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Old 08-31-2013, 08:13 PM   #3031
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Had you thought about bracing the rack from below? From the cross brace for the case racks to the 80/20? A triangle shape? It'd keep the side to side motion down as well as mitigate the leverage problem.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:27 PM   #3032
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I've built version 2.0.. I've uploaded the photos but smugmug has been down all day (still waiting for them to process)



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Old 08-31-2013, 08:33 PM   #3033
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Photos just processed!

Do I get extra credit for using KTM orange groove filler?





Nothing too scientific.. I took the hole that was at the back.. slid it to the front and drilled another hole. The leading bar sits nicely up and over the seat with no contact. I still have LOTS of room even with a backpack on. I think I may still add a "cross" on the luggage rack even though the bike is super stable with the tie downs going to the lower tie downs.





Here you can see the twist ties and how easily they hold the front wheel and stand it off


For local day rides.. the Gobi's offer tons of space for carrying ride gear (and a place to lock/store moto gear when pedaling).

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Old 08-31-2013, 09:09 PM   #3034
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:41 AM   #3035
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2.0 looks great. My 2x2 mounting leaves room for a passenger (it's be cozy, but...) and that means the bike is hanging WAY back there. It's never seemed to be a problem other than the aforementioned extra leverage, but I think I'd like your setup better since I won't be riding with a passenger anyway. (Especially since I'm 6'2" and thus ride XL framed bikes usually with 29" tires...pretty much the worst case for this.)

And I have the same Gobis. Mine are even KTM logo'ed! Thinking about filling the logos with epoxy and then doing some vinyl graphics over them, since they're on a BMW. ;)


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Old 09-02-2013, 05:31 AM   #3036
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Do I get extra credit for using KTM orange groove filler?
Geek you are a fashion hound.

2.0 looks great, I can't wait to see what 7.1 does
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:45 AM   #3037
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Geek you are a fashion hound.

2.0 looks great, I can't wait to see what 7.1 does
It'll have more bass
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:18 AM   #3038
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2.1 has more base... 7.1 has more directional control


You know I was thinking that If I ran a long vertical piece if 80/20 on that spare hinge I happen to have...




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Old 09-02-2013, 10:21 AM   #3039
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It's been some time since I've seen a picture of a van.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #3040
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Sorry.. have been too busy playing with it to work on it
As we get into fall and the high country starts to get snowed in I'm going to make another effort to get more done on it.



How about some Sprinter porn in the meanwhile...
(credit: all photos from Outside Van's facebook page):






















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Old 09-02-2013, 05:51 PM   #3041
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How about some Sprinter porn in the meanwhile...
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:39 AM   #3042
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This is impressive, Geek!

I have been fantasizing about Sprinter conversions for several years. I've seen some really nice, totally stealth units up in Aspen and CB.

I don't know which I would be able to afford and operate: something like this maybe on a cheaper Transit van, or one of the light/small trailers like a T@B or Casita with my Volvo XC70.

Who did you have powder coat your wheels? I was told that I'd need to have factory wheel paint stripped before powder coating. The finished product looks great! Congratulations.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:46 AM   #3043
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I got my powder coating done the Woodys... Yeah the mc wheel guy in Denver :-)


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Old 09-03-2013, 06:53 AM   #3044
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I like the idea but damn if that far right one doesn't look like it would obstruct the drivers view too much..

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Old 09-03-2013, 12:12 PM   #3045
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I like the idea but damn if that far right one doesn't look like it would obstruct the drivers view too much..

You should have seen the bike rack on the front of my 1969 VW Beetle...
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