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Old 08-26-2012, 08:13 PM   #541
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The plan was I was going to hit a ball across every state line or as many as I could.....

In over 2700 miles of riding and 9 border crossings in 5 states, they were never unstrapped.......

They were a great conversation starter though at the gas stops and hotels we ended up at though....
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:10 AM   #542
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Do I qualify?

Hell! An original Heinkel. Where's that?
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:25 AM   #543
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I must admit - this Stuka is just a full-size prop.

Photo taken couple of weeks ago during my "run in Tiger" week of riding in Norway (I love riding there - this is third time).
It taken on spot alongside Rv55 road.
Here is story.
During WW2 British Skua plane shot down German Stuka but they also went down themselves.
They all landed in middle of nowhere in Norwegian winter in mountains. In order to survive both crews shared a cabin over winter and actually became friends.In 2012 movie was shot on basis of this story, right there in Norway.
Movie called "Into the white" in English.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1876277/

This Stuka prop was part of movie props. When you look at it directly you see it is basically metal plates nailed to wooden frame, but from distance of even few meters it looks the business.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:04 AM   #544
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On my third day of a 2-week trip from Portland, Oregon through the North Casades and the Canadian Rockies. That's Washington state's Mt. St. Helens in the background. Are bears afraid of tigers?



Will get some pics of my setup posted.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:56 AM   #545
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I must admit - this Stuka is just a full-size prop.
Thanks for the info but it's a Heinkel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinkel_He_111
Stuka is completely different http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_87
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:10 AM   #546
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No discussion from my side I am 100% sure you are right. I never been interested in war planes, must admit.
For some reason I had it down as Stuka - probably mixed up with Skua that shot it down according to plaque they put there for dumb tourists like me.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:38 AM   #547
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Which topcase and topcase rack is that? Just brought home a new Tiger 800 and I have a Givi E36NJ I've been using on my last three motorcycles.....
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #548
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All loaded up for a four day trip through Montana






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Old 08-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #549
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #550
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So how do you like the twisted throttle dry bag combination? I was thinking about getting them and using them on a different bike. How rigid is the bottom bag? How easy are they to put on and off your bike?

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Old 08-30-2012, 11:25 PM   #551
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So how do you like the twisted throttle dry bag combination? I was thinking about getting them and using them on a different bike. How rigid is the bottom bag? How easy are they to put on and off your bike?

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It works well and the price was right at the time, not having decided on which panniers yet. The bottom bag has a plastic insert that runs across the bottom and up the long sides and is quite solid but with a bit of flex. The bottom bag mounts with four straps and the ease of putting it on depends on where they attach on your bike. I tend to leave the straps on and when putting the bag on it only takes a couple minutes.

The top bag is also held on with straps but tie to the bottom bag. It is much easier to get on and off as the straps have quick connect clips that join them from side to side over the top.

I have put about 6000 kms on the bags and they haven't leaked a drop, even in torrential downpours. The only problem I had is with the detachable carrying strap that goes on the bottom bag. To gain access to the bag you have to undo the strap and I was always forgetting to do it back up. Eventually it melted on the exhaust. More about me than the bag.

The bottom bag can also be a bit of a hassle to get stuff in and out as the opening is fairly narrow. Overall I have been pleased with it but will be getting panniers as soon as I make up my mind on which brand. Will definitely be hanging on to the bags though. Adjusted properly they also make a decent back rest for long trips on the major highways.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:25 AM   #552
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All loaded up for a four day trip through Montana






Looks like you have some great roads to ride. Very jealous
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:26 AM   #553
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All loaded up for a four day trip through Montana

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Wow, I misread your post and thought, "That is a hell of a lot of stuff to take on a day trip."
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:44 AM   #554
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Ready for another ride. New tires. New center stand.



A couple of 'artsy' pics while on the road.



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Old 09-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #555
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2012 tiger on the jasper parkway, jasper, bc, canada

more pics from my canadian adventure here: http://advrider.com/forums/newreply....reply&t=820225 or at WWW.PORKANDCORN.COM if you want to subscribe to my upcoming trip, buenos aires to bogota.

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