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Old 08-01-2009, 07:12 PM   #46
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I'd been looking into an 1100. I never found any hard bags, heavy sigh. I like the way you guys think. Yesterday the closest Duc dealer closed, never to open again. Again heavy sigh.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:03 PM   #47
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touring monster

I've done some long days on my Monster. Did 3200 miles over 2 weeks a couple of years ago. Longest day was 550 miles. 300/day is VERY doable on a monster. I used a Ventura rack with one of their 45l bags and a Givi 'Monster' tank bag. Plenty of space for a trip. Just make sure you can get to a gas station every 100 miles or so!!
Here's a couple of pics of my setup.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:39 PM   #48
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What Termis are those??

Looks like Zard pipes with cut down Termi ovals, I like it!
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:26 AM   #49
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WTF not? You've gotten good advice on the barbacks (HeliBars worked wonders on my 900SS - amazing what a difference one inch higher and one inch back will do!)
Did any of y'all with bar risers or taller after market bars run into problems with the brake/clutch lines being too short?
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:33 AM   #50
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Did any of y'all with bar risers or taller after market bars run into problems with the brake/clutch lines being too short?
I actually had to get new brake lines because I added a GSXR front end on my bike. However, when I bought the bike it had risers with OEM front brake lines.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:11 AM   #51
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I actually had to get new brake lines because I added a GSXR front end on my bike. However, when I bought the bike it had risers with OEM front brake lines.
Thanks! My hands are killing me after a half hour. I might go with some Pro Taper ATV bend bars (low or mid) and skip the bar risers all together.

Did you get custom lines from Galfer? 2 into 1 or separates?
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:12 AM   #52
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:40 AM   #53
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I'd been looking into an 1100. I never found any hard bags, heavy sigh. I like the way you guys think. Yesterday the closest Duc dealer closed, never to open again. Again heavy sigh.
You could always get a Givi Wingrack and the 'universal' fitment kit.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:56 AM   #54
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:14 PM   #55
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Thanks! My hands are killing me after a half hour. I might go with some Pro Taper ATV bend bars (low or mid) and skip the bar risers all together.

Did you get custom lines from Galfer? 2 into 1 or separates?
Spiegler 1 into 2 lines. I like the suburban machinery bars because they angle towards the rider.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:50 PM   #56
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Plenty of luggage options out there for the Monster, ride the bike you've already got and know you enjoy. It may not be perfect, but every bike's a compromise. If one bike did it all perfectly, we'd all be riding it.

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Old 08-07-2009, 01:08 PM   #57
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Spiegler 1 into 2 lines. I like the suburban machinery bars because they angle towards the rider.
Not too shabby but mucho $$$...and you have risers, too. No?

I like the looks of this set up:



Ohhh...if anybody's wondering about DP bags (came with my bike)...meh! I can squeeze a 6 pack in 'em but that's about it. Of course, what else do you need?
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:16 PM   #58
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Not too shabby but mucho $$$...and you have risers, too. No?

I like the looks of this set up:



Ohhh...if anybody's wondering about DP bags (came with my bike)...meh! I can squeeze a 6 pack in 'em but that's about it. Of course, what else do you need?
Yeah the lines were pricey but I was in a tough spot and had to spend it and forget it. Everything else I got with the good old bargaining skills.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:17 PM   #59
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Plenty of luggage options out there for the Monster, ride the bike you've already got and know you enjoy. It may not be perfect, but every bike's a compromise. If one bike did it all perfectly, we'd all be riding it.

That's all you need right there brother.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:01 PM   #60
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I just sold my 750 Monster this summer with 42,000 amazing, fun, twisty miles on it. Had it set up for touring with a shorty screen, and fastrax tank/tail/ saddle bags. It was awesome, and we had SOUL, baby. Personally, I love the feel of touring on a nekkid bike. I say give the Monster a go!!

I loved riding naked (the bike, yo) so much that I bought a Triumph Street Triple R, and we're racking the miles like a banshee, with a 5,000+ mile trip on the horizon. (Even less luggage fits on that bike...) Does that mean I won't ever own a Tiger? Hells, no, but for now, I love how much joy I get out of the twisties. I just have to be creative with what and how much I carry, that's all...
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