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post #1 of 9 Old 10-21-2008, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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My D1K at 1700 ODO miles

She's a lookin' gewd huh ? Hec , this is my 1st DL1000 or any Strom for that fact , and I really like this bike allot . Hope she lasts forever . I am a noob to this site so I figure I can take a moment to show her off . Not that all you guys haven't seen a stron before . LOL
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PO-SLOKEÖ what a great looking bike, canít imagine why it appeals to me so much.



Iíve been following your NC Tag game and your latest Tsali clues are great. Even this GA Boy knows that one. Ran whitewater and mt biked for years and that one is an easy one for me, I think. Wish I had the time to play. Keep up the adventure tag with the outstanding history and folk lore around the tags!
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Bahill ,

Thanks man . I really like the D1K far more than I thought I would . I have the SW Motech quik loc racks coming but a little undecided on the panniers I want to mount . No matter though , cuz I have a small pair of Nelson Riggs soft bags that will work fine as day bags and are super aerodynamic due to their small size . I really want be doing much touring so to speak anyway , but the racks will allow me to use soft bags without the obviouos problems .

I suppose I need to research crash bars a bit , but as most folks right now , money is tougher to come by than usual so I am being more frugal with farkling this bike out than I have with bikes in the past .


The Tag-O-Rama has been fun . I am gonna have to slow my pace a bit with the game for a while . I need to get my place ready to take the winter hit . I prolly over do and get to long winded ( as my personality is ) when it comes to the Tags I Hang and Nab . I just figure someone MIGHT want to learn a little history along the way .


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Ah man, donít slow down on the Tag game. You and the others have become a part of my online entertainment and lots of local knowledge, and because I ride most of N GA, east Tenn, and western NC yaíll have provided me with lots of places that I need to visit in NC. Although, I do understand RESPONSIBILITIES damn itÖ

Anyway, Iíve only got somewhere just south of 9000 miles on mine but I love to keep going when the back road turns to dirt. Just adds another dimension to ďexploringĒ on a bike for me. Now if I could only find time for an active game of tag. Iíll be lurking on ADVrider to keep up with your tags. Enjoy your bike!
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I'll do what I can on the Tag game



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What kind of side cases are those? Those look real nice!

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PO-SLOKEÖ what a great looking bike, canít imagine why it appeals to me so much.



Iíve been following your NC Tag game and your latest Tsali clues are great. Even this GA Boy knows that one. Ran whitewater and mt biked for years and that one is an easy one for me, I think. Wish I had the time to play. Keep up the adventure tag with the outstanding history and folk lore around the tags!

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GIVI E41N Monokey Side Cases. I like them because the "top loading" hatch door.

http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...dl1000_luggage
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Question for bahill

Bahill ,

The crash bars you have look like the SW Motech bars . I really like the way they look . I am wondering how stout they are without the skid plate being attached . I suppose what I mean is , do they tend to be able to be pushed side to side without the skp plate making them more rigid ?

I like the looks of those allot better than big WHOPPING hoop bars the other manufacureres have . Lemme know if you have time .


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Yes Po-Sloke, they are the SW Motech bars. I bought these within a month after getting the bike about three years ago and this last spring added the skid plate. I am proud to say I don't have any first hand experience (yet) with how crash or drop worthy these bars are with or without the skid plate attached.

I really don't think the skid plate adds much, if any, rigidity to the crash bars at all. You might want to drop a note to the folks at Adventure Motostuff and see what they think. They've always been very helpful to me with any of their products.

I kinda think you've already seen this but if not the VSRI forum has a nice thread on crash bars also. Check it out if you haven't...

http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=111576421696

With that being said if I had it all to do over again I'd probably go with the Hepco Becker just because they seem to protect higher up on the plastic and I believe they are made from larger bars. Although, I agree with you the SW Motech bars look like they go with and are intergrated with the bike much better.

Hope this helps a little.
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