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Old 05-09-2013, 07:31 PM   #31
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Hard panniers or soft bags?
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:03 AM   #32
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Was thinking hard , as I wont to use one side for carrying a surfboard and the other for gear . So need a frame , does the soft have one ?
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:10 AM   #33
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Give me wife some time to get time to try and down load pic's , there coming !
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:54 PM   #34
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Was thinking hard , as I wont to use one side for carrying a surfboard and the other for gear . So need a frame , does the soft have one ?
That's funny, a surfboard!!
Maybe put the Pacific Ocean in the other bag.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:25 AM   #35
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That's funny, a surfboard!!
Maybe put the Pacific Ocean in the other bag.
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No need to be smart ! It's water !! It'll leak out !!!!!!!! Were I surf is an adventure riding dirt roads looking for waves . Just got to see if it works or not ..
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:00 AM   #36
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I wouldn't get the Touratech's if you are hauling ocean...saltwater ocean sometimes not so good with aluminum.

I have always traveled with hard panniers...Jesse's or Touratech Zegas with a back rack for a soft bag.

And a tank bag.

I get the back country surfing but alwas imagied a split window VW van.

http://pinterest.com/pin/181410691212588010/

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Old 05-20-2013, 01:58 AM   #37
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My trips are day ones , V Dub's are for weekends . Thought hard as need a frame . Who has the good price ? I do have to say even with new motor the vib's through your feet are pretty bad when your foot can vib of the pegs . Yes was told rubber inserts on the pegs for road . Pussy idea I think . See the block at the top of the page ADR ( pic ) imagine it with a surf board . COOL AAA ! Up date on pic's wife still in in progress , and not being a ass wipe .
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #38
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How much does the surf board weigh, and how long is it?
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #39
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Stick,
You said the P word....

As for the rubber inserts, real men use them.

For surfboards...custom racks??

Or just tow the VW behind.

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Old 05-21-2013, 03:12 AM   #40
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How much does the surf board weigh, and how long is it?
Board would'nt weigh any more than 10kg . But is fairly wide and 6'5 '' long . Did see three blokes riding three separate bikes ( just to be clear ) all together obviously doing a trip with boards on . ( not the only idiot on the planet ! ) There boards were like housed like a side car with no wheels . Just way to big and wide I thought , mine idear was to stay close to the bike less wind push and drag .
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:52 AM   #41
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You may be looking at it the wrong way:-

http://www.rjcox.com.au/product/2216...ped-surf-rack/
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:04 AM   #42
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Board would'nt weigh any more than 10kg . But is fairly wide and 6'5 '' long . Did see three blokes riding three separate bikes ( just to be clear ) all together obviously doing a trip with boards on . ( not the only idiot on the planet ! ) There boards were like housed like a side car with no wheels . Just way to big and wide I thought , mine idear was to stay close to the bike less wind push and drag .
Sounds amazingly light for the length. Still, with that weight hanging outboard like that it would have to make the bike handle really poorly. Then there's the wind and sail effect. Even a slight cross wind would push you around. Maybe over into oncoming traffic? I would get a small trailer for this application.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:36 AM   #43
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You may be looking at it the wrong way:-

http://www.rjcox.com.au/product/2216...ped-surf-rack/
Really good tread , thanks .
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:43 AM   #44
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Ok what about wind push ?? How many people have carried a heap of gear and been affected by wind so bad that they had to abandon the ride ? I'm not going to be surfing in howling winds . It can get a blow up in the arvo's , say 25- 30 notes but not all the time . I love the adventure part and the gas save will be astronomical . What you think do able or death defying ?
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:08 PM   #45
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Stickit,
You are a little crazy but tha's easy for me to accept.
FWIW I rode in Patagonia on Ruta 40 to Tierra del Fuego.

Wind speed somewhere between 75-100 mph.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa..._40_(Argentina)

I am here to tell you it was fucking nuts.
The mc just blew over no matter how you parked it.
The gravel was inch sized, rutted and loose and it was cold...and ...I was recovering from a fractured pelvis on the Alta Plana in Bolivia.

You think I wanted to crash...and I was alone and I do mean alone cause Ruta 40 is the loneliest road I ever rode. 25 mph was my top speed.

This...

A surf board would not have been possible...

UNLESS...

you dragged it!!!

Sidecar.

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