road trip mods help

View previous topic View next topic Go down

road trip mods help

Post  Psyclop on Mon May 07, 2012 12:53 pm

Hi,

I do know that this bike is not made to do trips and I do know it will beat the hell out of me. Even so, I would like to have a go! My biggest goals would be a windshield, a bagster for the original tank and a way to attach two bags over the side panels. Does anyone have seen any of these somewhere? or have any ideas for a diy fabrication? Any other ideas towards making my life easier, are greatly welcomed!

I promise I'll post some pictures when I'm done!

Thank you for your time,
George.
avatar
Psyclop
L Rider

Joined : 2010-11-21

Posts : 6
Location : Athens, Greece
XR650R Year : 2005

Back to top Go down

Re: road trip mods help

Post  Mauser on Mon May 07, 2012 2:16 pm

Welcome George,
Feel free to copy or use any idea's from our racks....
http://www.xr650r.co.uk/newparts/mounts/mounts.shtml

_________________
Current ~  XR650R ~ XJR1300SP ~ ZX12-R ~ DT175MX
Previous Bikes XR250R ~ DT125R ~ GPZ1100 ~ RD350LC ~ XL125R ~ MT5
avatar
Mauser
Administrator

Joined : 2010-09-13

Posts : 1830
Location : UK
XR650R Year : 2002

Back to top Go down

Re: road trip mods help

Post  BuRP on Mon May 07, 2012 3:20 pm

Google 'giantloop', these are the best soft bags you can buy - in the US yes, and I know cos I have 2 of them.
No rack needed, the best there is!
avatar
BuRP
XRR Monger

Joined : 2010-10-18

Posts : 1577
Location : Pretoria Souf Efrika
XR650R Year : 2007

Back to top Go down

Re: road trip mods help

Post  Psyclop on Tue May 08, 2012 1:35 pm

Great guys, thanks!

Nice looking racks Mauser! if I go with the racks idea, those will be perfect!

BuRP, do you have the 50lt one? does it take up the passenger seat? Would I be able to have my gf behind me or should I pack her in the bag?? Wink

Thanks again,
George.
avatar
Psyclop
L Rider

Joined : 2010-11-21

Posts : 6
Location : Athens, Greece
XR650R Year : 2005

Back to top Go down

Re: road trip mods help

Post  BuRP on Tue May 08, 2012 3:41 pm

Well, yes, I like racks too, am fond of them actually. I mean, a nice slim girl with a good............ razz

Dunno what you mean with 'the 50L one', as they go by names. I got a Coyote and the Mojavi (Mohavi?) which are the medium and the small ones. The large one (forgot name) IS large, quite so, I suppose you could bring the kitchen sink then too.
And nope, the passenger stays where she is, with her rack & all BRP smile Serious, 4 straps is all it takes, and it sits right back on top whilst it, erm, loops down forward, sorry for the pun - but maybe that's what they meant by the naming?
A rack makes fastening a GL a bit complicated, but is possible. Best is without a rack. Oh, and you can tie a roll (tent, sleeping bag or why) on top of the GL, so now you maybe see why I really like them.

A bit costly, yes, but if you don't like the quality you get you can shoot me, scout's honour.
avatar
BuRP
XRR Monger

Joined : 2010-10-18

Posts : 1577
Location : Pretoria Souf Efrika
XR650R Year : 2007

Back to top Go down

Re: road trip mods help

Post  kiko on Thu May 17, 2012 1:58 pm

I recently did about 1600km in two days between Texas and central Mexico. No windshield, but other mods were 15/17 gearing, Clarke 4.3 tank, some spongy hand grips, Pro Moto billet rear rack with 20L Kriega bags, Wolfman small enduro tank bag, fender bag for spare tube, a pair of industrial gloves that have silicone padding. I keep my luggage weight low around 25kg. and low on the bag. I cut the fingertips off the right hand glove to facilitate paying tolls since most of the trip was on the autopista this time. The Pro moto billet rack is very light and strong, and the Kriega bags (from UK) have a 10yr warranty.

http://www.ironclad.com/products/gloves/wwi-vibration-impact

http://www.kriega.com/pages/Home.html

http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24_78&products_id=180

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Grip-Puppy-Comfort-Grips-TRIUMPH-Motorcycles-/230769674917?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item35baf1caa5

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tank/enduro_tank.html

Buena suerte!
avatar
kiko
L Rider

Joined : 2010-04-12

Posts : 17
Location : Mexico
XR650R Year : 2006

Back to top Go down

Re: road trip mods help

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum