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Old 03-23-2013, 08:24 AM   #1741
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Stick to soft luggage for any type of off road riding and both your limbs and bike will thank you. However that's a whole different discussion as well.
I would have to agree with this.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:22 AM   #1742
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Jesse Luggage, lift lid, turn handle, lift off.
I looked into it. you missed a step. Its actually lift lid, remove the stuff you have packed in the luggage, turn handle, lift off.

I want to be able to lift off my luggage without unloading first. Most sport-tourers are this way and I find it very convenient.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:29 PM   #1743
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I looked into it. you missed a step. Its actually lift lid, remove the stuff you have packed in the luggage, turn handle, lift off.

I want to be able to lift off my luggage without unloading first. Most sport-tourers are this way and I find it very convenient.
I like the Caribou setup for this reason, the ability to remove the panniers without ever having to open them.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:02 PM   #1744
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I looked into it. you missed a step. Its actually lift lid, remove the stuff you have packed in the luggage, turn handle, lift off.

I want to be able to lift off my luggage without unloading first. Most sport-tourers are this way and I find it very convenient.
I never need to unload my Jessie's to remove.....open the lid and slide the light stuff out of the way, turn handle and lift off. Half a dozen slow speed drops and they're holding up fine. Unlike oem's which broke after a simple lean into the hill.....replaced the mount and then they rattled themselves apart on a 10 mile stretch of washboard. Took my credit and got a set of jessie's for $130 more....

Soft bags are excellent for exclusive off road stuff (the Jessie mounts work great for soft bags), but if you're using this bike to commute, explore and tour, the lockable, waterproof and hard sided panniers are only way to go.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #1745
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Jesse luggage is twice the cost of triumph bags.
It's 1.6x the price if the Triumph stuff is ~800. But it's also 1.6x the space, more stable, easier to pack, etc. You get what you pay for.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:27 PM   #1746
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Try the Happy Trails Quick Release universal system. I can mount or unmount my Holan panniers in less than a minute. No opening of the pannier required and the system was easy to install.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:39 PM   #1747
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I haven't had much to contribute in recent months as I have been sidetracked on other endeavours (I think they call it responsibility ). I did get a chance to fit up a Safari Tank though and they have really done a great job with this. Holds a bit over 30 Litres and tucks in to the standard profile beautifully.


I swapped the chain and sprockets and was happy to see that Chain Gang here in Australia can make up whatever size you choose. Running 16 / 52 and this seems like a pretty good compromise.


Fitted up a set of genuine Triumph frame guards too and I think they are a worthwhile investment for anybody that rides dirt and would like to protect the paint on their frame rails.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:55 AM   #1748
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I haven't had much to contribute in recent months as I have been sidetracked on other endeavours (I think they call it responsibility ). I did get a chance to fit up a Safari Tank though and they have really done a great job with this. Holds a bit over 30 Litres and tucks in to the standard profile beautifully.


I swapped the chain and sprockets and was happy to see that Chain Gang here in Australia can make up whatever size you choose. Running 16 / 52 and this seems like a pretty good compromise.


Fitted up a set of genuine Triumph frame guards too and I think they are a worthwhile investment for anybody that rides dirt and would like to protect the paint on their frame rails.

I want one of those so bad!
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:00 AM   #1749
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:44 AM   #1750
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That is one gorgeous bike, fbj...
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:28 PM   #1751
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Very nice! Waiting to see the same quality of a picture but of a nlack tank.

Also what are you running for a rear shock system?
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:57 PM   #1752
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Also what are you running for a rear shock system?
Looks like a Wilbers.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:49 PM   #1753
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Wicked safari tank fuel meter

seriously looking at the safari tank. big question, does the stock fuel meter still work? is there a place to put it even if it doesn't read properly. I know look at the fuel through the plastic! but I'm considering black as I see it is now an option.

The bike looks great and I hope it functions as well as it looks.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #1754
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Try the Happy Trails Quick Release universal system. I can mount or unmount my Holan panniers in less than a minute. No opening of the pannier required and the system was easy to install.

Sweet rig! More pictures and details please


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PLEASE tell me you didnt mount $600 dollar panniers with PLASTIC mounts?!?!?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #1755
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I haven't had much to contribute in recent months as I have been sidetracked on other endeavours (I think they call it responsibility ). I did get a chance to fit up a Safari Tank though and they have really done a great job with this. Holds a bit over 30 Litres and tucks in to the standard profile beautifully.


I swapped the chain and sprockets and was happy to see that Chain Gang here in Australia can make up whatever size you choose. Running 16 / 52 and this seems like a pretty good compromise.


Fitted up a set of genuine Triumph frame guards too and I think they are a worthwhile investment for anybody that rides dirt and would like to protect the paint on their frame rails.
Gorgeous bike man!!! Would you mind sharing some of the DIRT worthy parts you bought? I spy a case guard there
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