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Old 04-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #661
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #662
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Here is what I came up with.





...It is not a problem just slipping into place and making up the bolts. I believe that this design would allow the strut to be used with most if not all aftermarket pipes...
You might not believe me, Mike, but I suggested your very idea to Jungleplant at the beginning of this project. Even if my original attachment points accommodated aftermarket mufflers and pipes, I believed most XR650L owners would not want to drill a hole in the air box tab. However, I don't have a welder, so I helped Jungleplant develop the prototype struts with my original attachement points.

Does the name "Spud Cigar Struts" sound okay? How about "Cigar Spud Struts?"

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:30 PM   #663
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...After being a steamfitter for 40 years. I have done so much for for long with so little I am now qualified to do anything with nothing...

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...Seriously, I think we are pretty close now that I have received some clarification.

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That's wonderful. I'm so glad you volunteered to help out, Mike. Another Achilles Heel of the XR650L is about to be healed.

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:58 PM   #664
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You might not believe me, Mike, but I suggested your very idea to Jungleplant at the beginning of this project. Even if my original attachment points accommodated aftermarket mufflers and pipes, I believed most XR650L owners would not want to drill a hole in the air box tab. However, I don't have a welder, so I helped Jungleplant develop the prototype struts with my original attachement points.

Does the name "Spud Cigar Struts" sound okay? How about "Cigar Spud Struts?"

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That sounds OK, if I have no liability.

I went out and looked at the design again and I think it is good as is, except.

I would like to pick up the seat bolt.

And maybe have the angle of the strut coming down parallel to the piece that bolts onto the foot peg bolts. Everything would be in line with the direction of the force being applied..

I would also like it made out of heavier material to resist any chance of the strut bowing under load.

I would make both sides the same for ease of installation.

It is not up to me. It is jungleplant's party and I am just a guest.

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:12 AM   #665
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That sounds OK, if I have no liability.

I went out and looked at the design again and I think it is good as is, except.

I would like to pick up the seat bolt.

And maybe have the angle of the strut coming down parallel to the piece that bolts onto the foot peg bolts. Everything would be in line with the direction of the force being applied..

I would also like it made out of heavier material to resist any chance of the strut bowing under load.

I would make both sides the same for ease of installation.

It is not up to me. It is jungleplant's party and I am just a guest.

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Spud did mention that way of building those before , but i had a full head of steam in the wrong direction, but you have pulled it back on track mike
I say give it your best shot it looks good from California, once i get them back we can cut some samples for a few guys , then if it all goes well , go into production, and start helping the XRL riders
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #666
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Sud did mention that way of building those before , but i had a full head of steam in the wrong direction, but you have pulled it back on track mike
I say give it your best shot it looks good from California, once i get them back we can cut some samples for a few guys , then if it all goes well , go into production, and start helping the XRL riders
We will have to wait and see how it works out. It may turn out that you may still have the best idea. From what you have showed me I see no reason it would not work just as well if not better. Once you get these back you should be able to make them both ways and see what works best.

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Old 04-17-2012, 11:01 AM   #667
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The only pictures I have of Lilli being tied up are here........





Your tie downs work great. I took her to Death Valley and then two weeks later to Kernville ~800 miles of truck time and they held perfectly. I have my buddy with an XR4 looking at buying a set, because they will fit (eye ball measurements)

After my last trip I had to take the dirts shoes off and put her street ones back on.



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Old 04-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #668
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Them tie downs are the cats crap! Even fit with the cr fork coversion with a little filing

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #669
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Spud Struts

I am done with the strut and the modified strut will be on it's way to jungleplant tomorrow. If it follows the way most of the prototypes I work goes. It should only take two more fittings to get it right

I am surprised at how solid that strut is once it is bolted into place. I will feel confident in testing it out with the camping gear on the bike.



Get me the new struts soon. I have a trip planned.

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Old 04-17-2012, 02:12 PM   #670
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I am done with the strut and the modified strut will be on it's way to jungleplant tomorrow. If it follows the way most of the prototypes I work goes. It should only take two more fittings to get it right

I am surprised at how solid that strut is once it is bolted into place. I will feel confident in testing it out with the camping gear on the bike.



Get me the new struts soon. I have a trip planned.

Cheers,

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Old 04-17-2012, 02:29 PM   #671
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KS is that a genuine ManRacks Case Guard on that pig mike
There are a few people waitng for centerstands. I thought I would work on something that put money in my pocket instead of yours for a day or two.

You know it is. And it is a fine piece of work. "Oh Lord it is hard to be humble, when you're perfect in everyway." Don't let it go to your head.

I am glad you mentioned it. I have to go clean off the excess silicone before we go ride tomorrow.

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Old 04-17-2012, 06:03 PM   #672
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Them tie downs are the cats crap! Even fit with the cr fork coversion with a little filing

hey you got them to work we sent a set to CW and wattner , the Suzuki dr650 tiedowns fit the upper holes with those
new fangled fork ya have there
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There are a few people waitng for centerstands. I thought I would work on something that put money in my pocket instead of yours for a day or two.

You know it is. And it is a fine piece of work. "Oh Lord it is hard to be humble, when you're perfect in everyway." Don't let it go to your head.

I am glad you mentioned it. I have to go clean off the excess silicone before we go ride tomorrow.

Cheers,

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hey you got them to work we sent a set to CW and wattner , the Suzuki dr650 tiedowns fit the upper holes with those
new fangled fork ya have there

I just had to elongate one of the holes an 1/8 inch or so. Easy Peasy as someone would say
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