Thinking outside the box...Post your Farkels!

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

  1. 9mm

    9mm Been here awhile

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    Well hell ain't that cool. I learned something here!
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  2. mrgizmow

    mrgizmow Been here awhile

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    If you set it up right and have room on the primary shaft, you can set up a dual front as well. When I first started experimenting with this concept I was able to do 13/15 front and 50/55 back without additional chain. It was a fun option to have at the ready for an extended adventure that involved lots of pavement then rough technical back country. Mostly stayed in the 'low' back country range.
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  3. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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  4. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    It's a two-handed job, but a straightforward one. I use a 22mm combination lever to hold the left (welded) side as I tighten the 24mm axle nut on the right side. A 15/16ths socket works if you don't have a 24mm in the tool box.
  5. johnpma

    johnpma Been here awhile

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    Set of $169.00 pegs is not in the budget at this time so I made a set of "peg inserts" to replace the Honda rubbers peg4.JPG peg2.JPG
  6. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    Put some weight against the wheel, or slightly tighten the nut for the axle. Some put a rag or a screwdriver between the chain and sprockets to tighten it up.

    I change gearing a lot, as I use my bike for a lot of things. I hate dealing with the modern ones with nuts.
    I can change gearing on my xt600 in like 5 minutes, and have the chain tension spot on.
    I've done it on parkinglots, gravelroads ect all over the country
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  7. Muddler

    Muddler Long timer

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    Yep, chuck a rag in and turn the wheel so it pulls the chain tight and holds the snail in place while you finish the job. Actually, I find I need to do it with the other type of adjusters too
  8. cycleTown650

    cycleTown650 Been here awhile

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    Built a quick release bike rack that worked with the puck system of the happy trail rear rack. Can also carry a surfboard or odd long items.

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  9. lord_oblivion

    lord_oblivion Been here awhile

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    Fiskars X10 Axe mounted, for quick release & use. Mostly in the forest trails :D

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    Slick and slim :

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    Btw, nice tool, very sharp from store.
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  10. drakehouse

    drakehouse Burnin' & Turnin'

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    Bump
  11. Patek

    Patek Long timer

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    I like the ingenuity. However, I'm a bit scared of that setup, not sure why. Maybe it is because it is just one more thing to get tangled with in an accident.
  12. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool Supporter

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    I look at that setup as causing an accident
  13. cycleTown650

    cycleTown650 Been here awhile

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    I hear ya. I ride at 50% my ability when I throw that rack on so that helps with the fear factor.
  14. Buckee

    Buckee Scott

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    650, brilliant constructive response. You built your design, you weigh the safety factors, you ride with it. ADV is about riding over challenges, not avoiding them. Sounds like you are pretty dialed in when rigged up that way - go!
  15. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Not my Bike but Garry did a Round Africa trip with a surfboard attached thread here

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  16. fhfr436

    fhfr436 Thirsting for ADV

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    I'd like to see more photos of this design. It appears that you're using some structure between the Yakima and Happy Trails.
    Functionally, it's the same as the XtraCycle LongLoader, which works amazingly well.
    The extra power of a motorcycle would overcome the biggest problems with using it on a bicycle.

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  17. fhfr436

    fhfr436 Thirsting for ADV

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  18. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    A picture I took in Aspen on a 2013 Adventure ride.

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  19. Screaming Chicken

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    Didn’t know Ducati made hardtails? :lol3
  20. ben2go

    ben2go Long timer

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    I'm trying to figure it out too.