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Old 04-17-2012, 11:13 AM   #64
Adv Grifter
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Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Passing ADV Stalkers in California
Oddometer: 6,128
Maybe I missed it ... but are you guys fitting some sort of pannier set up?
Soft I hope! Any pics of pannier system, racks, stand offs or whatever you've got.

On small Dual sports I find carry a true RTW load to be a challenge. It's one reason I've stayed with the old DR650. Super strong rear sub frame can handle a load even over 1000 miles of wash board.

I tried hard bags at first ... too much weight, bike was a handful off road.
But the sub frame can handle it. Here I'm loaded with over 100 lbs. Too much!

This set up took off over 40 lbs. from above. Night and day in handling off road. Suspension upgrade helps too! I use this set up when camping or super long Mexico trips. Only other thing I carry is big Camel Back (3 liters) that also carries lots of odds and ends.
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