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Old 03-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #4066
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brake snake

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Just thought of the route I'm going with the snake brake/shifter. Go to where they sell single guitar strings, the kind with a eyelet on the end. Put the end through loop to make a hangman's knot. Pull it tight over the shifter, and secure it with bailing wire (the kind we used to put where the spokes crossed, or similar), to make sure it can't back off. Drill a hole somewhere on your skid plate, nut and bolt from hardware store/Locktite, trim off excess. On the brake side, I'll drill a hole through the lever. Hey, if you know someone who plays, it's free, they're going to trash them anyway, except for the hardware. Leave a little slack, you won't even need a tuning fork. Hey, the blue bike guys have tuning forks on the tank.



19 cent worth of 1/16 inch cable and two crimp cable clamps at 19 cents a piece and the snake is installed. If ya break it you have bigger problems than a broken snake.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:58 PM   #4067
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Well as a guitar player - no matter what gauge guitar string, they aren't going to be stong enough - same with the bailing wire - my brake snakes appear to be braided steel(?) wire
I'll let you know if they hold up. I'm going with Ernie Ball .050 phosphor studio bronze. Maybe it should be a bass string. Could be a while, I'm not looking to intentionally hit something. They held up OK when Beluchi smashed that axe in Animal House. Anyway, at $1.15, it's worth a shot, errr a pluck. Oh well, CRF's only would only charge $40 to ship me a couple.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:20 PM   #4068
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Has anyone mounted a removeable top box yet? I am going to start riding the bike to work and need secure, waterproof storage, but I would like it to be easily removeable when not needed. I don't need a lot of capacity (change of clothes, lunch, and my portable radio). Thanks, Bill
I really like my J.C. Whitney Travel Trunk.



This travel trunk locks to a metal mounting plate, and is easily removed after you reach your destination, or return home. Unfortunately, J.C. Whitney no longer sells this item, so one needs to buy the equivalent travel trunk from eBay, or another vendor. If you decide to purchase a copy of this travel trunk, make sure you get a travel trunk with a metal mounting plate; the plastic mounting plates will fail.



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Old 03-28-2013, 06:22 PM   #4069
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I really like my J.C. Whitney Travel Trunk.



This travel trunk locks to a metal mounting plate, and is easily removed after you reach your destination, or return home. Unfortunately, J.C. Whitney no longer sells this item, so one needs to buy the equivalent travel trunk from eBay, or another vendor. If you decide to purchase a copy of this travel trunk, make sure you get a travel trunk with a metal mounting plate; the plastic mounting plates will fail.



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Even if secured with a guitar string?
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #4070
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The Givi, or Coocase, while more expensive, have the feature of the two red buttons you can see on the back. The top one opens it up, while the bottom one releases it from the base unit. Some of them have a handle incorporated , so you can carry it like a briefcase. I have a Givi top case on my street bike, made by Givi, sold as an accessory through Kawi. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-...=3019&limit=48
That Coocase doesn't seem too badly priced, but I don't think that's actually a Givi case. Probably very similar to many of the knock offs. - http://www.twistedthrottle.com/cooca...on-matte-black

We have about 9 givi cases between my wife and I and really enjoy them, but they are pretty pricey and wanted to let the OP know of some cheaper knock off's if he didn't want to spend that much for a Givi.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:47 PM   #4071
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Even if secured with a guitar string?
No, I wouldn't use a guitar string to secure my loaded travel trunk.

My J.C. Whitney Travel Trunk has taken a lot of abuse for several years. I like it so much, I bought a spare when they were on sale for $48, delivered.



However, I do recommend the purchase of a travel trunk with a metal mounting plate. The plastic mounting plates will fail.



You can pack a lot of stuff in the large travel trunks, and they are very easy to remove for the evening, or for hiding in the brush while taking an impromptu, off road excursion.



These travel trunks are very handy when taking a multi-day excursion.



These travel trunks are also quite handy for grocery shopping, or running other errands around town.



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Old 03-28-2013, 09:43 PM   #4072
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Cycra Handguards

Anyone mounted the Cycra Series One Alloy Bar Pack hard guards with the triple clamp front mount system. Do they work together??
Like these:
http://store.cycraracing.com/seonealbarpa2.html

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Old 03-28-2013, 10:44 PM   #4073
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Spud Rider, is that Idaho?






When are you going to make a nice chain guide roller for the CRF-L?
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #4074
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Spud Rider, is that Idaho?

When are you going to make a nice chain guide roller for the CRF-L?
Yes, the photos are from Idaho, Cat. Thanks for asking, but I'm out of the chain roller business.

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Old 03-28-2013, 10:53 PM   #4075
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So I took the LRP on the freeway today and it wobbles a little. Is it the wind or the knobby tire?
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:23 PM   #4076
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Is the DRC tail light bracket made of steel or aluminum? (It looks like steel but in one of the catalog descriptions it says alloy.)
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:13 AM   #4077
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Is the DRC tail light bracket made of steel or aluminum? (It looks like steel but in one of the catalog descriptions it says alloy.)
I'm pretty sure that mine was steel..
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:37 AM   #4078
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ah ok, i thought so. So it is not much less weight than the original heavy bracket.

Spud, lovely place to ride.
The chain roller, maybe i'll get to making a chain guide that fits with bigger sprockets, and use the best roller wheel i can find - maybe.

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So I took the LRP on the freeway today and it wobbles a little. Is it the wind or the knobby tire?
I think it's the tire. My KDX is really stable with more knobby tires, though. So i think it's just something with these tires.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:07 AM   #4079
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Leo Vince exhaust pic

I emailed Leo Vince about the upcoming exhaust that tirebiter mentioned . They sent me a nice pic and said that it'll weigh 5.64 KG stock vs 2.82 KG (or 12.43 lbs vs 6.21 lbs for us less metrically inclined people ).

To start fitting my MoJavi, I had removed the white plastic and heat shield from the stock exhaust. It weighed just over a pound by itself fwiw if you want to somehow mount the stock heat shield on the aftermarket exhaust; I assume with pipe clamps or some such . There are standoffs on the stock pipe as well of course.

The Leo Vince is so pretty, kind of a shame to cover it up! No mention of db's so I hope that tirebiter, you can still persuade them to get a reading at their place.

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Old 03-29-2013, 06:43 AM   #4080
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So I took the LRP on the freeway today and it wobbles a little. Is it the wind or the knobby tire?
It's mostly the rider and the wind affecting the rider. The wind hits the rider moving them around and allowing it to transfer back into the bike. When riding a small lightweight bike like the LRP, rider inputs have a lot of effect at higher speeds.

Now with that said, certain knobbies are less stable than others, but pay attention to your input to the bars and how relaxed you are or how much you are fighting the wind. Loosen up your grip on the bars and relax some. Lean into the wind so you aren't having to hold on to stay on the bike.
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