OK, I'm back, and now the whole sorry story can be told. Adventure bike: 1970 Honda SL350 with a racing engine. Buff Harsh at Todd Henning Racing did all the heavy lifting, I did the rest: head ported, cylinders bored to 362cc, high compression pistons, back-cut valves, megacycle TT grind cam, 34mm Mikuni VM's with K&N filters, 1-1/2" exhaust with Supertrapp resonators. Hi-flow petcock, electronic ignition, electronic rectifier/regulator module, Dyna coils, teflon cam chain slipper, yada yada. Stock CB350 gearing is 16/36, CL350 is 16/38, SL350 is 16/40 early models, 16/42 later models. This bike is geared 15/36, so it's between a stock CL & Stock early SL. Added some mild steel brackets to keep the saddlebags out of the spokes: Saddlebags are repurposed doggie packs. Perfect fit! These and a duffle on the back should be enough for all my gear. The gear: 6' 8" 4wt. 3-piece w/ extra tip, flies, disreputable hat. Streams are likely swollen with hurricane run-off, but I'm not willing to take the chance of not having tackle. Cookin stuff; water, gas, stove, dish, cup, utensils. Utensils are fancy engraved, the fork has F.S. indicating "For Steak", spoon is engraved F.S. "For Soup" and the knife, cause this is Pennsylvania. Sleepin stuff. A bag of toiletries, TP, book, spare flashlights, first aid kit and snakebite kit. If I fall off the bike, bounce down the side of a mountain, and land in a den of rattlesnakes, I should be pretty well covered. Also packed clothes and food. That's a close-up of the screen of my GPS. It's one of those real fancy ones, with lotsa buttons to press. Loaded up and ready for an Adventure! But wait - there's one thing I've overlooked. With all this soft luggage, there's no way to lock up all my valuables. The most elegant solutions are usually the most simple Gotta be something laying around here that will work...... - got it! Well, I don't think anyone could get much more simple than this. Gear: protected. Added bonus: no more tailgaters! Ready to ride!! Next: Trouble in Paradise.