Well these are functional mods but I'm pretty sure they will not make my bike any faster. So I think this is the correct mods forum for crash bars and racks.
I'm finally making some good progress on my new touring machine. Was hoping to do suspension mods but money got too tight for that. Maybe next year.
For now some scrap welded together will keep me buisy.
8 bucks in scrap steel/Alum
The big fries sign will hopefully morph into an Alum top box. For now I've just been working with the steel.
Here is the top rack, with an Alum plate that will serve as a base for a top box, or any other contraption I may wantt on there (bike rack for sure)
No Adv bike is complete with out crash bars. I figure I used 2 bucks worth of steel on these. Not the prettiest but i'm confident they will be functional. I'll find out eventually.
As you can see they are no painted yet but that should be taken care of by tomorrow. Then its back to domestic dutis of house cleaning and litter box emptying. Get my chores done soon enough I can start workin on that top box. Grand scheme is to have the top box and side cases made by spring so I can go on some good long rides with lots of junk in my trunk. I'll keepeveryon posted on how things go.