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  1. #16
    Registered User Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Los Angeles, California, US
    Bike
    VFR800
    That's good thought of you.

    Always ride safe.

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  3. #17
    Registered User Array doser's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Vancouver,BC
    Bike
    2013 CB1000RA
    congrats on the bike. as 4.5 put it, the bike you can afford is the best for travelling. and since you posted in the ST section, I presume that's your intention.

    for overnighters and longer trips, hard luggage is obviously the best choice, but it's expensive. for starters, I'd suggest getting a good waterproof back-pack or kayaking drybag and just bungy-cording it to the tail of your bike. combine that with a tankbag and you can easily travel for 3 or 4 days if you pack efficiently. here's my rig from 'back in the day' when I first started overnighting: SV650 equipped with a 35L Ortlieb X-Plorer back-pack. superb gear - PVC coated, so dry-bag quality, not just coated nylon...

    IMG_1556 (2) by Don Serl, on Flickr
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