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 08-27-2013, 09:14 AM #12526 Hondo What if its a Samsquamch?     Joined: Aug 2006 Location: Denver, Colorado Oddometer: 9,711 n00bies.... __________________ KLRWorld.com Forums - Nighthawk Forums "Life's an adventure, and I refuse to live a boring one."
08-27-2013, 09:15 AM   #12527
Geek OP
oot & aboot

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Location: 8000ft.
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by OrangeDreamCycler That looks like an OXY topped with a MORON. Have you thought of just motorizing the Bicycle?

We are going to have fun mountain biking in Crested Butte.
We are going to have fun riding to Crested Butte.

The 950s make the ride there and back enjoyable (unless you'd rather sit in a car?).
The mountain bikes are the fun when we are there.

What's not to get?

 08-27-2013, 09:15 AM #12528 Olas the darkness     Joined: Aug 2007 Location: Boulder, CO Oddometer: 4,064 I dig it and need one for my vstrom now... Can I get in line for one? __________________ Rebuild threads: '92 XT600, '87 XR250R Lighten up, Francis.
08-27-2013, 09:34 AM   #12529
HellSickle
Scone Rider

Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Fort Collins
Oddometer: 9,518
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Tha Rick Geek travels with friends who have 2 wheel drive on their 950's, winches, custom alum gas tank's, fabricated cockpit's, starter button's on brake lever's, all sorts of stuff that is thinking out of the box. The 80/20 is pretty much extruded alloy 6061 T6. http://www.8020.net/Default.asp
Good stuff. They list the area moment of inertia for each offering. If you want to calculate stress, it's M*c/I. M is the weight of the bicycle * distance from the support. c= distance from centerline (typically 1/2 the height of the beam). I is the area moment of inertia.

Since aluminum doesn't have a fatigue limit, make sure you have a hefty safety margin above the yield strength and avoid any sharp edges that would create a stress riser.
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 08-27-2013, 11:32 AM #12530 Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer     Joined: Jul 2004 Location: Westminster Colorado Oddometer: 9,211 So Geek, Have you come up with a rack to mount my CT90 on the back of my Stelvio ? or vice versa. Just kidding. Looks great. Marc __________________ 84 R100RS LE,14 Ducati MTSGT, 73 850 Commando, 78 CT90, 14 Ural, 74 Eldorado police, 64 R50/2, 13 TR650, 01 DRZ400E, 94 900SS/CR
08-27-2013, 12:05 PM   #12531
markamazing
That didn't hurt!

Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Oddometer: 1,037
Quote:
 Originally Posted by HellSickle Good stuff. They list the area moment of inertia for each offering. If you want to calculate stress, it's M*c/I. M is the weight of the bicycle * distance from the support. c= distance from centerline (typically 1/2 the height of the beam). I is the area moment of inertia. Since aluminum doesn't have a fatigue limit, make sure you have a hefty safety margin above the yield strength and avoid any sharp edges that would create a stress riser.
keep an Eye on your fork (magnesium?) drop outs.. ( cracks..)

IMHO

pretty slick setup..

 08-27-2013, 12:29 PM #12532 Gitana A work in progress     Joined: Feb 2009 Location: Summit County CO Oddometer: 7,592 Saw a guy riding through Ned the other day with a similar setup, and a kayak thrown on for additional fun! __________________ Anne “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” - William Gibson "Life gets mighty precious when there's less of it to waste." - Bonnie Raitt 2008 WR250R | 2008 DL650
 08-27-2013, 12:52 PM #12533 wdeTA TransAlp Adv     Joined: Jan 2006 Location: Boulder, CO Oddometer: 473 For all the naysayers, I've been carrying a bike on the back of my motorcycle for over 20 years, in various configurations, to 49 of the 50 states, and it's never once caused me a problem, and I didn't even have any of that fancy 80/20 stuff (gonna have to find some of that - looks handy), just whatever scrap I had in the garage to make a rack out of. __________________ Dale 89 Transalp 01 XR400R http://daleeva.smugmug.com/Motorcycle
08-27-2013, 12:55 PM   #12534
wdeTA

Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Boulder, CO
Oddometer: 473
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Gitana Saw a guy riding through Ned the other day with a similar setup, and a kayak thrown on for additional fun!
If you get a pic of the guy with the kayak, I'd love to see how they are carrying it. Haven't figured out how to get one on my TA yet other than by trailer. Saw a KLR with a kayak mounted out to the right side like I've done with snowboards before, but seemed like way to much weight that far out to the side to be stable.
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 08-27-2013, 01:42 PM #12535 Gitana A work in progress     Joined: Feb 2009 Location: Summit County CO Oddometer: 7,592 It looked as if it was a bracket, but on the opposite side from the bike. It was carried at a 45 degree angle, as was the bike. It was a small kayak. __________________ Anne “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” - William Gibson "Life gets mighty precious when there's less of it to waste." - Bonnie Raitt 2008 WR250R | 2008 DL650
 08-27-2013, 01:46 PM #12536 Geek OP oot & aboot     Joined: Jun 2003 Location: 8000ft. Oddometer: 31,834 Kayak, mountain bike, and a dog. My setup seems not worthy I wonder if Tweetie will let me borrow her F650GS
08-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #12537
HellSickle
Scone Rider

Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Fort Collins
Oddometer: 9,518
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Geek Kayak, mountain bike, and a dog. My setup seems not worthy I wonder if Tweetie will let me borrow her F650GS

I heard rumor of a girls night out this week. I now have a TIG welder. 6pm my place?

Paula is looking for a new way to bring Holly on trips. I might be building a tow behind trailer this winter.
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 08-27-2013, 05:15 PM #12538 tweetie Beastly Adventurer     Joined: Oct 2008 Location: Outdoor heaven Oddometer: 2,061 Katy might actually love to ride with me. tweetie screwed with this post 08-27-2013 at 05:22 PM
08-27-2013, 07:47 PM   #12539
doc_ricketts
Thumper jockey

Joined: Jul 2007
Location: FlaWaCo?
Oddometer: 5,553
Quote:
 Originally Posted by wdeTA If you get a pic of the guy with the kayak, I'd love to see how they are carrying it. Haven't figured out how to get one on my TA yet other than by trailer. Saw a KLR with a kayak mounted out to the right side like I've done with snowboards before, but seemed like way to much weight that far out to the side to be stable.
WHy stop with a kayak. Some like canoes:
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08-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #12540
SnowMule
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Location: I LIVE IN A GIANT BUCKET
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by doc_ricketts WHy stop with a kayak. Some like canoes
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