Thinking outside the box...Post your Farkels!

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

  1. WagonWillie

    WagonWillie Been here awhile

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    A quickie rack for my Honda. Scrap aluminium 1/4" plate, some time on the drill press, standoffs made from galvanized 3/8" pipe. I made the rack extra long to protect the taillight a bit. I've got less than $10 into it.
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  2. Wesley J

    Wesley J Hoser

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    I made luggage racks and sewed up some soft bags. Here's the tail section.

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  3. Wesley J

    Wesley J Hoser

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    Here are the racks (0.125" Al) for the soft bags.

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    1/4" Steel plate for support in case of a tipover. Seem to work wells as I've crashed on them a number of times with no damage to theracks yet.

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    One of many...

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  4. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Very nice :thumb

    I think you might have worked with metal before.... :D
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  5. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    That is a smart setup you have made there.

    Have you seen the voile straps, they are very good for tying down luggage.

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    This is my setup, the voile straps are orange and hold my wets on top of Wolfie Enduro bags.
    They work really well and are very simple to use.

    https://www.voile.com/voile-straps.html
  6. Wesley J

    Wesley J Hoser

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    Ya, I used those on my XR650R to hold on my tools and tube. I prefer rock straps for the luggage though. The allow for more flexible luggage arrangement. I use the bike for daily duties around town and it makes it easy to strap on a, I don't know, case of beer or something ;-)

    Oh, and since this thread is thinking outside of the box, here's my wife approved version of a Multistrada...

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  7. kenstone

    kenstone worn out

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    Pics requested by Patrickdunaway
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  8. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    Nice job on the tail rack... The flush rivets are a nice touch.

    oh... on the side racks .... it would be cool if you could post a picture of the lightening hole die used to flange the holes after brake form ... i've only flanged random lightening holes in flat stock with a lightening hole die unless it was an a/c rib formed on a hydro or bag press of some sort. :wink:
  9. 3990

    3990 Been here awhile

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    'Not really an ADV bike, but...
    I wanted to add lights to my top case.
    Givi kit reported to be crap... Admore kit too spendy...
    This set up cost ne about $65 Cdn. in parts.
  10. tgeliot

    tgeliot Topher

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    Kenstone, can you please tell us where we should look for pipe sections like this?

    Also, did you have to weld up that bracket that allows the ratchet to hang on the pipe?
  11. kenstone

    kenstone worn out

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    Most big box sports stores like Cabalas (NOT Dicks) have replacement tent poles, get steel if you can.
    I used 3 sections instead of 2 so they could be shorter, and found them dumpster diving.
    That square tubing bracket is welded construction but only bolted to the ratchet mechanism.
    The one bolt acts as a stop and hits the end of the pole when slipped over it.
    I built it so to ratchet the bike up, the ratchet handle is pulled DOWN.
    I bought that "Bag" I carry it in at Home Depot in a 3 size bag set for tools.
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    Ok, I'm wonder now how the hell I got my camera in that pic :hmmmmm:dunno
    Don't forget that magic ring:rofl.
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  12. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    fixed that pesky side stand, just need to be careful as its clawed my leg a couple of time when i am moving the bike around the shed.


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  13. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    ^^ Claw stand...

    How heavy is the bike that's mounted on??

    As soon as I saw the pic, I thought of the time I had my FJR on a camping trip. I had the stand resting on a disc so it didn't sink. Over night though, both wheels sunk in the damp turf as well as the side stand plate about an inch.
    To get the FJR off the stand I had to push the bike a long way over on it's right side. Looking at that claw in my situation, and it would have made it much worse. I couldn't have done it alone without dropping the bike.

    Once I had the stand up, it was easy to move the bike, but that claw would really dig in.
  14. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Being from Louisiana, I though a gator latch on my top case would be cool!

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  15. markinthailand

    markinthailand Long timer

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    The gators are great, but the bottle opener on your case is genius!
  16. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    No issues contacting anything (exhaust) when put up? My kickstand on my DR is stock and has created a nice groove in the swing arm.
  17. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    The Claw's were just added to the standard BMW stand, so each Claw is almost the same size as the standard base giving it 4 times the surface area of what it had before. Works on soft grass even sand. Fitted to this bike. IMG_3545.jpg
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  18. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    no it clears everything fine, the extra claws were just added to the stock stand that didnt have a big enough base now its got about 4 times the surface area, was raining and i was boared and the bike was on the bench getting some other things done to it. I just had to adjust my gear leaver up a little for some more room but that needed doing anyway.
  19. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    re: side stands

    .. i morphed the lower half of a steel side stand into aluminum then added a crf 230 piston to act as the foot ... going on its fourth season.

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