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post #1 of 8 Old 10-05-2006, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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Strap a what to it?

A snowboard. Anybody done this? I'll be doing plenty of riding this winter if we get snow, and i'm wondering if any of you evver tried strapping a snowboard to your bike. I've got a Morrow 163, kinda big board, and i'm looking for ideas on how easy it is to carry. Got pics?

And also, what's the strangest thing you've ever had to strap to the beast?
So far it'd probably be my BMX bike, strapped on top of my skateboard for a trip to the park about 25 miles away, or maybe, the 3 milk crates i had stacked on the back rack and bungied together. It was taller than i was, i only had to go a few blocks (actually we don't have blocks here) but i got some strange looks riding through town.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-05-2006, 08:04 AM
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Just strap it to the front tire!
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-05-2006, 08:40 AM
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Well, I don't know much about snow boards. But I have taken my water-ski (a special big guy version, a 180 if I remember) and wake board on my bikes in over the shoulder type bags a lot. Golf bags too in the same manner.

Yup a BMX bike was the most ungainly thing I have transported by bike too. Mine was a 24" cruiser class to boot, with all my gear going to a race about 25 miles away.

Next to that I think the transverse leaf spring off of my Triumph Spitfire was next.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-05-2006, 09:51 AM
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bandolero across the back. Or on the left side, bottom tied to the passenger footpeg and then angled back like a tail rudder.

I have carried a printer home (60 miles) in the original box--the oversized more foam inside than anything else box.

I have carried home an exercise step for my wife, one of the big 4 foot long ones.

I have carried a hundred pounds of dog and catfood (two bags of each stacked on the back seat and rack).

But the most awkward was fenceposts--a bundle of steel 6 foot fenceposts across the back. It looked like a tightrope machine with the balance bars sticking that far out. I only carried that a couple miles on gravel roads.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-05-2006, 09:57 AM
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I carry my golf clubs strapped to the rack so I can go play right after work. I also strap a dual ball bowling ball bag on the back when it is bowling season. The KLR will haul just about anything you can strap to it. I have also strapped two stacked 1550 pelican cases and a milk crate with camping stuff onthe rack too. BTW, I put the EBAY rack on in place of the stock rack so there is more to help support the load.

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-06-2006, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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I'm also working on a rack to strap this:

to it. That should actually be fairly easy, i'm thinking of takin both wheels off, and mounting it vertically in back of the rack. I've got an angle iron frame already that i built that fits ungly over the outside of the rack, i'll put a big "sissy bar" on it with a fork clamp on top and one at the bottom for the rear, and hang the wheels on either side. I want to be able to ironbutt to the NATS Trials events with my gear, i'm considering riding the '07 season if i can get it together by then. If i can make every event i got a good shot of placing well in the points series in Sport or Advanced classes.

The fenceposts sound like the most unweildy thing yet.

The new KLR should come with a pickup truck style bed in back instead of the silly new fairing up front. Tell me that wouldn't be cool? I'd be all over that!
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-06-2006, 11:36 AM
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It looks like you need to talk to KLRsidecar, he can get you enough room to load a Metro on your KLR.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-07-2006, 08:51 PM
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Technically this wasn't strapped TO the KLR but I transported an 8' section of 3" PVC from Lowes 15 miles home by sitting on the front few inches of it (ouch) and letting the other 7-plus' stick off the back. And with no red flag either, tsk, tsk....
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