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  1. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    Spud how thick would the Standoffs have to be to keep the struts straight and would it be possible to go all the way to the blinker mount hole , if need be , do you think it does , could it be better there

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  2. Spud Rider

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    My Spud Struts are pretty straight, Mike. :nod I think the photograph above contains a bit of an optical illusion. :deal In any event, the 1/4-inch thick, steel bar is very strong, and any curve in the bar should be stronger than the bends in the TT braces. :wink:

    If a slight curve is present in the left Spud Strut, it is caused by the different angles of the bolt mounting brackets for the battery box, and these angles might be unique to each XR650L motorcycle. Any curve in the right Spud Strut can probably be corrected by adjusting the length of the tab needed at the front of the strut.

    Others might disagree with me, but I don't think it's necessary to mount the rear of the Spud Struts to the rear blinker holes. The blinker hole bolts are pretty small, and a lot of items are connected to them already. :deal In addition, a longer, left Spud Strut would have a different mounting angle that would probably cause intrusion of the strut with the stock battery box. Lengthening the right Spud Strut might cause it to intrude on the muffler. :deal

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    Spud :wave
  3. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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  4. Spud Rider

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    Yes, you could try to fabricate the left Spud Strut in that manner. However, you would probably encounter difficulties because of the different angles in the bolt holders for the battery box. :deal

    However, you used the wrong photograph, and got the front two mounting points wrong for the right Spud Strut, Mike. :wink: Do you still own an XR650L to experiment upon?

    Spud :wave
  5. islano

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    Hi Mike since you have an R would it be possible to make a front rack like the L's rubicon front rack.

    Thanks

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  6. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    just thought it might be better up higher , i am thinking strength and final cost
    thought i was done with it so i got a R model, wish i would have kept it now , prolly get another after this
    if it wont clear everything maybe stay with your design and add the other piece to jump back to the blinker mount because that would killer
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  7. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    yep that's why i got the R so i could do a few things to it but man that's a different group right there
    most owners consider that bike a Moto race bike and wont put a rack on it , but i am trying to tell them its ok, our new bridge support is killer strong , we will soon have a front rack whether they like it or not they just might come around someday
    I will have a few hanging :lol3
  8. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    ant you got any pics of diffrent angles on that frame think of it like a photo shoot and the frame is a sexy mama , i wanna see it all
    cause me and spud are working on something special for the homies
    :lol3
  9. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Let me see what I can come up with , but in the meantime :freaky



    Happy Thanksgiving


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  10. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:lol3
  11. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Well Mike ,

    I know alot of your products are influenced by BBQ , :deal

    I know you have a rack you come with while Q -ing Ribs , :freaky

    and a Rack you thought up while doing Chicken , :freaky


    well, Mighty Mike ,

    come up with something for doing these , :lol3 :freaky


    Turkey Necks.


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    and the best 1 Yet , I want one of these since its my Idea, :lol3


    Turkey ASS :lol3:lol3:lol3

    I love tail. :clap


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  12. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    never had either one of those things , you texacans have good taste but , NO turkey butt for this kidd
  13. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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  14. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    To all Happy Thanksgiving.

    Big Man, who are you cooking for? If you have that big of a family, I'll be there next year. You'll never notice an extra person. :lol3 Here I am trying to justify a large 4'x6' smoke chamber and I see that you have two BIG smoke trailers. WOW! :clap
  15. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    YEP EVERYTHING IN TEXAS IS BIG THOSE TURKEY NECKS LOOK LIKE THAT ALIEN CREATURE
    HEY BIGGIE DO THEY JUMP AROUND WHEN YOU COOKEM :lol3
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  16. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    For those guys that are sitting on the sidelines.........
    I did a bone head and ordered the wrong rack for my L. I called Mike and told him what I had done. :baldy

    Mike told me to send him back the part I ordered, send in the the additional $ needed and he would have it out next week. :clap

    Easy to deal with, great quality. I am looking forward to getting the rack installed and riding the L.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  17. michael.brat

    michael.brat Been here awhile

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    I like the last picture shown with the struts mounted much lower on the frame. If it's possible to bolt on the struts to a thicker part of the frame, I think it will eliminate most any chance of subframe failure from top load.

    The current set up on spud's bike seems very good as is (and is even very similar to patricks bike that went around africa) so I'm sure it's strong, but it does have a more of a chance of frame failure being mounted so high on the subframe. Reason I say this is from my post gussets fram failure. See pictures below.

    The weak points simply moved down the frame below the gussets. It broken in 1 spot and cracked in 2 others.

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    This picture shows the current fixes to the frame cracks/break.

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    Hope this helps :thumb

    Mike B
  18. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    Hi Mike thanks for stopping by, I agree with you bout spuds design
    as a rack manufacturer i see the problem maybe different than you guys , for the ultimate strength the strut has to go all the way to the blinker mount hole, or am i missing something, you still have bout 4 inches of thin wall tubing cantilevered out the backend of the bike without anything underneath it to support the rack and load
  19. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Frame pics on the way , hope they help, if not , I will go get the frame out of my storage and shoot some more from whatever angle you need . :deal
  20. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Nope , no more worth while . will get the frame back home in a few days . :cry