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locopny

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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2020, 05:41:53 PM »
Got some more miles on it and it's getting pretty comfortable but still don't have much for dirt yet.

Picked up some factory Honda hard sides and had them shipped. Pick up Monday from Fastenal. 
Discovered my tank bag really won't work on this bike.  Need to find a tank-lock type with something fitted to the shape.
Of course in looking for used.
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locopny

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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2020, 01:22:03 AM »
Corona Virus cluster....yeah.
Got to pick up my bags today at the shippers doing most all the transaction over the phone while standing in the parking lot.  But the important thing is I got them.  I'm sure the pallet they were shipped on weighed more than the actual contents of the box they came in.
Guy forgot to send the rubber pads that the lower mounts attach to for an isolated solid mounting.  Those are being shipped next.
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locopny

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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2020, 03:05:47 AM »
Grocery run for folks.  90 mile round trip.  Can fit lots in those bags.  First 'real' ride.
Social distancing....seems like a Monday in ND?
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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2020, 07:38:35 PM »
Played on my own trail today.  My field.  Traction control on and off-it likes it better off and in sport mode 2.  Soft enough to sink in a bit but not enough to throw mud.
With these stock tires anyway.

Needed a feel for it in dirt.
Have video I have to figure out how to host.
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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2020, 12:18:28 PM »
If you put it on youtube you can embed it here.

Click the youtube button which will produce a pair of [bracketed] youtubes.    Copy and paste the address of the video in between them.

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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2020, 10:29:00 PM »
Look into that.  I have an account...thought I'd do it once.
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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2020, 09:24:08 PM »
Because LD asked...
It looks like the bike gets about 45MPG. Still trying to figure out how to reset the trip meter.  But as best I recall I got the miles really close.
I looked at my gas receipt wrong...it was 2.459 gals. For $5.38- helps to focus on the right number.
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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2020, 11:34:45 PM »
Here's the trunk on its pre-diet look.
Sitting there it looks heavy. But I think it will work ok for its intended purpose. Back rest for Dana and a spot to hold two helmets that's lockable. Won't have it on when I ride solo.
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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2020, 11:40:46 PM »
"Does this box make my butt look big?"


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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2020, 07:47:36 AM »
Put it on a diet and gave it a good test ride to Sand Lake Sunday. Works really well...but will do some more tweaks to finalize.
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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2020, 09:54:29 PM »
Still waiting for the matching stickers...but got to ride together today.  Knee held up...but kept gravel to minimum just in case.
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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #41 on: August 17, 2020, 09:56:46 PM »
Damn thats a big case. Didn't know you had a knee issue.

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Re: Added another to the garage
« Reply #42 on: August 17, 2020, 10:40:04 PM »
Yeah popped up about a month ago. First time back riding was today.  Also drove my manual pick up today.
So far so good.

The case looks big because it is. Fortunately it doesn't weigh what it looks like.  It's only on for Dana when she rides with me or if I'm using it on a shopping run.  I can give it another diet by removing the chrome rack on top to save a couple lbs.  Like it for the ability to hold 2 helmets when we stop. I'm sure I could over load it easily.  Removes with 4 nuts so not a big hassle to deal with.
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