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Old 05-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #7846
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I wanted to post a couple pics of my luggage setup with my TUX. I'm using the Man Racks rear rack and signal relocation kit, a Drag Specialties single point saddlebag support mounted on the former location of the signals, and Ortlieb Classic Backroller bicycle panniers.

I love the setup, it works great and is super secure at speed and handy to take on and off the bike.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #7847
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That's a really nice setup. I really need to get out on mine I just need to decide what to get for storage
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:02 AM   #7848
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I got to ride one of these for a couple days last weekend...at an MSF class. They are a really nice / fun bike.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:44 AM   #7849
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Welcome to Yeps, Lacedaemon, and everyone else who's gotten a TU over winter...we love having you guys join the thread!

Also, since I haven't had much chance, I'd like to say that this is without a doubt one of the best looking TU's out there. I'd say that Steve McQueen himself might have ridden it!!
Beautiful bike.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:24 AM   #7850
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I wanted to post a couple pics of my luggage setup with my TUX. I'm using the Man Racks rear rack and signal relocation kit, a Drag Specialties single point saddlebag support mounted on the former location of the signals, and Ortlieb Classic Backroller bicycle panniers.

I love the setup, it works great and is super secure at speed and handy to take on and off the bike.
That's a pretty sweet setup - I've already got (and love) the Ortliebs, so it would be pretty straightforward I think to put together this setup.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:57 PM   #7851
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[QUOTE=LoopGaroo;21471219]I wanted to post a couple pics of my luggage setup with my TUX. I'm using the Man Racks rear rack and signal relocation kit, a Drag Specialties single point saddlebag support mounted on the former location of the signals, and Ortlieb Classic Backroller bicycle panniers.

I love the setup, it works great and is super secure at speed and handy to take on and off the bike.

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LoopGaroo, do you recall the model number of the bag supports?
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #7852
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Anyone have suggestions for a good (but cheap) front tire? I am running a Bridgestone Battlax sport-touring tire on the back right now (forget which model in particular) if it helps any.
What is wrong with using matching front tyre (Battlax BT-45)? Sure it would be about 35-40% more expensive than Shinko, but if it lasts as long as stock, who cares at that point? It comes in stock 90/90, and in 100/80 (a bit wider, but almost the same diameter) or in 100/90 to step up.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:41 PM   #7853
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Drag specialties part number

The DS part number for the saddlebag support is 77-0047

I bought my set from amazon, but you might be able to get them here:http://www.chrome-addiction.com/g-dr...kets-21925.php
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:27 PM   #7854
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Also, since I haven't had much chance, I'd like to say that this is without a doubt one of the best looking TU's out there. I'd say that Steve McQueen himself might have ridden it!!
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Thanks for the welcome!

That TU is amazing looking. Where did you see/find it? Is it a photo you found online, or do you know the bike/owner? - [Nevermind - just saw the quote with the person who posted it - sweet ride though!]
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Beautiful bike.
Thanks a bunch, all. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #7855
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So he can have a ride home? The only time I have ever been able to get a same day repair done at a dealer was for a flat.
Precisely. Not only that, but it's illegal to ride without a headlight - daytime included. Every dealer in the area works on a rotation. Bring it in and they'll work on it when it's time comes up. It's one of the main reasons I try to do most maintenance myself!
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:19 PM   #7856
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Moto13 I hope it's nothing big I am the same way I'm not good with electrical systems. I just got that same rear tire I only have a couple hundred miles on it though but seems good so far. I really like the plate on you bike :-)
Thanks. That is one of the main reasons I ride... to relax!!
Got a call from the dealer... Disconnected wire at the fuse...
I'm picking it up tomorrow...
Insurance renewed for the year? Check
Inspection done? Check
Valve adjustment done? Check
Oil change?.... Well... That's for next week
Ready to ride the tires off this thing? CHECK!!
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:59 AM   #7857
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Disconnected wire at the fuse...
Well that's interesting..
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #7858
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It's good to hear that it got fixed and it was something simple. Ride on man.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:00 AM   #7859
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It's good to hear that it got fixed and it was something simple. Ride on man.
I will! Had to ride it for an hour and a half in torrential rain and wind from the dealership, but it was a blast. More riding coming this week!
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:15 AM   #7860
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I went on a over night camping trip this weekend I don't have any side bags yet or even a rack so I had to put everything in a back pack it worked out ok I just wish I had bug spray as my whole body inches now. It was 250 mile round trip through the mountains in az in the payson area for those who know az. I had to run it wide open in 3rd for about 10 mins on one of the hills but it didn't seem to mind it. As always I had a blast
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