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Old 11-26-2006, 05:04 PM   #31
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I use the Ventura rack system. It basically bolts in place of my VFRs passenger hand holds, and comes with a low rise rack that holds a can of chain lube, a down vest in case I chose a warm weather jacket and shouldn't have, a warmer pair of gloves, etc. The tall version of the rack is the sort of thing that the article seems to be leery of, but I do my long distance riding solo, and don't push it as much anyway. For a day or two, I can usually get enough stuff into a tank bag and dispense with the tall rack. What I like about it, is the flexibility.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:16 PM   #32
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My daughter used to come home from college to visit, and you would think she had decided to move back home. She would have every item of dirty clothing that she had accumulated since her last visit with her. If you listened close, you could hear a tiny, mechanical whimper from the washing machine when she pulled up. Her car would not move one inch the whole time she was home, unless my wife's car or mine were unavailable. If she learned nothing else in college, she learned the value of a dollar.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:27 PM   #33
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This reply would have be SO MUCH more fun if you had not made clear what sweetie you were talking about. Oh, well. The Ventura stuff can slide over the sissy bar and sit on either the rear rack, if you're carrying a passenger, or can be turned around and rest on the seat where a passenger would be, helping keep your center of gravity forward. It's like the swiss army knife of soft luggage. It would be easy to steal the bags, but I park where I can see my bike when I stop to eat, and everything goes into the room at night. I guess they could steal the rack if they had the right tools, but I think you need to remove the seat to get at a couple of the bolts.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:30 PM   #34
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Nah, if it was Burns, there would be All Manner of things on the floor, some toxic, and some illegal.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:18 PM   #35
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Well my softball team championship party did get a little out of hand.



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Old 11-27-2006, 03:54 AM   #36
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Yeah I suppose if you went down she'd lose her husband and her brother.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:59 AM   #37
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Bigdx, that you?
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:20 AM   #38
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Yeah I just got back from doin' someone's wife under a bridge.
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:47 AM   #39
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Whatever happened to that dip sh*t? I haven't heard anything from him since I've been the new and improved sarnali2
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:52 AM   #40
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I don't even like a tank bag on my Bonnie, If I go somewhere I stick a toothbrush and tooth paste in my pocket and wear the same stuff for a day or two. I motel it these days anyway.
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