Does anyone have a bicycle rack on their 950?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Geek, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Dirtbro and I have been talking about a September trip.

    "Crested Butte?"
    "Sure"
    "Do you wan to go for a 950s trip or a mountain biking trip?"
    "I kinda want to do both"
    "me too....."

    I spent 20 minutes in the garage with some 8020 and voila :ricky

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    I'm interested to see some detail shots of how others mount their bicycles on their KTMs?
    I just slapped this together and I need to solve some issues (like where to put the front wheel :photog ), etc.

    If you have photos/details I'd love to see them :lurk

    tia
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  2. midfat

    midfat wholesome dirtiness

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    I'd mount a big 'ol Amish Triangle in the back of that bike lest you decide to replace your spinal cord with that nice Fox Shox, and your arse with that aluminum pole... Joking aside, it's pretty cool.

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  3. Geek

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    My buddy's reply "Dude! that's like a $7000 wheeile bar!" :rofl
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  4. ZEmann

    ZEmann want to be riding

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    it's scarey to look at it and start thinking about worst case scenarios

    I would like to see the rear tire down a considerable distance
    so if something did go wrong the forward motion of the bike would be absorbed by the rear of the motorcycle and not you

    that would also decrease the rear cantilever distance and potential for side impact

    I didn't see the bikes front tire ?

    I am afraid to ask where that goes LOL

    A + for doing something other than sitting on a couch critiquing others work cough
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  5. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I would at least take the rear wheel off and mount it up near the forks. I would also consider lowering the bottom bracket to about the lower edge of a stock 950 rear fender.

    But... it sure looks ridable like that.

    Is it just a funny camera angle or is the nose of your saddle tipped way down?
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  6. Geek

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    It is a funny camera angle - the saddle nose is actually rotated away from the camera.. the bike has a Reverb dropper post and I was messing with it earlier so it was loose :freaky
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  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    We are actually considering riding out to the KTM national rally for Saturday and then heading to Crested Butte for mountain biking Sun-Tue.

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  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The front is easy - the forks bolt to the mount.
    With the rear my original thought was to just strap it on really well around the bike's bottom bracket (which is sitting on some extra Shorai battery foam :lol3) but I just had an idea:
    I could run a vertical piece of 8020 about a foot long.. and then remove one pedal from the bicycle and mount the bike's crank to the vertical piece through the pedal hole. The 8020 aluminum extrusion is incredibly strong - this would essentially turn the entire bike/rack into one solid structure. :hmmmmm
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  9. gearheadE30

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    8020 is fantastic stuff; we use it to jig our Baja car at Purdue.

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    I'm working on a rack for mine, but it's a bit simpler as it's based around a Thule rack, with a crossbar that clamps to the pannier mount handles so I can still have the cases on the bike. No pics at the moment, as school as cut into time for the project.

    How do you like that dropper post? I'm trying to decide if it's worth the money...I mean, I've been fine this long without it, right? haha.
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  10. boat.man

    boat.man Baller on a budget

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  11. ZEmann

    ZEmann want to be riding

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    looks like your design is the norm :freaky
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  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Thank you for that! That made my day! :clap

    I forwarded it to Casey: "A video has already been made about us! :rofl "
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  13. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The reverb is awesome. The first time you do some gnarly down hill with it you'll never want to ride without it again. It makes it soooo much easier to get all your weight back over the rear wheel so you can hit the steep stuff without fear of going over the bars.

    Everything we ride is vertical. At this point.. I wouldn't ride without one.

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    Someday I'll move away from this damn flat state....:deal
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    crazy, I ran into this group at our local watering hole (the dark outside scene at the end of the vid)
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  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Went for a test ride.. barely know it is there :clap

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  17. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I'll look for you, should be easy to spot your bike!
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  18. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    OK, Geek, now I'm spending my weekend reading about 80/20 tubing. :lol3
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  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Whatever you do.. don't look at my Van build thread :rofl

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715683

    (I forget how far in I started working with the 8020 but there is a bunch of info on it) :freaky
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  20. flynride

    flynride Been here awhile

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    If it wasn't for your Van thread, I would say your a nerd with a bike rack on your bike. But since you have a sweet van thread with tons of info....I'll let you slide. :clap

    Please keep the "Frankenstein bike rack on your 950" threads to a minimum.
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