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post #1 of 4 Old 01-13-2019, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Saddlebag frames

I just finished Re-Building a set of saddlebag frames made from electrical EMT pipe.
These are for my Yamaha XT250, but I have a similar set on my 2011 KLR650. See below.

As the build process is almost the same, I thought it may be of interest to fellow KLR guys. I know they probably won't stand up to hard trail use, but for many of us, we don't ride that hard. I've a set on all my bikes. (NX250, KLR650, and XT250)
I've never had a problem with them in any way. ( I've dropped my KLR several times with no bending, or breaking.)
Best of all, These cost around $25.oo to build.

Here's a pix of my KLR with the saddlebags on them..

Here's the video on how the ones for my XT250 were built..

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2017 Yamaha XT250
1990 Honda NX250 (Green/White)
2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 (Orange & White )

My KLR Page..http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm

Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-14-2019, 12:08 AM
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Built a set out of same material years ago for the KLR with my brother. Ive since sold the bike I built them for but my brother is still using his. Taken a few tumbles and stand up fairly well.


My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-14-2019, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Frames

Those look great.
I didn't know EMT could be welded. Makes for nice clean build. Wish I could weld.

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2017 Yamaha XT250
1990 Honda NX250 (Green/White)
2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 (Orange & White )

My KLR Page..http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm

Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.
Doo-Hicky
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-14-2019, 10:03 AM
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Nice build, not sure i would do it, but always good to see options
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