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post #1 of 5 Old 05-02-2017, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Where to carry a machete in the KLR

If you can give me ideas of where and how to carry a machete 30 inches long, on the bike. Sometimes I go on footpaths and I must remove some fallen branches on the road. The machete is an important tool in Central America. I am enclosing a photo of the machete.



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post #2 of 5 Old 05-02-2017, 02:34 PM
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I used to carry a 30" long light duty bumper jack in a PVC pipe along the left side 45 degree subframe member. I attached the pipe to the frame with worm gear hose clamps. I now carry it across the front side of my 30" wide aluminum top box so that I can get to it if my leg is pined under the bike in the woods.
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Parallel to front fork?
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-03-2017, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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This weekend I go on the bike where the machete is and I will visualize the ideas that have been suggested. Thank you.
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Bush control

I would think you would want to mount it as close to bike's body as possible, to keep it from hitting brush, etc.

Here in N.H. I carry a folding pruning saw in my tail bag. I used to carry a "dry-wall" saw, as it's short, and quite sharp. The folding pruning saw is better. Doubles for use around the house.
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