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post #1 of 22 Old 09-25-2014, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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IT'S A LONG SHOT BUT.........

Looking for luggage/racks.

To make a long shitty story short........had Givi rear & side racks, kept walking around them in my garage, finally sold them(I think to someone here), ONE DAY after I ship them, some guys want to do a Alaska trip next year. So I'm now in the market for the exact same thing I just sold.

Anyway, let me know what you have.

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post #2 of 22 Old 09-25-2014, 09:05 AM
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BUMMER! Ain't that the way it goes? That's why I hate to get rid of anything in the man cave. I'll either need it or think up another use for it. Great news about the Alaska trip though.
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Maybe consider soft luggage? A lot cheaper than hard luggaeg and racks + you can transfer them easily between bikes. Where are you guys planning on going within Alaska?

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Maybe consider soft luggage? A lot cheaper than hard luggaeg and racks + you can transfer them easily between bikes. Where are you guys planning on going within Alaska?
I have, how hard is it secure? Don't want anything falling off, long ways from home.

Planning on Deadhorse. Still trying to get the time off, but it's looking good.

Leave June 13th back July 4th.

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As long as you don't overload the bags, I think you should be fine.

What bike are you planning on taking?

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As long as you don't overload the bags, I think you should be fine.

What bike are you planning on taking?
Yeah..........that's probably going to happen.

Planning on the 919. I did however sell my Hawk GT and if I could find a 650 Vstrom already set-up at a decent price I would probably just do that.

Thought about my ZR7S. IMO it's a better highway bike than the 919, but it's a 01 and I don't want any problems.

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I don't have those particular Nelson-Rigg bags but I do have their sport bags. I am very pleased with the quality of their products. I have taken many trips with them and they have held up great.

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I have a complete Givi luggage set (top case and side) that I'm getting rid of. I'm keeping the cases but I don't need the rack anymore.

I can send you pictures if you want.

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If Paul doesn't take them, I may be interested in the side racks

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If you go soft bags, nothing beats Kriega. Especially for sport touring. Just ask the adventure folks.

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I have, how hard is it secure? Don't want anything falling off, long ways from home.

Planning on Deadhorse. Still trying to get the time off, but it's looking good.

Leave June 13th back July 4th.
Swing by and pick me up on your way through. Deadhorse in on my bucket list.
As far as luggage goes. EBay is great. I found mine attached to a Givi rack the seller had one idea what bike it was for. $75 for the rack and top case. Another $10 for a new key and tumbler set and I was set.

Took 10 minutes with a screw driver and paper clip to 'pick' the lock on the case I got on eBay.

Figured out the rack was for a Ducatti Monster and sold the Givi rack back on eBay for $50.



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I would just get a hard tail bag for valuables, waterproof stuff and soft bags all around everywhere else. When I did my Alaska trip in 2010 I didn't have any problems with this setup.

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Also this is what your bike will look like before you leave;



This is what the "roads" in Canada and Alaska will do to your bike;



And some of this;



No matter what, it is worth it. Do not miss this opportunity or you will regret it.

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I have a complete Givi luggage set (top case and side) that I'm getting rid of. I'm keeping the cases but I don't need the rack anymore.

I can send you pictures if you want.
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I would just get a hard tail bag for valuables, waterproof stuff and soft bags all around everywhere else. When I did my Alaska trip in 2010 I didn't have any problems with this setup.

[IMG][/IMG]

Also this is what your bike will look like before you leave;



This is what the "roads" in Canada and Alaska will do to your bike;



And some of this;



No matter what, it is worth it. Do not miss this opportunity or you will regret it.
That's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't imagine doing that ride on a CBR.......

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That's not dirt that's bugs how hard was it to see out of your shield?

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That's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't imagine doing that ride on a CBR.......
Hahaha. Thanks I couldn't imagine NOT doing that ride on a CBR. That bike was my 49 state touring rig. Now it is retired from duty and only rides on Sundays

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That's not dirt that's bugs how hard was it to see out of your shield?
Pretty hard. I carry a shield cleaning kit but it was used up quickly. What we were doing was when we stopped for fuel I just snapped my shield off and took it into the restroom and used soap and water to scrub the bugs off. This was in July.

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Hahaha. Thanks I couldn't imagine NOT doing that ride on a CBR. That bike was my 49 state touring rig. Now it is retired from duty and only rides on Sundays



Pretty hard. I carry a shield cleaning kit but it was used up quickly. What we were doing was when we stopped for fuel I just snapped my shield off and took it into the restroom and used soap and water to scrub the bugs off. This was in July.
It's things like that, that you just don't think of. There is so much planning on a trip like this. What tires did you run?

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It's things like that, that you just don't think of. There is so much planning on a trip like this. What tires did you run?
I think I ran Michelin Pilot Road 2 tires for the first half of the trip. We did an oil change and tire change in Seattle on the return part of the trip. I got Bridgestone something or the other and they were kinda crap. I would have got the same thing, but the shop didn't carry Michelin, which was kind of strange, but whatever. I did the oil change in the auto parts parking lot. Just got the $5 oil change kit with drain pan, rags, gloves etc. I carried the xtra filter with me and picked up 5 quarts of Mobil 1 right there. They take the old oil right off your hands on the spot.

As for planning, do yourself a favor and get the latest edition of "the Milepost" you will thank me later. All you ever wanted to know about going to and from Alaska. I went up through Montana so I could see Glacier National Park and I came across from Seattle through Idaho so I could ride Lolo pass. I would try and fit this in as well. You will thank me again

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Ah...Lolo pass... I recognize that sign!!!

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I've got a Givi setup, bought the top rack and side cases thinking I could swap back and forth between one top box and two side boxes for longer trips. It turns out all I ever use is the top box, so I've been considering selling the side rack hardware. If someone is in need of just the side racks, shoot me a PM.

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If anybody has something to sell, please PM me so someone else doesn't PM you before me........................AAAAAAAA JUST FVCK IT....

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Paul, I sent you a PM, let me know if you're still in the market.

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