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Thinking outside the box...Post your Farkels!

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

  1. Meesh

    Meesh Been here awhile

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    202
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Just make sure you get the ones that are ribbed for her pleasure:evil :evil :evil :evil :evil :evil
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  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Location:
    NoVA for now...
    I already have the bottle opener, I just haven't decided top box or side cases for a mounting location.

    Dogfish Head bay-bee!

    M
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  3. Jimbozini

    Jimbozini Misadventurer

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    480
    Location:
    The Church of the Twisty Road - East Tennessee
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  4. treybrad

    treybrad Been here awhile

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    248
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    PF, TX
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  5. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    3,224
    Location:
    land of the swamps!, Cajun Country LA

    not as tough as a pelican...but only 1/4 of the weight....go to your local music dealer to check them out...Guitar Center has lots of models...
    #85
  6. rtpitt

    rtpitt Been here awhile

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    115
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    Near the Burgh
    Does it vibrate too?
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  7. GS N RVN

    GS N RVN Been here awhile

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    Oddometer:
    191
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    I used 3/4" shrink tubing with rubber o rings to cover the machined aluminum shifter tip. Now I have a rubber tip, almost like the stock shifter.
    #87
  8. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Mar 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    11,415
    Location:
    Your Mom's house
    I made this for the DR.Its a night vision case,that i sprayed with bed liner.

    Attached Files:

    #88
  9. PackRat

    PackRat Huey Guns Supporter

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    Jan 26, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,530
    Location:
    Copper Canyon, Texas
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    Upper dash

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    Entrenching tool under rear deck

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    Delrin corners on Jesses

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    Oil cooler guard


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    Winglets

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    Rear deck with aux tank and top case. Behind the turn signal is a quick release pin that retains a snake hook.

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    HID ballast rack under beak while stringing wire.

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    Switch panel to relays

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    Skid plate for censter stand

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    Bottle opener for Trip!

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    Lights (bike tied to lift table).
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  10. torags

    torags Long timer

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    Hey packrat... those are sweet.... :thumb
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  11. PackRat

    PackRat Huey Guns Supporter

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    Copper Canyon, Texas

    Thank you, Sir!


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  12. pfestus1

    pfestus1 Slash 5er

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    Dec 4, 2001
    Oddometer:
    756
    Location:
    Roanoke , Virginia
    Here's shot of my home made headlight and oil cooler protector:
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    The headlight cover is a scrap piece of Lexan, I have changed the white plastic bolts to black. The oil cooler screen closeup:
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    The screen was sourced from a mesh letter tray from Wal Mart
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    Attached the pieces to the frame tube with these little clamps:
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  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Alexandria, VA
    I did the same with mine, except no O-rings. It works well, but I think I need two layers.

    Jim :brow
    #93
  14. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Location:
    Louisiana, Baton Rouge
    Not as fancy as Packrat's dash, but here's what I did two weekends back.

    Took the Jet 4 Power, a Datel meter, and a $3 Hobby box from Radio Shack and made this completely sealed gizmo.

    I joined the pos and neg wires for the J4P, and Datel and routed them to the centech, then ran the wire to the O2 Sensor. Pretty clean install.

    I trust the datel a bit better than that all in one thermometer/voltmeter/clock/timer non-waterproof piece of crap Aerostich sells.

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    Now, ditch this box and make another box that holds all three if I can find a nifty digital thermometer to include.

    Dirty
    #94
  15. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    9,639
    Location:
    Crystal River, where the swamp gas rises.
    I hand fabricated the lower mount for the RAM ball to fit on the cross bar for my E-Trex. Also added a mountain bike pump with two settings (high pressure or high volume).
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    I fabricated a tool tube from 3" PVC pipe (DWV sch 40), pressure plug and 3/16" x 1" aluminium flatstock. The tube also holds my soft bags out from under the rear fender.
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    Forward tube plug is rubber. Tube holds tire repair stuff including irons, allen set, electrical tape, zip ties, rachet and sockets. Wing nut is safetied with a clevis pin. Very robust and absolutely waterproof.

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    Heat shield to protect soft bags made from .030 aluminum with 1/4" stand off from pipe.
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    Project in progress... Kolpin 1.5 gallon fuel (or water... depending need) can mount will replace stock fender bag; combined with IMS tank this will allow at least 5.5 gallons of total fuel onboard if needed.
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  16. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    Location:
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    Self fabricated light bar (1/4" x 1 1/8 aluminum) with 6" hella 500 spots and forward mounted turn signals. The front also has self fabricated oil cooler protection made from very small steel mesh and 3/16" Lexan headlight and driving light covers with Velcro attachments.
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    MSR bottle holder for engine oil.
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    Ram ball mounted below the left windscreen stand off; used for GPS unit.
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    Hand protector extentions made from 4" rubber floor moulding and secured with two screws with self locking nuts.
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    #96
  17. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    Location:
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    I looked but didn't find any pictures after the final tweaks were out but you get the idea.

    This is a dash shelf I made out of a piece of aluminum angle I found at the local recycler. Cut to shape, added modified u-bolts, and later coated the top with velcro. I have corresponding velcro on the back of my GPS, 12v multi-plug, and Sirius radio. I've ridden some rough terrain and everything has held just fine.

    I guess I should add that I also trimmed that 2" of bolt you see sticking out towards the dash!

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    #97
  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Alexandria, VA
    Great job on those light bars. Excellent design, and a sweet way to protect your turn signals:thumb , though, of course, the light might be a little less protected! :D

    Jim :brow
    #98
  19. ducwad

    ducwad Livin' the dash

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    339
    Location:
    Duvall,WA USA
    Is that a little bell hanging from the light bar near the fork tube?
    #99
  20. torags

    torags Long timer

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    SF Bay Area
    Hmmm... The light bar has two swival joints. How do you keep them from swivaling?



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