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Old 02-03-2010, 03:58 PM   #5671
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trailtwister I think hick just lead me to the luggage that I may pick up to haul my fly fishing stuff around:

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/collect...asin-saddlebag

Hmmmm, well now to figure out the rod situation. It is short enough that I could wear it like a back pack (my case already has a strap), or I could strap it across the seat.

trailtwister does your fly rod take a beating when it is strapped across the seat?
If you want to throw the GreatBasin on the back of your bike to get the feel of it, feel free to PM me.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:01 PM   #5672
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trailtwister I think hick just lead me to the luggage that I may pick up to haul my fly fishing stuff around:

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/collect...asin-saddlebag

Hmmmm, well now to figure out the rod situation. It is short enough that I could wear it like a back pack (my case already has a strap), or I could strap it across the seat.

trailtwister does your fly rod take a beating when it is strapped across the seat?
So what, did the bikini fisher-chick photo get your flyfishin juices flowing? She got some juices flowin in me.

I schlepped a 6-foot two-piece a few times, strapped diagonally to the passenger footpeg and luggage rack. That case doesn't have much of a sleeve, and yes, the rod took a bruising. I got a four-piece 7.5' rod last spring, and I use the sleeve so everything's separated by fabric inside the case. Much better length too, even for small streams and lots of bushes. Seems to prevent scratching and bruising pretty well. The case is about 24" long - it'll fit cross-ways right behind me real nice, and there's a couple loops on my topcase that're perfect for it. But if the Gobi panniers are on, the lids won't open all the way. I'm still working on the best config when the luggage is on... The Gobi panniers are too wide for tight-n-twisties, that's for sure. There's a illustrative photo here somewhere. If I had lots of money, I'd order up a pair of those Australian side saddles, with the roll-up, open top. Scalable, tougher than hell, water resistant. Then the cross-ways flyrod would be perfect.

Jeeze, I'm getting a big jones talkin about this stuff. When can we go riding??
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:48 PM   #5673
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If you want to throw the GreatBasin on the back of your bike to get the feel of it, feel free to PM me.
thanks hick. I wouldn't mind taking it for a spin. would like to see how my fly fishing gear fits.

I'll take you up on this as it gets warmer.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:59 PM   #5674
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So what, did the bikini fisher-chick photo get your flyfishin juices flowing? She got some juices flowin in me.

I schlepped a 6-foot two-piece a few times, strapped diagonally to the passenger footpeg and luggage rack. That case doesn't have much of a sleeve, and yes, the rod took a bruising. I got a four-piece 7.5' rod last spring, and I use the sleeve so everything's separated by fabric inside the case. Much better length too, even for small streams and lots of bushes. Seems to prevent scratching and bruising pretty well. The case is about 24" long - it'll fit cross-ways right behind me real nice, and there's a couple loops on my topcase that're perfect for it. But if the Gobi panniers are on, the lids won't open all the way. I'm still working on the best config when the luggage is on... The Gobi panniers are too wide for tight-n-twisties, that's for sure. There's a illustrative photo here somewhere. If I had lots of money, I'd order up a pair of those Australian side saddles, with the roll-up, open top. Scalable, tougher than hell, water resistant. Then the cross-ways flyrod would be perfect.

Jeeze, I'm getting a big jones talkin about this stuff. When can we go riding??
What can I say. She is very inspirational.

Hopefully we can ride soon. Maybe in the spring down south.

Hey, ommm. I'm sort of spoiled and I like to have stuff on trips as in a bed to sleep in, a shower and a small kitchen.

Would anyone be interested in renting a vacation home in southern utah or northern arizona this spring?

Sort of a base camp to start rides in any direction from and if the weather sucks we have a nice place to drink too much and hang out.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:09 PM   #5675
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Yeah the DMV knows me... I just got all my renewal notices in the mail yesterday.


I could buy a new bike with what those tax-rapers are getting out of me this month!!!

Whaa, whaaa, whaaa. I was down there twice today. They had
the Rhino registration messed up. Wanted it inspected again

Hey, only 32 more to go.

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Listen, old man, I have sen you ride that KLR of yours with bald tires up stuff I have struggled with, and you never even bother to get on the pegs.
I picked up a new Gripster yesterday. I seldom stand up, knees hurt
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:13 PM   #5676
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Whadda you think, Kev? When we switched bikes during our fall ride, did you quickly get the feel of the KTM, or did it feel weird after the Honda?
a bike is a bike is a bike... the ktm felt great, although smallish, which is what your going for w/ a trail (only) bike.

I took my XR650R (with a bald tire) up the same stuff in Hobble creek and had to wait for guys on KTM 300's... I rode there from my house down I-15.

It's more about your balance than your gear. practice slack-lining and walking on your hands, and doing tricks on the trampoline.

I like to ride from my house. I really don't like meeting up at the trail head, although i will, but if the guy in the cage haulin a dirt bike isn't at the trail head first, I keep going (unless i'm w/ someone that has a cell phone)... if we hit a section of slab, i say "sh!t, I hope you don't get a ticket! you should ride in the middle of the pack." I don't turn around or massage my route to accommodate unplated bikes.

I'm a DS guy. I don't want to switch bikes for the terrain. I used to ride a big street bike pulling a little trailer, and have been all over the country street touring and loved it. (anyone out there wiped out w/ a trailer? Super fun watching that rig roll through the wildflowers after you land!)
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:15 PM   #5677
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thanks hick. I wouldn't mind taking it for a spin. would like to see how my fly fishing gear fits.

I'll take you up on this as it gets warmer.
I have 4 inch wide roll of small style bubble wrap.

You can wrap your gear, shove it in the rod tube and
it should be fine.

(Despite my nature, none of the above was to have a suggestive meaning)
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:37 PM   #5678
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I have 4 inch wide roll of small style bubble wrap.

You can wrap your gear, shove it in the rod tube and
it should be fine.

(Despite my nature, none of the above was to have a suggestive meaning)
sure, sure old man pluric. well since there was no mention of astroglide I guess i believe you in terms of suggestive.


bubble wrap is a good idea. I have a felt or microfiber sleeve for each of the four parts my fly rod breaks down to. So, that should be pretty good, but some of the dirt is pretty rocky especially in the uintahs, which is were I see many fishing adventures.

I have to wonder how many creative ways I may be removed from my bike if I wear the fly rod case as a backpack. I mean I think it will only stick out 4-5 inches, but that could still dismount a rider in a hilarious manner.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:42 PM   #5679
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tyler, I think the chance of precipitation in march is high down south. probably better off with mid april or may.

I believe old man pluric implied this earlier on this list.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:50 PM   #5680
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tyler, I think the chance of precipitation in march is high down south. probably better off with mid april or may.

I believe old man pluric implied this earlier on this list.
get some rain gear! Don't stay home!
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:56 PM   #5681
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get some rain gear! Don't stay home!
Would somebody give me an AMEN brother?
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:27 PM   #5682
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Would somebody give me an AMEN brother?
In march it could be snow.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:29 PM   #5683
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trailtwister I think hick just lead me to the luggage that I may pick up to haul my fly fishing stuff around:

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/collect...asin-saddlebag

Hmmmm, well now to figure out the rod situation. It is short enough that I could wear it like a back pack (my case already has a strap), or I could strap it across the seat.

trailtwister does your fly rod take a beating when it is strapped across the seat?
I'm sure you have held your fishing set up all over the bike. My KLR
has an after market wider rack so I might have better space, buuuuttt
could you mount the rod tube under the rack above the signal?
I would be okay to hang out the back some and over the side cover.



On a side note. Do you know how hard it is to find a picture of
this side of a KLR? Let alone draw a straight line with MS paint???
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:34 PM   #5684
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In march it could be snow.
Silly biker. That's why they make Rhinos.

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Old 02-03-2010, 08:17 PM   #5685
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I'm sure you have held your fishing set up all over the bike. My KLR
has an after market wider rack so I might have better space, buuuuttt
could you mount the rod tube under the rack above the signal?
I would be okay to hang out the back some and over the side cover.



On a side note. Do you know how hard it is to find a picture of
this side of a KLR? Let alone draw a straight line with MS paint???
thanks for taking the time to edit that photo pluric. i once saw a bmw with HUGE panniers and an upper compartment for his fly rod about like what pluric has above only add massive panniers below pluric's black line. When i first saw this guy on 9th&9th I thought he had attached a cooler to the back of his bike. I mean it made his bike like 4 feet wide.

Hmmmm...maybe the above image is an idea for harcus.
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