Back in Black

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Geek, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    Hi Geek, did you put a little foam strip between the fender and the box?
    Even though it doesn't rub, when gunk gets stuck, it will wear through the anodized material and some of the aluminum. Fwiw.
    Looks good in black too!!:clap
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Because its back on black I tried to get a few different lights to make it show up...

    Here are some pics with and without seat and bodywork to put it in perspective....
    I'll post more pics when I have the racks back on the bike (probably this weekend).

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  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I appreciate the tip! Where exactly do you mean? Do you have a photo? :freaky
  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    How big is it? If you yell into it you hear an echo :D

    I'm very excited about this product. We are often in the middle of nowhere on our summer adventures and have no choice but to be self sufficient. The extra capacity to carry both a front and a rear tube, full size tire irons, etc is going to make life (and packing) so much easier.

    Or... if we stop @ subway before we head into the desert I can get a foot long sub (or 5) now instead of a six inch :dg

    The lid is foam lined to keep it from rattling
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    Wanna bring a full roll of duct tape because your buddy's KLR keeps falling apart? :rofl
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    ...and to put that in perspective... here is a full size tire iron :evil
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    ....I know what everyone's really wondering, how many beer does it hold. To be determined. :freaky

    :D
  5. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    Sorry for the bad pix.
    But it's right below the upper rack bolt where the fender meets the box.

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    Close up:

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  6. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    And the foam in the lid also make it super water resistant.

    It looks great in black!!
    I might spray it :D:freaky
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    So you mean where the fairing touches it (the side panel) not the rear fender correct?

    Thanks for the headsup... I'll put some foam along the backside of the carbon fiber. :freaky
  8. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    Yes sorry sorry. Typing on the phone.
    Yes on the back side of the side panel.
    Your carbon panel looks nice btw. :D
  9. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Looks great Edward! Black fits your bike well.:clap

    Hope that was the correct black?

    Great point Chris. I'm trying to source more of the padding to add in with the kits for those that want it.

    I've found the best stuff so far is the extra foam from the Shorai Batteries. If you have one of those, you should have extra when you install it. Just a heads up if you still have that handy. :wink:
  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I do have a big pile of Shorai foam laying around.. thanks for the tip! :freaky
  11. jay71

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    Ed- I have a bunch of thin, neoprene kayak outfitting foam as well as contact cement if that Shorai foam isn't tough enough.
  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Thanks J.. I'll give the Shorai foam a try and if it doesn't work I'll give you a shout.

    If I can get my 950 rolling are you up for some time @ IMI?
  13. Narsisco Lopez

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    Man, I love the new storage box. :clap
  14. jay71

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    Yessir- only problem is I'm on call this weekend so I wouldn't be able to until possibly next week sometime. Give me a jingle when you're up for it. If you need any foam and want to swing by Denver this weekend I'll be here twiddling my thumbs waiting for the pager to go off.:cry
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    Hey Geek... what make/model torque wrench is this and where did you get it?

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  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Craftsman/Sears. I don't use it enough to warrant the extra money for a snapon...
  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Spent two hours cleaning the garage so I could focus on the 950.

    Did a bit of this...
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    to make this (still kicking myself for just not buying a pre-made one from CJDesigns)...
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    which required the cutting of this...
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    so I could have the clearance of this
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    then I went to do this....
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    but realized I still haven't done this...
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    ...so I can't start the bike because the ignition key is on the bench on the old top clamp instead of on the bike.

    :patch

    Did I mention its 80 degrees here again today and I should be riding? :becca
  18. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Bahahahahaha! :rofl

    I could do that!

    ...I've certainly done worse...at least nothing's broke and you're not bleeding, yet...

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  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I do have an electrical tape bandage on my thumb from trimming my 500's license plate to better fit.
    I probably need a tetanus shot :D
  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    How hard is it to steal an LC8?

    One phillips screw driver; remove two screws... remove the bottom half of the ignition key ... rotate the internal tumbler to on. :patch

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