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Old 12-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #7351
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Woah, that was hardcore.


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One more reason to stay away from hard bags.

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Old 12-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #7352
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I think KTM640DAKAR (Todd) can relate to that video. He hooked a soft bag on a fence post while riding his Ducati 996 around a parking lot at an AMA roadracing event (Mid-Ohio? Road America? Can't remember).

It is far better to rip a soft bag or tear a strap than to hit hard stuff against hard stuff.

Anybody have any experience tearing Gobi bags off a KTM Adventure? I'm assuming that those tupperware boxes will "give" if push comes to shove. Probably better than aluminum panier boxes.
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?

Yes hooking a softbag on a steel snowfence post will pick up the back end of the bike. luckily the bag tore away from the bike and I stayed upright. Had to use a shoe lace and an awe to sow it back together. That happened down at the Barber race trAck in Alabama.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:17 PM   #7353
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Well I think I just made up my mind to stick with my soft bags !
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:14 AM   #7354
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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
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:38 AM   #7355
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Look what Aaron has been doing:





I'm jealous.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:58 AM   #7356
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I'm jealous.
You already know what I am going to say...
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:59 AM   #7357
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You already know what I am going to say...
Third week in Feburary?

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:09 PM   #7358
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New toy

Finally, I can ride with you gents!!

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #7359
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Finally, I can ride with you gents!!

Nice! 450?
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:42 PM   #7360
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Nice! 450?

Yes Sir, a 2005 450 EXC, very well maintained. I am lucky.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #7361
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Nice score! Ive been looking for something like that as well.

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:47 PM   #7362
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Wow, Matt. What a beauty.

Congratulations !
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:06 PM   #7363
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Wow, Matt. What a beauty.

Congratulations !
Thanks Bruno, I can't wait to ride with you again and learn all I can.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:27 PM   #7364
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That's Sweet Matt !!
I wish I could ride something like that @ 70 mph to get to & ride with you guys .

Post up when you guys get the bigger bikes out !!
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:21 AM   #7365
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Finally, I can ride with you gents!!

Very nice!
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