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Offline cyclefreak

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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #370 on: Apr 21, 2017, 02:14:54 »
THREAD JACK!!!!
Got some new shoes for my ride to the thaw also.

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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #371 on: Apr 21, 2017, 07:44:55 »
THREAD JACK!!!!
Got some new shoes for my ride to the thaw also.
Considering I was looking at these very same tires, I'll expect a complete and thorough review.  Thanks.

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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #372 on: Apr 21, 2017, 08:08:17 »
Considering I was looking at these very same tires, I'll expect a complete and thorough review.  Thanks.
Will do

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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #373 on: Apr 21, 2017, 10:02:25 »
THREAD JACK!!!!
Got some new shoes for my ride to the thaw also.

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I got these for the Thaw Dakar.


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Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #374 on: May 01, 2017, 00:30:06 »
Spent the last few days making preparations for our annual Kentucky foray into the Daniel Boone National Forest. I was never really happy with my rear rack and the way it sat on the bike so I started looking at designs for available off the shelf racks for DRZs and DR650s. I use my rear rack a lot during daily duties carrying my cooler for work, picking up groceries (beer), and just general use and I knew I would like something a little wider than what I had. I knew I wanted lots of ways to lash the load so it could adapt to varying situations. It stuck me that I had seen racks that were basically the shape that I wanted and I took a gamble. For $20 shipped I grabbed a front rack from an 80s Suzuki ATV. It shipped and I loved the lines but the size was massive. Started out as about 3 foot by 2 foot in size:



I needed a solid base, and the odd way that the 80s frame was designed meant that I needed to fabricate a custom mount that bolted securely to my frame. I eyeballed the bends in an old set of chopper handlebars that I replaced on a friend's Yamaha XS650 with some drag bars and I noticed a couple of good 45° bends and 90° bends made out of heavy wall 7/8" tubing. The idea struck me that this could make an excellent base so I cut out the bends I wanted and started fabricating.



I did the coping on the mill for good solid mounts for the frame bungs:



Many head scratches later and I had a solid mount made up and powder coated it:





So next I started chopping down the ATV rack to a manageable size:



Needs to be a little smaller....that's better:



Once I was happy with the size I built the mounts and made it bolt on to the base. Powder coated it and in the end I am thrilled with my homemade rear rack. Complete with Rok straps!










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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #375 on: May 01, 2017, 01:04:26 »
Lookin' good!
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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #376 on: May 01, 2017, 01:31:55 »
The fact that you went all the way through and finished out your work with a nice powder coat is a step beyond most folks' dedication to quality work. Awesome looking job.

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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #377 on: May 01, 2017, 01:49:36 »
Thanks Matt and SG, I appreciate your compliments! I love the durability of powdered parts and the end result is so much nicer than doing it half way. It was super fun to build.


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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #378 on: May 01, 2017, 07:20:44 »
I'm going to sit on that rack this weekend. Rock strapped in. Gallivanting through the forest. Are you ready?
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #379 on: May 01, 2017, 08:34:30 »
Ha! nice work Kiley, looks factory or like it belongs. Wish I was making the Thaw to sit on it too.
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