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Re: Happy New Year
- From: Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2011 22:39:18 -0500
- Subject: Re: Happy New Year
My RS is also a pearl '94. I am using a GPS streetpilot, by Garmin for many
years and it saved me many times during long trips, from Montreal to Los
Angeles. I attached the side bags so that I do not remove them for the
night, I use a half bike cover to hide instruments from being picked by
courious people, though I do remove the GPS. The cases has the protectors
and reflecting 2" thk. tapes on them. I have no top case but tank-bag yes,
which makes the horn go on every time I turn the bar too far to the left. I
carry too many thing, tools, clothing, extra pair of shoes.
I have to do another L.A. trip because I still have a set of brand new
BT-20s, which I am very happy with after trying several brand of tires.
At 175,000 km mine does not really use oil, so I do not carry any oil with
the RS but I do with the K75.
Does your bike pull to the right??? Mine did until I fixed it. If you'd like
to know how it was fixed see www.robertsilas.com
----- Original Message -----
From: Karl Johnson
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2011 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: Happy New Year
Happy New Year to all,
I too still have my pearl '94 RS and didn't do as much riding as I'd have
liked in 2010.
On a long trip I try and fit everything in the (full-sized) panniers and
topcase. That way everything is locked up. I do also use a tankbag, but I
can easily take that with. There's some empty space in the cases, but it can
come in handy on wet rainy days when everything seems to take up more room.
I could probably save some room by getting a GPS and foregoing all of the
AAA books and maps. I also carry quite a few tools, spare gas and oil
filters, and an extra qt of synthetic engine oil.
I did add the beemer case scuff guards. There are two pieces for each case.
The bottom guard great to protect the case from scratches when setting them
on the ground. If I were doing it again I'd leave off the upper front guard.
Baby needs new shoes soon and I was thinking of replacing the BT-20's with
BT-21's. However, I see Bridgestone has released a new model, the BT-23. Has
anyone had any experience with them?
Happy ridin' in 2011.