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Offline Briang1234

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The 'Touring' in sport touring
« on: December 15, 2013, 04:56:54 AM »
Well, I have the new Trophy, I have the new GPS, I have the tunes and comms.. Now the real important stuff for me is getting this bike ready to tour. Coming off a big Adventure bike that I could pack like a mule, Im trying to figure out how to pack all my travel gear onto this pretty little bike. There aren't a lot of bolt on options for this rig, so maybe  some of you guys have some pics of how you've loaded up for long rides. I do 50-75% camping, and my first 3000+ mile trip is in april so I have to get busy.
It would be nice to get rid of the pillion seat and put a rack there but the back seat holds down the front seat, so thats a tough one. Id like to be able to pack on top of the saddle bags, but the mounting system doesnt look real sturdy for loads. This bike is already pretty top heavy, so I dont think loading the top box heavy is a good option.

So what have you done to your Trophys for long distance rides (3weeks+\3000+miles)?
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Re: The 'Touring' in sport touring
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 07:13:18 AM »
Here you go dude.
Removed the top box and made a rack for the camping gear.
Two up every thing we needed for a 1,000 mile weekend  :028: :028: :028:

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Re: The 'Touring' in sport touring
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 07:39:25 AM »
Very nice Chaos. That rack is a home made job? Thats very cool. I may end up doing something similar. I never ride 2 up so I also have the luxury of the pillion area for cargo. Might try the same as you but lengthwise with a big drybag.
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Re: The 'Touring' in sport touring
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 05:07:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by Chaos [+]
Here you go dude.
Removed the top box and made a rack for the camping gear.
Two up every thing we needed for a 1,000 mile weekend  :028: :028: :028:

Chaos
See, I find loading any motorbike like that a bit dangerous.  It looks like you can't see much past the tail section. And depending on the weight, and being really wide, like wings, would or could cause wind problems. Not trying to rain on anyone, just saying.
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Re: The 'Touring' in sport touring
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013, 12:55:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by ride200mi [+]
See, I find loading any motorbike like that a bit dangerous.  It looks like you can't see much past the tail section. And depending on the weight, and being really wide, like wings, would or could cause wind problems. Not trying to rain on anyone, just saying.
I have thousands of miles with both panniers loaded, tent, drybags, spare gas, chair etc etc plus top box I was certainly pushing more air then that. And if you stick a 200 lb gal, (we've all seen this on the hiway) leaning out one side to snap a selfie on her cell phone at 75mph..... Chaos's 40lb bag securly attached looks pretty safe.
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Re: The 'Touring' in sport touring
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2013, 01:53:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by Chaos [+]
Here you go dude.
Removed the top box and made a rack for the camping gear.
Two up every thing we needed for a 1,000 mile weekend  :028: :028: :028:

Chaos
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Re: The 'Touring' in sport touring
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 02:24:18 PM »
Well I have heard of camping but sorry...... Anything less than 3 stars these days is emergency accommodation in my books!
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Re: The 'Touring' in sport touring
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2013, 02:45:10 PM »
Hey Cropbiker,

I'm with you there - That's why they have that little Credit Card slot in the glove box isn't it  ? :153:

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