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Old 04-10-2013, 08:54 PM   #571
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Would a front fender pack work for the small tool kit? I've never used one before but picked up a Moose that clips on. Wonder if it would stay on?

What kind of rear rack is that?
A large Tusk fender bag carries nicely. That's where I keep my tire-titaniums, spare tube, and tow strap. I'm a big believer in distributing the load. A front number plate bag is great for carrying gloves, maps, and hats.

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I just made the donation to Utah Shared Access Alliance for $340, for the 17 that have donated.

Thanks for the support guys, hopefully this will keep open and fair recreational opportunities in the backcounty that we will be riding in just a few weeks
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #572
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Would a front fender pack work for the small tool kit? I've never used one before but picked up a Moose that clips on. Wonder if it would stay on?

What kind of rear rack is that?
I've tried front fender bags--all mine have done is fall off and get run over or fall off and I have to go look for them

The rack is a Nomdic rack--I think this is a good link.
http://nomadic-racks.com/store
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:25 PM   #573
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Wow, thanks for pulling us together to make a differance Ben.
I am willing to donate the same amount during the ride for the same or another organization.
Perhaps some of the others would like to double down as well.
Either way, we get to ride, in my opinion, some of the most senic parts of our country due in part to groups like this.
I can only hope my grandkids will be able to follow in my tire tracks in 50 years.
+1---maybe a donation pot on the second night
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:19 AM   #574
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I've tried front fender bags--all mine have done is fall off and get run over or fall off and I have to go look for them

The rack is a Nomdic rack--I think this is a good link.
http://nomadic-racks.com/store
Drill a small hole in the lower edge of the fender & put a small zip tie thru two of the buckles. Make sure to pull *all* of the slack out of the strap that runs under the buckle.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:46 AM   #575
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As an alternative to a fender bag you might want to take a look at what Manracks offers for your bike as a front rack.

http://www.manracks.com/
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:22 AM   #576
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Drill a small hole in the lower edge of the fender & put a small zip tie thru two of the buckles. Make sure to pull *all* of the slack out of the strap that runs under the buckle.
I used to run a front fender bag all the time, never lost it. My trick was take a pair of pliers and pinch the fender between both sides of the hooks. It's actually sort of hard to remove once you do that, holds pretty well. I'm planning on using a wolfman one this ride, hopefully the hooks are similar to the tusk one I was using, if not I'll try Hellsickle's trick.

I don't think Manracks makes anything for KTMs.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:32 AM   #577
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Deliverator. Awesome screen name, snow crash is my favorite all time read.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:44 AM   #578
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Drill a small hole in the lower edge of the fender & put a small zip tie thru two of the buckles. Make sure to pull *all* of the slack out of the strap that runs under the buckle.
+1...I did the same thing to my sidecover and number plate bags, and they won't move, loosen, or fall off under any conditions. What would we do without zip ties?
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:10 AM   #579
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I've tried front fender bags--all mine have done is fall off and get run over or fall off and I have to go look for them
I've donated a few of mine to the trail as well.... even with notches on the fenders to keep the clips from sliding.
I used to carry irons and a small pump in the fender bag, now just a tube.

I do a strap thru the fender now, haven't lost one since

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Old 04-11-2013, 08:15 AM   #580
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As an alternative to a fender bag you might want to take a look at what Manracks offers for your bike as a front rack.

http://www.manracks.com/
Interesting--I could mount a winch on that
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:20 AM   #581
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Best fender bag in the world. Impossible for it to fall off, sits tight and snug against the triple and wraps around the forks. Also since it's snug against the triple it minimises fender wobble.




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Old 04-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #582
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Best fender bag in the world. Impossible for it to fall off, sits tight and snug against the triple and wraps around the forks. Also since it's snug against the triple it minimises fender wobble.




http://www.dirt-bike-gear.com/stb.html


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I got one of those, it's a nice bag and you def won't loose it but don't use it on a 2008~2012 KTM with the pointy HL lens, it broke the plastic tab at the bottom of mine, it's a cheaply made headlight.
I think it was around $50 for the lens, cha-ching

I used the Dirtbike gear stuff till he started sourcing from china, after that he had to replace 2 of his tool bags of mine under the warranty.

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Old 04-11-2013, 08:51 AM   #583
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I am willing to donate the same amount during the ride for the same or another organization.
Perhaps some of the others would like to double down as well.
Either way, we get to ride, in my opinion, some of the most senic parts of our country due in part to groups like this.
I can only hope my grandkids will be able to follow in my tire tracks in 50 years.
Thanks Bash! I would say that anyone who wants to donate additional funds to keep this area open look at Utah Shared Access Alliance or Ride with Respect . Both organizations are local to Utah and you can donate directly on the website.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:08 AM   #584
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As long as we are on the topic, this is how my 450 would be loaded if I were taking it on this trip:

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Old 04-11-2013, 01:38 PM   #585
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I've donated a few of mine to the trail as well.... even with notches on the fenders to keep the clips from sliding.
I used to carry irons and a small pump in the fender bag, now just a tube.

I do a strap thru the fender now, haven't lost one since

Does anyone have a close up photo of the tie strap trick? Trying to picture how, thru the fdr & buckles. Even with cutting the notches in the fender I constantly checking tightness of the straps to keep the bag from falling off.
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