|06-09-2009, 09:09 AM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Gladwin, Mi
Show off your small bikes (250cc-ish)
I'm getting ready to do a small touring trip around Michigan with my new bike, a 1982 Honda CM250. It basically wants to cruise around 55-60. I'm completely ok with that. I don't want to do 80 MPH on the highway, I just don't think that would be fun. I'd just like to see other people's small touring bikes.
Here she is:
I've got mine set up on a budget. I bought some Weaver nylon saddle bags for a farm supplement store. I acquired a sissy bar from ebay on the cheap (25$) So now I can attach a mid-size backpack to it. I can also lean my big backpacking pack + sleeping pad up against it too.
I just "made" a homemade tank bag out of one of my wife's old purses. It's just a nyon bag that I sewed a welding magnet into.
I've got my RAM mount for my street pilot that works really great, I do kind of worry that it gets shaken a little too much, can anyone calm my worries? I also added a 12V outlet to charge it.
( When I got the bike it had two mismatched mirrors, I found a pair of like new Harley mirrors on craigslist for 10$, the stems are too small for the metric hole, so I just got some fasteners from the hardware store to mount them)
I've been scanning all the threads I can on homemade "farkle". I think it's fun to create functional add-ons. I'm thinking about building a tool tube out of PVC for the front that would mount with u-bolts. Anybody have any other suggestions for things I could add/modify to make the bike more touring friendly?
I made a new farkle for the bike. This was a video camera bag that I bought from a yard sale for $0.50. I cut off what wasn’t needed and sewed on some patches. I used some nylon webbing and buckles to attach them to the forks. It will make a good bag for stuff on this super touring 250 ;)
mikesova screwed with this post 06-30-2009 at 06:47 PM
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