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Setting up a sportbike for
long distance travel
I have a good tankbag for longer
trips (great as a map and snack holder), but I find it's more in the way
around town. Still, I want to carry some emergency items, a cargo net,
etc., so I use my rack space instead. I know Corbin did their best but I
think the beetle "bags" are kinda ugly. When I go camping, the
load looks like this:
1. (Tall) Ventura pack-rack w/45 litre pack turned forwards over the
seat for overloading
2. RKA expandable saddlebags
3. Marsee tankbag
4. Sleeping bag, pad, and tent under cargo net on the rear rack
Now, if I drop # 4 and go for some panniers and turn around the pack
I could even take a passenger, though it would be tricky to carry
all-weather camping gear. This rig carries a good deal more than my
K1200RS with BMW hard case. Also, this setup is very nice and tight -- very little shifting and
little drag at high speeds. I could be on the road for a while like
this, which is a good thing if ever my wife found out how much I spend
on motorcycle crap. I also have a BMW Powerlet Plug with a 20amp fuse installed in the left
inner fairing (can't see from here) for my heated gear.
Yeah, did'ya see
the 180-odd MPH maximum speed? Well, no I didn't do that. The sensor
cable on the trip computer is starting to go after a year and is reading
double once in a while. Sorry!
A little more
detail on the Laminar Lip/DB install shown below. I've seen the pyramid screen
before but I couldn't bring myself to get it- just too strange looking
for me (but, hey, I ride a Hayabusa with a luggage rack, what's
"strange looking," anyway?). I have seen a version of that screen with a vent near the front to lower
the pressure behind the screen. Either way, the Pyramid screen looks very
practical. I got the laminar lip at www.laminarlip.com .
Did I mention
that I am one of the baddest things that goes bump in the night around
here? Dual HIDs. Yes, the high beam isn't focused especially well, but
it's bright as heck, and I like what it does to the retinas of oncoming
SUV drivers. I got mine from www.hidkits.com though there are several vendors who could probably do as well. Hidkits bulbs and ballasts are well-made and having a lower operating temperature
creates a more natural, yellow light.
The only trick is that the physically lower ("high"/pitched-up)
beam goes through this coke-bottle-like lens, so the HID isn't as
effective as it might be at illuminating, though it's better than stock
and much more visible to oncoming traffic. There is just enough space under the
Hayabusa's forward cowl for the two HID
ballasts I use and cabling. Single ballast systems can be found, however,
and probably would make more sense (I still save 45w of juice once they're
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