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Old 12-05-2012, 05:14 AM   #7354
Rough idle
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Location: Jackson, MI
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Originally Posted by KTM640Dakar View Post
Matt, I drove past the TransDitch on the way to shooting sporting clays the pAst Thanksgiving weekend in Mansfield. It is grassy and ditch-like just as you remembered it. Did you have soft bags on that bike?
The Transalp had soft bags, yes. However, the ice-chest full of that day's refreshments, was certainly HARD. And since it was bungee corded to the luggage rack, it slid to the right side of the bike, pulling the bike to the right. This occurred somewhere between the first and second "bounce" - I had about as much success keeping the bike upright as that poor sap on the FJR. When the dust settled, that ditch looked like some bizarre yard sale. Thanks for the memory
Need my knees in the breeze through the trees.

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