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Old 06-23-2014, 04:37 PM   #91
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How do you like those Tusk tank panniers? I was thinking about a set for my DRZ, they're quite a bit cheaper then the Stich ones.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:39 PM   #92
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I really like them, they are a lot lighter than most others. ( thinner slum. ).


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Old 06-30-2014, 01:23 AM   #93
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I had front and rear racks for our TW200's. Never once did we use the front rack EVER. Covered up the headlight and put too much weight over the front.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:53 AM   #94
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Cool build. I enjoyed both my XTs immensely.

I ended up modifying my seat with blue pad from Walmart foam and a new seat cover.

I used the sweet cheeks for a while on the DRZ and really liked it with the stock seat. I used two 1.5 liter fuel bottles in it, wrapped in foam. Ended up selling when I got a bigger tank and seat concepts seat. Really ingenious product, though.

Have you considered soft bags? I bet those giant loop ones that strap down on the passenger pegs would work like a champ, though they are expensive.

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:58 PM   #95
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Well after all the work into this project I found that the XT is a great LITTLE bike.It is just to small to do what I was asking it to do.SO I'm rebuilding the forks ( new HEAVY fork springs are being made as we speak ) and striping off all the overland stuff and turning back into a bare bones dualsport.I decided to go all out on my 700x and use it for the long distance offroad stuff.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:56 PM   #96
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Well after all the work into this project I found that the XT is a great LITTLE bike.It is just to small to do what I was asking it to do.SO I'm rebuilding the forks ( new HEAVY fork springs are being made as we speak ) and striping off all the overland stuff and turning back into a bare bones dualsport.I decided to go all out on my 700x and use it for the long distance offroad stuff.
Bummer. Good luck on the other build.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:40 PM   #97
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Here is the other build on the WABDR 3 weeks ago .

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Old 09-02-2014, 02:45 PM   #98
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Well the XT is back to Dualsport,explorer mode.I'm keeping the side racks and putting a smaller Seahorse case on the right side and my Kolpin on the other side.Oics to follow when they are installed .I did a total fork rebuild this weekend and it works great now.




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Old 10-09-2014, 05:08 PM   #99
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Just read the whole thing. OUtstanding job, again!

I had HT panniers on my '02 F650GS Dakar. I was always afraid of breaking a leg with them. I really fixed the Dakar up, then blew out my shoulder. Wife asked me to sell it and I did. One of the two really dumbe mistakes I've made in the past couple years.

I'd really like to get back into gravel roads on two wheels. Love the DL650 hack, but can foresee it being a bit limiting at times. Think I'll try to find a 250-450 sized bike next.

Still very impressed with your work Northwest Rider. Keep it up.

BTW, is the Missuz going to be pedalling after you on your RTW?
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:16 PM   #100
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Here is my new DUAL SPORT project for this winter !!.




I know a lot about a few things,a little about a lot of things but I don't know everything about anything !!.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:49 PM   #101
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Sweet cheeks

For the sweet cheeks. When I was using one, I put a 1.5L primus fuel bottle wrapped with a pice of Walmart blue foam camp pad on each side. Worked great to get an extra 3L of fuel, and fit perfectly in the sweet cheeks holders.
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:25 PM   #102
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NWR, I think you like the building maybe more than the riding.
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:36 PM   #103
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I do LOVE building but I ride just shy of 20,000 miles a year so riding is fun also !!!.


I know a lot about a few things,a little about a lot of things but I don't know everything about anything !!.
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:39 PM   #104
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A couple weeks ago on a group D/S ride .







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Old 10-12-2014, 01:14 PM   #105
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Wife asked me to sell it and I did. One of the two really dumbe mistakes I've made in the past couple years.


Whaaaat...Number one being the wife, and two selling youre bike?


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