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Old 03-24-2010, 12:22 AM
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Default Rifle mount for bike?

Yes, I am serious.

Any chance there's a built mount out there at the moment? I am afraid I am going to have to fab something up at work.


Something like this Taos, NM officer's KLR has on it-


Edit- This is great, but won't work for me at 6 bones- http://www.policeone.com/police-prod...-P-Motorcycle/
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:39 AM
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Don't know about a rifle mount, but that's one mean looking KLR! I'd wonder about the reliability of that weapon after riding some dusty trails, though. Seems you'd get a muzzle full of dust. I know AR-15's have been improved in the action department over the years, but that one seems overly exposed to the elements to me. Then again, Los Illegals are probably not shooting back and the presence of that weapon may be deterrent enough. Good luck with your quest.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:44 AM
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Cool looking mount, and I like the shorty-AR...but dang officer put a muzzle protector on that thing!
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I don't know what you've got on your bike in terms of farkles already, but I'm thinking a set of saddlebag mounts, and a locking hard case from any sporting goods store should do the trick. In lieu of that, some strategically placed angle iron on the OEM luggage rack should let you mount a case vertically off to one side of the shelf without too much difficulty.
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Have done it before.

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There are all kinds of hunting rifle scabbards for ATVs.
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Edit- This is great, but won't work for me at 6 bones- http://www.policeone.com/police-prod...-P-Motorcycle/

Im sorry but that is a horrible mount. The weapon is too exposed, zero protection, and considering its a KLR with somewhat knobbie tires I am assuming he is in the dirt often. Not to mention what happens when a car bumps into that bike on the street or the bike is laid over it will probably ruin the gun. What about rain, sand, dirt, mud? All will mess that gun up.



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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...cessories.aspx
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:12 PM
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You mean transport as opposed to "mount" I assume.

Folks have adapted various scabbards and hard cases to motorcycles. Generally a hard case is mounted to a luggage rack on one side. Others have tried various take-down rifles or shotguns either in a pannier or hard case. Even a 48" Garand case isn't a big deal to carry sideways on your luggage rack.

If you are talking about something that would allow you to easily deploy a rifle, well, that's one reason why military motorcycle use is pretty limited: it's not easy to provide bounding overwatch from a hard case or scabbard.

Scabbards may not be usable depending on your state laws about transport of firearms: for example, if it was easily reached, some states require you to have a hunting license, and others prohibit or restrict such transport.
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Tell us a little more about your situation. What rifle(s) do you plan on carrying? For what purpose (ie: get to the range, go hunting, protection, just for the helluvit)? Do you already have a luggage system, and if so, what do you have (racks, panniers, top case...)?

Ther are a ton of rifle racks, boots and brackets made for ATVs. Any of them could be pretty easily adapted for use on a Strom. Check here for a bunch of options: Linky.

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How accessible do you want it? Might try this: (pic attached)
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