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Old 26 Apr 2008
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I don't carry pillions so my tent and sleeping roll will get fastened to my seat next to the top box and I get on and off as royzx7r describes, no problem really.
Hekoheko, how the hecko do you manage that lot or is it a wind up ?
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Originally Posted by Walkabout View Post
That seems quite understandable: what did that load weigh?
it wasn`t so heavy,as it looks like.
1 bag was filled with a tent,sleeping bag,self-inflating sleeping mat,spare parts and tools for the bike ~15kg
the other bag, filled with clothes and other things for personal use ~10kg
the top case weighed about 10kg, filled with electronical things like for gps and computer equipement and a 5l petrol can.
so all in all with spare tyres,about 40kg.

Originally Posted by Dessertstrom View Post
Hekoheko, how the hecko do you manage that lot or is it a wind up ?
i used a rope pull system with 4 ropes.
in a little while, i managed to load and unload my bags in a few minutes

somewhere in the desert,between Esfahan and Abbas,Iran


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hekoheko, The guy who invented airbags for bikes must have seen you comming down the road and had the idea!!!!

Nice pics.

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Originally Posted by royzx7r View Post
hekoheko, The guy who invented airbags for bikes must have seen you comming down the road and had the idea!!!!
Nice pics.
yeah, maybe i should try to get license fees!
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Any trip over a week or 2 I prefer a good dry bag over a top box. I have a Givi maxum E52 on my DL650 gate for short trips and around town but you lose so much space with the thing. If you pack it full you cant open it with out your gear falling out. It puts all your gear weight right where its you dont want it and wind buffering can shake your bike around more than I like.
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Great pics

Thanks for all replies and great photos - I can't wait to take a photo
of my bike all packed and ready to go in the first week of July!

My mate and I have decided to go with 120L "pacsafe" security bags. He can get large canvas (waterproof) bags from his work so we can put our riding gear in there with our large backpacks when we get off the bikes, and take out the "day packs" for around town. Less convenient than a top box but overall many more advantages I think.

To be honest I reckon the chances of losing stuff (or getting it nicked) are much higher with lack of vigilance with the day pack.


PS These pics reminded me of the great photos on this thread:
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