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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GsVs, Sep 19, 2008.
I think I got some good ones after dinner last night
This was from the commute home from work
View of Alberni inlet from Macktush creek campground, some 35 km from Port Alberni on Vancouver island. The inlet opens to the pacific about 5 km from this spot.
Its the final day of June 2021.
Temp is 55 and sunny, going to a high of 69. The gravel roads are moist, smooth, and firm, no dust . ( I only need to clean my air filter once a year. )
Easy country cruzin . Headin off to where the others dont !
This one called for a detour. Even though it's owned by a friend of mine I didn't have his number or I would have called. This road is normally open but someone must have forced his hand.
The first day of June was splendid. It topped out at 68 degree's. Found a whole new very remote area with miles, and miles, and miles of smooth gravel roads to nothing but forest and river area's. I will explain more over in the wandering thread in time.... https://advrider.com/f/threads/western-yoop-wanderings.1502082/page-7
it's July man
Weed Town USA, I'd forget what day/month/year it was too
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Curious: which tail rack is that, and any issues with installation along with the tusk pannier racks? It looks familiar, but I can't quite place it.
That is the famed BBQ rack, no longer produced. Nope, no issues with the Tusk pannier racks and even retained the factory grab handles.
I think I might have had to get longer bolts, but I usually replace hardware like that with stainless in the first place so I can't remember if I needed the longer bolts or not.
I would be willing to sell the rear rack if someone wants it.
got the same one.
Thanks for the reply - I've been debating on whether to fab one here at the shop, or cut a piece of decking (and paint it with a gray marine coating) or buy one outright, which would be of course the easiest solution. Currently have my panniers mounted to provide a level plane across which to strap a dry duffel, but a rack has been in the back of my mind as well.
Appreciate the pic - try not to roast up there, I don't envy the heat you're having.
Personally, I would go with something like the JNS rack that clamps into the OEM luggage rack and there's one other that's very similar (PMR?).that looks good. I like the flat surface better for my needs/use compared to this one which is almost all open. The BBQ rack was on the bike when I bought it.
I like the OEM rack alone for $100, it's pretty versatile and simple using soft bags or a box. I'd clamp a cutting board on top if I needed more width for a long trip or something. I use a Givi box mount currently if I want a flat surface instead of bars.
My custom cutting board on the stock rack is hanging tough so far... I had a hard left crash this week that really rung my bell, but the bike did fine. I tucked my blinkers in up under the board which helps too. It ain't pretty but it is always covered with bags anyway. I hit hard enough that I had to sew up the corners on both Biltwell7 bags due to the weight of tools etc. ripping the wire ties from the plastic kayak loops hooked to bags.
Here is a tool I have used to fix many items...clothing, gear, bags, shoes, tarps etc. I highly recommend it. Just don't poke it thru your fingers!
Sorry I digress, this is the pic thread...
At least you posted one
Maggie Valley from earlier in the week, just for you (I drove by the motel and it looks nice in the outside BTW).
I have been google "street viewing" the strip.
You are in one pretty location.
I'm hoping Salty's Seafood is good. I see grouper on the menu!
Funny you mention that
I was across the street getting pictures of a house I wrote a policy on
Quick and hot 30 mile ride after work.