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post #1 of 18 Old 03-21-2018, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, I ride with an Abus 14mm chain and an Abus 37/80 padlock, which are quite heavy. Along with a backpack it's a significant weight on the rear . I've been thinking about relocating chain and lock to a tank bag, is that a good idea? Will it hold?
Any other suggestions will be appriciated. Aim is better high speed stability.

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post #2 of 18 Old 03-21-2018, 09:46 AM
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Do you have crash bars? You could attach bags there or wrap the chain around them. Puts the weight forward. Less able to wheelie though.
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post #3 of 18 Old 03-21-2018, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Do you have crash bars? You could attach bags there or wrap the chain around them. Puts the weight forward. Less able to wheelie though.
Yes I thought about it too. Should see if It can be implemented , that isnot interfering with the front wheel or radiator.

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On trips, I'll put my tools, tire stuff, and chain lube up front like that. I know it looks alittle goofy but it distributes some weight forward. A lot on the back tire, including me.
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Makes me sad to see the 650XT all loaded down like in previous pic. Here it is in "local" mode.
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Wow, if I'm seeing right that is more than 10 dollars a pound for you lock and chain and it's is a heavy bugger.
I keep my retention device wrapped around the saddle bag frame or the rear rack locked in place.
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Not to worry the bad guys do not steal Suzukis or BMWS they only steal Harleys you are safe....
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A real biker would sling it over the shoulder like a bandolier!


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post #9 of 18 Old 03-24-2018, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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A real biker would sling it over the shoulder like a bandolier!

Of course, if he's 27, I'm 48 😉

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That's not a biker. Wrong head cover, got guns strung all over his bod and he's about 50 years too early for a motorbike.
Looks more like something a Clint Eastwood character would have shot in the first 5 minutes of a spaghetti western.
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