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Old 06-05-2004, 11:13 PM   #76
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I wanted to use the stock BMW Adventure top case because it's so convenient to use for security. I stash a camera, laptop, video camera and vital documents inside. One twist of the key and it goes with me when I am more than sprinting distance from the bike.
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Old 06-05-2004, 11:15 PM   #77
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The stock bracket bolts right up to Jimmy's custom made aluminum plate. Now I can use the topcase.
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Old 06-05-2004, 11:16 PM   #78
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SV... make sure you check out www.f650.com and especially the FAQ's. Damn single best motorcycle support site on the 'net. Have fun!
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Old 06-05-2004, 11:18 PM   #79
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I see you went with Al's bags again. Here's a tip: when you get back and consider moving back to a larger bike, the same bags that fit the F650 will also fit the V-Strom and the KTM 950 (with appropriate racks of course!).
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Old 06-05-2004, 11:19 PM   #80
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The best front fender when needing fork boots is from Touratech. Pulling the front end apart was quick and easy. Popped in the stiffer fork springs as well. total time, 45 minutes.
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Old 06-05-2004, 11:21 PM   #81
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Touratech mud control. Very clean setup.
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Old 06-05-2004, 11:22 PM   #82
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Old 06-05-2004, 11:25 PM   #83
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Touratech lower engine guard. We install the big tanks tomorrow if the paint is dry. Maybe someone can explain how to post more than one picture at a time so this can go a little quicker. I didn't have time to load the naked women flicks.
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Old 06-05-2004, 11:40 PM   #84
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130 watts for tailgaters.
Interesting concept, have you tried it out on anyone yet, if so what was their reaction.
I never tailgate but if someone tried to blind me like that, i think i may be inclined to run my bull bars up their backside. But saying that, the light is not a bad idea for morons coming up behind you with high beams on.
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:28 AM   #85
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130 watts at eye level is painful in daylight, better at night. Been using the system for years, works great. I don't leave home without it.
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Old 06-06-2004, 07:20 AM   #86
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130 watts at eye level is painful in daylight, better at night. Been using the system for years, works great. I don't leave home without it.
I like that idea! Did you consider an HID? Less wattage more lights.
Regarding photos especially since your planning on sending more in the near future, I would open up a Smugmug account, another one of Baldy's creations.
This might be helpfull in avoiding storing photos on your hard drive as well. If for some reason you loose your laptop or freeze it up somehow, well you'll at least have your photos availble. Multiples are a cinch with Smugmug!
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Old 06-06-2004, 11:58 PM   #87
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A quick release secure topcase.
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:00 AM   #88
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:01 AM   #89
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Laying out the Touratech goodies
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