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Re: For those that have doubts about the 610 as a DS bike
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2011, 04:53:29 pm »
 :salut: Well, after this bit of unnecessary "confrontation", lets get back to the topic of a TE610 as a DS bike. I'm still experimenting with luggage systems. My motto has always been to travel as light as possible, and I also don't want to built monstrocities of rear racks and whatever systems. On my recent weekend trip, I made use of my old 56l backpack. It works fine, the bike stays lite and balanced, but your knees suffer a bit under the weight when you standup often. So yesterday I bought an Oxford expandable tail bag. It should swallow at least the same amount of stuff than my backpack. It's solidly strapped to the rear section of the bike, with a piece of foam between the bag and bike to prevent scratches. There's also hookes on top to tie down a sleeping bag or whatever. a Tent will fit in front of it on the pillion part of the saddle. I can't wait to try it out!  :biggrin:
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Re: For those that have doubts about the 610 as a DS bike
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2011, 11:38:07 pm »
All I do is rain on your parade  :-\
That bag doesn't look too secure, well not for my kind of DS rides anyway.

Giantloop is the sh1t.
Don't waste time/money on anything else.

My friends in Tanzania did thousands of KM's worth of trips down into Moz and up into Kenya with (KTM525's LOL) and giant loop bags.

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Re: For those that have doubts about the 610 as a DS bike
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2011, 01:57:08 pm »
:salut: Well, after this bit of unnecessary "confrontation", lets get back to the topic of a TE610 as a DS bike. I'm still experimenting with luggage systems. My motto has always been to travel as light as possible, and I also don't want to built monstrocities of rear racks and whatever systems. On my recent weekend trip, I made use of my old 56l backpack. It works fine, the bike stays lite and balanced, but your knees suffer a bit under the weight when you standup often. So yesterday I bought an Oxford expandable tail bag. It should swallow at least the same amount of stuff than my backpack. It's solidly strapped to the rear section of the bike, with a piece of foam between the bag and bike to prevent scratches. There's also hookes on top to tie down a sleeping bag or whatever. a Tent will fit in front of it on the pillion part of the saddle. I can't wait to try it out!  :biggrin:
Here's two pics of the above mentioned.

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Re: For those that have doubts about the 610 as a DS bike
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2011, 04:24:28 pm »
 O0 Absolutely, but that Giantloop bag seems like a good idea too, but I guess it will cost a bag full of moola! It will work especially well on a bike like the XRR - one without frame underneath the rear fender.
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Re: For those that have doubts about the 610 as a DS bike
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2011, 04:56:40 pm »
 :peepwall: "For those that have doubts about the 610 as a DS bike"
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=80640.0
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THE PAST :   '83 Honda MT5; '84 Honda MTX200R; '8? Kawa GPZ550; '79 Honda XL185S; '94 Honda XLR250R; '08 BMW G650Xchallenge; '95 Honda Africa Twin; '10 Honda XR125L; '10 Yamaha XT250; '09 Husqvarna TE610; '10 Honda XR250 Tornado... and more than a dozen Honda + Yamaha ATV's + 1 Arctic Cat DVX400.