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Old 03-01-2011, 05:57 PM   #466
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Brilliant, I'm keepin' some zipties in me pocket.
Don't keep em in your pocket, zip tie a bunch onto a subframe rail, then you'll never forget them. Zip tie a few lengths of different gauge steel wire on the other side too & you'll be doubly prepared.

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Old 03-01-2011, 07:02 PM   #467
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Leaving tomorrow for my trip to Bike Week and started thinking how nice it would be to stretch the legs out a bit on my 90 Suzuki VX800 during the 10 hour trip down. "Dang a set of crashguards and highway pegs would be the ticket but its too late now!"
One KTM RXC stock handlebar and 30 mins later and Im sitting like Archie Bunker in his recliner! Yes its ugly but yes it solves the need. Comfort over cosmetics, words to live by!
Once Im down there I will snip the ties and shelf the bar for the week until its time to head back north.

YES I know my left fork seals leaking BTW.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:03 PM   #468
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They sit about the same height as my footpegs and those dont drag so it should work fine BUT I am going to do some test runs in the morning before I leave to make sure theres no clearance issues. If they do stick out too far the hacksaw gets pulled out and they become stubby KTM RXC highway pegs.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:18 PM   #469
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Leaving tomorrow for my trip to Bike Week and started thinking how nice it would be to stretch the legs out a bit on my 90 Suzuki VX800 during the 10 hour trip down. "Dang a set of crashguards and highway pegs would be the ticket but its too late now!"
One KTM RXC stock handlebar and 30 mins later and Im sitting like Archie Bunker in his recliner! Yes its ugly but yes it solves the need. Comfort over cosmetics, words to live by!
Once Im down there I will snip the ties and shelf the bar for the week until its time to head back north.
Just don't stand on them at speed, OK?
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:24 PM   #470
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Not bike related but a MacGyver moment noetheless.

Fried my shaver charger in Europe and needed a shave. Got a pack of AA batteries, cut-off the cord from the charger and wired the batteries in series and used the packaging to keep the wires in place and ta-da...3-volts to charge the shaver and I'm once again presentable.

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Old 03-02-2011, 01:35 PM   #471
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thats a real mcgyver. especialy with the packaging :)
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:34 PM   #472
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Not bike related but a MacGyver moment noetheless.

Fried my shaver charger in Europe and needed a shave. Got a pack of AA batteries, cut-off the cord from the charger and wired the batteries in series and used the packaging to keep the wires in place and ta-da...3-volts to charge the shaver and I'm once again presentable.

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A real man would have just used those plyers to pluck the hair out!
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:10 AM   #473
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A real man would have just used those plyers to pluck the hair out!
A real lumberjack would have hammered them in and bitten them off inside.

Does anyone else remember that song? Something about a woman falling in love with a lumberjack, and him stirring his coffee with his thumb . . .
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:14 PM   #474
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A real lumberjack would have hammered them in and bitten them off inside.

Does anyone else remember that song? Something about a woman falling in love with a lumberjack, and him stirring his coffee with his thumb . . .
Fires a few long-dormant neurons.......................
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:32 PM   #475
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A real lumberjack would have hammered them in and bitten them off inside.

Does anyone else remember that song? Something about a woman falling in love with a lumberjack, and him stirring his coffee with his thumb . . .

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Old 03-06-2011, 10:53 AM   #476
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Ten minutes into our first day riding the Hatfeild-McCoy trails my wifes counter shaft sprocket bolt on her DR200 fell out! She was fairly new to offroad riding so we were riding at the back of the group. After several phone calls to her dad and about 45 minutes later they noticed we weren't catching up and turned around. I did a bunch of searching around for the bolt, but couldn't find it. About 5 minutes before her dad and the others came back I had pulled a bolt off the passenger pegs on my DRZ. It fit perfectly and is still on after about 3 years.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:31 AM   #477
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This one made me laugh.

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Old 03-08-2011, 01:38 AM   #478
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Any idea why the cut the tire off? If it was no good already, might as well just ride on it.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:46 AM   #479
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Any idea why the cut the tire off? If it was no good already, might as well just ride on it.
Well, afterward there was a beer in everyone's hand. So I think it might have been a case of "hold this, I got an idea"
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:07 PM   #480
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Finke has a cutoff time, so im guessing he got a flat broke a bead and went looking for help... someone said he had 30k's to go so he probably said fuck the rim i want a railroad spike.
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