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post #1 of 11 Old 01-04-2009, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Tool Tubes?

Im fairly new to the KLR world and I was wondering about these tool tubes I see mounted down in front of the lower frame cradle, Are they made from plastic conduit with screw on end caps and painted black? and can they be mounted without engine guards? Hose clamps? Thanks SZ.

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-04-2009, 12:07 PM
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Yes. I used 4" black abs tube from home depot. Real easy to make. I will try to post a link that gives specific instructions if you want

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Looks easy enough, Are the clamps fed through the slots in the stock plastic skid plate? Wait, Thats not the stock skid plate, I can see you went through the holes in the metal plate, If the link shows a way to mount to the stocker Id like to see it. Thanks for the reply. SZ.

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I don't believe that you can mount it to the stock skid plate. But I may-be wrong. I will look into it!

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They take abuse well, too..

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Looks easy enough, Are the clamps fed through the slots in the stock plastic skid plate? Wait, Thats not the stock skid plate, I can see you went through the holes in the metal plate, If the link shows a way to mount to the stocker Id like to see it. Thanks for the reply. SZ.
Don't mount the tube to a stock skidplate or you'll loose your tools and skidplate.
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I will try to post a link that gives specific instructions if you want

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I'd like that
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post #8 of 11 Old 01-24-2009, 12:40 PM
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Here is the link. He used 2" tube, I used 4" tube, Your choice

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What do you guy's think of the highway peg's ? I am going to build a skidplate and I was thinking about incorporating peg's in when I build it.
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-24-2009, 06:04 PM
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I loved mine, made life more bearable on long rides, where i could stretch my legs some and relieve my bad back. Also as a bit of foresite, we laid our bikes over until there was only about an inch of clearance between handlebar and the ground. We measured and made our crashbar/highway peg combo so that if the bike fell over, they would hit first instead of anything else. With my pelican 1420 boxes and the pegs, the bike would completely lay over with nothing but the box and peg touching the ground. Yes I had real world confirmation they worked when my buddy dropped my bike on the side of the road one day when it rolled and the kickstand slipped up allowing the bike to fall. I think the over length of the crash bar was @ 22 inches without the pegs. The OEM foot pegs is what we used as we had put the nice heavy duty steel cleated pegs on in place of the slippery rubber factory units.

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