Thinking outside the box...Post your Farkels!

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

  1. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    I did one better and bolted an unused kawi sw-motech tank ring to the plate so I can have a quick on/off tail bag.

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  2. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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    Nice, it's a Plasterer's Hawk BTW (or that's what we call them over here).
  3. AK Oldman

    AK Oldman WANDRN

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    Looks like a holder for those big beach umbrellas.:D
  4. V@lentino

    V@lentino Inspektor

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    I used the large space contained in the lid of my Micatech top box as a charge center for Lap top, batteries for Camera and anything else that needs to be charged during the ride. All powered through the aux fuse panel and a relay to ignition. So no key no power.

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  5. holeshotz

    holeshotz Adventurer

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    Quick project to add crash protection to my exhaust can. 1/2 hose I picked up at home depot for 3 bucks. Cut to size and run hose clamp through. Wrap around exhaust can and tighten.

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  6. arn

    arn Been here awhile

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    ^^ Really neat!
  7. AK Oldman

    AK Oldman WANDRN

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    What do you use to get the burnt rubber off of the can?
  8. holeshotz

    holeshotz Adventurer

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    I've done 1100 miles with them and they haven't warped / melted / burned .
  9. tgeliot

    tgeliot Topher

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    What kind of hose is that?
  10. holeshotz

    holeshotz Adventurer

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    Washer / dish washer hose
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  11. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    I remember seeing some of these on a bicycling forum, cat litter bucket panniers:

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    I am thinking about building a set for my KLX to hang off my cycleracks just because I have the buckets already and the hardware wouldn't cost much. I'd be doing this more because I can, than because I need them. :rofl
  12. Genehil

    Genehil Adventurer

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    Built a shelf for my 2011 Versys that houses my GPS and Spot and a couple of Powerlet sockets. Attaches with 3M Dual Lock - removed when not on a long haul. Just did a 1500 and a 5600 mile long haul and it worked as planned.

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  13. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Nice work! great post...


  14. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    nice job on the cases but whats going on with the seat? thats not standard is it?
  15. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    looks like one of the "ATV" seat cover/cushions they sell in various outdoor shops. :evil
  16. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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  17. Newner

    Newner Buffering

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    I ride a KLR and to strap a $400 luggage systems to my bike would break the fundamental KLR code of frugalness:

    I almost went with a milk crate but I found a $5 dollar bill that was blowing around in the parking lot so I created the:

    NewnerLoop!!!!

    Ingrediants:

    (1) One old pair of coveralls found in the trunk of my car.

    (2) 3 buckles and some strapping from WalMart

    (3) Some skill and expertise from my Mother who already fixed a hole on then leg of my coveralls years ago


    ENJOY:lol3


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    Also: Before you guys tell me how awful it looks.... this is just the 1st one and I plan on dyeing black.
    Furthermore, for you guys who are going to freak about water proofing, I can probably go back to Walmart and pick some rain pants that would cover the whole system.






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  18. Cabrito

    Cabrito Terminal Lurker

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    Now that's thinking outside of the box er.. I mean Milk Crate..
  19. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. actually .. I think that's a DeWalt tool box under there ..
  20. Newner

    Newner Buffering

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    Confirmed, the box was given to me. I cannot afford DeWalt either. :norton