the tube stcking out the frame on a '97 kdx220?

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I just bout a 1997 kdx 220 and I can't figure out what the hollow tube on the right side on the frame under the seet does.what is it?:think :think
 
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I've been told by more than one person (that should know) that it's intended to be used as a handle. Works 1/2 well at that....for hiking the bike up on a stand, bucket..whatever you use to prop the thing up for maintenance (if you don't own a REAL stand!..like I don't)
 
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I've also wondered about that tube. I assumed it was there because it was used on the dual sport SR model in Japan. Of course you know what they say when you assume...
 
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Does anyone think there would be a problem with sawing it off? I dont pick it up by it or anything, it just sits there looking dangerous! Any weight savings is good:p
 
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Originally posted by KID KDX
Does anyone think there would be a problem with sawing it off? B]
That little tube was designed by highly educated, highly paid engineers that know what they are doing. Under no circumstances would I recomend sawing it off without doing an extensive structural analysis first to determine exactly what the effect on the integrity of the structure as a whole would be.:p

Well, it sounded good...LOL:confused:
 

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It will not hurt a thing by removing it.

Are you serious about saving weight? This piece cant weigh more than 6 ounces! If you are that concerned about weight ... GO ON A DIET :p
 
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LOL!

No, I was not serious about saving weight!!!!:scream: And If I went on a diet, there wouldnt be anything left of me, I only weigh 120lbs:p
 
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:think I was thinking that mabee it was to keep your boot from ketching the side pannel or something?!?! thanks, at leat I'm not the only one that is clueless :)
 
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Me and Desert Rider can be clueless together!:D Watch out Spanky, we might gang up on YOU next time!:confused:
 

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i figured it must be for one of those triangular shaped bike stands you see at the dealers,probably just put there to see if we're payin attention:silly:
 
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Ive been told that this a protective device used to keep intrusions(rocks, sticks, whatever)from hitting the exhaust pipe if you were to drop your bike on the ground.....I guess they figure if you collapse your exhaust pipe, you wont make it outta the wood?! :)

I think i use mine for a handle just like everybody else though......