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Old 09-08-2011, 08:08 AM   #211
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Depending how strong the top case is, it could possibly mount to the lid or the sides of the top case. I plan on mounting one under each of my bags so they can augment the MSR bottles on the back.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:49 AM   #212
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Vxa fuel storage

It wouldn't fit under the box, too long, but I had planed on making a rack to put on top of the box to tie items onto, but I was thinking smaller. After thinking about it, I decided to give a try, I made the rack so the rotopac would just fit inside, perfect fit, by using the expanded metal, it only weighs 2 or 3 lbs., I can even put a 2 gal. pack in it and everything will still look good. Leaving town this afternoon for about a week, will finish it when I get back and put up some a new pic.

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Old 09-08-2011, 01:59 PM   #213
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http://www.heindlengineering.com/Onl...enau_tires.htm has 110/80-18 front Heidenau K60 tires in stock. A little pricey buy you can get matching rears. When I get the money might buy a set for when the 705s wear out.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:58 PM   #214
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If there is room behind the saddlebags you might look at carry your fuel here.

How I do it on my Ducati!


How I do it on my KLR!


Just keep them away from the exhaust pipes.
They tend to drool occasionally.

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Oh and BTY, I had a 95 Intruder 800, so I have been following your work on the VS.
Always wondered if I could use the 800 motor for an adventure bike since it was so simular to the Honda Trans Alp in looks. Looks like you've got it worked out.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:43 AM   #215
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Thanks for the note Curtis. We'll let everyone know how it works out going to Prudhoe Bay and back. I love your quote, by the way.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:32 PM   #216
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I got the top fuel storage rack and side bag supports completed and modification to front fender.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:50 PM   #217
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Well, the bike is coming along, step by step, I also lowered the rear shocks 3in. I can now set on it with both feet on the ground. For the front fender I found a used dirt bike fender in the fender bin at cycle salvage, I used the front half of the fender and attached it to the rear of the fender, the radiator is now well protected. I really like how wide it is at the bottom. It looks better in person. The bike is really getting some character of its own now.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:54 AM   #218
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I think I promised somewhere back there that I would post some pics of my TDM with Cortech soft luggage.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:58 AM   #220
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:35 PM   #221
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Thanks for tie pics of the TDM, looks in good shape for a 92, looks good enough to go to Prudhoe Bay and back. I guess the way it looks in the pic will be about the way it will when we go to Alaska, except the bags will be more stuffed.
Coming up are current pics of the VXA.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:37 PM   #222
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I have a long way to go on the Tiger. Finally got rid of the funny noise. It was either the Cushdrive bearing or chain and sprockets or a combo of all of the above. The chain was straight hot garbage.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:43 PM   #223
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OK guys, here is a nearly completed VXA, Need the front tire, the Rotopax fuel container and a few miner things I'm going to add. Be sure to check out the front fender, the radiator is now well protected.

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Old 09-26-2011, 12:48 PM   #224
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One of the last things I did to it was lower the back end 3", I can now set on it with both feet flat on the ground.

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Old 09-26-2011, 12:53 PM   #225
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By lowering the rear, I had to do some heat and bending to the side stand, which I also like better than the way it was.

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