Just what IS the "perfect" Adventure tug, anyway?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by JustKip, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. DirtyDR

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    The best one is the one you are riding.

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  2. gsjo

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  3. BigFatAl

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    So this picture got me thinking,
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  4. FR700

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  5. davebig

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    Is that a postie Luke ?
  6. JustKip

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    The Honda trail 110, that the letter carriers ride down there
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  7. FR700

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    Yes. Old CT110 that the postal service here have now very nearly phased out. Their replacements are proving somewhat problematic.

    The gentleman in the pic' is just up the road from me, literally.


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  8. BigFatAl

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  9. JustKip

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    Welp...it's just short of 3 years since I started this thread, and getting close to 2 years since I bought the CSM/Bonneville rig, and I've come to a conclusion about what is the perfect adventure rig for me.
    After owning my very own sidecar for 2 years (and admittedly only 2200 miles), and watching what others have done well with what they have, I've decided that my perfect tug is to be a camhead GSA. The guy I bought the Bonnie from saw my offer of part trade for BMWBud's 1150 GSA rig, and expressed interest in having it back. Although no deal has been made yet, if he doesn't buy it back when his escrow closes, I'll put it up for sale, and find a fairly low mileage, reasonably priced '12-'13 GSA.
  10. BMWBUD

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    Good luck with the sale and finding the right bike for you. :clap
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  11. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I rode one of those twin cam r12's with a Hannigan dog damn they had lots of power !
    I'd still like to have a perfect get into MC trails that ADV sidecars are too big and heavy to deal with in a one man small dog operation ! Probably something attached to a DR 650 that could easily be manhandled.
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  12. GearHeadGrrrl

    GearHeadGrrrl Been here awhile

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    Agreed, one of the differences I've noticed between my 900+ pound Super Tenere+F2 and the 700 pound Airhead+Spyder combinations is the way the Airhead rigs are much more responsive to "body english".
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  13. JustKip

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    I loved the KLR rigs at Vernon "Red Menace" Wade's S/TEP class, and since it was his very last class, he was selling them. I seriously considered this one with the 18" wheel laced in up front. I can see the potential, using a DR650, and setting up the chair for a dog, to shave some weight off of this one. But alas, it's definitely not something I'd ride 400 miles a day. It WOULD be just the ticket for local rides into the backwoods of the Sierras


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  14. claude

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    We have done a lot of KLR and a few DR based rigs. This is mine. fun outfits, simple, low tech, great bikes. Stock front end does okay although I want to build a leading link that will take the stock klr rear wheel and do one on the sidecar also. We recently did one with a klr rear wheel on the sidecar and used the klr brakes and were able to stack the klr master cylinder for it next to the bike master cylinder. It was for Dave Despain and no doubt he will put it to the test as much as I have. I recently acquired a 10 gallon tank for mine. klr camo.jpg
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  15. claude

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    We build a lot of KLR stuff, by far the most popular is the Sputnik for the KLR due to is bang for the buck. We have also done many of our Enduro sidecars, in the "yellow" Book "Driving a sidecar outfit" by David Hough there are photo's of my own KLR Enduro rig with my wife and I on it in action. My current bike is an F800GS with our Enduro sidecar on it.
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