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Old 09-21-2012, 08:19 PM   #766
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Nice job... only thing I'll add is that you don't need the strapping. Just use a fender washer on each pin then clip em and your good to go.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:43 AM   #767
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Nice job... only thing I'll add is that you don't need the strapping. Just use a fender washer on each pin then clip em and your good to go.
Yep, understood. But I had the strapping around so decided to use it (in true KLR style)!
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:19 AM   #768
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I just installed this last night.

Hey nice....here's mine!
The only thing I don't Luke is when it hits me in the ass on steep descents lol. :eek:

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Old 09-22-2012, 05:58 AM   #769
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Eh? options/opinions?

Any suggestions on how to add a box or even a decent rack to my bike?




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Old 09-22-2012, 06:08 AM   #770
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Any suggestions on how to add a box or even a decent rack to my bike?




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Normally you would attach a box to a rack, which is attached to a subframe, which yours seems to be missing. What did you or the previous owner do to a perfectly good TW200?
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:45 AM   #771
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Normally you would attach a box to a rack, which is attached to a subframe, which yours seems to be missing. What did you or the previous owner do to a perfectly good TW200?
The po/builder used the 2008 TW as a commuter bike and blew up the engine. So rather than re-build or replace with stock he decided to adapt the bike to accept a 2003 yz250f engine. Personally I think he did an exceptional job! Everyone has their own "vision" and we don't all have to see things the same as the other guy. The engine swap has doubled the hp in this cool little bike, I'm going to extend the swinger for next summer to help settle down the front end (also for looks... yeah kinda shallow I know.. but I like the look of an extended swinger) the front end gets kinda "twitchy" under hard acceleration. At speed when I'm off the throttle she rides beautifully and very stable.. so I'm fairly certain the "twitch" is a direct result of the engine being in a frame that is roughly 6 inchs shorter in wheelbase.

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:46 AM   #772
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AWESOME creation... I think your bike requires a Backpack approach!.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:55 AM   #773
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The po/builder used the 2008 TW as a commuter bike and blew up the engine. So rather than re-build or replace with stock he decided to adapt the bike to accept a 2003 yz250f engine. Personally I think he did an exceptional job! Everyone has their own "vision" and we don't all have to see things the same as the other guy. The engine swap has doubled the hp in this cool little bike, I'm going to extend the swinger for next summer to help settle down the front end (also for looks... yeah kinda shallow I know.. but I like the look of an extended swinger) the front end gets kinda "twitchy" under hard acceleration. At speed when I'm off the throttle she rides beautifully and very stable.. so I'm fairly certain the "twitch" is a direct result of the engine being in a frame that is roughly 6 inchs shorter in wheelbase.

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Did the subframe need to be removed to fit the engine? I mean, I don't want to sound like I hate it or anything. I just don't like mods that take away from utility for the sake of cosmetics. I wonder if you could re-attach a subframe ?

Other than that, I second the thought on the backpack idea. ;)
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:59 AM   #774
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I see your located in NS.... I'm in Cape Breton right now. A few clicks South of Sydney off Lac Bras D'or
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:31 AM   #775
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AWESOME creation... I think your bike requires a Backpack approach!.

Yeah.. I was thinking the same.. but really would like to be able to carry more than a backpack can tote. I'm seriously considering one of these



Plus I really DON'T like riding with a backpack.

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Old 09-22-2012, 07:37 AM   #776
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Did the subframe need to be removed to fit the engine? I mean, I don't want to sound like I hate it or anything. I just don't like mods that take away from utility for the sake of cosmetics. I wonder if you could re-attach a subframe ?

Other than that, I second the thought on the backpack idea. ;)
No the sub frame was removed for aesthetics. The bike's utility has been down graded anyhow seeing as it now has a yz250f engine.. with it's accelerated valve wear etc... Personally I would rather he had transplanted a less maintenance intensive engine.. but what are ya gonna do :)

I might consider adding some support framework on the swinger to carry a couple of ammo cans.. unsure tho as they are somewhat less "elegant" than I'd really like to see on my little bike.. thoughts on what might serve better (look more "stylish")?

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Old 09-22-2012, 07:38 AM   #777
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I see your located in NS.... I'm in Cape Breton right now. A few clicks South of Sydney off Lac Bras D'or


Great area for a ride!!! I'll be doing a trip out that way next summer :)

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Old 09-22-2012, 03:46 PM   #778
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No the sub frame was removed for aesthetics. The bike's utility has been down graded anyhow seeing as it now has a yz250f engine.. with it's accelerated valve wear etc... Personally I would rather he had transplanted a less maintenance intensive engine.. but what are ya gonna do :)

I might consider adding some support framework on the swinger to carry a couple of ammo cans.. unsure tho as they are somewhat less "elegant" than I'd really like to see on my little bike.. thoughts on what might serve better (look more "stylish")?

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Come on....find some fugly ugly topbox, three or four holes in that rear fender, some bolts and fender washers (they are even named correctly) and you will be honored with a Holee Chit posting here.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:47 PM   #779
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The action packer somehow looks just right on the KLR:




works well too, these pics from a recent ride through the Gaspe:




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Old 09-23-2012, 09:08 PM   #780
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General question
what's your the trick to not kick your top case when mounting and dismounting the bike?

Stand on the pegs - then swing a leg over? Easy enough getting on the bike but always feels weird on the dismount to me.

Thinking about adding a topbox to my little dr250 but imagine myself tripping over it daily.

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