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Old 07-14-2013, 01:30 PM   #5416
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i got my "stash tube" made up and fitted! now im waiting on some wolfman saddlebags and racks and the Rox risers and the farkling will be done for this summer's deals gap/Newfoundland trip starting at the end of the month.




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Old 07-14-2013, 11:58 PM   #5417
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i got my "stash tube" made up and fitted! now im waiting on some wolfman saddlebags and racks and the Rox risers and the farkling will be done for this summer's deals gap/Newfoundland trip starting at the end of the month.
Could you possibly post some more details/pics on the stash tube and build? I'm looking to fab up something similar for tool storage on my bike that already has Wolfman racks and bags. Is there gonna be enough clearance for the racks on the tube side? That thing looks big compared to the exhaust and I know the Wolfman racks are asymmetrical.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:45 AM   #5418
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Just because you moved the bike over a couple feet we can still see what you were doing there. Hoodlum.

And in case you didn't know - Deals Gap is nowhere near Newfoundland (or you for that matter).



That's going to be a great ride! We'll expect lots of pics.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:53 AM   #5419
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haha, yea deals is about 3100 kms from my doorstep, I have a month off from work so my Dad and i (he rides a goldwing and not a member here) are gonna do the trip. we have 14 days to go from home to deals and up to Newfoundland where we'll meet up with my wife/kids/mother in law who are flying to NFLD. all said and done the trip should be around 13,000 kms. we plan to try and camp when the weather is deccent along the way and i'll be looking for a place in the states to do my first valve inspection i guess.

I was debating on if i wanted to do a full on ride report or not cause i'll only have my iphone 4 with me for a camera even though the pix do seem to come out good enuff on this site.

I dont have my wolfman racks yet but as soon as i get them i'm gonna try and see if i can keep my stash tube on and i'll post pix of the end result.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:59 AM   #5420
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As far as the burnout marks, I am not on the darkside of tire choices yet so, no thats not my wasted rubber
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:37 AM   #5421
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Speaking of rubber...Full Bore update

Some buddies and I went out yesterday in northern Georgia, as it sprinkled most of the day, but hey, it kept the dust down .
And we came across a couple of challenging forest service roads, one included a nice mud pit, which my buddy said "I'll do it" and sure enough, he got on his 800 XC and plowed right through (trying to get pictures of this from his camera)....Now, he had an Hidenau (spelling?) rear and a TKC80 front, so no worries for him.
On to the update part, the Full Bore tires on my 06' are very good in my opinion. They have not let me down off road or on road. I have had them on for about 2600 miles, and they appear to be little less than half worn, so hoping to get another 2600 miles out of them. That's the close up picture of my rear tire. I'm thinking of trying Mitas next, we'll see.
My other buddy was on his black 01' and has Conti Trail Attacks fitted, he really likes these and he had no issues in the soupiest, nastiest, rock filled, roads we were on...they scare the hell out of me, but he really does well with them.
But it was a great day in the rain, on some nasty roads, I mean scary, with boulders and wash-outs, downed trees...I was actually pretty nervous at quite a few spots...but no issues with the bikes, except they all have new paint jobs this morning...Georgia red clay colored!




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Old 07-15-2013, 04:34 PM   #5422
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Could you possibly post some more details/pics on the stash tube and build? I'm looking to fab up something similar for tool storage on my bike that already has Wolfman racks and bags. Is there gonna be enough clearance for the racks on the tube side? That thing looks big compared to the exhaust and I know the Wolfman racks are asymmetrical.
Could you post how you secured the PVC stash tube to the bike? Great design BTW!
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:09 AM   #5423
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Could you post how you secured the PVC stash tube to the bike? Great design BTW!
not sure how he did it but i can tell you there are some threaded frame inserts on that side of the bike. if you made the correct bracket they could be used. it looks like that's how this one is mounted.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:33 AM   #5424
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not sure how he did it but i can tell you there are some threaded frame inserts on that side of the bike. if you made the correct bracket they could be used. it looks like that's how this one is mounted.
Your getting warmer fbj
I used two flat T brackets i found at the hardware store where i bought the Abs pipe for the tube, then rounded them and to the shape of said pipe on the "T" end, then bent the othe end back the other way and used those threaded holes in the frame. I mounted the brackets to the tube by drilling four holes for each bracket and i braced them on the inside for strength. after these pictures were taken i got home and my brackets were bending a little after my test ride with weight in the tube so i ended up wraping the tube with metal straps again from the hardware store and the tube is solid now. I'm happy with the end result and i think i will be able to make it work with the wolfman racks, i might just have
to redo my straps to give more of a gap near the frame. again,






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Old 07-16-2013, 06:13 AM   #5425
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Picked up a Girlie from an inmate in Gunnison CO on Friday. I have put about 1600 miles on it since then and I love it!
Here it is right after I picked it up in Gunnison.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:40 AM   #5426
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Picked up a Girlie from an inmate in Gunnison CO on Friday. I have put about 1600 miles on it since then and I love it!
Here it is right after I picked it up in Gunnison.
Sweet buy! I love that area too
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:36 PM   #5427
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Hey Tigerrider007, pull the trigger on the Mitas. I am running E07 Dakar rear and TKC80 front. Work great on dry and wet roads. On the beach it was like a paddle tire. Only reason I got stuck was due to a 12" drop off that high centered the bike and then dug in. I have 3300 miles on them and way more tread than a Full Bore when new. I am going with the E09 Dakar front next with the same E07 rear even though I saw one on the back of a 990 Adventure with 6000 miles on it and still looked half new. He rode the same tires from VA to Inuvik and back to Eagle Plains and still have enough tire to get home I believe. Haven't talked to him since we left.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:19 AM   #5428
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I'm fairly sure that I'll go with the Mitas next, just have to make up my mind on the E07 or E10, I think I'm leaning more toward the E07, front and rear. I'm kind of curious of mileage on these bad boys, because few Tiger guys run these, oh so it seems. Most of my buddies are Hidenau (spelling?) supporters.



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Hey Tigerrider007, pull the trigger on the Mitas. I am running E07 Dakar rear and TKC80 front. Work great on dry and wet roads. On the beach it was like a paddle tire. Only reason I got stuck was due to a 12" drop off that high centered the bike and then dug in. I have 3300 miles on them and way more tread than a Full Bore when new. I am going with the E09 Dakar front next with the same E07 rear even though I saw one on the back of a 990 Adventure with 6000 miles on it and still looked half new. He rode the same tires from VA to Inuvik and back to Eagle Plains and still have enough tire to get home I believe. Haven't talked to him since we left.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:45 PM   #5429
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I have 3300 miles on my E07 Dakar and still haven't gotten to the solid part. Will post pics soon. I rode with a guy from Dawson City to Inuvik who was on the same E09 Dakar since Virginia..6000 miles + on a knobby. Still had over half tread left. I am definitely going with the E09 Dakar front and E07 Dakar rear.
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There is the Mitas E07 Dakar with 3300 miles. 900 of them the Dempster and 200 on the Top of the World Highway.
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