Thinking outside the box...Post your Farkels!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by HighTechCoonass, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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  2. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    This is a great idea!!!! Thats what I am talking about!!!! I going to make one this week! Good Ideas, fun to make!


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  3. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    I saw your process in making these....very nice indeed!


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  4. Oldrice

    Oldrice oldrice.com

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    Ok. I think I know where you're going with this now.

    This may be of some use to those riding KLRs - or maybe it's good for all bikes at some point...

    dovetailed mounts for rear top box with adjustment rod - sliding the box forward or backward. There's three different positions on mine now - way back, in the middle and all the way forward (makes a decent backrest).
    The dovetails are made out of composite decking material - Home Depot.
    The Female parts attached tot eh bike - note the rod laying across...
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    and here is the male portion on the bottom of the box.

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    It's a Doskocil box I got on ebay - $30 shipped - it's got the pressure equalizer valve and a large o-ring around the perimiter making it waterproof. Just like a pelican but cheaper and fwiw, Pelicans for a top box seem to be either just too big or just too small - this one's a perfect size.

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    There's more on a page here...

    Any questions?

    Oldrice-
    www.oldrice.com/KLR650.htm
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  5. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    How'd you make the joints? I'm thinking about making some wooden boxes, trying to keep weight down by using thin plywood.

    Jamie
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  6. Jet Jaguar

    Jet Jaguar King of the poseurs

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    Here's something I put together last week. I need a roll chart holder for an upcoming ride but my handlebars don't have a crossbar to clamp it to. So, I made this bracket out of some sheet metal to mount the holder behind the windscreen:

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  7. ownst1100

    ownst1100 BLUES TRAVELER 04'GSA

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    Here's a shelf (aircraft style) I made for a friends R1100RT today. I think it looks good in bare aluminum but were leaning towards a black mat finish. Always amazes me how strong, ridged, and light a piece of .050 6061 can be with a few bends in just the right places.

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  8. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Nice rack! how did you cut the metal?


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  9. ownst1100

    ownst1100 BLUES TRAVELER 04'GSA

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    Thanks,

    I use a Bandsaw,12' disc sander, and a die grinder with a couple of different rotory files. All finished up with a 3M wheel on a bench grinder.
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  10. Squeaky

    Squeaky A Few Loose Screws...

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    I made one out of a dollar store cutting board. Strong, durable, waterproof, bright color, and I made four of them in short order. I added a string like yours, but made a loop on the end that fits over my left grip or mirror.

    I'll have to take a pic at some point...
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  11. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    See the whole boring story here...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237047

    You'll see a progression of the idea, from aluminum to really bad wood, to something acceptrable...
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  12. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Hey Oldrice, pretty slick farkle! And a nice website, too!



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  13. R_W

    R_W wannabe

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    +1.

    Easy to make multiple mounts for different sized boxes, too.
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  14. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    MRS bottle for extra fuel! Thats what I will do for my mexico trip. Wrap it in neopreame!
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  15. justen

    justen Been here awhile

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    Here's my video camera mount. Extremely flexible positioning, made of professional lighting & grip parts.

    Attached Files:

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  16. metalmaster

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  17. Rusky

    Rusky Been here awhile

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    So do you like this setup? How long are you using it? Isn't camera vulnerable to flying flies, bees and small rocks from the road? I guess you won't take it to gravel road or do you think it'll be allright?

    I like this idea very much and it seems good to make shots with different angle or even shooting your face and rear of the bike if you mount it on front of the bike.
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  18. punk_emo_tx

    punk_emo_tx Been here awhile

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    How 'bout posting one of your videos. :lurk
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  19. justen

    justen Been here awhile

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    I like it a lot, although I'm going to modify it to increase its flexibility even more. I've got a extra lens on the front specifically to catch bugs and take the brunt of impact from road debris. I've taken it on gravel although I'd keep it mounted up like it is seen in the photo.

    I've done about 1500 miles with it configured like this.
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  20. justen

    justen Been here awhile

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    I've not had time to edit much of my trip, but here is one:

    <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/_rYyOZD7zyo&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/_rYyOZD7zyo&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>
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