Striking Viking bumming the world (On the road again)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by strikingviking, May 11, 2004.

  1. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    Touratech mud control. Very clean setup.
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  2. strikingviking

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    Touratech lower engine guard. We install the big tanks tomorrow if the paint is dry. Maybe someone can explain how to post more than one picture at a time so this can go a little quicker. I didn't have time to load the naked women flicks.
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  4. sandgroper

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    Interesting concept, have you tried it out on anyone yet, if so what was their reaction.
    I never tailgate but if someone tried to blind me like that, i think i may be inclined to run my bull bars up their backside. But saying that, the light is not a bad idea for morons coming up behind you with high beams on.
    Cheers Ed
    Have a safe trip
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  5. strikingviking

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    130 watts at eye level is painful in daylight, better at night. Been using the system for years, works great. I don't leave home without it.
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  6. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    I like that idea! Did you consider an HID? Less wattage more lights.
    Regarding photos especially since your planning on sending more in the near future, I would open up a Smugmug account, another one of Baldy's creations.
    This might be helpfull in avoiding storing photos on your hard drive as well. If for some reason you loose your laptop or freeze it up somehow, well you'll at least have your photos availble. Multiples are a cinch with Smugmug!
    www.smugmug.com
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  7. strikingviking

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    A quick release secure topcase.
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    Jimmy fabricating an ABS guard.
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  9. strikingviking

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    Laying out the Touratech goodies
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  11. strikingviking

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    Four fender bolts stripped and had to be cut out
    Jimmy had to weld nuts on the threads and then twist them out.
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  12. strikingviking

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    Tank installation--12 hours. Very close fittings.
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  13. Rogue 1

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    It's like watching KIT get built... continued well wishes SV!
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  14. strikingviking

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    Taking shape--still to go, Pia lights from cyclegadgets.com with Terra Nova light bar from Brad Vardy. Maybe an Ohlins rear shock, anyone ever install one of these on a late model Dakar? It looks complicated but the stock shock has to go. I'll be loading almost two hundred additional pounds minus rider.
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  15. Kaumajet

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    Glen,

    You said earlier that you had to cut the fender mounting screws off - why?

    THere are four stainless replacement screws in the light bar kit (which you should get today, I hope)

    BV
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    hey striking viking how is it going? I've been following your trip and it sucks. loosen the shirt collar and live a little you stick in the mud. don't let your meat loaf. remember old nachtflug when the camera comes out. among other things. ride safe and don't take any wooden nickels.
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  17. strikingviking

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    We installed two Touratech tank kits. One on an 2003 and the other on my 2005. Both models had the four fender bolts locktighted in so hard that we twisted the the ends right off some and the others stripped so we cut them off. Since the fender is plastic, we couldn't use a torch. Must be a late model thing.

    Anyone have experience with installing an Ohlins on a late model Dakar?
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    Ostrich Jaded and Happy

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    PM Shaft Ed
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    Closed escrow on my ranch and bid a sad farewell to 130 acres of rolling California paradise. A fair trade for the perils and pleasures ahead plunging into the dark cloud of uncertainty? I have never felt so awkward in my life--following this notion that wiser men than me would likely discard.
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