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Looks great, thanks for the post. What brand are the engine protection bars? they fit well with the B&B Safari plate
 

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What rack too? Looks like it has the WolfMan loops.
 

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Ready to rumble... Just need a Remus Okami and the job is done.>:)
Looks tops mate.

Considered an Aussie made Barrett pipe ? - saw you were in Aus by the Vic. plate. I thought the Barrett would sit a bit low for water crossings judging by the pics on their site. They must have modified it a little since because it actually sits a bit higher than the stock pipe. Cleared my H&B pannier racks too.

Received mine last week and it sounds brilliant; even better once all the baffles are removed. Rumbles at idle, but not too loud. Thunderous howl above 4000 rpm.

Only issue was lots of machining fluid burning off in the first 1/2 hour of use.
 

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Looks great, thanks for the post. What brand are the engine protection bars? they fit well with the B&B Safari plate
Hepco Becker... pretty good piece of kit. Have to removed the whole exhaust to get to the frame where rear bolts onto frame though but was not so hard a job.
 

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What rack too? Looks like it has the WolfMan loops.
Those are Barrett racks, bolts on under saddle, at foot rest and the bar that goes under mudguard bolts to the frame under the seat with 2 bolts. Then the bar at the back via the number plate is just a compression bar. Its pretty sturdy, certainly as strong as the engine guards so there is good protection from a fair to middling fall over.... With soft bags you'll definitely pick it up, have a laugh and carry on none the worse for wear.... I added the Barkbusters for insurance. If the handle bar bites the dirt the OE soft covers give no protection for the brake/clutch lever.
 

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What do you keep in the long tube?
Aaah... that tube is good old storm water pipe 90mm and screw cap fittings. It is cut down to size now so it doesn't stick out. Has proper clips to attach to the rack. Every DR you see has one for tools... It seals so you can also use it for water. I got 430 mm under there so it's about 1.5 litres vol. Cost me about 20 bucks to make with the help of my-favorite-place-in-the-world Bunnings!:grin2:
 

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Looking good! Have you laid it over (very carefully and gently...) to see where the balance point is when it's on its side? I'm just wondering if the Hepco & Beckers come up high enough to hold it, or whether a full tank of fuel would pull it over so the tank sits down and wheels point skyward.

BTW, you've hidden the plate in the last pic but not the 3rd...
 

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Aaah... that tube is good old storm water pipe 90mm and screw cap fittings. It is cut down to size now so it doesn't stick out. Has proper clips to attach to the rack. Every DR you see has one for tools... It seals so you can also use it for water. I got 430 mm under there so it's about 1.5 litres vol. Cost me about 20 bucks to make with the help of my-favorite-place-in-the-world Bunnings!:grin2:
Thanks
Yea I had a tube on my DRZ as well for tools it just wasn't that big. It looked long in the pictures (before you cut it) and I was curious if you had a different purpose for it.
 

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I can dig it! I notice you only have the engine guards on. Do you think the upper trellis scaffolding is necessary? if it falls over, it will just hit your engine guards and the handlebar end cap right?
 
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