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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by roger123, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    That will be the trip of a life time IMO.
  2. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    I had a friend do it a few years ago, solo. Pretty crazy how some areas almost go right through people's back yards. He met a lot of cool people though, and the scenes were amazing.

    Someday...
  3. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    Just the whole getting a month or so off thing ,,
  4. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    One of the advantages of being a teacher....

    Here is my trip of a lifetime so far. Probably repeating it in 2013 but this time the little boy in the beginning of the video will be going with me.

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  5. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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  6. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    I go to Craig's list just about everyday looking,, lot of bikes up on there all the time,, cracks me up when I see 8 year old bikes with 800 miles on them,,
  7. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    After years of shopping, looking, comparing I've decided the only way I'm going to find the panniers I want is to make them.. Any input / help. Equipment/skill. Would be appreciated :)
  8. PatrickInVA

    PatrickInVA Been here awhile

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    My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools.

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  9. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    Lol that's one of my fav movies
  10. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    I'll be selling my Happy Trails panniers if you're interested.
  11. toddzacker

    toddzacker NO FILTER

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    Who wants to go? I'm ready to practice
  12. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    Could be, got any pics?
  13. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    When and where ?
  14. DAAANG

    DAAANG LambBoyFilms@YouTube

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    Anyone interested in going to Slades next Wednesday? I need to practice some high speed sand action.

    Weather looks decent.
  15. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    You should keep them for long trips.
  16. klrva

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    Do you own a KLR650? If so, have you searched any of the KLR650 forums? Plenty of ideas and examples by people who have built panniers for their motorcycles.

    Are you looking for hard or soft panniers? I use Ortlieb Moto Saddle-Bags on my KLR. They are soft bags, and they work well on the KLR without a mounting rack.
  17. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    Yes I own a KLR650,, and I'd bet I've looked at every picture and forum of every bike there is :) I current have cheap soft bags, that I only use when I go up to New Jersey (a few times a year) and that's mainly due to me being undecided on what I want.. But I'm down to this

    If I go soft bags definitely putting on mounting racks
    http://www.bikebandit.com/tour-master-select-tail-bag
    http://www.bikebandit.com/tour-master-select-saddlebags

    If I go hard panniers:
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    Both I think will look pretty good on my bike
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    What do you think?
  18. dljocky

    dljocky Been here awhile

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    I think you got a good looking bike there Friendo!

    I ride a DR650 and I have the Wolfman racks that I run pelican 1430's on 90% of the time. I have the Wolfman waterproof saddlebags for when i go camping. This setup works great for me.
  19. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    I plan on getting something different, as I've never liked the looks of those big stainless panniers on a bike the size of mine.
  20. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    I'll get some photos today.