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Old 10-18-2012, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another attempt at a cheap mod....I wanted a good place for my Ka-Bar and I think I found it.

It is completely visible but it is available to me, the same as my knife on my waist.....It blends in well.

From what I can read about California law, it seems I am good to go.....

What do you all think?





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Old 10-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If that blade is sharp, what happens if a little one comes up and slides their fingers down it while your bike is parked somewhere? Just worried about a law suit, maybe a blade guard? Other than that...... Looks cool!
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good point...(pun intended)

My bike sits in my garage about 3 feet from me. At work it's about 15 feet away and in view. If I ride anywhere and get off the bike, the knife will be taken along.

That picture is a delrin mock up of the final piece (delrin cuts sooooo easy on a mill) but it will wind up being aluminum (black anodized) so I will look towards creating some kind of 'guard' for the sharp edge.

However, I might add from a 'funner' place, if you touch my bike, you might just deserve what you get.....lol...hmmm...is that sharp, why yes, yes it is!!!!!

Thanks Randy.....always appreciate input....
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I have that exact knife, cost me like 80 bucks back when i bought it pretty expensive shiftrod if you ask me, but cool!
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I have that exact knife, cost me like 80 bucks back when i bought it pretty expensive shiftrod if you ask me, but cool!
Paid 52 bucks and have not lost any use of the knife. It is held in place by strong magnets, yet can be twisted away from the mount very easily...

First install....I like feedback, helps me decide if it is a keeper or not, so far, it's a keeper....
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I do like the.look, its sweet
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Absolutely! a Keeper!
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Looks sharp (pun intended), actually I do like it. Nice idea, oh and people shouldn't touch a persons bike without an ok from the owner.
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Absolutely! a Keeper!
There's Ken......missed you on the last ride.

Thanks for the thumbs up Bladerunr and NJwarrior!
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I REALLY like it.

Having said that, I've had bolts vibrate out, battery terminal vibrate loose, etc. etc. I'd imagine eventually you'll hit a bump, and bye bye knife...
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