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Discussion in 'Photos' started by kiwiDakar, Jun 29, 2002.
Good to see you on the dark side!
Climbing Ophir Pass.....
20170908_100659 by cjmadura, on Flickr
Lead to this....
20170908_101506 by cjmadura, on Flickr
Which eventually lead to this......
20170909_103855 by cjmadura, on Flickr
This bike worked hard.
20170911_112337 by cjmadura, on Flickr
So I gave it a bath
20170911_124459 by cjmadura, on Flickr
- " teenage version " of me. time flies
Artist sketch of my bike in prime condition. 1992 Yamaha TDM 850 with roughly 3k miles. The exhaust makes this sounds like an old muscle car - it is an addicting ride.
Yes, the exhaust note adds so much to the riding experience, I love my Guzzi 1200 Sports.
I'm converting the Intruder into a cafe racer, I would like a Guzzi style exhaust note from that too. In theory it might be possible, I'm building a 2 into 1 exhaust system, the Guzzi is a 90 degree V, the Intruder is a 45 degree V, but also has a 45 degree crank shaft offset, making the firing pattern similar, so we live in hope.
Vroom Vroom! 701 w/Rade tower!
Funny, I originally was using the Mosko 60 just as you are between the 25's, but mainly because I'm a sissy and like full size pillows when I camp. This last trip I decided to try two inflatable camp pillows from Amazon and they were just fine, so I left the 60L at home and used my Touratech drybag (maybe 30L?).
Keep in mind putting extra water on top of the duffels, on top of the panniers will greatly affect the bikes handling during anything technical. I would figure out a way to place that water much lower.
Anyway, the setup I'm using now is awesome. I keep the heavy stuff in the panniers as low as possible (tool bag, front and rear tubes, BeadBrakR, food, Scotch, Whisky and pre-mixed cocktails, cookset, chair and sleeping pad etc). The 25's hold my sleeping bag and clothing along with some light incidentals. The Touratech rear bag holds my tent, poles and sneakers. Rok straps make getting into and removing the bags a snap, and I can open the panniers without disturbing the duffels on top. I carry a 3L bladder on my back for on-demand hydration, and pack a 2L MSR lightweight bladder low in a pannier for camp clean-up water in case we find a dry camp. I fill it during the last stop in civilization before making camp. It's a great system.
If we central camp I'll drop it all from the bike, pack a 25 duffel with the tools and tubes and strap it on the rear of the seat so I can rip it up relatively light. Even fully packed, the GSA shrugs off the extra weight - it wasn't a factor at all up in the rough stuff. This bike is truly amazing - far easier to ride over tough terrain than my old KLR.
First post, let's hope this works.
Since I had a day off from work took a quick day trip over to Mare Island
Few new scratches :)
Great feedback thanks I agree on the hydro bladders and may reposition some gear to move weight lower have a mar filter set up so hope to not have log carry in so much as have the capacity for base camp
I had to go with 60 L duffel to fit redverz tent and sleep bag so not to heavy a load up high. 10L dry bag doubles as back rest and holds ground cloth so not much weight. over pack weight is right at 85 lbs with tank bag included