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Old 12-31-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Chicago ADVer headed to Baja and I F*cked up, help??

X-posted this from the AZ forum, but here goes....

So heres the deal. I am posting from just outside Oklahoma City. About an hour ago I realized after 3 weeks of trip planning and prep that I forgot my SW-Motech quick release racks for my F800GS at home. They are hangin on the damn garage wall. Besides the keys to the bike, i cant think of a worse thing to forget.

I am supposed to be dropping into Baja on Monday and the only shipping option to them here is Fedex same day for 430 bucks. I am f*cked with this damn new yrs/sunday.....

I am not sure how much Karma i have built up, but can anyone help me out? I am on the road to Wickenburg Arizona and will arrive late tomorrow. I will be there until Sunday afternoon when i am supposed to meet my riding partner in Yuma and then head to Mexicali.

Options for help include:

1.Borrow SW motech racks from anyone here. I have 35L Caribou cases.
2. Borrow any soft luggage system
3. Retrofit some generic option like I might find at bass proshops.
4. know of any moto shop open around Phoenix on sunday.
5. Any other ideas, im open to anything!

I will have limited internet access, but can be reached at 847 417 0170 or i get email on my phone at

I would be forever in someones debt if they can help me in anyway. I will be in Baja for approximately a week and then back to AZ. I know this kind of help is a lot to ask, so i can offer any collateral and as much beer as needed to sweeten the deal.

Thanks in advance.

2010 BMW F800 GS.
2003 DRZ400s.

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Old 12-31-2010, 07:45 PM   #2
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Go to a cyclgear tomorrow and buy some soft luggage they have great deals on the 1 st but that's only good if one is in your direction of travel.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:28 PM   #3
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Being a firm believer in Karma, a fellow f800GS rider, AND a Chicago Native I can meet you near Calexico on Sunday with a Ortlieb 33L D-Fender bag, a few small compression bags and a couple of ROK straps to secure it to your bike.
I guess I could take my Jesse's off, but with how my rear end is all tweaked I'm not sure if it will ever fit another's bike....
Not sure if you're camping or what, but you might be in for some wet weather either way coming up this week.

You should be able to fit anything you had in your previous setup in my softbag.

Where are you leaving your trailer?....

This is all assuming your buddy isn't riding behind you on your bike and you can just put a bag on your seat.

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Old 12-31-2010, 11:06 PM   #4
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Good to see some responses to Jon on this post. I call him this evening. I to am a Chicago native so I was compelled to call him. He is desperate to figure something out. I offered him my Great Loop Coyote bag...but after looking at a 800 GS, the exhaust is on the wrong side for the bag and will burn it up if he uses it. However, I did offer him my tank pannier bags, which I think will help in some way. I also posted his post on my BMW club web site. Hopefully, with all our efforts, he will patch together some gear to use.

Happy New Year to everyone. Jim
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:57 AM   #5
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Cycle Gear Locations in OK:

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Oklahoma City, OK 2717 Northwest Expressway (405) 842-0111
Tulsa, OK 6701-A East 41st Street (918) 384-0608

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Mesa, AZ 1040 South Country Club Dr (480) 969-5555
Phoenix, AZ 13220 N. Cave Creek Rd (602) 971-1630
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:49 PM   #6
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Kriega US is in Chandler, AZ.

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