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Old 30th October 2013, 07:10   #16
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Good job. In my opinion the diameter of the pipe should be bit larger than the one you have currently chosen.

How did you manage to get the pipe bent without any bulges and wrinkles?

Waiting for the final product.
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Old 30th October 2013, 09:57   #17
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Good job. In my opinion the diameter of the pipe should be bit larger than the one you have currently chosen.
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Me to felt so, but its all about getting used to it. Also this was done in class C 1/2 inch GI pipe that was available plenty in the yard for experimenting .

BTW it weighs the same as the guard that came with the bike.

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How did you manage to get the pipe bent without any bulges and wrinkles?

Waiting for the final product.
Pipe bender that is. I am no " Arnold " nor a "Kool Dude", Just a middle aged Uncle

Also the current dies I have are suitable only for classs C ms pipes, so I will need some other dies for the accessory walla type pipes (A or B class or whatever) lots of homework is pending.

But I think the current dia gives it a unique sleek look dosent it ?

I am improvising on it right now, some additions are in thinking, I also need to do a "controlled fall" to visualize for more improvements.

Will update once completed.

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Old 30th October 2013, 10:21   #18
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But I think the current dia gives it a unique sleek look dosent it ?
If we look at the crash guard as a stand alone unit, it is superb. But once it is fitted on Royal Enfield, it looks bit under sized. In my opinion the diameter of the pipe should be some thing between the current size and the diameter of the exhaust pipe (starting).
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Old 7th November 2013, 14:26   #19
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here are some Work in progress pics of the haversack carrier I am developing . Its in very primary stage.

The thought behind this is " Do we really need the mighty laddakh carriers for a short day trip of say 500 kms both ways "

I just needed something to tie my back pack on . This I had done some 20 yrs back on my Yezdi, not a pipe frame but a slotted angled one, it was quite easy to fit & use thing.

This time there will be some improvements

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Anyone remembers the back-packs or large haversacks with light weight frames ?

Well this was my initial inspiration for this carrier.

Have some pics from net to share , credit to original posters of course.

some of these are made of light weight of alloys . This was a school of thought once followed by many trekkers & back packers .

I just wanted a holder to attach my back pack which can essentially carry enough things needed for a 5 day or more trip even.


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Old 16th November 2013, 10:19   #21
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This should sound stupid : What is the feasibility of incorporating one or two small shock absorbents on to the crash guard so that the guard would move a little so that it won't twist the frame and not that far that it would trap the rider's legs? Some thing akin to the old railway buffers ?

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Old 16th November 2013, 10:57   #22
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This should sound stupid :
Remove the word Stupid with Interesting .

Thinking out of box is not crime or stupidity. Actual Idea or line of thinking may or may not suit the particular application, but can be used elsewhere.

I have exactly put this thread for such so called stupid ideas to be brought in light.

I appreciate your post , you have at least thought on something new.

Now the reality check. Can it be done? Yes why not Provided

# careful selection of spring rating/shock absorber rating WRT impact limits

# additional weight being added up Vs advantages

# size of the added parts .

# costs addition


Quite Doable.

Thanks for thinking

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Had time to work on the Back Pack rack & almost finalized it . I mean settled with the basic frame & its fixing to bike, yet to go to actual sack fixing on it .

Here are the pics

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So, as the basic prototype attached to the bike, I wound a nylon rope to it & made a net so the back pack wont tangle in the bike's moving parts.

Initially I thought of fixing some sheet metal as back plate but then needed easy access to all those nut bolts for repair maintenance purpose in travel.

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this was a simple 20 rupee rope , used for drying clothes nothing more.

Disclaimer ; its not Glamorous , nor does it look Kool , it obviously looks cheap

Jokes apart but I like functionality more than being Kool etc.

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Then tied the regular trekking sack to it
here , ready for trial

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Today, came back from a 300 plus Km trip.

Had loaded the sack carrier with a 10 kg back pack .Now how I know the exact weight ? have a 100 kG scale for my business

Also the Crash Guard was big help.

1) The width, less than the market guards, hepls in parking & traffic . And By traffic I mean the Proper Mumbai traffic Jams.

2) The links connecting the Foot rest to guard, actually proved to be good for resting feet quite comfortably, as extension of the foot rests

3) Did not tangle in the guard even once in the heavy stop go Traffic.

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Hi Sud,

The sack carrier is a nice addition but wouldnt the backpack get all the muddy from the wheel. I had some suggestions and have used my "PICASSO" skills over yr pic.

1) You can weld four "EARS" (Yellow boxes) with bolts (BLACK HOLES) already welded.
2) Get a sheet metal plate (RED) cut in size and bolt it using butterfly nuts.
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The buttefly nuts can open fast & easy. This will give you free access to wheel and other things behind and will also save your back pack.

You can also use these elastic ropes, freely available in luggage sections, for securing the back pack.
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Just my ONE dollar.

Last but not least, you were in Mumbai & we didnt hear from you!!!

Raab rakha.

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