Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Werribee, Vic, AU
Starting to farkle …
Now I have Andy Straps soft panniers on (fixed them the correct way - Andy did it!) and have a duffle bag to keep all my camping gear (tent, ground sheet, self-inflating mattress, sleeping bag) together. It fits across the top of the panniers. I got a JetBoil for hot drinks and small cooking and a cheap gas stove for cooking bigger things. One pannier for clothing (clean and dirty) and one pannier for cooking gear, food and water. Still working out where to store camera, laptop and other odd stuff. Small petrol container to fit in a still-to-be-determind space.
SUZI will have a B&B bashplate on soon (when I get around to fitting it) and now has a GIVI screen. Surprisingly, I find more turbulence with it than the original screen. In a week or so she will also get a 12V accessory socket. The ALDI GoCruise SatNav is running okay.
I'll do a trip to see how it works out - recorded in detail if it works well, hazy details if it doesn't.
Emergency equipment - EPIRB, mobile, credit card (hotel/motel if it goes pear-shaped).
Any comments welcome - the trial will be mid-late November. The verdict (guilty or innocent) will be reflected in a report (see above).
There's nothing I can't do, but there's a lot I won't do.
SUZI - I'm in love with her, but I'm afraid she's taking me for a ride.
SUZI - she dumped me, I was hurt, but we're both recovering now. We'll be going out together again once we're both feeling better.
We're both better now, but with heated grips, SUZI's now hot stuff!
Alas, poor SUZI [DL650 L2A 2012 - 2015 R.I.P.], I knew her well. After being dumped a second time, I must farewell her.
I'm not flighty, but SUZI II [DL650 L5A] has now stolen my heart.