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Old 07-07-2011, 07:13 PM   #151
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VXA is lookin GREAT

I love the color
Looks amazing close to mine


Sounds like you have the bike sorted quite well for the trip. I would assume some more luggage will be in order? Or maybe I am stating the obvious.

I have seen some guys on this site use the same top box on my bike as side bags with some metal work. Can get the trunk @ JC WHitney for VERY cheap and the thing is actually better (i.e. NO LEAKS) than my stock Triumph luggage.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:55 PM   #152
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Keystiger, Thanks for the suggestion for side luggage. I just checked it out and they look like they would do the job very well, and the price is the best I've seen so far. It also looks real good on the back of your Tiger.

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:19 PM   #153
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17.5 in. wide 15 in. long 11 in. high These would make good side boxes.

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Old 07-09-2011, 08:23 AM   #154
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Yes you can't beat the price. For the $ its every bit as good as the GIVI luggage I had on my BMW.
I have the larger of the two. I pulled the red plastic piece off and painted it black........it is actually a faded kinda pinkish color in person (yuk) but was very easy to do just a couple screws and it pops right off. And the "padded" back rest is easy to remove as well.

I also purchased an l.e.d. light strip and ran in behind the clear red plastic of the handle and wired it to my rear running light for added vis. Works great and again a cheap (strip was a couple bucks on fleabay) mod.

THinking about swapping out the reflector for a bright l.e.d. brake light as well.

Like folks to KNOW when I am stopping.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:13 AM   #155
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Hello everyone, I got a late start on my trip, the VXA performed great on the highway with lots of hills and curves, some very sharp ones in fact. 200 miles and I am very pleased with it. I will be going home in about 2 weeks and it will be mostly by way of back roads. I am looking forward to that trip, will be about 200 miles of dirt and about 100 of highway, That will be a good test of the machine. Let you know how it went when I get home.
Keep looking, and I could use more sudjestions. Also you can post pictures of your VX here, would like to see them.


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Old 07-16-2011, 09:11 AM   #156
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:53 AM   #157
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:48 AM   #158
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Ok, Made it home, the VXA is running great, Had a great ride on 135 miles of dirt road on the way back, progressive springs in the front sure would have been nice, (ordering them next week), but otherwise the bike preformed as expected. Keep watching, there will be more to come.

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Old 07-26-2011, 10:03 AM   #159
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:53 PM   #160
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Moved to "Some Assembly Required", I guess there were enough people out here making adventure bikes that we needed our own section.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:07 PM   #161
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Glad to see that your very interesting build has been moved because I would have never have seen it otherwise.
You two have built an excellent ADV bike. Congrats.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:50 PM   #162
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The progressive fork springs have been ordered, will have them in a few days. I'll have to go back out to the boonies again to try them out. O darn!


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Old 07-31-2011, 01:46 PM   #163
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:56 PM   #164
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Well I did something wrong on the previous post. There should be a picture of the Kenda K761 tire that I will be putting on the front. I am taking the advice of another inmate on both tires. The rear one has already proven itself to me and I have no doubt that the front one will also.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:47 AM   #165
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