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post #1 of 6 Old 09-29-2009, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Trailer Rigs...

We took a road trip, I attempted to talk the SO into a minimalistic luggage 2up MC trip but lost out for the comfort of a rented convertible. On the road, I was surprised how many big MC (GW/HD) are lumbering down the road dragging trailers without wearing protective gear (they packed the kitchen sink!). Several HD rigs woke me up this morning (WARMING UP!) at the hotel. Everyone was disgusted by their parade "Look at Me!" noise, so when they pulled out and invited a wave... no one returned the favor!

Looking forward to a 9er minimalistic trip.

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Can't say pulling a trailer appeals to me at all. We can pack plenty of clothes on the FJR for a week long trip for two, really what more do you need? Even if you're going cross country you just take stuff that's easy to wash out and rewear it, just like going on an overseas trip.

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Can't say pulling a trailer appeals to me at all. We can pack plenty of clothes on the FJR for a week long trip for two, really what more do you need? Even if you're going cross country you just take stuff that's easy to wash out and rewear it, just like going on an overseas trip.
+1! Exactly! Wear light synthetic cloths you can rinse and twist dry in your hotel's towel.

My 9er has ample storage with saddle bags, givi box and tank bag. I know two Big bikes that did yard sales due to their trailer's detrimental handling and a couple passed!

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+1! Exactly! Wear light synthetic cloths you can rinse and twist dry in your hotel's towel.
Smartwool socks and Underarmor underwear, the traveler's friends!

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I guess it depends on the trip. I met a couple in Mt. Vernon Il two weekends ago on our way to Tennessee on a Goldwing with a trailer. They were on their way home from a Massachusetts -Alaska -Massachusetts trip. They had all kind of gear for every environment and emergency in there, it was unbelievable. The wished they had more room to bring back souvenirs as they had to fed-ex them home.

The bad part is an old neighbor lost his wife in a construction zone when the trailer hit the uneven pavement, swung up and struck her in the back, knocking her off.

Two wheelin for the feelin.
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This is one of the three HD bastids who woke up the entire motel warming it up!
He spared no expense on his ride... but doesn't do anything for me.

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