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Old 10-05-2010, 08:26 AM   #16
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An excellent thread. Keep 'em coming and don't forget your pics!
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:50 PM   #17
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soft side cooler ,18 cans of what ever ,standing up, ice in ,blanket from mexico on top straped down real good has worked on the last 12 ice melts and a few wobily pops are removed add 1 bottle yagermister.repeat as needed
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:27 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by B DIRT
I hauled 12 cans like this

and a buddy hauled a heine keg like this

the cans were in the bags for an hour and a half and the keg we picked up about twenty minutes down the trail, def ice cold cans
Hey Jeff,thanks for stopping to see if i had a problem on our way home from 7 mtns.(blue KLR)
Yuengling beer! I live 1/2 mile from the brewery.
As for carrying beer ,i use a trick from when i backpack,i wrap my sleeping bag around it.(in a garbage bag) stabilizes it and ya would be amazed how cold it stays.

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Old 10-08-2010, 06:35 AM   #19
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End of day beer stop is the way to go.

Otherwise I just bring a bottle of bourbon and sip it neat. By 'otherwise' I mean all the time.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:01 AM   #20
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This option would work well if you had a modular or open face helmet.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:26 AM   #21
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+1 !

I've got the same 52 liter Givi on my FJR and had stuff buzz till open, including a can of Diet Pepsi. Even just having a shop rag on the bottom of the box is enough to kill the buzz so I don't have to clean the thing out again.

And yes, pulling up to an overlook with beer in the box is splendid!
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:32 AM   #22
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I found the best way to carry a large quantity of beer across county lines is to have your good buddy drive a semi truck carrying the beer, while I attract all the police cars speeding around in my blackTrans-Am.

At least it worked for me back in '77.

Just watch out for cute chicks built like dancers; they tend ot slow you down a bit.

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Old 10-12-2010, 12:48 PM   #23
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I once carried home a 5.5 gal pony keg strapped across the top of my panniers. That got some looks on the street! The bike handled fine with 45lbs of beer on the back, but for long distance it would be a pain to get cold again. Also took a while for the keg to stop pouring foam.
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:07 PM   #24
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I love my Polar Bear cooler.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:16 PM   #25
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My brother had this one in the pannier for about 100km, last year on our trip round the baltic sea. Of course it "exploded" and he ended up with a wet sleeping bag :(

The KTM vibes machined a neat collar for the can though...

I had cans in a soft bag - that leaked too!

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Old 10-27-2010, 01:41 PM   #26
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:43 PM   #27
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With many years of 4x4 adventure driving, kayaking and now motorcycle adventure riding I think I have it down 100%

First, if you want to get drunk... don't bring beer. A plastic bottle of what ever 40% beverage you want to drink is better - else it just takes up too much space especially in a bike where I only have two 30L panniers.

For beer, always cans, never bottles. Cans of beer float... learned that kayaking ones - and it only takes once to learn that lesson! Cans are lighter than bottles, don't make as much of a mess when you do break 'em (people and critters won't cut their feet) and when empty, they can be made really small to haul back to civilization. Bottles are just a PITA - even though I agree beer tastes better from bottles.

I have taken beer up the Dempster and Dalton which is vibration city for hours on end - if a can of beer touches another can of beer - it takes NO TIME to make a hole in the beer due to vibrations - that's smelly bad news for the stuff in your pannier. I put my socks around the beer to isolate them from one another. Don't usually have more than a six pack so that works out well. The only thing I don't have is cooling of the beer. Where I go it doesn't get too hot and after a long day of riding ANY beer tastes good.
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:53 PM   #28
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My left box is a dedicated cooler.

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Old 10-30-2010, 05:01 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by usgser
Jack Daniels travels well in a steel flask. just sayin.

For several trips I carried beer in one of my Jesse bags padded by Barley's kibble (Golden retriever sidecar copilot) without a problem. As I neared my destination for the day I'd pick up some ice and transfer a few bottles to a softsided cooler. But on the last trip a few bottles of Dogfish Head Ale popped their caps and that fine brew was absorbed by the kibble.

Oddly enough, Barley had no complaints.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:50 PM   #30
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River Rat swears by this cooler that he bought. He only buys high quality material stuff. I saw the cooler and it is a really nice one. How many times has your foamy, flex cooler cracked on the inside? Well this one probably will not.

RR, what's that brand name and model number? Pic?

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