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post #51 of 135 Old 11-09-2012, 05:03 AM
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no spare mattresses

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I have two spare blow up mattresses plus 2 spare tents if you need them and can arrange someone to pick up or me drop off if it helps out as I will be in Kawana waters for the dragon boats.

cheers steve c (the other one)
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post #52 of 135 Old 11-09-2012, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Wobbly - not sure how big your a-bag is, but what I do is put my mat & sleeping bag in the tent, roll it up like a swag, into a bag, strapped to back seat to lean on. camp chair fits in bag, too.

Clothes etc into top box, crocs bungeed on top, all done. you don't need to bring food, water, stove, so don't need panniers. Maybe tank bag for little extras.

Then again, if you really want panniers, now is as good a time as any.

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PS tx for offer, tweedstrom. Looks like we'll be right though. Cheers

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post #53 of 135 Old 11-13-2012, 02:23 AM
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Liz and I will be coming. Liz is coming in the car so if anybody wants a lift or some gear taken she will be leaving from Pottsville about 9am. PM me and let me know. We will be leaving from Urbanville about the same time Sunday as we have to be in Tweed Heads around 2pm for our grandsons concert

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post #54 of 135 Old 11-13-2012, 06:52 AM
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How's your packin plans goin? I've got a ventura pack rack, tent, sleepin bag and mat and a toothbrush. If you are headed past Armidale at some point fancy meetin up? PM me if you do

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post #55 of 135 Old 11-13-2012, 04:38 PM
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Wobbly if you are in the market for some luggage you may be able to buy some of my kit from my old bike. Did some further resurch last night and seems I will not be able to fit my carabou racks and panniers or my sw rear rack and bag. Just another option if you are in the market for some luggage.


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post #56 of 135 Old 11-13-2012, 09:11 PM
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G'day & Thanks Chef & Rocket,

Thankyou kindly for your offers but I'm working on selling some shares and buying the sidecases I want after a lot of Oooo-ing and aaaahing.

And besides....I can only use left handed toothbrushes

Chef, I've never heard of the racks you mentioned but after some quick googling, they seem to get mated up with pelican type cases...are these the ones you have?

Ok I've been bugging the crap out of my local Suzi dealer and they have a DL1000 (new) set up with the latest Givi Tracker boxes 33litre each on the side plus they've got a massive big square topbox on the backplate.

I won't be worrying too much about the topbox at this stage as I already have a good RJ's untill I save up some more reddies for the full kit but those new tracker boxes look exactly what I'm looking have a 2 way opening system by using a set of clips inside the box, you can choose whether to obtain some small stuff by a half lid opening or you can just open out the sides like most Givis. They are pretty strong boxes and have been crafted with adventure style bikes in mind.
I also like the racks of the Givi's as they look very strong, durable and you can interchange top boxes for side boxes and visa versa or use the side pannier to clip on the rear givi plate (which I'll get later)
It's a fair investment of around nearly $1200 for the 2 side cases and racks but at least I can keep them irrespective of what bike I choose later....just need different racks perhaps.

I have a good bike tent, self inflated mattress and sleeping bag from my Bicycle camping days on the NSW Big Rides so they are all in good nick and ready to be used again but I may have to buy a larger bivvy bag to load them in.

I hope to buy these cases before coming up to Urbenville so anyone that hasn't seen those type yet can have a real good gander at them. There are 3 sizes but I think 33litre per side is the right size for the Wee-Strom.(they even looked pretty big on the DL1000)

230 Rocket, great to meet up Dean....I'll let you know if I plan to head up thru Armidale....are you going up to Urbenville for the Xmas bash?



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post #57 of 135 Old 11-14-2012, 01:22 AM
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Yes mate they have the pelican boxes, I have the option of trying to make the rack fit the new bike or I will sell the whole set up and buy new. The new rack have different pannier mount and don't want to fill the old holes so will buy new pelicans to suit.

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post #58 of 135 Old 11-16-2012, 09:03 PM
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This sounds like an awesome weekend. I just met Mustang this morning at the Caltex in Mudgeeraba and he told me about it. I would love to come along and meet some other local Strommers, but I have plans already that weekend. Bummer!

Next time maybe! Enjoy everyone!
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post #59 of 135 Old 11-17-2012, 06:16 AM
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Brett is it ok if my wife and bubs camp out in your house? She is a bit worried about looking after him in the dark, my daughter can sleep with me in the tent.


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post #60 of 135 Old 11-18-2012, 06:45 AM
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Not long now folks

Lets hope the storms are behind us for the moment, Brisbane and Ipswich copped it bad this weekend. But the 8-9 Dec will surely be sunny and nice.

What a roll up; bookamj (Maurice J), black widow (Gary) + Hiew,
Whoppa, Gotawee (Ang), VMan (Hugh DL1000), theblackwiggle,
Dee Ell (Geoff), Thunderdownunder (Alec), SteveC (SuzyVStrom), Peter Oneoff + Lucy, Mustang (Trevor), RTLiney (Stu) + Simone (maybe),
Red Neddy (Ken), Skip + Cheryl (Honda Varadero),
Dave Misfud (BMW), Mark (Tenere 660) & wife Sarah (XR400),
Sandman61 (Chris), BrettStrom + Diane, Chef + Sita + Charlotte + baby Owen,
Rabbitoh64 + Liz, wobbly_boot, 230Rocket (Dean), Strongarm (Ian), Darren Kavanagh + wife Cindy

Thanks again for putting your property up for a gathering Brett and for keeping the post up to date Steve C.

It was good to meet you yesterday too Mr Aus Adventure. Nice Strom!

See you all there....Trevor

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