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  1. #1
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    Default New Red Machine, Not a Lincoln

    I bought myself a new red machine for riding to work and to play offroad with. I needed someplace to secure extra cargo to carry along. There was no place for this as it came from the dealer,first picture. The dealer could order an aftermarket one for a ONLY $162, and at least a week waiting period.
    I had some 1/2" 14 gage square tubing in the scrap metal stack and some 1" 11 gage flat stock. I got out the MM140 and chopsaw and got to work. This is what I came up with. It has enough room to strap down 3 12 packs of beer for the trip home, without stacking them. It's strong enough to carry more if I stack it and tie down well. I can carry an extra gas can and cooler for longer off-road trips, or on-road for that matter. The bag behind the seat is just right for carrying the tie-down straps.
    This should help save me some gas money going to work and back, and if I need a few smaller items from town without having to take the truck to get them. The bike only uses about a gallon of gas round trip to work, and my truck uses more than 3 for the same trip. It's an XR 650 L, so it has plenty enough power to keep up with traffic on the highway
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    Nice job on rack. Would also like to have a bike like that.

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    you had me at 3 12 packs. Nice job
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevhead63 View Post
    Nice job on rack. Would also like to have a bike like that.
    See your local Honda dealer, I'm sure they can get you fixed up with one. When you get it, let me know and I can give you the dimensions of this one so you can try to build one like it.

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    Sounds good, but in Wisconsin we buy 30 packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevhead63 View Post
    Sounds good, but in Wisconsin we buy 30 packs.
    ...and still only make it home with 24...
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