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Old 12-09-2005, 08:03 AM   #1
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Kitesurfing on a Motorcycle: Baja Trip Reports

For those who are interested, I am using a blog to post trip reports from a motorcycle & kitesurfing trip to Baja.

http://blog.myspace.com/peted74


ADV Rider is a GREAT site and I found lots of info that helped me get ready for the trip. Thanks for everything!
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:39 AM   #2
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BTW, if anyone else is curious about how to get kitesurfing gear onto a motorcycle, here's a photo... there's more detail in a post I put up a few weeks ago in the equipment forum.

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Old 12-09-2005, 09:08 AM   #3
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Great blog, so far!! Sound slike it's going to be an amazing trip! Keep us posted!!! I'm sure you'll find some way to post pics from Baja!
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:55 AM   #4
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Hey all.

I updated the blog with a bunch of photos etc. Warning: some of the ones from the night of clubbing in Tijuana are a little risque :-) Nothing you haven't seen before though...

Other interesting events include hitting a cow the other night at 60mph (ouch!) and accidentally stumbling into a huge motorcycle rally in Tijuana.

http://blog.myspace.com/peted74

I'll be in one spot for a while now but will post if I go on any interesting rides.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:50 PM   #5
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BTW, if anyone else is curious about how to get kitesurfing gear onto a motorcycle, here's a photo... there's more detail in a post I put up a few weeks ago in the equipment forum.

I'm just rigging my KLR650 up to carry my kiteboarding gear here on Vancouver Island and I am thinking about riding down to Baja this winter with my gear to camp on the beach in La Ventana.

The link to your blog no longer works, but if that material is still available online I'd love to read it....

My blog is at www.klr650blog.com ,but I haven't got any kiteboard related posts up yet.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:26 AM   #6
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making the plans here too. except i'm thinking a trailer might work better :)
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:52 AM   #7
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making the plans here too. except i'm thinking a trailer might work better :)
If I have to tow a trailer I might as well just drive my pick up truck!...
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:13 AM   #8
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no way can i carry my kite gear and camping gear on my bike so i've taken a plunge. before i get a trailer, i need a bike that mcan pull it all, including a spot for my wife to ride. the first step is a new bike that i bought this week...
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:27 AM   #9
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WOW,

Kiting and Adv riding... thats the life, i want to take my stuff too but concerned ill drop the bike and break my board you seem happu to take the risk...

nice work
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i'll put a small light rack on the trailer for the board. if i wreck and break the board, my body will most likely be broken too :)
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:57 AM   #11
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nice work guys,
im form adelaide OZ and want to go around the coast a kite with my KLR.. i was thinking of putting the board on the side of the panniers but if i dropped the bike as id be doing offrad stuff ill break my board (as thats my first thought %$@# dont crash i might break my kiting gear lol)... never mind the body... maybe i could take the grab handle off and put bags on top of it.. any suggestions?

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Old 08-19-2011, 08:32 AM   #12
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Top pic is from a 600K day trip I did to go KBing with a friend yesterday. That's two kites w/bars, wetsuit, helmet, gloves, booties, impact vest, harness + tools/tubes for my bike.

And...*sigh*...a few farckles I bought when seduced after stopping at Touratech USA!...

No board this time as I borrowed my buddy's, but you can either strap the board behind you on the seat under your kites parallel or perpendicular to your direction of travel - whatever you like best. If it's sticking out behind you it won't get damaged in a crash and it's light so as long as the front half is well strapped down under your kites it won't be a problem.



One of the main reasons I got my KLR was to haul my kiteboarding gear around the island - especially down logging roads...

http://klr650blog.wordpress.com/2011...-kiteboarding/
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #13
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One of the main reasons I got my KLR was to haul my kiteboarding gear around the island - especially down logging roads...

http://klr650blog.wordpress.com/2011...-kiteboarding/

Im going to Cape Hatteras from Ontario, thats about 1200km. Wondering if I should rent a board down there or taking my own.

Any issue with wind or passing transport truck in the highway with that setup?
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Im going to Cape Hatteras from Ontario, thats about 1200km. Wondering if I should rent a board down there or taking my own.

Any issue with wind or passing transport truck in the highway with that setup?
I ride low speed twisty highways on an island and don't see many big trucks or high speeds. My advice would be to rent a board if you can as it's definitely the biggest hassle in terms of gear carrying. Then ride with your board locally on the bike and see how you feel.

Have fun in Hatteras!...
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:30 PM   #15
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We got plenty.............

Of wind & water here in Hatteras.Enjoy.
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