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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by damasovi, Jan 17, 2007.
Maybe we could start an "old pic of a blue 09 KLR at Lake Michigan thread"
Hey that's my bike....
Yes but someone stole my graphics. I had to build my own panniers.
Ok I'm reserving this post so I can go home and take a picture of my panniers removed out of shame of not building them myself...
Pic of pannierless KLR to come...
To be honest, as much as it pains me, I had a lot of help from a friend with useable skills.
Well that's why I'll never make my own...no friends...or skills
But this reminds me of something (that I made)...I can't remember which thread it was but I recently saw where someone had asked how to mount the top case. For anyone interested, here is my cheap, simple, and effective solution. Plus, no mods to the bike. I just used a scrap piece of metal.
First, a plate with two holes
This fits under the rear handle and the extra hole fits over the nipple on the bottom side of the handle to hold it in position
Do the same for the left side and measure the distance between bolts and drill the holes in your case to mount it. I used wing nuts and it comes on and off in about a minute.
Cover with foam or something
that's my $.02
...maybe someone else has already done that and you all already know.
that's my $.02
...maybe someone else has already done that and you all already know.[/QUOTE]
the simple ideas are often the best.
Old trailer light connector to power the Pelican Case.
Mounted it with an old boat seat sliding bracket.(with a few mods)
One of the reasons that I like the KLR is it seems to invite homemade mods. I mean how many bikes look natural with a piece of sewer pipe used as a tool box hanging down below the radiator.
Awesome indea for your mount too. That makes removal simple even when it's packed full of 'stuff'
Couple pics of our klrs
Wife's has the ammo boxes on it for pannies. I made up some simple basket style brackets. Works like a charm
I used night vision pelican cases on mine both units picked up at a surplus store for cheap
As you say, it's cheap, simple, and effective. And quick. Your foam is a good solution too.
I tried to make the inside smoother.
I used Tee nuts inside my side cases and in the top box. In the side cases I use a pin spanner to turn the stainless Tee nuts themselves on stainless carriage bolts (with stainless fender washers and black RTV). In the top case the tee nuts are sealed into the interior paint and I use allen bolts going up from the bottom.
Pic of a side case here. (The top box is far simpler inside.)
I just wanted to mention an alternative.
Here's my solution to the same issue: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19646281#post19646281
I like your design. I keep putting it off, but I'm planning to put some sort of pin or bolt from the inside into my slide to secure the box.
I wasn't aware of that thread. Thanks for helping me find a way to waste several hours.:huh
Good work. I like it.
I cleared a nice big area in the garage last night for my bike and lift. Almost time to start the winter upgrades...
Bless you sir.
Mine not sporting any sewer pipe, but I do indeed like the agricultural tool tubes for storage.
Agri-Supply (tool tubes from tractors for your KLR)
I suppose that will work if you can't find a sewer pipe.
the mounting tabs would be handy in a lot of situations
Here is my 99 KLR.
Is that where it is on the '08s? I was under the impression that the temp sensor was in the radiator, but I might be missing something.
Can't go out and look, bike is at work right now (take home truck when I'm on-call)