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    Default New 2 wheel Overland rig

    New 2 wheeled Overland rig, New 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650
    Freshly decked out with crash bars, pannier racks and custom made
    storage boxes made from 40mm ammo cans.



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    Nice ride! Any adventures planned?

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    Nice! Panniers look good. Can you tell us what you used on them and how it was applied.

    Also, I know nothing about bikes. The tires seem much skinnier than the usual street. What's the reasoning here?

    Thanks

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    nice bike! good choice!

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    I'm still in the process of breaking in the engine, I have another 600km of being gentle to it. Then I'll start looking for some big stuff maybe Whipsaw. I did ride from 100 mile house to Lilooet on all forestry road though.

    The panniers where made from 40mm ammo cans with handles and bracing trimmed off. And then I painted then with Proform PF530 a paintable gravel guard, it dries in 30mins. It can also be painted with automotive paint afterwards, I may paint they to match the tank later.

    Thanks for looking!

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    nice, the ammo cans will take a beating but man are they heavy :P if you are ever looking for something lighter there is a company called searhorse out of the states, you can get a large size for like $51 or something, and they are guaranteed for life like pelicans.



    http://seahorsecases.com/Merchant2/m...ct_Code=SE-720
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    Cool I'll look into those, I was looking at Pelican top loading 1440 cases and they 16.5lbs the ammo cans after trimming where about 19.5lbs

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    i think my SW motech cases weigh lik 8.5 lbs... heh

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    if you get over to the rock lemme know and we can get her dirty ok?

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