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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
Yep. Tap/thread the whole bar end.
Thanks. Does anyone have a picture of what this looks like when you are done?
No picture, but when I recently ordered bars from HDB for a top plate/riser installation he sent me bars with the bar end insert installed even though I wasn't going with the HDB guards. The thread was thread same as my Acerbis Hand Guards that use an expanstion bolt (8mm?). But having the insert threaded into the bar end, makes much more sense and is WAY more secure that what I've used in the past. HDB makes good stuff! Once I totally ruin my existing handguards I will go with HDB's set up for sure.
Threading your bars and installing the inserts is a real easy piece of work. Paul sends you the tap with your order
and it will cut threads into your aluminum bars like a hot knife through butter.
for those who have ordered a safari tank for their wr250 in the last 3 months and havnt gottten one look at the vendors thread what i posted
when i emailed aqualine about the hold up on the tanks.
But you still don't have the tank from justgastanks right?
It's hard to tell what's going on...other than some bs between justgastanks and Aqualine. Looks like I'm going to have to go with IMS. Don't have time to fool with this kind of crap. Good luck though...
Check out the racks Jared makes:
I like their X-Big rack; that may be the way I go. Function over form
Yes I've read the article on Jared's racks, but I already have a similar one (triangle shaped) which is aesthetically good on the WRR but functionally it is short changed in load carrying and attachment points for larger than rack size bags. Unless Jared is going to start producing some of those one off square racks for the WRR. I have another few weeks before I'm likely to order anything so I'll keep a watch out.
Automotive Machine & Supply Tail rack, and Wolfman racks....and Dirtbagz..since I already had them. Best set up for me.
(BTW...all of a sudden pics from PB are coming up larger than they used to..annoys me. If anyone knows how to remedy tat, feel free to share.)
I was looking for something other than a triangle rack also...and bought the Immix Racing one. It uses 2 of the 4 bolt holes in the middle of the fender. The other forward attachment point uses the fender bolts under the seat. Love this rack.
I am using a Happy Trails plate over a Wolfman system. The plate is a big old thing but it supports medium Wolfman duffel. It's probably too big also, but at least is rolls down small enough and can hold more than I carry:
My setup... 3.1 IMS tank, Wolfman racks,1 gal Rotopax, Wolfman bags. The tent and Kermit chair end up on top.
The bags hold sleeping bag, exped air matress, cooking stuff... etc. Wear a small backpack too, used to hold
put on/take off riding gear. Wolfman tail bag, Tusk fender bag and a small Wolfman tank bag typically stay
on the bike for everyday use.
How do some of you guys keep your white side panels so white/clean??
I know the Mr Clean magic eraser trick, and use it every time I was the bike. BUT, no matter whether I sit and ride, or stand and ride( most of time), my side panels always get hella dirty.
I use brake cleaner it gets most of the grime off.
Mine haven't been real white for awhile. They get chaffed from the grit and ride gear. But I use 409 on them after every dirt ride so it looks pretty good in a picture
Not as bad as yours, though. You probably have a lot more seat time than me. I keep mine in AZ and only visit it for a month or six weeks every year. It's all desert fire roads, though, so mine will probably look like yours this spring.
...a n old skool secret for keeping yer plastic clean...gas-o-line...
just got off the phone with justgastanks they say they are SURE that the tanks and hardwear kits are coming in next monday or tuesday and they should ship then
i think what was really goin down is that they just wanted to wait for there next batch of tanks to come in to get the hardwear i dont think they wanted to have a extra order sent over
so i guess well see
i thought about ims too but i am stuck on safari tanks!!!
dammit i want it!
Thanks for the replies guys. As you can see in my highly photo-whored ( ) picture of my bike when just cleaned, using the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, I get them pretty clean.
The hard part I find is keeping them clean..especially for pictures on the trail. I could literally wash the bike, take it for a ride, and 1/2 into ride, they'd be dirty again. And it does not seem to matter if I wear over or under style riding pants, or which pants I wear.
While I am on a posting frenzy, I have some thoughts on carrying extra fuel. I have been seeing a lot of people posting about buying these bigger after market tanks, and consequently having plenty of issues with them.
It makes me wonder how much fuel capacity is typically being gained?? And is it worth all the head aches of changing tanks, swapping the fuel pumps( and potentially breaking that angle thing), and the wing/vacuum pump issues?
Unfortunately, I do not have any long trips in my near future, where I would require going a long distance and needing extra fuel. BUT, if I were gonna do a larger fuel consumption setup, it would probably be the stock tank, and two one gallon RotoPax, bolted to the tail rack. That would be 4 gallons of fuel capacity. if I needed more than that, I would potentially also get one of those flexible fuel bladders, for an addition gallon( total 5 gallons)