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post #1 of 8 Old 04-26-2013, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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looking for space on bike this is what i did ..

Ok ive been digging all over my bike for space ,to carry my spare bike parts for this trip, Home to Alaska next month ..

Ill keep posting as i load her up but here is a where i started ..

for panniers im running Wolfman expedition bags and racks with the traxx top box and a wolfman duffle ..

the tubes are heavy and bulky and didnt want to have them in my bags with food and clothes ..

First i mounted my smaller front tube on the left side rear plastic by sticking it in a waterproof poly sock ,then pressed tight as i could and duct taped her in it sits foward inside the plastic so it dont block intake ..

border patrol is gonna love me if they saw this lol ..
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it fit right back up with no clearance issues at all ..

for the heavy duty rear tube ,i needed better space it dont fold as well or small but i lined it the same way and i was able to tuck her in on the right side front fairing and zip tied it to the fairing metal brackets up and out of the way ..



up and out of the way ...




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post #2 of 8 Old 04-26-2013, 09:17 AM
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Smart man, very nice!

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post #3 of 8 Old 04-26-2013, 10:12 AM
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dont let any border guards see that they will think your smuggling something
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-26-2013, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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yeah thats what im worried about lol .. last time thru canada was a breeze at the border but going thru american side i was given 3rd degree .. i was going home !

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Am I seeing it wrong or is the tube in the side panel from the exhaust side?




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post #6 of 8 Old 04-26-2013, 06:30 PM
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No the other side.....you can see the black plastic under the frame and the holes for the snog I think.

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No the other side.....you can see the black plastic under the frame and the holes for the snog I think.
Ah, got it.




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post #8 of 8 Old 04-28-2013, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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no its on intake side , not much i can do on exhaust side ..

i did weight all my gear im taking,in he bags including the bags holding them and the rear box ..with all my gear a month trip its 99lbs ..im carrying a tent and my camping hennassy hammock plus 2 tarps .

right bag is all my tools and partspare fluids for bike left bag is all my kitchen and food items top yellow bag is my army 3 peice sleeping bag ,mat, tent tarps,hammock traxx box is my spare clothes wet weather gear ,snivel gear , all in vacume seal bags ..

including boxes brackets and bags its 99lbs .. i loaded up bike and rode to wolfman company just short of cheyenne and back for 400 mile round trip i got 54.5 mpg and it rode really nice much better on freeway than the old hard bags not near as much drag ..

plus i have lots of leg room to walk bike when needed .

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