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Offline Amsterdam

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The jerrycan will ride again (now on 690)
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:57:09 pm »
I confess, I am attached to my painted can.  I bought a nice rack from Chris (zebra - Flying Brick) with the sole intention of transplanting my jerrycan from the XR to the 690.  The rack is made out of " stainless tubing.  This is a bit smaller than the " tubing of the XR rack but with the rack installed it seems really solid.  Forgot to weigh the rack, but it is quite a light affair. 

Still need to sort out the bits and pieces to make the jerrycan fit but the basic concept is clear.  An easy way to carry extra fuel without the whole Oryx-type conversion cluttering up the front of the bike.  Will make something to easily attach a 5 litre can as well for the times when just a few more litres will do.  And another plus is that 2 empty 5 litre cans will work as floats when fording rivers.

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Re: The jerrycan will ride again (now on 690)
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 04:44:51 pm »
Looks good and let's face it, you need all the help you can get fording rivers  ;) ;D
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Re: The jerrycan will ride again (now on 690)
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 06:34:22 pm »
Transplant complete, patient happy.  Consider this, when samurais drew their katanas there had to be blood.  When a jerrycan gets trans-biked, there has to be a long trip.  Where to and when is still to be decided.

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Re: The jerrycan will ride again (now on 690)
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 07:12:43 pm »
Goeie werk :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: The jerrycan will ride again (now on 690)
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014, 07:53:45 pm »
Transplant complete, patient happy.  Consider this, when samurais drew their katanas there had to be blood.  When a jerrycan gets trans-biked, there has to be a long trip.  Where to and when is still to be decided.


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Re: The jerrycan will ride again (now on 690)
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 10:30:28 pm »
The racks weigh about 3.2kg complete.  Really light considering what it's adding to the bike.