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Old 12-04-2012, 01:45 PM   #78
Twilight Error
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Originally Posted by svflyer View Post
I made this setup for my KLR to fit any bike and still use my top box. I did a 2000 mile trip this spring and it worked well, aside from the fork quick release nut vibrating off twice. Luckily I was using a backup strap around the stem. I kept my weight centered as I did not want to upset the perfect handling of the KLR.

Tail of the Dragon shot, pegs even hit the ground a couple of times.

You ride a carbon Mantra?
I hate you I hate you I hate you I hate you.

My first fully was an Aluminum Mantra, built very nicely in a sick weight weenie way, I might add. That bike was stolen, I used the insurance $ to buy the fancy chameleon green Mantra Pro. Unfortunately, the rear triangle of that bike broke at the chainstay/seatstay weld. Klein replaced it with an Adept frame, but it just wasn't the same.

I gave the Adept away and bought a Kona Stinky DeeLux.

Still wish I had that carbon Mantra.

I hate you I hate you I hate you.
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