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Old 01-31-2016, 04:48 PM   #16
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Old 02-01-2016, 11:44 PM   #17
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incredible attention to detail, looks brand new! bravo
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:13 AM   #18
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incredible attention to detail, looks brand new! bravo
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:41 AM   #19
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Great build thread! Bike looks so good.
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:56 AM   #20
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Holy shit. If work like this paid what it deserved you would be as rich as any mega sports star, because you are a Michael Jordan. Nice work all around I am jealous.
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:33 AM   #21
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Yea, this is amazing. Great job.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:47 AM   #22
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Great work! Also, outstanding photography, very clear and sharp!

Magnesium sucks, very susceptible to corrosion. The weight savings really don't justify the vulnerability, especially over the long haul.

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Old 02-04-2016, 12:24 PM   #23
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Home built luggage rack

The XL250 is such a utilitarian bike I decided it really needed a rack for carrying flat repair supplies, extra clothes, and general run-to-the-store stuff. Seeing nothing suitable on the market I decided to make my own. I wanted something light weight and inconspicuous but reasonably strong so here's what I came up with.







I used 5/16" steel rod. The front mounts attach to the shock bolts.



The middle mounts attach to the blinker bolts, but since those are rubber mounted I didn't want them to carry the weight. The chrome U section of the frame is plenty strong, but I didn't want to alter it by welding on tabs for rack mounts. So instead I added support posts that just sit on the U. The lower ends are lined with thin stiff rubber to avoid damage to the chrome.





In spite of the fairly thin rod, the rack is plenty stiff. I can stand on it and not feel any flex. And it only looks slightly cobby and home made!



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Old 09-05-2016, 10:19 PM   #24
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:18 PM   #25
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Nice to see this thread pop back up again. Good inspiration for the light resto I am working on (1980 XL250s bought from GPzPop).
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:17 PM   #26
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This belongs in the Moto Photo Builds thread!

Outstanding work.
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:11 AM   #27
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... bump for awesome thread
we were talking about here:
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Old 07-07-2017, 02:35 PM   #28
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