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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by dgrs2, Dec 17, 2004.
Great! That's very kind of you mate.
Now I have 2 reference spots to link ....
Agreed. The aluminum brackets would do Bad Things to your leg. I think I've been convinced to go with the Rotopax on the rear rack. I can always put a large dry bag over the top of them for extra capacity.
I rode a week ago and stuffed my right leg under one of the Gobi bags when I dabbed on an off camber. As I mentioned, from now on, I'll only run the soft bags for commuting & touring. For dirt, snow, and ice I'll run either dry bags or the Giant Loop.
BTW, nice plate. Reminds me of Pirsig.
Jeff: you might take a look at this thread from a couple of years ago when a big group of us rode 950s to Montana and back.. we did the CDR and there is that one stretch with 200+ miles without fuel (this was before (and one of the reasons why) I had safaris).
The thread is here:
Post 72 is where I came up with my "aux fuel" solution. (durability tested in post 78)
Post 286 was Diek's solution
Dave and Jason used Rotopax:
Miguel used a Ned tank
Diek with the wine bladder in post 315:
...and just some LC8 pr0n since I'm missing summer
The turtle-pac 5 gallon Jerry can looks interesting, but I can't seem to find a place to buy them.
The comments about the risk of injury offroad with my gas cans on the foot pegs are all valid. It is one of the reasons I didn't go with the Pegpacker system. I read too many comments about the "Achilles" issue. I have had to put a foot down a few times with the gas cans on the rear foot pegs and so far, touch wood, have been lucky that they have all been off camber enough that my leg bounced off the relatively pliant gas can. For that reason I don't use either the hard panniers or the gas cans on footpegs when I am going into the rough stuff. For that I have a set of soft bags and simply strap a gas can on top of the luggage if I need added range. I have looked at the rotopax set up but haven't been able to justify the cost. Here are a couple of photos of my luggage options. I haven't ever used both dry bags because I haven't needed the capacity. I also have a camera dry bag that I use with the smaller Sealine bag when I want to carry two DSLR's. Later on in the year I added a CJ Racer rear rack which is a great platform for the luggage and Outdoor Research dry bags that strap to the top of the aluminum panniers to hold tent, awning, etc. so I can put up some shelter before unloading the rest of the bike..
Didn't mean to turn this thread into a luggage/gas discussion. So here are a few of photos more in keeping with the theme:
Camping in Cabo Finisterre
Lost in Portugal
Erzberg Rodeo 2012
Not sure i'd want to camp next to the anal examiner.....
Concrete jungle ride today. Certainly didn't buy her to ride slab. But with clear skies and dry road... who could resist?
That's a lot of mud, Anal Explorer!!
edit: My apologies. Sometimes I forget I'm not in Jo'Momma.
Yo mamma is so fat?
Caught in the flight...
Didn't know, good additive
David, glad to hear you are aware and prepared!
I only wish I can define if it will be a simple offroad/onroad ride or a rough ride before I start it... Most of the times I end in the middle of nowhere
BTW, I like this pic.
Good to hear about you, great pic. Portugal seems to be so small, but plenty of nice nooks and crannies.
You had already wandered all along your country I guess?
There is always spots missing
Sadly, delivered by truck, rather than ridden, but I suppose the end-result is the same: MINE, ALL MINE, NOW, YA HEAR!
And I'll be stretching her legs with a nice 1,500-mile run-out to Texas Hill Country soon enough anyways...
I'm new and picked up my new bike last Saturday.
Nice bikes guys. Welcome to the addiction
I made a Las Vegas run for the NAHB International Builders’ Show last week. Screw car pooling with the co-workers, I took the Katoom! And I took as many two lane highways as I could, from Phoenix. These are shots from Seligman, AZ. on Route 66.