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post #1 of 30 Old 04-24-2008, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering if anyone makes a rifle, shotgun carrier for the klr? I know there are some out there for ATV's but wondered if they are available for motorcycles esp the KLR.

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post #2 of 30 Old 04-24-2008, 08:29 PM
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I made mine out of an old plastic case. I have a night vision case attached to my rear rack. I layed the case up againist the side on a 45+ or minus angel. put down the right rear peg and set the forward feet of the case so they catch on it. Drilled two holes through the top of the case and the inside of the gun case.I attach the case to the nite vision case mounted on the bike with two 1" screws and two large flat washers, wing nuts and strap the bottom with a rubber bunge ,away I go..to the woods or gun club! It carries a over and under or AK with mods just fine. I also have a rod tube made out of pvc pipe that attaches to the other side by way of two fence straps. Painted satin black they both do the job very well . My shotgun has a value higher than my bike. I did just spend $1200.00 in new mods for my baby! KLR. and PTM who is running a special this month! New pipe ,jet kit light upgrade ,stator,grips, gards ,dohicky,etc. I am on the list for a PTM seat. I may need tech support and super vision! As I can't see and can only rebuild Holleys ! I would post pics but have no batteries. Soory Thumbs I ramble!YOU JUST CAN'T GO ON A HARLEY!
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post #3 of 30 Old 04-24-2008, 08:39 PM
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Thumbs, I will install and have my daughter take and post pics with her phone tomorrow.
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post #4 of 30 Old 04-25-2008, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hey thanks. I would rather not sling the thing over my back and take off down the road. Not that I really care but you know with the way things are it may create a problem. I just want an inexpensive way to get to the goundhogs this spring. LOL I know I have seen some scabards of sorts but if I can make one up cheap that's the way to go for sure.

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post #5 of 30 Old 04-25-2008, 01:50 PM
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Also the rod racks, please, Mr Scamp.
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I will have to post pic's tommorrow. I have them but my daughter took her phone and she is staying out tonite at a friends house.
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Thumbs, My daughter posted pic's yesterday while I was at work. No pic's of the rod tube BIGIRON SORRY.She could not crop them to get the details needed and did not post the rod tube installed. You just attach the tube with the clamps on the side with wing nuts.I will ask her to post more later, but everything is a chore! She is very busy and I am computer illiterate!Hunt'm up!
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post #8 of 30 Old 04-27-2008, 10:18 AM
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Good job. The rod tube will be easy. Might do it with bungees or zip ties since it won't have the weight of a rifle. And might do it as a two piece so you won't have to disassemble the rod/reel (my use will be open roads/beach so the longer rod won't be a problem with trees, etc).

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post #9 of 30 Old 04-27-2008, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Ok let me make sure I have this right. I get the idea that the studs attach throught the top box but I'm not sure about the tube. Maybe I missed something. I know you didn't post a pict of it. Does the tube run down the outside or the inside of the case? I would guess the outside. I'm not sure how the case itself attaches to the topbox. I know the bolts to the topbox are the attachment points but does the tube run down the inside of the case and the metal straps clamp it to the topbox. Sorry I've been workin harder than I should have today and I my mind may have a few webs in it. LOL

Ya know the idea is a good straight forward common sense idea. I like it. I don't have a topbox(heck I won't have the bike till at least Tuesday) but it sure looks like I could adapt the idea to the rack somehow.
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post #10 of 30 Old 04-27-2008, 11:41 PM
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The Night vision case is attached to the bike by way of 4 hex head bolts and washers that screw into the rack . This is a fine thead bolt maybe metric I'm not sure. I tape a allen wrench to the inside of the box incase I need to get to the tools.The top of the box has 2 bolts thru it with A nut on each one to lock it to the top or lid of the case to keep them from comming out. see pic. Drill 2 more on the bottom side of the case and repeat. Mount box first to ensure you clear your blinker !that is a total of 2 bolts for the lid and 2 for the base of the case. The pvc rod case runs down the out side of the case between the 4 bolts Take the straps and slide it around the tube and secure it with wing nuts and washers. You will not have access to you box unless you remove the pvc rod holder You will be able to remove your rod. I put black electrical tape at the two clamp sights to help with the hold and reduce paint scratches. The nite vision box is about 20 large at the surplus store! I took a block of wood and drilled 2 holes through the top of the case and wood. Took 2 carriage bolts and ran thru the wood , high density fom, wrapped in black scrap. {back rest}

The gun case attaches to the top only. I plug these holes when not in use .you can see one in pic.the feet on the bottom of the high quality case lays on the peg that your passenger would use .the 2 bolts run thru the top and attach with wing nuts .The barrel end of the case is bungied around the case at the peg. You can remove gun from the case , you can also remove top without removing the case from the top. I can fill my case attach rod and gun case in about 3 mins. Hope this helps ......We need spell check!
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