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Old 04-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #31
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They're not as good as a custom seat, but help a lot for pretty short money. If you take your seat on and off a lot, or simply want to remove the thing for dirty riding, zip tie the straps to the frame. That way, you can pop the pad off and not lose a strap.
I took the straps off and used elastic cord to attach to the seat of my XR. It's attached to the seat but comes off pretty easy.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #32
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It's refreshing to see the Big Box stores being praised. I buy almost all of my lubrication stuff and spark plugs at Walmart. Why let the local parts store rip me off? Thanks WallyWorld.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:56 PM   #33
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I found a mini cooler, fabric with a solid insert, so it was waterproof & also kept it's shape. It was about 14" X 16" X 4". It fit perfectly on it's back, on the rack of my old Concours. The strap snugged it up to the backrest, the color matched the red bike, & it just fit my camera, rain suit, & a thermal turtleneck. It cost 8.95. Used it for 9 years & still have it in the garage. Unfortunately, the new GSX is blue & I can't find it again.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:37 PM   #34
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Clif bars, AA batteries, zip lok reusable dry bags, winchester white box 40cal.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:16 AM   #35
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fbj913, I just found one at the Leavenworth, KS Wally's in the motorcycle section of the auto area. Seem to be a hit or miss item at some stores. It was $29. Had to hunt for it and may have missed it at other area Wally's.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:26 AM   #36
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I bought a Ken Onion knife at WWorld. Couldn't believe they were carrying that one, but their selection of knives is quite good, and ammo is cheap too. Picked up some heavy duty tent spikes to replace the chintz that comes stock.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:50 AM   #37
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Decent sunglasses $5 in the fishing section.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:12 AM   #38
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It's refreshing to see the Big Box stores being praised. I buy almost all of my lubrication stuff and spark plugs at Walmart. Why let the local parts store rip me off? Thanks WallyWorld.

I'm not going to turn this political, but I hope there's a at least some ironic sarcasm in that sentence.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:29 PM   #39
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Walmart sells nylon strapping in both 1.5" and 2". I've used this stuff both for replacement tankbag straps, as well as to strap down luggage.


I also use their drybags, zipper pulls, LED Axillary tail/brake lights, and camping gear. I have a 2 person tent that I found marked down to $15 and a $30 0 degree mummy bag that I lived in for my month trip to Alaska. The sleeping bag's compression sack didn't hold up well, but the bag itself and tent are still in perfect shape. I've been completely spoiled by that stuff, and when I see the price of high end camping gear I just laugh. The price of camping gear varies more than anything.

Walmart Drybags held on by Walmart Straps


$15 Walmart Tents


Last time I was there I saw tank panniers for about $25. Might be worth a try before my next trip!
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:02 PM   #40
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I bought an atv gel seat cover for the Versys today as well as a tire patch kit and 12v mini-compressor/analog tire guage at the wal-mart today after reading how useful certain items can be when far from home. I spent 45 bucks for all of it not bad really.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:20 PM   #41
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Rotella is available in 2.5 and 5 gallon jugs at Walmart. Always hated buying the 1g and having around a liter left, I end up with a bunch of nearly empty jugs cluttering the garage. 1 2.5 (9.5l) gallon jug is good for 3 oil changes. Since I share a garage with a few friends it's nice to be able to buy a single jug and have everyone change their oil at the same time.

Also, oil filters

They don't mind if you change your oil in their parking lot.

Tools for that one time you forget your roll and someones bike breaks down.

Their electrical parts are usually 3M stuff (connectors, switches, e.t.c.)

Had a walmart or kmart tent for years. Did the same thing as my $750 Walrus.

Same for sleeping bags and pads (both now upgraded)

Webbing straps and buckles are 4 for $2. they don't last out in the sun though.

isobutane canisters

camp cutlery and kitchenware in case there are more with me than my small camp kitchen can handle.

flat repair kits and spares for them.

certain walmarts actually have a motorcycle section, found that in florida with lots of neat items like bell tankbags and tailbags. Not the greatest but not too shabby for the $10 or $20 they were selling for.

Their $7.50 Champion c9 line works just as well as their $75 under armour counterparts.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:57 PM   #42
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If you like Underarmour stuff, but not the prices, try Wallyworld's Starter tops & shorts. Pretty much the same stuff for about one fourth the price. Target's Champion stuff also.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #43
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If you like Underarmour stuff, but not the prices, try Wallyworld's Starter tops & shorts. Pretty much the same stuff for about one fourth the price. Target's Champion stuff also.
Agreed. I use them as undershorts at work. Same thing....except the price.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #44
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:58 PM   #45
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