Eighteen Years In The Making

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by AdvNuma, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    Numa what type of bags are those? They look huge.
  2. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    Those are Caribou 35L cases based off of Pelican Storm cases. They're really not too big. The photo angle makes them look larger than they are, but they are a good size for long distance travel. I had another KLR before this 2018 (my other bike was a 2013) and I rode it from NC to Colorado and back using the same luggage setup along with a Wolfman Luggage dry bag on the top rack. Plenty of space for everything I needed.

    Photos of my 2013 KLR are used by Caribou on their website (hyperlink below) selling these bags. Very high quality bags. I really like them!

    https://cariboucases.com/Side-Lugga...-Liter-Storm-Side-Luggage-Pannier-System.html



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  3. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    Picked up a new ride yesterday. A proper British cafe bike; 2021 Triumph Speed Twin. I already have boxes of accessories ordered to build it completely to my liking.

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    Should be fun on twisty tarmac!


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  4. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

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    Sweet looking ride, Numa! Congratulations!!
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  5. JMforPres

    JMforPres Long timer Supporter

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    Nice looking bike.

    Did you sell one of your other bikes?

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  6. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    I traded-in my BMW R1200GS Adventure for the Speed Twin. I plan to buy another adventure bike at some point in the near future; probably one of the new Triumph Tiger 900s which weigh approximately 170 lbs less than my R1200GSA weighed. I will most probably offer up for sale my 2017 Suzuki DR 650 soon and will then look to purchase a Tiger.

    I really liked everything about my GSA except the 600 lbs+ weight.


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  7. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Pretty. I once had a Triiumph Tiger, a '68 or maybe '70. 500 cc.
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  8. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    They appear to have made substantial improvements to the Tiger since then.


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    The Opa experienced

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    :lol3
    Indeed!
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  10. B10Dave

    B10Dave Long timer

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    Congrats on the new bike Numa. She's a beauty.
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  11. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    Rode my KLR 650 down to Myrtle Beach for the weekend to catch up with my brother and our buddy George for some riding. At the end of today's ride, we stopped by the Harley demo ride area to see the new Pan America in person. I wanted to see if it is as ugly in person as in the photos. It's not what I'd call pretty in person, but looks way better than in the photos. (That's George and my brother standing behind the bike.)

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  12. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    Took this photo of my KLR kitted up for travel while on the ride home from the coast today. The Caribou saddlebags and Wolfman waterproof bag on the rack is a great setup for travel.

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    Had some nice riding with my brother and buddy. We got lucky with the weather as I didn't have a single drop of rain fall on me. Short trip, but it was nice getting on the road for a few days.


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  13. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    I added a dark tint fly screen and passenger peg eliminators to my Speed Twin. More goodies are on order.


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  14. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    Spent the day riding the Speed Twin on twisty roads up in the mountains. I really like the way it handles in tight and sweeping turns.

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  15. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    Had a good day playing in the mountains on Sunday. Took Rt 276 NW out of Brevard, Rt 215 south down to Rosman, Rt 178 south into SC, Rt 11 east and finally Rt 276 back into Brevard. A nice loop with roads well suited to the strengths of the Speed Twin.

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  16. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    Got the rest of the accessories installed on the Speed Twin.

    From the Triumph accessory catalog, sump guard.

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    Vance & Hines pipes from Triumph; passenger peg eliminators from British Customs.

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    Trackstand bobbins from Triumph.

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    Tail tidy from British Customs.

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    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    Black alloy fuel injector covers from Triumph.

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    Dart dark tint fly screen from British Customs; black alloy milled headlight bezel from Triumph.

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  18. AdvNuma

    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    The finished product.

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  19. JMforPres

    JMforPres Long timer Supporter

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    That looks really cool!
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    AdvNuma Long Rider Supporter

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    Thank you! I’m very happy with the way it turned out. Looking forward to getting it out on some more twisty roads.


    Numa