Best Bike For Finding Fishing Holes

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by BeerIsGood, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Thanks!

    That pic is a bit old and I've added Wolfman racks to better support the "wings" on the sides of the Alpha (they can get heavy with my tools, etc. in there), but this setup is still going strong!

    Re. height, there are lots of options for that. The bike comes with an adjuster that allows you to lower the seat by 1". If that doesn't work for you, there are varying lengths of "dog bones" that will lower the seat even further. Just slide the forks up in the clamps to even it out and you're good to go. :thumb

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  2. Kankujoe

    Kankujoe Adventure Traveller

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    I've been hearing that you can lower them pretty easily... that's good for me.

    I wonder how low you can go?
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  3. AzzA68

    AzzA68 Tosser

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  4. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    Sweet, where can I get one? :lol3
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  5. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    So how cool is that ?? A riding AND fishing thread !! I usually ride to Or, Id or Mt to fish for trout - so distances are around 800-1500 mi round trip. It's a bit farther for Dorado in Baja, so a smaller dirt bike just aint in the cards. I like to enjoy the riding / journey part too. The Uly was a great camping / fishing mule - and D616s or Distanzias worked pretty well. I now use tiggers - 800xc with K60's or TKC's if more dirt required ,or Girlie with Anakee2's if mostly tarmac access. I dont like too much stuff hanging off the machine (already look like the clampets are arriving) so I procured a bunch of the cabelas stowaway 7 rods for cheap, as they were transitioning to new 6 piece. (Orvis also makes 7 pc rods - but spendy) the cabelas 4wt tube is 17" - the 5-7 wt are about 20". They fit nicely in a Sealine 70 ltr waterproof bag, that also holds 4 large boxes of flies, tent, all camping gear & food - it all rests comfortably across pillion & side cases. Camp chair sits on top of the heap. All the 7 pc rods cast surprisingly well. Lots of reserve power & no ferrule 'flat spots'. Not sure they're available anymore though.
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  6. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    PS: I bought a pair of ultra lite breathable chest waders for M/C fishing / camping. The heavy duty "guide" models are just too bulky & take up too much room in a 70 ltr bag. I just watch more closely for barbwire & carry a patch kit.
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  7. frog13

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    Old thread,but, why not.My vote ( you've probably made a decision already...but,maybe this will help someone else out?). TW200 for the far, distant,knarly outback!.
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  8. 10/10ths

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  9. unlucky1

    unlucky1 Been here awhile

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    Well, the guy I bought my DT from told me that fishing is all he did with it.

    With a cargo rack and enough bungees, anything is possible!
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  10. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Hell, I used a shad rap and stuck the rod with spider wire in my lap. Then rode my Vstrom to the local docks (less than 15 miles)! Tip: when you don't have a fishing licence the cops show up. DAMHIK.
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