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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2015, 12:58:49 pm »




you are going to be by yourself, correct??  so are you really going to put yourself in an off road situation where you might crash.


I will be riding by myself. Crashing is inevitable when you ride offroad, IMHO and in my experience. To what degree or extent one has some control. But I never intend to crash, nor do I ignore mitigating crashing as much as possible. I have a SPOT, great gear and caution born of many past days in pain and recuperation/contemplation. Yet, and perhaps disturbingly so, I don't let it dominate my plans and ride with enjoyment and a positive attitude. I have been known to get carried away in the moment, but those moments need to be few and far between when you ride solo.
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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2015, 01:00:25 pm »


Looking good. Can those side bags flop around and interfer( EEK!) with the back wheel/chain?


They are attached to a Wofman rack and cannot, short of rack failure enter or interfere with the rear wheel. There are a couple of superfluous straps in that photo that have since been trimmed. An extra RokStrap on each back has them tight and not moving while loaded.  
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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2015, 02:08:45 pm »




They are attached to a Wofman rack and cannot, short of rack failure enter or interfere with the rear wheel. There are a couple of superfluous straps in that photo that have since been trimmed. An extra RokStrap on each back has them tight and not moving while loaded.  


Well, your potential for crashing went way done. Now worry about riding and judgement.

In my dirt bike days there were rides where I couldn't start the bike without falling over. OK, gross exaggeration. Then there were days when I could do anything on the bike and not fall over. Slight exaggeration.
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2015, 07:27:44 pm »


...The bags are Swiss Army waterproof, rubber rucksacks that work great and hold a ton. Here it is packed up with everything I need to camp and room to spare. Cheap too at $19.95 each!

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1/JimFisher1956/DSC01401_zpsd615b544.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1/JimFisher1956/DSC01402_zpse892b762.jpg


Please tell me more.  Where could one get these for this price and what are the features?
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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2015, 10:33:03 pm »

I bought them here
http://www.majorsurplus.com/Swiss-M90-Rubber-Rucksack-P16072.aspx

First read about them here where there are better photos and details.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?s=65678ac994bbc92db9ace9131c432d9f&t=877311
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« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2015, 11:47:04 am »

Which Seahorse topcase is that and how did you mount it?
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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2015, 12:10:10 pm »

The 540 case with metal locks. It mounts with the existing tailpiece toolkit holes with slightly longer bolts. This is part of how the Moto Billet rear rack mounts, and why I chose it. Large 2 inch steel washers to reinforce the plastic of the case and distribute the weight. Very solid and the simple locks the case comes with, deter thieves.
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« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2015, 12:54:51 pm »

Jim, instead of worrying about tubes, what's the deal with the Michelin Bib Mousse inserts, or maybe Tire Balls?

I've never had any experience with either, and it's been like 1989 since I owned a dirtbike, so.....

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/5174/i/michelin-bib-mousse-flat-proof-competition-foam-tube

http://www.tireballs.com/pages/about
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« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2015, 04:22:27 pm »

Never heard of tire balls before  :head scratch:   But with the Mousse, if it were just off road, I would go there for sure. But any sustained speed and they overheat and disintegrate. Teams in Dakar change them daily as they start to break down or so I have read.  

This looks interesting ... but $
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/864/19110/Nuetech-Tubliss-(Tubeless)-Tire-System

I would just do the rear.
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