IIRC, the Lift Master is his garage door opener. The small round tank on the side is for hydration. The Post-It notes you see on the tank bag list all the stuff he has in each of the four major cargo holds, two forward, the tank panniers, and two aft, the side bags. Over the winter he put in a new, low-profile tank to replace the "beer keg."
The two items you can't really see that I found interesting are the anti-cop system, which is a radar/laser detector and laser "scrambler," and the SPOT GPS. The SPOT was featured here in somebody's blog of their ride to Mexico last Spring. There are also dual GPS, and a comm system.
There is so much stuff on the bike that to use 6th gear, he had to go to a 3 or 4 tooth smaller rear sprocket. Last time we talked, the bike's mileage was near 65k miles; by now it must be closer to 100k.
It really speaks well for the Vee that it can stand up to this type of use without anything more than typical maintenance and service.
Hey Rob, congrats from myself and Mark Campbell on your IBR finish! I met you at the '09 IBR start and sat at your table at Moonshine this year. Helluva ride! I've been looking for the pax peg drink holder. Lemme know where you got it from. See you at Moonshine 2012! again congrats!!:hurray:
The IBR this year required a lot of Interstate riding. That is why the overall mileages were so high. If you want to see the actual routes the riders took, go to IronButtRally.com, click on the year 2011, then on the Spot Tracks Video. Each rider is identified by an individual number (I don't know which is which) and you can see how much "slab time" they had. Much of the time it appears they were running very close together.
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