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I saw an XR600 the other day cruising by with ammo cans mounted on both sides of the bike like saddle bags. Has anybody on here done this. I was thinking of fabricating some kind support that would mount to the passenger pegs mounting points and the turn signal brackets. Any pics or advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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i you crash and it lands on you it will jack you up. friend of mine mounted a pair, cross rutted and broke his leg.

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Military Mermite cans work good.

Mermite cans are for field chow...they are insulated and don't hold a lot.

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i you crash and it lands on you it will jack you up. friend of mine mounted a pair, cross rutted and broke his leg.

:bonk:

I use some tough saddle bags made for horses. Cheaper than bags made for bikes,just a little shorting of the center straps,and no worries of busted feet\legs..

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:bonk:

I use some tough saddle bags made for horses. Cheaper than bags made for bikes,just a little shorting of the center straps,and no worries of busted feet\legs..

Could you post some pics??

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ya i would like to see that as well, I'm sure they are made of leather so they are deffinately tough. I live around a lot of horse ranches so those could be had for a descent price around here.

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Hope this doesn't come across as argumentative; its not meant to be.

These look cavernous to me: http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=23913&page=2

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Perhaps if you can remove the liners as CM suggested.

I am sorry though after gagging down warm gruel out those :censored:ing things for 20+ years... I would be :censored:ed if I would mount them to my bike. The worst case of food poisoning I ever got (and I have had a few doses of bad food from the third world that left me bleeding:moon:) was field chow delivered up in one of those blasted things.

Perhaps I am just biased though:smirk:

Did I mention that I have a similar aversion to mounting 20mm ammo cans to the side of something that I use for pleasure? :bonk:

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