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Offline BikerMan

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Re: Out of Tortilla
« Reply #40 on: Apr 15, 2018, 10:35 PM »
Bart, I am really liking your JOFAMA rear luggage bag and am thinking of buying one. Although I have got a V1K GT that comes with panniers & top box, I like the idea of your bag just being strapped over the rear seat AND being able to have enough capacity for you to take enough clothes etc., for your thirteen day trip. If I was travelling solo I think I would prefer your set up rather than travelling with the panniers & top box fitted. I assume that you would recommend the JOFAMA luggage?
BTW, if you can, please keep posting the photos and daily updates on your trip. I eagerly await all your new posts, they are great. It looks like you are having a great time, very jealous!  :028: :028: :028:
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Re: Out of Tortilla
« Reply #41 on: Apr 16, 2018, 06:46 AM »
Go and do it yourself BIKERMAN.
Spain is a brilliant place to tour on a motorcycle.
I decided many years ago that it is the best place in Europe to do it, and I had already done pretty well everywhere else.
Ted.

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Re: Out of Tortilla
« Reply #42 on: Apr 16, 2018, 01:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ted99UK [+]
Go and do it yourself BIKERMAN.
Spain is a brilliant place to tour on a motorcycle.
I decided many years ago that it is the best place in Europe to do it, and I had already done pretty well everywhere else.
Ted.

Hi Ted, thanks for the info.
It is now a country definitely on my bucket list to tour  :028:

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Re: Out of Tortilla
« Reply #43 on: Apr 16, 2018, 03:52 PM »
Totally agree with Ted.....as the saying goes, if Carlsberg made roads etc these are them.

Luggage, the Jofamma bag works for me, it has been on several bikes, is always rock solid and seems to hold more than its quoted 42lt. They do a bigger one and there are other makes too but the concept is similar. I find it is easier to get your leg over than a tail pack and its narrower than panniers for filtering, yet can still "cushion" the bike if it tips over.....I know...but not on this ....hopefully.

The only down side is lack of security, but I dont tend to wander to far from the bike during the day anyway, I know some like to go and see things so it may not work for them.
The weight thing was discussed earlier, but it always seems to me that on  trip you will probably be riding some of the  best roads ever and then go and stick the equivalent of a bag of cement on the back end  ??.

This morn was 5deg, but am now  few miles E of Almeria by the sea...at 23deg. will try and load some pics later.
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Re: Out of Tortilla
« Reply #44 on: Apr 16, 2018, 04:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bart [+]

The weight thing was discussed earlier, but it always seems to me that on  trip you will probably be riding some of the  best roads ever and then go and stick the equivalent of a bag of cement on the back end  ??.


Does 25kg of cement weigh more than 25kg of feathers? :notsure:

But I totally agree with you, and as a result have decided to limit what I'm taking with me on a trip in may - three boxes is just overkill for one guy for four nights - but I will miss the convenience of a top box, so will use a tank bag instead for trinkets etc.  :031:

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Re: Out of Tortilla
« Reply #45 on: Apr 16, 2018, 04:56 PM »
Bart, I have been thinking about the same thing, re: large, heavy, top box hanging off the rear axle (which is my typical touring setup), so I bought one of these:





https://www.vuzmoto.com/products/vuz-dry-duffle-tail-bag-100-waterproof-motorcycle-luggage-45l

I haven't been on tour with this yet, but it seems to do the job.  I plan to strap it on the pillion seat/rack, rather than across the rack as show above to keep the weight further forward.

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Re: Out of Tortilla
« Reply #46 on: Apr 16, 2018, 06:30 PM »
78, Gus well done Sir's, I hope you both feel a difference, should be more pronounced on  650 too.
I almost forgot, not far from the hotel last night, on a really great bit of road there was yet another deer sign.....then 100 yds later...not one but TWO bambys trotting along the verge. Fortunately, they went the correct way for once....you just never know.
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Re: Out of Tortilla
« Reply #47 on: Apr 16, 2018, 06:46 PM »
It rained buckets last night but had stopped by breakfast as forecast, but it was damping under rubber. Decided to redue the last hour of yesterdays route then cut S.
Bought some supplies before leaving, all this for 3euro



Found a shady spot for lunch, had to start delayering... yippee..at last




It got hotter as I decended, on the run into the hotel I thought the Garmin was taking me across a bridge but got a dry river bed instead.
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Re: Out of Tortilla
« Reply #48 on: Apr 16, 2018, 06:54 PM »
I'm a few miles NW of Almeria at tiny place called Villaricos.





Will be heading North tomorrow, will try to do today's map but it was not the greatest days ride anyway, but Ok.
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Re: Out of Tortilla
« Reply #49 on: Apr 16, 2018, 06:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by 78 Bravo [+]
Does 25kg of cement weigh more than 25kg of feathers? :notsure:

But I totally agree with you, and as a result have decided to limit what I'm taking with me on a trip in may - three boxes is just overkill for one guy for four nights - but I will miss the convenience of a top box, so will use a tank bag instead for trinkets etc.  :031:

Just thinking on this, four nights....one guy, all you need is credit card and toothbrush....
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