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Postby Oldschool » 08:39 pm Mar 09 2007

Hey Guys
Does you Rear fender tool bag kick you in the butt
when you go over whoops or in a panic you slide back because of a sudden obstacle only to bottom your bottom out on your wire cutters,
Plug & axle wrench ,Space blanket,Flare gun,hibachi grill etc. ?

Maybe you just get used to it?
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Postby radonc73 » 09:05 pm Mar 09 2007

I just got used to it. I worry that if I dont take it all I will need a plug. You can try to find a bag for the front. My brother found a camera bag that works nicely. It isn't as roomy he has a plug and pliers and that is about all it will fit.
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Postby kawagumby » 11:28 pm Mar 09 2007

If you want to putt-putt around, the fender bag is OK, but if you want to ride to the full potential of the bike (including moving around on it, sliding it under stuff and watching it motor through rough stuff sometimes without you riding it :mrgreen: ) you need to use a fanny pack for your stuff.
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Postby Oldschool » 11:49 pm Mar 09 2007

I have a Kick a$$ fanny from my Cr days.
I don't want to pay $50.00 for an after market fender
Is there anything cheaper....or just take it off and leave it and then having four holes in my stock fender! :mrgreen:
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Postby kawagumby » 09:24 am Mar 10 2007

I ran my original rear fender for six years with no light and four holes where the bag used to be. I didn't care and the squirrels and deer didn't care either! Fenders end up getting blitzed by our boots anyway.... :supz:
Now that I've got another KDX and am a fashion conscious high-zoot kind of guy, I'm running a maier black mx-style....but it's starting to look pretty rough after only 8 rides or so...too bad... its going to be there for a loooong time. :mrgreen:
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Postby Green Hornet » 09:30 am Mar 10 2007

I use a MOOSE Fender Pack. Helps keep my arse on the bike.. I have long legs so it does not really interfere with me
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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 10:43 am Mar 10 2007

Just what I want, bunch of sharp pointy things strapped around my waist :rolleyes:

If you go with a front fender mount be sure and brace it, I have a spare tube pack on the front of the DR, offroad, going over rough **** the tip of the fender catches on the tire
Acerbis makes a nice fender brace

Not everyone is fortunate enough to ride a KDX, thats why I carry all my tools, so I can help that poor guy on the punkin get back home
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Postby Indawoods » 10:48 am Mar 10 2007

And that's about right Wibs!
I have never had to pull my tools out of my pack. Never a spark plug... nothing! So, the only thing I can think of why they put that on a KDX is to carry snacks and beer. :mrgreen:
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Postby Oldschool » 12:31 pm Mar 10 2007

True, the only thing I ever needed was Wire cutters from old fences that
Wrapped around my wheel (I thought if I just kept on going it would break off) WRONG! I lost two laps and drove 3 hours to this race,
What a waste.
Inda I had Beers and my cell phone in my Tool bag once and one of the beers sprung a leak Drowning my Cell phone (What away to go though)
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Postby kawagumby » 01:06 pm Mar 10 2007

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Mr. Wibbens wrote:Not everyone is fortunate enough to ride a KDX, thats why I carry all my tools, so I can help that poor guy on the punkin get back home



True. :mrgreen:
I have, however, had times when my bike got wrapped around a tree on the downside of a steep deer trail. The only way out? Took off the rear wheel to get it apart from the tree.
I also carry a pulley and rope. The rope is looped around my back carried-water bottle and the pulley is in the fanny pack. I've used both several times to get my bike back on the trail.

As far as bike failures go...I've run ten or so kdx's into oblivion, and in that time I've only had two outright failures, an ignition coil and the internal shifter spring. I can only wish my bod was so bullet-proof!
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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 11:42 pm Mar 10 2007

Jinxed myself today

Went over a big water bar, jumped it and when I came down my left boot slipped off the peg, I looked down and my footpeg was upside down. The lower bolt fell out, so I had to stop and use the bailing wire out of my tool kit to patch it up :wink:


Before that I let Carvr borrow my Fredette Riders Wrench so we could change out his flattened tube on the back of his KDX
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