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MLC jet pack and BKBT harness??

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    MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    On my MLC jet pack where do I make the straps come out of the back for my BKBT harness? Do I cut holes for them, just put them out at the top of the "door"? Pics would help a ton. Thanks.

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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    Cut the holes. Little slots work perfectly.

    Wes


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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    Where on the jet pack do you cut them? Should I do it in the little door on the back then glue the door shut?

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    No, get the 1" sticky back velcro for the door. Trim it to fit. cut the slots at least an inch or so above the door. If you cut them too close to the door opening, you weaken the support the pack gives to the straps.

    Wes

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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    That is where I cut them now but it makes the jet pack hang too low on my back.

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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    Adjust the straps on the inside of the pack. I used pop rivets and washers to secure Brandy's. If you don't like it, cut the straps out of the inside and re-do it. Nylon webbing is cheap.

    Wes

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    anyone know if BKBT is still making the harness? The system I have been using is really starting to tick me off!

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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    Actually pictures would be a huge help!
    LOL
    I liked SEEKERS harness but I am really interested to see the BKBT one.

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    Cut 2 horizontal "coin bank" slots about 1/2"-1" above the opening panel door. Insert BKBT's straps going into the slots & down inside the JP & looping it on the installed metal "u" bars. This method also makes your strap adjustable if you wanted to.

    Even w/o a BKBT harness, you could even use a "camel back" hydration pack (backpack) & stuff it in the JP's interior, take out the straps & close the JP panel door using velcro. Not as nice as using BKBT's harness, but something to explore if you wanted to.

    Anyway, check out some pics thru my on-line photo album:

    http://www.printroom.com/ViewAlbum.a...lbum_id=192056

    Mardon (MLC)
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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    Slowmo said:
    anyone know if BKBT is still making the harness? The system I have been using is really starting to tick me off!

    i talked to him a while ago, once hes done with the helmet then he will start up on the harness again, maybe.

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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    I've gone through several design changes for harness systems; a soft back, a hard back, & a vest style. Each has it's own merits but each has it's shortcomings as well. I wanted to completely redsign my harness system before offering it to the board. Here are a couple that I have used.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails my-harness-back-tdh-jpg   my-harness-front-tdh-jpg   new-harness-1-tdh-jpg  

    new-harness-2-tdh-jpg  

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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    I really like the first one that is cool.

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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    wow!!!!!!!!

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    Awesome designs Vince!

    I still have one of your earlier prototypes and I like it Your new designs makes me wanna upgrade thou

    Vince, how about sending pics of how you integrated your harness to the Jango Arena JP you got from me? I believe that both classic & arena JPs have similar backs.
    I'm sure this would be helpfull to those who are setting up their JPs

    Mardon

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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    Ok...I need to know if BKBT is going to have any of these ready before C3!
    If so, I wish to be first on the sign up list!

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    that first one looks pretty nice. Let me know when you start offering them again as I really need something better than the belt and alice pack straps I'm using now. I'm liking the vest version a lot.

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    Mardon, I'll have to snap a couple of pics tomorrow. It is the same setup you use but I'll take some detail shots.

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    Likewise, put me down on the list once its gets started. Nice looking system.

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    That sounds great Vince, I'm sure folks here would appreciate those.

    I'd do it myself, but all my gear is with Austin being painted.

    Mardon (MLC)
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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    Wow! That vest design looks awesome!

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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    Great looking harnesses! Are you selling? And how much?

    Geo

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    Here are some pics of Mardon's fantastic JP & the system he incorporated for harness straps.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails stubby-jp-002-tdh-jpg   stubby-jp-003-tdh-jpg   stubby-jp-005-tdh-jpg  

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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    Vince,
    This is absolutely kind of you to take the time in taking those pics as well as posting 'em - kudos buddy!
    I'm sure this would help other folks in answering some of their questions in setting up their JPs

    For mine, I did cut out the slits above the panel door so it wont interfere with the opening/closing of the rear panel (for whatever purpose it may serve) plus it also sits my classic JP a bit lower to conform better with my backplate.

    I guess with having a Jango arena JP, it needs to sit a bit higher on your back as the arena is a bit shorter than a classic?

    Nonetheless, since your harness straps are adjustable - one can easily tailor the ride height of their JPs conforming to their preference

    Mardon (MLC)
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    I have the slits above the door on my classic JP & I found I have to crank the straps to their maximum for the JP to sit at the right height for Jango. I found that by lowering them & putting them in the door, I have more travel in the adjustment on my harness & fits better on my back. The trick is to have the buckle fastener just come out of the back plate so you can access it. On my classic, I have to put on the pack, then sinch up the harness straps & the buckle disappears into my back plate. A real pain in ***** to put on!

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    Re: MLC jetpack and BKBT harness??

    I would die for any of those harness systems, especially for the one with the hard back. Love it!

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