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Old 11-09-2013, 10:22 AM   #4861
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You have to understand that many of us find this behavior puzzling and a little humorous. A person spends a boatload of cash to purchase a high performance motorcycle and then the first thing they do is load it up with so much crap that it handles no better than a Harley Davidson Road King or http://www.sportsmobile.com/4_4x4sports.html Sportsmobile. So much for Ready to Race.

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Maybe if you did some touring it might make sense to you. I spent 10 days in the Alps this summer on a loaded down 1200 Multistrada, with a loaded down 1190 Adv and a loaded down Bmw 800. They all handled exceptionally well, barely noticed the luggage. Of course, I have no experience with Harleys so I don't know how they handle.

I can't imagine not touring, with luggage...great way to see the world, plus riding to Starbucks every day would be very boring, imop.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:29 AM   #4862
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Maybe if you did some touring it might make sense to you. I spent 10 days in the Alps this summer on a loaded down 1200 Multistrada, with a loaded down 1190 Adv and a loaded down Bmw 800. They all handled exceptionally well, barely noticed the luggage. Of course, I have no experience with Harleys so I don't know how they handle.

I can't imagine not touring, with luggage...great way to see the world, plus riding to Starbucks every day would be very boring, imop.
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And the Road King is not a bad tourer at all...


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Old 11-09-2013, 10:40 AM   #4863
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Does anyone ever think beyond the first thing that their keyboard spouts out?

There could be many reasons. With a relatively new bike and new luggage systems he may be trying out his recent purchase. His pillion may like the security of the top box or want to take all her shoes for the weekend.
If you have the luggage, why not take it. The bike will still outperform the rider.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:05 AM   #4864
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What's worse, a bunch of hardbags on an adventure bike or a bunch of windbags on a website about adventure bikes?

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Old 11-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #4865
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Nice try on the way down......

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I don't understand the post....it's pictures of a bike with hard luggage? You'd think it more appropriate if he had no luggage at all maybe? Maybe he should pick up a sandwich bag and put some grapes in it, strap it on, and then he'd be ready for your kind of weekend setup? When are you guys going to figure out that no one finds these kinds of posts humorous? It's insulting and maybe you should consider keeping your insults and sarcasm to yourself.

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Old 11-09-2013, 11:19 AM   #4866
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Worse...

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What's worse, a bunch of hardbags on an adventure bike or a bunch of windbags on a website about adventure bikes?

Well....there's nothing wrong with the hard bags.....so ...I'll go with the second choice. The worse one is the one based on "what I think is best , so if you don't do it exactly the way I think it should be done....I think I'll just publicly insult you and say you should be doing it my way or you're just stupid or should pick another hobby"

I'd say that's the worst of the two choices. Wind bag? Maybe
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:32 AM   #4867
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I think it handles great.....

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You have to understand that many of us find this behavior puzzling and a little humorous. A person spends a boatload of cash to purchase a high performance motorcycle and then the first thing they do is load it up with so much crap that it handles no better than a Harley Davidson Road King or http://www.sportsmobile.com/4_4x4sports.html Sportsmobile. So much for Ready to Race.

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Actually, it still handles great fully loaded. The 990 made it over all three of the BRD's this summer packing more stuff than it would have liked. It's gone places many thought it couldn't and I don't remember seeing any Harley's? It takes a bit of kit if you're going to live off the bike for two weeks at a time. It's not "crap" if it's what you need at the time, or the tool or part that gets you or a buddy out of the hills. If you find it puzzling, ask the rider why. If you find it humorous, then it indicates you think you're better than they are. Do you find that puzzling, or just humorous?
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:23 PM   #4868
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:44 PM   #4869
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Maybe if you did some touring it might make sense to you. I spent 10 days in the Alps ...
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+1

And the Road King is not a bad tourer at all...
The responses are more enlightening than you can imagine.

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Old 11-09-2013, 09:11 PM   #4870
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What's worse, a bunch of hardbags on an adventure bike or a bunch of windbags on a website about adventure bikes?

This was a laugh out loud enjoyable moment for me and my wife. Brilliant. Cheers!!!
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:26 AM   #4871
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What's worse, a bunch of hardbags on an adventure bike or a bunch of windbags on a website about adventure bikes?

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Maybe my experience can offer a little perspective re hard soft bags and what "adventure riding" (rapidly becoming just a cliché) means. After a lifetime on sports bikes I was talked into riding across Russia on KLRs back in 2004. London to Kirkenes (far north Norway), entering Russia near Murmansk, then 20,000 kms over 3 months in Russia, mostly camping in forests and farmland except when in the cities, finishing up in Vladivostok with a short detour into Mongolia along the way. Brilliant trip, wonderful people, and not all that hard to do (I was 53 at the time). At times we had to carry food and water for up to 10 days, and needed security in the cities, so the big top loading aluminium panniers were a godsend, and even though both my mates hurt ankles on the hard boxes in low speed get offs on muddy tracks, we would still use them again. You simply cannot do a trip like that without carrying a lot of stuff. You save weight by taking a smaller bike, and you simply do not need pin sharp enduro handling. It's not the Dakar, it's exploring a huge, fascinating and exotic country. However, back in Oz I decided I liked this dirt thing, so swapped the KLR for a DR and do lots of trips into the bush on tight trails, and I use soft luggage, mainly so I don't hurt my ankles during my frequent offs. Ultimately all bikes are adventure bikes, sometimes you need to carry stuff, sometimes you don't. Sometimes you might need a big KTM lightly loaded, sometimes a humble KLR loaded to the gills is perfect.
What am I doing on this forum? Just sold my R1 and ordered a 2014 KTM 1190 std. The test bike impressed me mightily, but still think it's too big and complex for riding through Africa, and too heavy (and expensive) to pick up on difficult trails back home. Oh, and I will set it up to use soft and hard panniers as needed. Sorry this is a bit long ...
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:21 AM   #4872
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I have a set of wolfman's bought (well bday present) specifically for this bike, I'm contemplating getting the KTM pannier rack or waiting for the wolfman specific rack.. What have you gone for? and how do they sit on the bike?

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I went with the KTM HardParts racks for my Wolfman expedition bags s_r, and the nifty tool tray as well. Bolt straight up and you cold lift the bike with them without a worry.

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Old 11-10-2013, 02:56 AM   #4873
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I just put a deposit on a 2014 adv R. My dealer who is an old mate gave me a free set of the alu panniers and I have soft wolf man bags. I want the hard bags cause I was robbed while camping in Malaysia last time I went up into the jungle and I am not gonna have that happen again. Hard bags will sort that. Love my soft bags. Hate thieving bastidges.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:07 PM   #4874
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I don't understand the post....it's pictures of a bike with hard luggage? You'd think it more appropriate if he had no luggage at all maybe? Maybe he should pick up a sandwich bag and put some grapes in it, strap it on, and then he'd be ready for your kind of weekend setup? When are you guys going to figure out that no one finds these kinds of posts humorous? It's insulting and maybe you should consider keeping your insults and sarcasm to yourself.

Now then.....my soapbox is getting slippery, and I'm going to take my ball and go home!
LOL Maybe but I found your post humorous!!
(find/replace popcorn with grapes) haha
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:12 PM   #4875
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I went with the KTM HardParts racks for my Wolfman expedition bags s_r, and the nifty tool tray as well. Bolt straight up and you cold lift the bike with them without a worry.

Awesome looks great.. Thanks for that Bigem.. Do they fit well to them? or a little loose/after thought? (the wolfmans to the rack I mean)

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