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post #1 of 21 Old 09-27-2006, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Fishing and the KLR

Has anybody here outfitted their KLR for carrying fishing gear? I am looking for a cheap, quick, and easy way to securely secure my fishing rod to my bike.
I use one piece rods and most are 6' plus in length.


Hey TOBJ, I knew you couldn't resist. :P

But I am serious. The river has some good spots that I can ride to.

Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba....

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post #2 of 21 Old 09-27-2006, 01:49 PM
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Bolting a short segment of PVC tube along side the reward facing subframe support seems to be the best alternative.
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Bolting a short segment of PVC tube along side the reward facing subframe support seems to be the best alternative.
Thats the best I could do..





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post #4 of 21 Old 09-27-2006, 02:39 PM
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I have used one of those little mini poles that fits in my Pelican case. It would be cool to have a full size setup.

Days are just better when you can incorporate the bike. I'm trying to come up with a good bicycle mount for mine..
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post #5 of 21 Old 09-27-2006, 07:09 PM
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Yeh TOBJ,

But did'nt I catch all the fish that day? Rob you want to pipe in?

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post #6 of 21 Old 09-27-2006, 08:52 PM
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I have a Diawa ultralight spinning outfit that breaks down to 4 pieces, and the reel, into a nice plastic case. About the only time I use it is trout fishing in the spring (yeah, I use worms :lol: ). The outfit, a couple dozen night crawlers, a small taklebox, and a collapsable cooler fit on the bike nicely..

I'll ride from stream to stream, enjoying the day and catching some troutskis.. :wink:
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post #7 of 21 Old 09-28-2006, 03:01 AM
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Yeh TOBJ,

But did'nt I catch all the fish that day? Rob you want to pipe in?

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you were the luckiest man on the dock. :lol:
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post #8 of 21 Old 09-28-2006, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Cool & thanks. I will have to engineer a quick release so I don't spend all of my bait money on zip ties. I'll also need to engineer a way to protect the reel because I use spinning gear. I only use one piece rods because there are some fish in the local river that can snap a two piece rod at the ferules. I was concerned that the swing arm would cause a problem with the carrier, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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post #9 of 21 Old 09-28-2006, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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I have used one of those little mini poles that fits in my Pelican case. It would be cool to have a full size setup.

Days are just better when you can incorporate the bike. I'm trying to come up with a good bicycle mount for mine..
A bicycle mount should be easy enough. Locate a KLR used rack, a bike carrier worth cutting up, and weld up your own. If you aren't into welding, you can UPS it to me and I'll put it together. Have Miller, will weld.

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Cool & thanks. I will have to engineer a quick release so I don't spend all of my bait money on zip ties. I'll also need to engineer a way to protect the reel because I use spinning gear. I only use one piece rods because there are some fish in the local river that can snap a two piece rod at the ferules. I was concerned that the swing arm would cause a problem with the carrier, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Velcro straps can replace the zip ties. Fishin' stores have lots of velcro straps.
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