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Old 10-19-2004, 09:49 AM   #781
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RAIN!!! in this godforsaken pit (san jose, ca). it actually feels like the year is moving - but its just a storm, no real seasons here.

Jerome, nice to see an actual adventure rider posting outside of the ride reports! welcome. nice ride; even nicer is you sharing your mods, setup; cool stuff. beautiful pics on your site too! First question for ya: what do you do when you are travelling and all your stuff is on the bike and you want to go into a store/restaurant/whatever? Do you worry? Lock everything? ???
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:20 AM   #782
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Thanks.

No, I don't worry. It's only stuff. All of which can be replaced.

My precautions depend on where I am.

- The cases are locked whenever i leave the bike unattended.

- At night the first thing is that the hotel/camp must have secure parking or i can put my bike inside the hotel foyer etc.

- I think the biggest risk is theft by other tourists not locals.

- I have a friend in Nairobi (Nairobbery) who's a professional photographer. He has soft pannier bags in which he keeps his very expensive medium format Hasselblads. He leaves the bike unattended (but not at night, nor in dodgy areas) all over the city and has never had anything stolen.

- I try to make sure I can see the bike from where I am.

- If I get held up at gun point I'm going to hand it all over pretty quickly. The most important thing is my health.
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:52 PM   #783
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Checking in.


I'm Scott from Scottsdale, Az.

I just picked up JimJib's 2002 640. Jim is busy with other crazy projects like a DS Harley and a DS SV-650 he wants to build.

I have lots to learn about this bike and I believe I'm in the right place.

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Old 10-20-2004, 01:19 PM   #784
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Welcome to the asylum Scott. You've come to the right place.
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:34 PM   #785
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Welcome, Scott. Just as a courtesy, since you are new here, there are some real nutters from the PNW that you will have little trouble avoiding. They typically have post counts over 1000 (some have even exceeded 2000 ) My own theory is they are scared of motorcycles, but too scared to admit it, so this virtual world suits them perfectly. They even post pictures and ride reports, but you know how good all those BC/ Washington refugees from silicon valley are at photoshop. Consider yourself warned! And nice bike. Jimjib did some nice mods in between crashes
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:09 PM   #786
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Cool2

That's a brilliant set of panniers you have there - Are they the same depth?

I've been trying to work out how to carry a bigger lens on my bike. - it's already in a similar sized pelican case (if thats what they are).

Now I know. Thanks
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:34 PM   #787
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Thanks guys.

Rapiti, Jim does do some nice mods. The suspension on that bike is sweet.

Jerome, those are Pelicans. I'll get the details on them if you'd like.

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Old 10-20-2004, 02:38 PM   #788
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That would be great. Thanks

Ive just had my touratech panniers straightened and welded because of the fatigue cracks.
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:53 PM   #789
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i have been oogling jimjib's pelican case setup for a bit - seems that it might be the best pannier setup around. The pelican cases are probably tougher than anyother case available; anyone with experience please speak up. The best part of jimjib's setup is he has them attached with conduit clamps. These are cheap and break when he falls but they are easily replaced (carry some spares) and the have the added benefit of breaking before something else does, like the pannier rack or the case (if they can). that is some damn good logic!
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Er, what's a conduit clamp?

Any chance of photos of the mounting? Presumably the cases have been drilled?
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:07 PM   #791
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Er, what's a conduit clamp?

Any chance of photos of the mounting? Presumably the cases have been drilled?
Look up Adel clamp.... I believe that is what he is refering to. It is a metal 'P' clamp with a removable rubber liner inside the round part.
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:37 AM   #792
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Look up Adel clamp.... I believe that is what he is refering to. It is a metal 'P' clamp with a removable rubber liner inside the round part.
B-I-N-G-O

at least from the pics of jimjib's setups I have seen.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=jimjib



Pelican cases have reinforced spots in their shell for drilling and mounting; voids the warranty but nice of them to mfg the spots! jimjib is the one to lasso on this; I am just heresay...
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:44 AM   #793
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Ah grasshopper, now I see. Thank you.
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:04 AM   #794
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Mas informacione:

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Old 10-21-2004, 10:39 AM   #795
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The cases are nice stuff, but mounting that way makes it kinda permanent. Be a PITA when you stop at a motel for the night, gotta have an inner bag too, which takes up space.

But what you can do is get the Touratech universal mounting pucks/brackets, which will allow you to remove the cases in under 30 seconds. Used them for my homemade ally cases, and they work great.

From Cycoactive' site:



Pannier Mounting Kit 18mm
Part Number: 053-0020

$55.00

Three advantages of our mounting kit:
The kit is an universal kit which can be used with all brands of panniers and with our ZEGA Case. Panniers can be mounted at different heights and angles to suit your needs. Technical data:

* For 18mm tubing luggage racks
* Can be used with round and/or square tubing racks
* Material: Steel, aluminium and glass-fibre reinforced plastic
* Two-track and off-road use

Mounting:

* Easy to fit
* Instructions and drilling template included

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Easy to install, easy to use, and solid as all hell.
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