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Old 01-16-2013, 12:00 PM   #3706
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Those Americans....

You do everything BIG
Big cars, big trucks, big bikes… and when you travel big bags…
How long you need to do all the packing before you start the trip???

I wouldn’t be there if you need a help to pick your bike from the floor

We're just compensating for the one thing that isn't so big.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:38 PM   #3707
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I wouldn’t be there if you need a help to pick your bike from the floor

It helps a lot if you pull all the shit off the bike before you try to get it up right.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #3708
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It helps a lot if you pull all the shit off the bike before you try to get it up right.
You might not have dropped it at if it weren't for all the shit strapped on ...
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:49 PM   #3709
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I was amazed the first time I went to USA looking that enormous camper vans (like buses) pulling a car (huge), and in the roof quads, bikes….
I imagine they need a month to pack everything to have a week of holidays.
In your bikes is the same: lots of bags… and of course cup and bottle holders!!

Spoiled Americans….
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:50 PM   #3710
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I imagine they need a month to pack everything to have a week of holidays.
It's what you do when you only have a week of vacation each year ...
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:56 PM   #3711
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Yup. Those holes are used for the OEM bag mount lower braket.
Good solid spot for mounting a bracket for the bottle or power outlet.

I ended up using the factory cross brace for he passenger outlet
already had holes in it. Not the best shot, but you can just see it
one the first hole.

Another entry on my mod list.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:15 PM   #3712
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I was amazed the first time I went to USA looking that enormous camper vans (like buses) pulling a car (huge), and in the roof quads, bikes….
I imagine they need a month to pack everything to have a week of holidays.
In your bikes is the same: lots of bags… and of course cup and bottle holders!!

Spoiled Americans….
We just find it hard to drink from a sticker.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #3713
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I was amazed the first time I went to USA looking that enormous camper vans (like buses) pulling a car (huge), and in the roof quads, bikes….
I imagine they need a month to pack everything to have a week of holidays.
In your bikes is the same: lots of bags… and of course cup and bottle holders!!

Spoiled Americans….


Hey, now, Jaumev...

Not all Americans travel that way!

Here's shots from two different week-long trips a year apart...









Granted, I wasn't camping on either journey, but I don't haul much more when I have camped... And either way I have to haul some medical support gear with me no matter where I go. I used to have to travel a *LOT* via air in a business I was in, and there more than any other I learned all too often "Less is More"!!!

Packing light sure helps the motorcycle's handling, too!




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Old 01-16-2013, 09:52 PM   #3714
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Hey, now, Jaumev...

Not all Americans travel that way!

Here's shots from two different week-long trips a year apart...









Granted, I wasn't camping on either journey, but I don't haul much more when I have camped... And either way I have to haul some medical support gear with me no matter where I go. I used to have to travel a *LOT* via air in a business I was in, and there more than any other I learned all too often "Less is More"!!!

Packing light sure helps the motorcycle's handling, too!




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Old 01-16-2013, 10:15 PM   #3715
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what handlebars do you have on that beautiful blue motorcycle


Those are plain ol' stock Yamaha Super Tenere handlebars. I've got 'em mounted in a set of Rox "Pro-Offset" block risers...





http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?parts_id=9982


And I've got 'em rotated back in the clamps a bit more than Yamaha had 'em in the stock clamps.

Mind you, I'm not a fan of the stock handlebars. Too much sweepback at the grips for me, but I've learned to live with it for the time being, mainly because I just ride the damn thing too much. I just don't want the down time experimenting with other bars. Still, one of these days I'm going to end up with some with much less sweep and maybe a 1/2" more height.

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:58 AM   #3716
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"Heading towards the Mokee Dugway?"

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They're supposed to handle??
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:56 AM   #3717
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Those Americans....

You do everything BIG

BIG country...

Big cars, big trucks, big bikes… and when you travel big bags…
How long you need to do all the packing before you start the trip???

I start a year ahead just so I don't forget anything...

I wouldn’t be there if you need a help to pick your bike from the floor

If I drop it I remove all the beer, drink it, then just leave the bike there and go buy another....then start packing for next year's trip....



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Old 01-17-2013, 07:09 AM   #3718
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Have we all been to the Mokee Dugway haha

This was last August headed up it.


Looking down at Valley of the Gods road, yep rode that to.


Snow flats Rd two up, didn't make it far before having to turn around. The sand washes were muddy and it became work not fun.


We are headed back to Utah this year for two weeks. I have unfinished business there. Only this time I'll have K60's on the bike.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:55 AM   #3719
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Some pics around Mt.Gran Sasso (Italy) - Campo Imperatore -


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Old 01-17-2013, 09:59 AM   #3720
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Very Nice HDR
It's rare to see it used well. Those were nice shots!
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