Pics of bicycle racks on 990 Adventure?

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Apple Jam, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Ride Oregon First

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    Thanks for the warning. I'll take it apart and give the sub-frame my opinion before I bolt something on the top for sure now. I had originally assumed my 31lb bike would be no problem.

    I won't be riding KaTy M on anything too tough while transporting the Mt. Bike; Just gravel stuff, the rough stuff is what the Mt. bike is for on those days.

    Trailer seems too unwieldy. I wanna bolt something on.
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  2. Apple Jam

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    Will look forward to seeing what you create. I like the idea of replacing the side bag. My Jesse's unhook pretty easily, and have a nice mounting frame to work with. It should keep the weight where it'll effect handling less, and keep the bicycle close to the moto, and not stick out the back as far. I just assumed I'd mount something on top.

    Ditto on getting fat with my Mt. Bike sitting in the Garage.

    That's what this is ALL ABOUT. Best of both worlds, I figure.
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  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Ride Oregon First

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    Those pics are killer, brents347!

    Some excellent, some silly. That's the stuff I was looking for. I had very little luck searching, I obviously didn't try hard enough.
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  4. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    I had the advantage of knowing where to look. As for the subframe, the broken one is from an SE, which has had a tendency to break subframes. I hav enot seen or heard of a broken subframe on a 950/990 Adv. yet. I really wouldn't bother to look at beefing up your subframe. It'll do just fine.

    Brent
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  5. promac

    promac Adventurer

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    Thats unbelievable! I never would have thought that would be possible.
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  6. GoNOW

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    Check the thread again. I broke the subframe on my Adv from too many miles with a 30 pound tool box on the back.
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  7. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Ride Oregon First

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    I grew up being taught ANYTHING is POSSIBLE.

    Sometimes stupid, sometimes the best thing ever. But ALWAYS possible.

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  8. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    BINGO, That's alot of stress that far back if you ride offroad. Just sayin :hide
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    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    There's no question that it is a lot of stress out on the back of the motorcycle, and I'm not going to do the moment-arm calulations, but I don't think that having 30 lbs. bolted to the rear rack is a whole lot more stressful than having 150 lbs. of passenger on the rear of the seat.

    As far as stresses off-road, yes this would increase the stress put on the sub-frame but I would think that most people who are mounting a road or Mtn bike are going on a qucik road jaunt to their riding spot, not trekking down to T.D.F. via dirt.

    There is no doubt that the last picture (which is Rickys BMW with what he calls a swap meet load) is what most would call excessive, but for Ricky the BMW is his car, truck and motorcycle and he just makes it work.
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  10. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Ride Oregon First

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    My goal is pavement and very easy gravel to the Mtn Bike ride trailheads. They are all easily accessable to the townies in their Subarus. I think it'll be fine too.

    Thanks for all the pics, guys; Tomorrow's the day to put sumpin' together in the Garage. I'll post my creation.
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  11. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    I'm a biker/mt.biker too. We should have a national get together like the Wingers or HD folk. How does N.C. or Moab sound?
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  12. Qwik

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    Moab would be fun on the big bike. I would even lead an ADV ride on the Golden Spike trail.
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  13. Benjamin M

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    Why bother?

    I really can't say that I understand the idea of strapping a bicycle to a motorcycle.

    You can just phone the shop when your KTM breaks down, no need to cycle there. :deal
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  15. Night Falcon

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    Shoudn't this thread be in the BMW forum? I suppose freedom to do as you please means people can do as they please but "stone the crows" are you blokes for real or what?? :yikes Some things just should not be messed with!!:deal

    The worlds gone mad I tell ya!!:ace
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  16. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    I've heard that before. Its usually asked by non-bikers. If I put it on the back of my car I guess that's normal? Its the best of both worlds, bike to the bike trail and then bike home. Fifty miles a gallon is just a bonus......and the Harley chicks go berserk when they see me in spandex.
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  17. Brown Dog

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    Me Either. :topes . Im Unsubscribing to this thread :ddog
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  18. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Ride Oregon First

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    I live in a COUNTY of 25,000 people total where the county owns about 80% of the land. It's a sweet 2-lane country ride to EVERYWHERE from where I live, and endless Mt. biking 5-20 miles from home. NO traffic, NO hassles, NO danger.

    You pessimists must all be big city-folk; I don't expect you to get it.

    Why do you even have a KTM anyway, you should just get a Sport Utility or a Honda Car like your neighbors and call it good.

    ANYWAY.........I bought some parts this week for my bike rack for those who DO care........we'll see how the Garage work goes tomorrow.
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  19. Apple Jam

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    The world HAS gone mad..... and it's really sad.....
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  20. dakariste

    dakariste Over and over the hill...

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    It's not like you're pulling something crazy, i mean useful....like a boat:rofl

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