.

BTW-I contacted HT July 2012 about them making/offering a mount and my idea was dismissed by the employee. IMO they missed an opportunity to fabricate a product which many would purchase....

I also think we could use HT SU Rack Inner Utility/Too/Carrier System rack to mount Water/Gas containers

http://www.happy-trail.com/Happy-Tra...ity-Shelf.aspx
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:50 AM   #742
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Hey Guys, I just got hooked up with Fastway/PMB with their Adventure pegs! The BMW kit will work with the Tiger 800.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:15 AM   #743
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Kolpin aux can with mounting hardware

For sale. Same as pictured above.

Includes mounting hardware with locking handles.

I had this on my XR 650R that I no longer have.

Picutures to follow.

PM me if interested.
I am planning on posting in the flea market this weekend.

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Old 03-31-2013, 12:24 PM   #744
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OK, riddle me this...

How does installing anti-vibration Rok Risers make the buzz in the handlebars worse?!

I took the risers off this morning just to verify my observation and the bars are actually smoother without the risers. The bike has been getting smoother as it is breaking in (I still have less than 1000 miles) but I thought the anti-vibration risers would make it even better.

I liked the ergos with the risres on so maybe I'll get some solid risers and try them?
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:44 PM   #745
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How does installing anti-vibration Rok Risers make the buzz in the handlebars worse?!
Any installed handlebar arrangement has a resonance frequency. You change it by changing the handlebar arrangement, like different risers, different bar end weights, ...

Get it different from the frequency of the vibes so that it doesn't react as much anymore and you reduce the vibrations in the handlebar.
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OK, riddle me this...

How does installing anti-vibration Rok Risers make the buzz in the handlebars worse?!

I took the risers off this morning just to verify my observation and the bars are actually smoother without the risers. The bike has been getting smoother as it is breaking in (I still have less than 1000 miles) but I thought the anti-vibration risers would make it even better.

I liked the ergos with the risres on so maybe I'll get some solid risers and try them?
I found that the tightness of the rubber biscuit bolts made a huge difference in the vibs. Try loosening or tightening these bolts.

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:54 AM   #747
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Hey Guys, I just got hooked up with Fastway/PMB with their Adventure pegs! The BMW kit will work with the Tiger 800.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:35 AM   #748
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Nice work Dubl-A.... I was thinking the same thing but wasn't sure how to pull it off. Looks like a nice set up.

Now for my questions..... How'd you secure the metal piece? Drill holes and screw it on? rivets? Weld?

Also, my big concern was weight on the rack. Any concerns hanging 10 lbs of gas off the rack that is holding a full pannier? The HT racks are pretty rugged and seemed the strongest for this type of setup.

Thanks for any info as I plan to tackle this in the near future.

Thanks

Thanks Tonk. I used heavy duty self-tapping screws being the weight is being held vertically rather than direct hanging weight. If you look at the plate it is actually pressed in with force then secured. It's a very tight fit. The panniers I have coming are Holan's which are aluminum so I'll have to see when I get to test it out.

Only time will tell.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:36 AM   #749
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I found that the tightness of the rubber biscuit bolts made a huge difference in the vibs. Try loosening or tightening these bolts.

Jim
OK, that might be worth a try. I'll put them back on tonight.

Do you angle the bars towards you at all?
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:02 AM   #750
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Yes, interesting to see this. Have been looking at doing the exact same thing with a Kolpin pax. From what I could tell by eyeballing it there's enough clearance on the swingarm.

I was still trying to figure out a best way to fasten the pax mount to the racks, this isn't too bad but was scheming for a little cleaner setup that's a little more solid.

And I'm still not convinced I need more range. I guess for some long distance in out of the way places there's the potential for need. A water jug might be useful as well.

Oh, and that weight on those racks is no big deal.

Anyway, great work and thanks for posting it.
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