KLR only pics!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by damasovi, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Btown Jason

    Btown Jason MotoChimp

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    Hi TwoHawks. I am wondering how you have your top box mounted. I have the same box and have tried direct mounting. Two sheared bolts later I am ready to give up on direct and have a plate fabricated. I was looking through this thread and noticed that yours looks like it might be direct mounted. Any tips you can offer?
  2. Newfiebullet

    Newfiebullet Been here awhile

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    I like everything other than the fake BMW logo.

    I just don't get why KLR owners pretend to have BMW's. :huh

    How are you shearing the bolts? Did you drill holes and use nuts and bolts, did you use the existing well nuts, or are you just driving self tapping screws through?
  3. twohawks

    twohawks Not Afraid

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    Mine is direct mounted with bolts. Have been down on the bike a number of times and have had no problems. I used steel washers and rubber washers. I had mine on with cables and turnbuckles at first but they would loosen too easily so I bolted it down. If you look at my Utah trip thread you'll see I really tested the strength several times. :deal
  4. shakeybone

    shakeybone Been here awhile

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    At least its not a milk crate:lol3
  5. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    That's a KLR roundel!!! I think it means, hey look at what I ride for 6500 bucks and it bypasses all you posers at Starbucks. But when I had them on there many people would say "nice GS".
  6. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    This thread is about KLR's and their owners. Need I say more ?:lol3
  7. RandoCommando

    RandoCommando Wannabe

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    It's to piss us BMW owners off!

    Oh wait. I have a KLR with a KLR roundel on it! OOPS!

    [​IMG]

    It's right under the turn signal. :::GRIN:::
  8. Skought

    Skought Shadetree Mechanic

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    Had mine in the back of my truck, guys says "Nice Beamer" I figured it was because it was in the back of the truck... people are stupid:rofl
  9. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    It is on the large side. I use the bike a lot for commuting . Nice to have room for the quart of milk, loaf of bread, bottle of soda, chicken dinner for four etc etc. Seahorse (Pelican clone) waterproof.
  10. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Lust for dust.

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    It has it's own wheels for chrissake!:lol3

    That's a suitcase.

    Whatever works for you, man. I'm just ribbing.
  11. supermancam

    supermancam Been here awhile

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    I like the tool tube on the front guard idea. I had to remove my tube that was mounted on the bash plate cuz it would get smacked around and bent everytime I dropped the bike offroad.
  12. RandoCommando

    RandoCommando Wannabe

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    It's actually mounted to both the highway peg/engine guard AND the skid plate.
    I bolted it on with these
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cramik-E...-Hole-Pipe-Clip-813040/100120390#.Uj9B_iimfss

    Very strong and easily painted.

    When I had a get off last year, the highway peg/engine guard bent as did the pipe clips, but they didn't break off.
    Bent them back, repainted them and mounted them to the new highway peg/engine guard.
    I've seen the straps that others have used, simply break. They just aren't strong enough.
    And with all the holes in them for tightening the strap up, there is less metal for strength.
  13. Woodenveins

    Woodenveins Adventure Rider

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  14. supermancam

    supermancam Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info! I made an old small sized video cam case into a tools/first aid/tube/uhf radio box and mounted it on the back tray :clap
  15. OFA

    OFA Adventure Obsession

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    Oops
  16. OFA

    OFA Adventure Obsession

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    Nice bike!
  17. OFA

    OFA Adventure Obsession

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    I'd like to see more pics of this bike. Very cool.
  18. giogolf

    giogolf Been here awhile

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    My first KLR came home with me last night :)
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  19. C.John

    C.John to DOO or not to DOO

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    Nice bike but it's too clean and in need of farkles.
  20. giogolf

    giogolf Been here awhile

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    Oh yeah, I have a list of farkles to do :D