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Old 05-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #3046
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Thanks TH, HBN and dmun for the tips!

I'm going to keep everything in their bottles and hope for the best. They will be packed with soft items and I'll make sure they won't come in contact with each other. Unfortunately, I just tossed a bunch of large bubble wrap (ay carumba) but now I know better for the future... the more you know...

And yeah the bottles have to go in a side-case - they're a bit big for my tank bag. And for ziploc bags, unfortunately - but I am putting my shampoo/lotion bottles in ziplocs to avoid any spills.

I appreciate your suggestions! Thanks again
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:44 PM   #3047
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I've got a KX80 cylinder that needs to be bored and honed to accept the next over piston. Anyone have a local recommendation? Closer to Stafford would be better.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #3048
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Hey peeps -

n00b question - what's the best way to carry glass bottled liquids (wine, bourbon, beer) in side-cases over long distances without breaking anything?
I am outdoors a lot. You won't do better than this.

Won't break, easily cleaned, light as a feather, and once empty, rolls up to a fraction of its size.

Obviously doesn't work for carbonated/fermented stuff. Otherwise, .
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:45 AM   #3049
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I am outdoors a lot. You won't do better than this.

Won't break, easily cleaned, light as a feather, and once empty, rolls up to a fraction of its size.

Obviously doesn't work for carbonated/fermented stuff. Otherwise, .
Great idea. Thank you for the tip!
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:55 AM   #3050
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Anyone locally have an 1150GS (non ADV) with a stock single seat or custom they want to sell

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:58 AM   #3051
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I've got a KX80 cylinder that needs to be bored and honed to accept the next over piston. Anyone have a local recommendation? Closer to Stafford would be better.
MFI in Woodbridge sends cylinders out to a custom shop somewhere. I had them do the XR650 when it went through it's overhaul a few years back. If you wish, check with Shane the service manager.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:08 AM   #3052
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Hey peeps -

n00b question - what's the best way to carry glass bottled liquids (wine, bourbon, beer) in side-cases over long distances without breaking anything? Is it best to pour them into plastic containers, or do you think they'll stay intact if packed tight with other goods? I plan on staying upright (that's always the plan ). Any thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.


Purists will dump all over this but here goes:

The beer and wine should ship in the original containers. Buy beer in cans, it ships better and gets cool faster. Also, if you can find one you like, a boxed wine might be worth considering.

I pour my bourbon into empty water bottles.

By using multiple, smaller containers, you can recycle/ discard as you go to save weight and gain space.

Put everything in plastic bags, just in case.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:02 AM   #3053
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:15 AM   #3054
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I rode across the country with bottled beer and none of them broke. just pad them accordingly, and don't buy swill
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #3055
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No swill allowed!

Thank you all for the suggestions. I really enjoy a cold beer after a long ride but I will be in a dry county (gasp), so your tips will help tide me over. Bringing along bourbon seems to be a space-efficient solution. I've been puzzling over the shit-show tetris my packing has become and it's come down to an internal debate over whether I'd rather have a drink vs. wear clean clothing (I'm not a drunk, I swear). I have some empty water bottles I could use, and the pouch/soft water bottle seems to be a pretty versatile idea. Carrying bourbon in a fuel bottle would be cool but I don't have one, nor do I have a keg I can tote behind me (if anyone wants to build one... )
Thanks again!
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:04 AM   #3056
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Lost Rhino sells beer in cans as does DCBrau. You can drink local and still have secure beer packaging.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #3057
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:47 PM   #3058
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Hello out there,

I'm riding through NVA now and the next couple of days. I'm on a trip from Vancouver, BC to Prince Edward Island, Canada, where I grew up. It's a one way trip for now. I have taken the mid way through with this trip, instead of the long way down or the short way 'round. I was wanting to stay in Washington, DC for a coue of days checking out the Smithsonian, memorials and Arrlington. I have been camping for the majority of the trip unless I'm lazy or soaked to the bone, then it's a hotel. I checked out the Tent Space map and mailed a few with one reply to check this thread out. Would anyone out there have a spot for a tent for two/three nights near the DC area? If so that would be awesome. Just PM if you feel up to it. Many thanks for reading this.....

Here is two links to my trip so far. The spot site has been giving me troubles with loading and mapping pictures lately. So I just made the web album.

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Old 05-15-2013, 10:24 PM   #3060
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