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PostPosted: September 13th, 2014, 7:48 am 
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PostPosted: September 14th, 2014, 6:07 am 
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Very nice Jaos. You must be a bigger man than me because all that luggage would make my '03 650 too heavy for me. But then I'm about 170cm and 74kg.

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PostPosted: September 14th, 2014, 6:15 am 
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Or maybe not:

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Admittedly it doesn't look as good but probably just as heavy as yours.

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PostPosted: September 14th, 2014, 2:07 pm 
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Jack, I'm not a big guy at all! 1.73/72kg! LOL! You think my bike is heavy? You should see with the missus on top plus luggage! But the bike is great, I can manage it!

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PostPosted: September 15th, 2014, 7:31 am 
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Yes I had a rethink and came to the same conclusion. My missus only weighs in at a bit under 60kg but that and our gear makes it a tad unweildy, but I still manage them both.
I do notice that you are probably longer in the legs if not heavier so that must help. But then so does the additional weight in getting my feet closer to the ground.

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PostPosted: September 15th, 2014, 3:05 pm 
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Wow...what we can't get in the US.

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PostPosted: September 15th, 2014, 9:35 pm 
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That is very nice. have ou done much to the suspension considering all the extra weight you carry?


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PostPosted: September 16th, 2014, 3:11 pm 
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qcnr wrote:
That is very nice. have ou done much to the suspension considering all the extra weight you carry?


I carry a lot of weight...just me...and have Cogent Dynamics suspension. Not only on my TA, but my KLR and my race Ducati Sport Classic. Rick at Cogent http://www.motocd.com/mc/ will dial you in.

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PostPosted: September 20th, 2014, 2:06 pm 
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wow that's a very nice bike great photos I noticed that straight away then I saw you a pro and it shows .love that paint job on them and its ridden not hidden sound like you have had a lot of fun on it . some spec on it the extras alone probably cost 3 times what I paid for my transalp 1100 euro . still it puts a big smile on my face . you should start a thread about your travels im sure everyone else would love to see some great photos of other countrys and a bit of a read too . snake from Russia on hear has had a couple of brilliant threads of his travels .


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PostPosted: October 19th, 2014, 11:12 am 
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I always find hard luggage a little unwieldy, I stick to saddlebags with waterproof stuff bags inside and storm covers, sadly a necessity in the UK at this time of year.


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