Originally Posted by team ftb
Traveltoad - That's where the R3 has found a perfect niche in my kit. I don't use it on day rides but when traveling it shines. On the bike it travels with the pack in the rear, when crossing borders the adjustment strap on the side is easily loosened to allow the pack to be swung around front for easy access to its contents for all the immigration and custom officials and the required paperwork and documentation.
When traveling about cities off the bike it travels in front so I can keep an eye on it. I have $5,000 US currency stashed for emergency's (helicopter evac, bribes for bad accidents, etc.) and some countries I'm in can be problematic so like to make theft a bit more difficult. I reckon when traveling in Baja like you do it would work really well.
R3 in about town mode.
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