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  • Offline stuartho   au

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    Short Tour
    on: May 03, 2019, 09.31 am
    May 03, 2019, 09.31 am
    I had to go away for four nights to a work retreat this week. My wife needed the car at home. And the place was in the mountains, with some great twistie roads. So of course I took the Z.

    Problem is I’ve only ever used the bike for day trips. The Oggio back pack has been great, but it wasn’t going to cut it this time, particularly as we all had to bring our own linen.

    I’d bought The Hooker by Willie and Max about 12 months ago but when it arrived I didn’t have a need for it so it went straight into the bike cupboard. https://dowcopowersports.com/willie-max-the-hooker-58622-00/
    But now it got a 5 minute customisation with a pair of kitchen scissors so it’d fit under the pillion seat and that was the first part of the puzzle solved.

    I still had an old faithful Gear Sack from nearly 30 years ago that I used on the GPX750 with a proper mounting rack. But I sat it on the pillion seat and bingo, there was the answer to the problem! The buckle connected around the pillion strap so it wouldn’t move too far forward or back.

    A short trip to Bunnings later, and I came home with some soft ties and bungy straps.

    And surprisingly, with the Gear Sack full and a bit of creative crossing of the straps, it tied down securely and sat in place beautifully. It wasn’t pretty but it definitely did the job.

    Five days later, and a few sneaky blasts through the mountains later,  I’m back home and thoroughly rapt in my dodgy luggage setup for the Z.





    Last Edit: May 03, 2019, 09.39 am by stuartho

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    Re: Short Tour
    Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 10.49 am
    May 03, 2019, 10.49 am
    Awesome.

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    Re: Short Tour
    Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 01.25 pm
    May 03, 2019, 01.25 pm
    Great set up for someone alone! I wish I could do something like that but I'm not alone .-.

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    Re: Short Tour
    Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 01.47 pm
    May 03, 2019, 01.47 pm
    *Originally Posted by cjskinner [+]
    Great set up for someone alone! I wish I could do something like that but I'm not alone .-.

    You must have a very small or very understanding significant other for them to sit in that pillion “seat” for any length of time.

    My wife used to travel everywhere on the back of my bike back in the day. But she took one look at the Z and said she’s never getting on that. 😂

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    Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 01.52 pm
    May 03, 2019, 01.52 pm
    *Originally Posted by stuartho [+]
    You must have a very small or very understanding significant other for them to sit in that pillion “seat” for any length of time.

    My wife used to travel everywhere on the back of my bike back in the day. But she took one look at the Z and said she’s never getting on that. 😂

     i have a cushion gel pad for her a$$ haha. Last summer I didn't have the gel pad and she needed a break each 45 minutes lol..She's still a keeper lol! Next summer I cross my finger so she go get a bike!

    She told me the first time she doesn't like the look of the Versys.. so that's her problem if she gets the small rear seat of the Z900  :192:

     



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