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Old 12-09-2010, 08:58 AM   #159
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I decided that I really wanted a tubing bender, and that I wasn't using my TIG like I thought I would.

So, I rotated my garage equity once again. The TIG machine is now gone and the tubing bender is being ordered today.

I had a little bit of cash left over from the bender purchase, so I bought a new project with which to break in the tubing bender when it arrives...

I bought this from an inmate here...a 1991 DR350S. (Thanks, Paul - nice meeting you!)

I'm going to fab a rack out of 5/8" round tube, and then make a small set of aluminum panniers. It will be my second set made.





It's physically as large as the KLR, which I like. It's 200 lbs lighter and only 4hp less powerful, so I'm thinking it's going to be a very fun bike to play with.

More pics when I have something to show.
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