Originally Posted by svflyer
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.