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Old 11-28-2012, 09:19 PM   #15076
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I actually ran into those guys when they were filming it in the Steen Mountains here in Oregon. Really cool dudes. It's in my tide report here. That bike was f'ed up leaking gas

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810955
Did their ICON gear survive without falling apart?
Great RR, btw.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #15077
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Did their ICON gear survive without falling apart?
Great RR, btw.
Haha Of course they might be biased but they said the patrol jacket was awesome.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:28 AM   #15078
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Plums and Bags... not that bag...

So when I look at all those bags in recent posts... They are at the rear of the tank. When I am riding the bucking Tiger (or trying to turn on a gravel road even lol) I grab that tank with my knees... right on those triangular extensions of the seat.

Unless I'm on a downhill, I'm intimate with my tank bag. Not a problem unless it's really steep -- I get skeered of ledges on hills or a steep bit, even with momentum, and end up throwing my nads into the bag to keep the front wheel down. But hey, the bag, she never complains. I think I saw her smiling a little.

I think the moral of the story for me is, if you want to use a decently sized tank bag, and hit a steep climb, you're gonna be fucking your tank bag. So get an attractive one like my Bags Connection City. A pleasing rosy colour on the inside (aren't they all).

lol.

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Old 11-29-2012, 02:38 AM   #15079
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Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
You aren't completely wrong. 2 trips ago I left a couple charger bits ("cigarette lighter to 1A USB adapter" and the 240V to USB that comes with the phone) at home and went on the Triumph McAdams Gap ride for 2 days.

The wife, she knows I have 2 chargers powered up in the bag (Drift HD cam batteries, and Phone / waterproof camera) at all times. So I cop it for not staying in touch because like a doofus I failed to turn it onto airplane mode to conserve battery. She sees me drop off the grid and not return... but then I only send a Spot check-in and don't call... well that's OBVIOUSLY because I've decided to run off with another woman. My tank bag perhaps.

That's the only disaster except sometimes I end up with 3 or 4 cables lying around in a mess in my tank bag cause I want to charge up this or that extra item...

Being able to do so is still nice, in the bag out of the weather, and my normal Hella-style plug up top is still free for Power Station duty. (the extra powerful charging system of the Tiger is fantabulous, innit?!)

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:45 AM   #15080
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Tank bag FYI

Something to pay attention to on the tank bags is if they are positioned correctly for you to be able to stand. I come from a dirtbike background and when I stand I tend to lean forward. My tank bag has to set way way forward. All of them I've seen in the last several pages would not be positioned correctly in my opinion. I'm sure body geometry and other variables are involved but I would go for a good ride to make sure its all good...

This is kind of a good pic to explain how I have mine. The front of the bag kisses the handlebars. When I'm in full turn the corners of the bag touch the bars. The little flap that hangs down by the ignition is tucked away right next to the key. I have to move it a little to start the bike.

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:00 AM   #15081
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Hey fbj,
got a random question for you...
would those hand guards be these ones, by any chance?

Did they need any bodging to fit, and do they fit with the standard levers?

Thanks.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:06 AM   #15082
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Hey fbj,
got a random question for you...
would those hand guards be these ones, by any chance?

Did they need any bodging to fit, and do they fit with the standard levers?

Thanks.
Yep those are them. I also have the extra spoiler added for a little more wind protection.
Link for spoiler- http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/AC...SPOILERS-BLACK

No the install is simple. All original equipment can stay. I used the stock threaded bar ends and reused the bolts that came with it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:13 AM   #15083
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Thanks for the quick reply mate, thats that sorted then.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:25 AM   #15084
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Something to pay attention to on the tank bags is if they are positioned correctly for you to be able to stand. I come from a dirtbike background and when I stand I tend to lean forward. My tank bag has to set way way forward. All of them I've seen in the last several pages would not be positioned correctly in my opinion. I'm sure body geometry and other variables are involved but I would go for a good ride to make sure its all good...
I was thinking the same thing. My tank bag gets mounted as far forward as possible too without obscuring the ignition. Even so my thighs tend to press against it when standing -- but at least I can stand in a natural position. Any further back and standing becomes very awkward.



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Old 11-29-2012, 07:40 AM   #15085
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So when I look at all those bags in recent posts... They are at the rear of the tank. When I am riding the bucking Tiger (or trying to turn on a gravel road even lol) I grab that tank with my knees... right on those triangular extensions of the seat.

Unless I'm on a downhill, I'm intimate with my tank bag. Not a problem unless it's really steep -- I get skeered of ledges on hills or a steep bit, even with momentum, and end up throwing my nads into the bag to keep the front wheel down. But hey, the bag, she never complains. I think I saw her smiling a little.

I think the moral of the story for me is, if you want to use a decently sized tank bag, and hit a steep climb, you're gonna be fucking your tank bag. So get an attractive one like my Bags Connection City. A pleasing rosy colour on the inside (aren't they all).

lol.

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:34 PM   #15086
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So Snapper what's the velcro on the inside of the lid for? I think it's just for grabbing my headlamp strap and annoying me when I want to crab my camera or phone out.
I don't have a clue there Mr Chris... looks like the other half is just above that rear pocket too?

Maybe their just sensation enhancers for when you're doing the deed on those hillclimbs?
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:39 PM   #15087
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What is this bracket? Did you fashion one or buy one? I'm not super creative 'making' things for my bike, and I'd really like to get my tool tube mounted.

I like all the things you've done, I have many of the same mods as you.

I'm heading up the slab to grab some Powerball tickets today, going to be a chilly one.
It's fashioned out of 1"x1/8" aluminum from Home Depot for $8. The stock plastic mounts seem that they would break very easily if you are riding any type of dirt. It's really stout now. I trust it with any upcoming abuse.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:01 AM   #15088
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I don't have a clue there Mr Chris... looks like the other half is just above that rear pocket too?

Maybe their just sensation enhancers for when you're doing the deed on those hillclimbs?
lol... for extra grip on those long, lonely climbs...

I'm sure there's a point. If I pit the inside of the lid stuck to that spot above the rear pocket it makes me think.... "drying out the bag by keeping it open" maybe?
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:17 AM   #15089
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Something to pay attention to on the tank bags is if they are positioned correctly for you to be able to stand. I come from a dirtbike background and when I stand I tend to lean forward. My tank bag has to set way way forward. All of them I've seen in the last several pages would not be positioned correctly in my opinion. I'm sure body geometry and other variables are involved but I would go for a good ride to make sure its all good...

This is kind of a good pic to explain how I have mine. The front of the bag kisses the handlebars. When I'm in full turn the corners of the bag touch the bars. The little flap that hangs down by the ignition is tucked away right next to the key. I have to move it a little to start the bike.

Yeah that looks like mine except for the bag being slightly larger and the rear of the bag is vertical rather than sloped away like yours. and apparently I need some stickers too!
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:52 AM   #15090
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Yeah that looks like mine except for the bag being slightly larger and the rear of the bag is vertical rather than sloped away like yours. and apparently I need some stickers too!
Are you speaking of the yellow on the tank or the stickers on the frame? Yellow on the tank is to protect the tank from getting all scratched to hell on my long journey. I used a vinyl dirt bike fender graffic and it worked perfect. Stickers on the frame are to protect it from my boots. I need frame guards bad!
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