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Old 05-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #1861
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On a side note, here's the other reason the bikes are ignored. The ice is off the water
and it's time to get wet.

That's a great pic, even if it's not bike related![/QUOTE]

It does have two Beast motors and it got to the lake on two wheels. Does that count?

You should have seen the pop knot the poor girl got when this landed, She flew into the dash, Owww.

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Old 05-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #1862
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You can still find them around, but not for the $20 special price:
http://www.amazon.com/Seattle-Sports...6221884&sr=8-1

Thanks for the link and the info. Should have know somebody would be selling them besides REI... And damn, it seems like you can find almost anything through Amazon these days! Should'a been the first place I looked!

OTOH, sure looks the reviews there paint a less than stellar picture for the bag, though. Have you had any trouble with the zippers, or the straps pulling free?

Looking some more on Amazon I found this one...

http://www.amazon.com/Seattle-Sports...f=pd_sbs_sg_19






And it actually looks like it might work better for the idea I have. Most trips I have my Yamaha side cases mounted, as that way any luggage weight is carried low and balanced. But on some rides I just want my tire plug kit, pump, and maybe some room for a camera, shield cleaning stuff, etc., so I want something *LOW* I can quickly tie on my Altrider rear rack. But I am also thinking of getting one Altrider's RotoPax mounts for the rack to carry one of their fuel jugs, and I want whatever *LOW* bag I get to be able to tie down *ON TOP* of the RotoPax fuel jug.

I could use my small MotoFizz bag, but that's kind of overkill, as it had tons of space, not to mention it would sit up pretty high. I got short enough legs as it is (29" inseam), and I don't need anything back there on that rack any higher than it needs to be!

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #1863
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Why not both Karoo or both TKC? What is the characteristic of each, that you chose this combination?

Nice in white, I like it.
The Karoo are lot cheaper in Spain than the TKC. I like it but in the rear wheel they dont last a lot. The TKC is harder. So the Karoo are OK for a long trip in the front wheel but noy in the rear.
I'm just arriving from Sardinia (nearly 1700km off road) and it was a good combination.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:29 AM   #1864
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Great looking bike. Sure you gonna have a great ride. Nice looking pipes, but will the standard panniers fit with them?
Thanks! It was an amazing trip!!

Yes, the standard panniers they fit

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:36 AM   #1865
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We just arrive from our off road trip from Sardinia, it was great, it's a trail bike paradise.





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Old 05-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #1866
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We just arrive from our off road trip from Sardinia, it was great, it's a trail bike paradise.

WTF? Great attempt, where is the shot how it ended?
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:35 PM   #1867
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WTF? Great attempt, where is the shot how it ended?
It ended well, just very tired. We spend more than two hours to descend the 9 bikes less than 1km... It was hard but once we where there it was no return.
I am editing the videos and I'll show you.
The problem was some people send us tracks from enduro bikes....and this was the result...
But the rest of the trip was amazing



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Old 05-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #1868
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We just arrive from our off road trip from Sardinia, it was great, it's a trail bike paradise.

There is two of them like that?

Two lucky bastards.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:51 PM   #1869
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There is two of them like that?

Two lucky bastards.
LOL. That was my first reaction when I saw that pic too!

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Old 05-07-2012, 04:22 AM   #1870
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LOL. That was my first reaction when I saw that pic too!

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Old 05-07-2012, 04:56 AM   #1871
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There is two of them like that?

Two lucky bastards.
They are similars but mine in better: he's got the standard suspension and exhaust
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:49 PM   #1872
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OTOH, sure looks the reviews there paint a less than stellar picture for the bag, though. Have you had any trouble with the zippers, or the straps pulling free?
This zipper is very fine tooth and waterproof, so it's finicky. I took the recommendation of someone else on here (in the equipment thread) and lubed it. No problems yet, but it's tough, and with the force I have to apply sometimes, and the tiny nature of the teeth, I'm not counting on it lasting forever.

Never had an issue with the straps.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #1873
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This zipper is very fine tooth and waterproof, so it's finicky. I took the recommendation of someone else on here (in the equipment thread) and lubed it. No problems yet, but it's tough, and with the force I have to apply sometimes, and the tiny nature of the teeth, I'm not counting on it lasting forever.

Never had an issue with the straps.

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Old 05-07-2012, 06:39 PM   #1874
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This zipper is very fine tooth and waterproof, so it's finicky. I took the recommendation of someone else on here (in the equipment thread) and lubed it. No problems yet, but it's tough, and with the force I have to apply sometimes, and the tiny nature of the teeth, I'm not counting on it lasting forever.

Never had an issue with the straps.
We "old" bowhunter/riders use bowstring wax on those fine tooth zippers. Works great! You can buy it at an archery shop.

My favorite is ML6 Bowstring Wax.

No link, but:

BCY, Inc.
860-632-7115

P.S. Works like greased lightning on jacket zippers, too. A small tube will last you a lifetime.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #1875
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We "old" bowhunter/riders use bowstring wax on those fine tooth zippers. Works great! You can buy it at an archery shop.

My favorite is ML6 Bowstring Wax.

No link, but:

BCY, Inc.
860-632-7115

P.S. Works like greased lightning on jacket zippers, too. A small tube will last you a lifetime.
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