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Old 08-07-2008, 09:51 AM   #46
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Critters

So I've used soft bags since I started riding. And I've been bike camping just as long. I'm planning to convert to hard bags for one main reason: I'm tired of worrying about woodland critters clawing their way into my bags while I'm sleeping. It would be nice not to have to find two trees spaced 10' apart to hang my bags from before bedtime. Although it has made for some interesting moments with my buddy and I trying to heave a week's worth of food and gear up off the ground. Is this a concern for anyone else, or am I just overly paranoid.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:00 PM   #47
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If you are worried about your food you can always get bear canisters. Not even a bear can get into them, or so they say... I'd strap them on outside the panniers, and take them off the bike when stopped. You'll see why when you read the instructions.

your other stuff is probably less interesting to a critter, unless you have stunk it up.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:54 AM   #48
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Just wondering if anyone every ventured out on their adventure having added some Mermites??
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:07 AM   #49
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Just wondering if anyone every ventured out on their adventure having added some Mermites??
I figured you would use Vegemites...
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:59 PM   #50
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I'm wondering why no one has put Jesse bags on one yet. I had a set on my DL650 that would have been perfect, and would have been fairly easy to build up a rack to fit the bags. They would be much narrower than the Touratechs, as the cut-outs are perfect for the 640. I hoped that when I sold the DL, that the buyer would opt out of the bags, so I could try them on the 640. I did have a change of heart though, and don't really want any heavy hard bags on it. I can get away with a couple of dry bags.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:43 AM   #51
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Luggage

I've picked up the speedbag from bags connection for the 640A and its works a treat. Heaps of room, light, not as wide as the alu cases and as the bag is mostly behind the rider there is very little wind resistance. 4 straps and its off the bike. No movement on the road and waterproof. Between that an the touratech tank bag I've got more room than I have ever needed.
What sold me was the german quality and removability - bike 2 bike.
Thats my $0.02 (so its even less being $AU).
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:18 PM   #52
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Soft bags for weight-straps do break when you go down but they've been easy to jury rig on the fly so far-that reminds me that I need to do some fixing

Ortlieb panniers and rolltop duffel (waterproof), the Pelican topbox for secure and crash proof computer storage, Wolfman Enduro tankbag for unobtrusive camera carrying space, towstrap optional


ProMoto Billet rear rack and pannier guards that you should use instead of trying to keep the weight further forward so you don't end up with this :


Anyone have a decent photo of that piece of pipe welded to the right subframe I can use for my welder?
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:43 PM   #53
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I figured you would use Vegemites...
Nice one Chris (but, being from the old dart, am actually a Marmite guy!)
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:58 PM   #54
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Some pics of Happy Trail Teton bags here. Personally I found the Ortlieb bags too small when I had them on a F650. YMMV.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:13 PM   #55
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That's why I added the duffel-the size worked fine for me and I really dig the light weight
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:45 PM   #56
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welder info

just get rid of the canister and remove the tubing and save the money.........
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:16 AM   #57
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oh it's gone alright...next will be a toolbox when I put a new piece of pipe in there
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:42 PM   #58
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the cortechs fit perfect on the touratech racks. comes with rain cover.

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Old 01-23-2009, 03:55 PM   #59
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Anyone have a decent photo of that piece of pipe welded to the right subframe I can use for my welder?
Not sure you're serious, and not sure this pic does much good, but here you go...

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:25 PM   #60
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perfect Chris, I was half serious...now could you measure the hypotenuse of the triangle so I can get accurate measurements?
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