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Old 12-08-2012, 11:12 AM   #17251
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There used to be several but many have moved, I sold mine shortly after I bought it. I take it you are a KLR rider then?? I have seen several riding around but not sure if any of them are on ADV.

Welcome to the site. Maybe I will see you around.


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Old 12-08-2012, 01:14 PM   #17252
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VCHSS Awards Banquet or Broxton Bridge Dual Sport???

Since these fall on the same day, I can only do one.

Hmmm ... decisions, decisions ...

One involves camping and riding dirt bikes.

While the other involves eating, drinking, and getting an award for riding dirt bikes ... but no actual riding of said dirt bikes.

I like riding my dirt bike. So maybe this is not such a hard decision after all.
Certainly hope you decide to come ride Broxton with us NB. I've seen the way you "so called" camp. All the req'd man cave items...WiFi, heater, carpeted floor, coffee maker, generator. Mind a tentmate? I can't spoon, but I can cook a mean steak, and make some awesome apple pie moonshine.

Dave S, Just missed you up at the bike shop. Was picking up my Storm Racing uniform. Nice looking cyclocross bike you have there. Good luck with the NCCX race tomorrow in WS.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:32 PM   #17253
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Certainly hope you decide to come ride Broxton with us NB. I've seen the way you "so called" camp. All the req'd man cave items...WiFi, heater, carpeted floor, coffee maker, generator. Mind a tentmate? I can't spoon, but I can cook a mean steak, and make some awesome apple pie moonshine.

Dave S, Just missed you up at the bike shop. Was picking up my Storm Racing uniform. Nice looking cyclocross bike you have there. Good luck with the NCCX race tomorrow in WS.

So far so good for Broxton. I'll more than likely camp. sleeping mat, fart sack and a leaky poncho. NB, I'll polish the rims on your truck for some coffee in the morning. Tee Dub, Ill wash your whole bike for some apple pie shine
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:55 PM   #17254
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So far so good for Broxton. I'll more than likely camp. sleeping mat, fart sack and a leaky poncho. NB, I'll polish the rims on your truck for some coffee in the morning. Tee Dub, Ill wash your whole bike for some apple pie shine
Too bad. I was going to bring this.

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:22 PM   #17255
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Too bad. I was going to bring this.

Yeah, the mo-peds, I figure you'd bring those...
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:31 PM   #17256
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So far so good for Broxton. I'll more than likely camp. sleeping mat, fart sack and a leaky poncho. NB, I'll polish the rims on your truck for some coffee in the morning. Tee Dub, Ill wash your whole bike for some apple pie shine
Got so many orders for AP, I think I'm gonna have to make another batch.

Could just see EDK pullin up in that rig!
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:26 PM   #17257
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Chad. Yes Anders is running the show again this year.

You should come down and volunteer. It's really a lot of fun. If I volunteer again this year we can request to work on the same stage.
The way my wife is working I cannot commit to anything right now. I have baby duty while shes working because there is no babysitter fit enough for her.... I am hoping that I can at least show up. I have been there twice and loved every minute of it. Maybe this year I can show up on two wheels instead of four.
Welcome to the chaos guy. KLR's are alot of fun, I had mine for a couple years and if it wasnt for the vibrations and the fact it isnt fit for a very novice rider off pavement I would probably still have mine. There are plenty of guys on this thread that ride dual sport but not on the Kawi's.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #17258
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small bag for ktm 450?

So I need something to keep some basics in (cash, copy of insurance card, license, (because I forget my wallet) minor tools, registration, etc?) but I don't want some huge thing. Partly cause I don't think the bike can handle that, and I think it will be annoying.

Has anyone used or have an old one for sale one of the over number plate bags?
or front fender types?
or small tail bags?

tail:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...nder-Pack.aspx

front fender
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...nder-Pack.aspx

number plate:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...rail-Pack.aspx

Or other brands that would be better?
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:35 PM   #17259
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Yup sure do.

PM coming.

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:23 PM   #17260
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small bag for ktm 450?

So I need something to keep some basics in (cash, copy of insurance card, license, (because I forget my wallet) minor tools, registration, etc?) but I don't want some huge thing. Partly cause I don't think the bike can handle that, and I think it will be annoying.

Has anyone used or have an old one for sale one of the over number plate bags?
or front fender types?
or small tail bags?

tail:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...nder-Pack.aspx

front fender
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...nder-Pack.aspx

number plate:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...rail-Pack.aspx

Or other brands that would be better?
My recommendation would not be a bag to strap to the bike, but rather a small backpack. You usually need one for riding off road and dual sporting anyway to carry a camel back. I like this one for when I'm not wearing a chest protector:

http://www.kriega.us/r25-motorcycle-backpack/




For something serviceable for carrying a few tools, camel back reservoir, and is also integrated with a chest protector, I like my Zac Speed a lot:

http://www.zacspeed.com/10site/usa/exotecSp3.shtml

I have used mine for about 3 years including a lot of races and it is showing its age but has proven durable and has worked flawlessly and has not shown any signs that it won't last a few more years of use.


That said, the Wolfman Enduro tank bag is pretty nice, but can get in the way sometimes if you are riding hard enough to use all of the seat, but they are built tough and stay in place well:

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tank/enduro_tank.html

Here's one on my old bike:

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:17 AM   #17261
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:09 AM   #17262
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small bag for ktm 450?

So I need something to keep some basics in (cash, copy of insurance card, license, (because I forget my wallet) minor tools, registration, etc?) but I don't want some huge thing. Partly cause I don't think the bike can handle that, and I think it will be annoying.

Has anyone used or have an old one for sale one of the over number plate bags?
or front fender types?
or small tail bags?


Or other brands that would be better?
I give NB a +1 on the backpack with hydration. I use a small pack with enough room for my license etc., emergency transponder, and has ties/bungies on the back if something needs to be added while on the trail. Very light and durable.

Did not see mine online but it is similar to this one:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...on-System.aspx


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Old 12-12-2012, 05:37 AM   #17263
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I have a camel back packster and back packs.
The problem is that is plural. I would forget to switch stuff. The tank bag seems like it would get in the way.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:10 AM   #17264
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Bike bags

...and if you ever "leave" the bike unexpectedly, you will have all your info with you as opposed to off the side of the hill in a woods someplace between you and the bike.

Not that I would ever know that, just guessing.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:16 AM   #17265
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Yo Scrug dood, While I agree with everyone's advice, you should always let the bike carry the weight/do the work if you can. That results in less rider fatigue.
If you are going to wear the extra weight, wear it as low as possible on your body...the ol lower the CG the better rule. That's the reason that waist packs are worn by some of the top pro enduro riders.
I've got a Klim Scramble pack... http://www.klim.com/en-us/shop/moto/...age=7/4011-000 and love it. Let's you carry essential trailside maintenance tools, a tube, food and valuables. I also wear a small Camelback, but it is just a the bladder for weight savings.

Klim is being bought by Polaris in Jan13, so you can find some killer deals on Klim riding gear at places like Atomic Moto. Not sure if they have the Scramble pack on sale or not though.

Magoo, Have watched and recorded every episode of "The Moto" this year. Much better show than last. I've got tons more respect now for those riders struggling to make it from season to season. Hsve also saved every episode for motivational reasons.
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