950 se secret stash and crash bar mods..

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  1. Pitster

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    My little secret stash and crash bar mods..

    Have a look and let me know what you think.

    I wanted to accomplish two things.
    1) Add some strength to the known weak sub frame.
    2) Add some storage but keep the twin exhaust look.

    I know, gutting a Remus its a expensive way to add storage but I really wanted to keep the look of the twins!
    Basically I installed the 2-1 adapter pipes and took the guts out of my Remus, caped both ends, took the rivets out and made some "fake" rivets, welded some nuts to the end cap so I could use a thumb type fastener to remove it.

    Works great for tools, tubes, water bottle, fuel bottle, or whatever other secret stash you like to smuggle. All in all I think it turned out great. You should see the looks I get from my buddies on the trail when I take apart my exhaust system and bull out a fresh footlong sub!!

    I bent up the crash bars to help protect the Remus cans and add some strength to the weak subframe. Also works great for soft bags and tying other gear. Next time I will spend a little more time cleaning up my welds but I think they turned out great for first time prototype!


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  2. Pitster

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  3. madrid mark

    madrid mark migrant film worker

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    Very nice. Did you make the racks(guards)?? Looks like some type of bag bolts to them.??
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  4. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Like the bars....How ££££
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  5. Pitster

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    Yeah I made the racks, I have used them for mounting some extra fuel packs. I will try and get some pic of that as well. Basically I just made the attach points so I could use them for mounting additonal accessories. (not really sure what yet, other then fuel packs). They also work great for soft bags and help keep the bags off the heat of the exhaust system.
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  6. Pitster

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    Here are a few more of the bike with the crash bars/racks on it.

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    The paint looks a little off because of the dust, but it is actually a very good KTM Orange powder coating on it.
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  7. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    No way youre going to smoke all that on your own mate... :lol3


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  8. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Racks are super nice :clap Seeing how Berg doesnt make his org. ones for the se any more, you could prob sale some of those:evil Got my vote for best looking SE racks yet.
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  9. Pitster

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    Thanks!!!
    I may make some sets, but what are guys willing to pay?
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  10. Sugar Free

    Sugar Free Proudest Monkey

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    Great looking SE, and great looking racks!
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  11. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    59.95:mully

    plus I'll throw in a template for your subframe repair,,,,,which you likely will be cracking soon.:deal

    Actually, you should be fine, just keep the weight inside that rear top-box VERY MINIMAL!!

    Very nice job :clap
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  12. Pitster

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    $59.95 WOW that is too cheap for me, these things are too much work!!
    If I get 6 guys that want them I will make them for $149.95 a set.

    Oh, and on the subframe, yeah I reworked mine and added some strength it is as well.
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  13. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Ruins the SE’s clean lines. :evil
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  14. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    Well, I wasnt too far off. 59.95 per side is what I meant:1drink
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  15. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    :deal :wave
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  16. Pitster

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    Is that a yes?
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  17. Pitster

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    Sounds good.
    I know this is not going to be a big qty money maker for me but, so far I have a 3-5 people that want a set, if I get a few more I will make a jig and get some made.
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  18. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Count me in. would perfer black tho:D
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  19. Pitster

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    Black is not a problem.
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  20. nmdave7

    nmdave7 two wheel junkie

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    I would be up for a set in black as well. Very nice looking. Do they work with the stock hand grab rails?
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