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post #1 of 9 Old 04-18-2008, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Fender bags

Has anyone mounted a spare tube fender bag on thier 08? Doesnt seen to be much room like the earlier ones. Is so post a pic, thanks...........
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-20-2008, 04:52 PM
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I put the Wolfman one on and really like it. Here is a few pics.



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post #3 of 9 Old 04-20-2008, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I thought there would be clearance problems with the fairing. Do you have two tubes in there or just the 21"er?
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-21-2008, 08:38 AM
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I have two tubes and also two tire irons. The fender does bounce around with all that in there, so I am going to add a fender brace most likely.
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post #5 of 9 Old 04-21-2008, 05:56 PM
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Hey wfohillbilly..I like that ride. Where did you purchase the skid pan and fairing guards ? Did they add to any vibration ?
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-22-2008, 05:57 AM
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Hey wfohillbilly..I like that ride. Where did you purchase the skid pan and fairing guards ? Did they add to any vibration ?
I got them from Happy-Trails. I haven't noticed any difference in vibration. They have saved my plastic more than once,well worth the money.
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-22-2008, 07:08 PM
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Happy Trails PD Nerf Bars for 2008 KLR

Just wanted to ask something. You say your H-T Nerf Bars has saved your plastics a few times.

I have an '08 myself and installed the same Nerf Bars. I laid the bike down at a very slow speed in some deep sand in Death Valley. When I picked the bike up I noticed that the Nerf Bar had contacted the plastic an left a nice abrasion. I wondered how this could have happened...on further inspection I found the left side cross support bent into a "U" shape and contacting the radiator core. Fortunately the cross support just happened to touch the core without penetrating the core. I bent the cross support back with a tire spoon and found it to be very soft.

I contacted Tim at Happy Trails and he said he is aware of this. He says they have found that the cross supports work well in most cases, but for whatever reason the tend to bend in low speed/no-speed tip overs. Happy Trail is in the process of developing a new cross support that hopefully will not bend.

So, I was just wondering what kind of situations that your Nerf Bars had worked well in, and to let you know that you may want to contact Happy trails for your replacements.
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post #8 of 9 Old 04-23-2008, 05:38 AM
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Just wanted to ask something. You say your H-T Nerf Bars has saved your plastics a few times.

I have an '08 myself and installed the same Nerf Bars. I laid the bike down at a very slow speed in some deep sand in Death Valley. When I picked the bike up I noticed that the Nerf Bar had contacted the plastic an left a nice abrasion. I wondered how this could have happened...on further inspection I found the left side cross support bent into a "U" shape and contacting the radiator core. Fortunately the cross support just happened to touch the core without penetrating the core. I bent the cross support back with a tire spoon and found it to be very soft.

I contacted Tim at Happy Trails and he said he is aware of this. He says they have found that the cross supports work well in most cases, but for whatever reason the tend to bend in low speed/no-speed tip overs. Happy Trail is in the process of developing a new cross support that hopefully will not bend.

So, I was just wondering what kind of situations that your Nerf Bars had worked well in, and to let you know that you may want to contact Happy trails for your replacements.
Thanks for the heads up. I have layed mine down in mud mostly at very low speeds. However, I did lay it down on pavement ( i suck at riding ice) at about 10mph. It never bent the crossbar, only put a nice scratch on the nerf bar itself.
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-06-2008, 03:31 PM
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New Nerf Cross Bar Shipped

Dave from Happy Trails called me yesterday (6/5/08) and said that they were shipping my new (stronger) crossbar out. It sounded like they are beginning to ship to everyone who has asked for the replacement.
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