Detroit greetings

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Bruno T ., Sep 2, 2008.

  1. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    One more reason to stay away from hard bags.

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  2. bigtrailie

    bigtrailie Pursuing happiness

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    I think KTM640DAKAR (Todd) can relate to that video. He hooked a soft bag on a fence post while riding his Ducati 996 around a parking lot at an AMA roadracing event (Mid-Ohio? Road America? Can't remember).

    It is far better to rip a soft bag or tear a strap than to hit hard stuff against hard stuff.

    Anybody have any experience tearing Gobi bags off a KTM Adventure? I'm assuming that those tupperware boxes will "give" if push comes to shove. Probably better than aluminum panier boxes.
  3. Simple.

    Simple. I'm Special

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    Woah, that was hardcore. :eek1


  4. KTM640Dakar

    KTM640Dakar Motorsick

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    Matt, I drove past the TransDitch on the way to shooting sporting clays the pAst Thanksgiving weekend in Mansfield. It is grassy and ditch-like just as you remembered it. Did you have soft bags on that bike?

    Yes hooking a softbag on a steel snowfence post will pick up the back end of the bike. luckily the bag tore away from the bike and I stayed upright. Had to use a shoe lace and an awe to sow it back together.:lol3 That happened down at the Barber race trAck in Alabama.
  5. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Well I think I just made up my mind to stick with my soft bags ! :eek2
  6. bigtrailie

    bigtrailie Pursuing happiness

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    The Transalp had soft bags, yes. However, the ice-chest full of that day's refreshments, was certainly HARD. And since it was bungee corded to the luggage rack, it slid to the right side of the bike, pulling the bike to the right. This occurred somewhere between the first and second "bounce" - I had about as much success keeping the bike upright as that poor sap on the FJR. When the dust settled, that ditch looked like some bizarre yard sale. Thanks for the memory :lol3
  7. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    Look what Aaron has been doing:

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    I'm jealous.
  8. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    You already know what I am going to say... :deal
  9. KTM640Dakar

    KTM640Dakar Motorsick

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    Third week in Feburary?

    :D
  10. Matt W

    Matt W Been here awhile

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    Finally, I can ride with you gents!!

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  11. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    Nice! 450?
  12. Matt W

    Matt W Been here awhile

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    Yes Sir, a 2005 450 EXC, very well maintained. I am lucky.
  13. Simple.

    Simple. I'm Special

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    Nice score! Ive been looking for something like that as well.

    Jon
  14. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    Wow, Matt. What a beauty.

    Congratulations !
  15. Matt W

    Matt W Been here awhile

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    Thanks Bruno, I can't wait to ride with you again and learn all I can.
  16. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    That's Sweet Matt !!
    I wish I could ride something like that @ 70 mph to get to & ride with you guys . :cry

    Post up when you guys get the bigger bikes out !!
  17. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Very nice!
  18. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    You are going to need a little bike...:deal
  19. Matt W

    Matt W Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I'm jealous of the riding weather you have from pic above. :eek1
  20. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    Todd's talking about the Death Valley ride, Aaron. His big bike will be perfect :lol3

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