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post #1 of 51 Old 09-19-2016, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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My new blank canvas.

New 2015 for $5300. I'll be scavenging racks etc from a 4wheeler maybe even a winch. A rackbox and a bigger dashboarded windshield will make this a dual sport dresser!
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post #2 of 51 Old 09-24-2016, 07:08 AM
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I could have used a winch on a couple occasions.

Good luck with the build.
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post #3 of 51 Old 09-24-2016, 10:34 AM
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Hvymax,
Here are your winch attachment rings,
Welcome to Canyon Dancer, Inc. - Home of the original Bar-Harness.

to be installed on the lower triple clamp.

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post #4 of 51 Old 09-25-2016, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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I am thinking of mounting the winch to the lower triple clamp.
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post #5 of 51 Old 09-27-2016, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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Actually the more I look at it a 3x3" angle bolted across the skidplate brackets like the Happy Trails would be a perfect place! I can fab up something similar to the PD bars.
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post #6 of 51 Old 09-27-2016, 10:52 AM
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I am thinking of mounting the winch to the lower triple clamp.
I'd think that, that much weight semi-permanently mounted on the front fork would adversely effect dirt road handling enough to Put You in the ditch more often!

Tucker Rocky sells a Warn Motorcycle winch kit, with some sort of front fork strap kit and hand held or On-bike control buttons.
The Warn site doesn't show the cycle kit, Warn Industries - Motorcycle Winches

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post #7 of 51 Old 09-27-2016, 11:27 AM
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A winch would be way too heavy for me. Someone posted a ratcheting strap system that mounted to the forks on top of the fender.....wish I could remember the name of it now...


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post #8 of 51 Old 09-27-2016, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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I have used ratchet straps as come along just fine. I just like making things with metal. I think a little 1500 mounted on the crash bar cross support would look interesting and be functional as well. The box will only be ponderous on the tightest trails that an ATV wouldn't fit.
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post #9 of 51 Old 09-27-2016, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Here it is with the box and rack. Once I fab up the supports and crash bar I'll break out the paint. Black for the hardware and Olive for the plastics. I'll leave the tank and fairing graphite for now.
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post #10 of 51 Old 09-27-2016, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Here it is.
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