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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.
Beautiful day, nice ride:
The Ventura rack/pack works real well for me. Have also carried a duffle, and a tent. Pretty simple. Pack light. Have the stuff you need regularly in a tank bag.
Going on longish trips, I find it hard to leave my fly rod behind...
I have used the Ventura bag on my summer trips. I think it's Great. Only negative is the weigth of the brackets. I have made replacement for the y-bracket.
Hey, I'm so glad the video had that effect on you! I can understand why you want to take the trip, one of my reasons was I had just finished a two year stint in the police in a bad part of town. Dealing with negative people in negative situations everyday took its toll on myself and my relationships. The roadtrip and the people I met really helped restore my spirit. On that note, thank you for your service, I can only imagine the sacrifices you have made and pray for your safety during your deployment.
With regards to advice, make sure your bike has some form of windscreen. Initially I was going to go without it, but a fellow inmate and scrambler rider (Rayman) advised against it and i'm so thankful he persisted. It made the ride so much more comfortable. As for luggage, I borrowed a ventura rack from a friend and used a bunch of Kriega luggage -R30, US30, and a US20 acting as a tank bag. It was a pretty good setup, definitely proved to be waterproof which i'm thankful for. My US30 straps snapped during the trip for reasons unknown, however the service I received from Kriega was A*. They offered to find the nearest dealer on my route and get a 1-1 replacement, or even mail it to a hotel I had planned to stay at in Vegas. In the end I made due with extra straps and got it replaced in Toronto. The only negative thing I have to say is they get kind of tedious to pack and unpack everyday. If money is no issue i'd go for a pannier set up -at the time happy trails had not released their scrambler set up and all that was available was the metal mule system. And most importantly, take your time. The bike is a real joy to ride, and it attracts so much attention you end up spending so much time talking to people who walk up to admire it. I can't begin to tell you how many great conversations i've had with people who walk up to take a look -lots of them old souls who used to own 69' bonnies, they have the best stories.
Writing this is really making me wish I was still out on the road.. Well I hope that helps, i'm looking forward to your future ride report!
I've had pretty good luck with an Ortlieb dry bag I got from Touratech several years ago. I just looked at them on that site and it looks like they've changed them a little. I've got caught in more than a couple rain storms and no water gets in. With that bag, the side cases that came with my GS and a tank bag, I can carry pretty much what I need. I used ROK straps to tie the bag down. Good luck on your trip.
Well after two months of going through this thread in my free time I finally made it to "today". It was very frustrating to see a cool picture or want to comment on some of your post only to realize that happened 18 months ago. Hope to join in the discussion a little more now. Thanks already for the help with the flyscreen-ordered and received. And the gear shift yet to be ordered. I will have some usual questions on shocks and wheels as i get a little farther along, but for now a picture from yesterdays little test ride with the new pivot pegz.
Turbospence, that is a spectacular picture -- Lovely bike, and that tree is amazing.
Thanks for your Service -- Enjoy your trip -- you've earned it !!! And hats off to your understanding wife too!!
Autumn in Tuscany
(Front signals are back ordered)
Wife and I have been two up a lot on my 06. Today was the first time she rode since I changed the exhaust from stock high pipes to a Zard low cross. She didn't say a word, so eventually I asked her what she thought and she hadn't even noticed :huh
She's not prone to complaining though
Fantastic area Shining, visit the Montalcino a short while ago and tested brunello wine thanks for sharing
Nice, whe are not far one too each other.
What's that exhaust?
Ya, what is the exhaust pipe, I like it.
For me, the Ventura system work well and I appreciate that it's off in 2 minutes.
Don't tell me about windshields. I'd tried on my R80G/S then buy a RT BMW. Always bad experience with buffeting and so. I ride with an open face helmet and googles and that's just perfect (to me). It makes you ride slower and appreciate odors, wind, rain, sun etc..
Have a nice ride and don't forget to give us the link.
It's italian two in one Shark retro
I know this is over a year old but I'm really liking this Bitubo fork kit and thinking about going with there shocks too. Wondering how it held up for the couple guys I saw that bought it? Any concerns with using Bitubo living in the US?
I'm really liking the scrambler and plan on having it for awhile so trying to do quality upgrades to it that I will be happy long term.
On shocks, I know some have said it's a bit overkill on the scramblers but I really like the looks of the piggyback shocks, and going mostly with the black and silver theme on my 2013. I should have took better notes but what models numbers are you using for YSS, Ohlins (36pl was one I found), and Works. Thanks
Oh I've been mostly a sportbike guy for the last 22 years, with some cruisers, sport-touring. I have almost no dirtbike/offroad experience but plan on a 50/50 mix with the scrambler. Chasing some DR650 friends around.
I love that bike, that look is perfect.
Great pics M700, I'm thinking that the Ventura system with a rotopax, dry bag for camping gear and a tank bag is looking like the way to go. Thanks for the input!
Thanks! I'm gonna give my dart screen a shot as it has helped on some of my highway rides...if I don't like it after awhile ill just take it off and throw it in a bag. I'll definitely post the link for the RR I plan on doing here.