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Offline tauzero

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Re: Touring 2-Up with Luggage?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2019, 05:19:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by TigerBaines [+]
Thanks for the response.
We are 12 and 8 stone and won't be camping so I reckon it will suffice.
We wash our G-strings each night so don't carry a lot of luggage 😛

That's about 125kg so it leaves you 90kg or so for luggage.
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Re: Touring 2-Up with Luggage?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2019, 06:23:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by AvgBear [+]
You could subscribe to the touring motorcyclist's '3-sock regimen': put clean sock on left foot - put removed left foot sock on right foot - wash removed right foot sock and tie to handlebar for the day. Next day put clean (from handlebar) sock on left foot ... and on.  :002:

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Re: Touring 2-Up with Luggage?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2019, 07:48:01 PM »
I dream of a 8st wife!  :164:

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Re: Touring 2-Up with Luggage?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2019, 07:50:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
That's about 125kg so it leaves you 90kg or so for luggage.

His missus could be reading this.
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Re: Touring 2-Up with Luggage?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2019, 11:02:46 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
His missus could be reading this.

 Yeah, and tonight  his dinners going to be in the Cat....... :161:
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Re: Touring 2-Up with Luggage?
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2019, 06:15:13 PM »
I took a guess and was under by 7lb, so extra dessert tonight 😁

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Re: Touring 2-Up with Luggage?
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2019, 07:06:26 PM »
To answer the original question, the 800 does really well 2-up long distance touring. We've now covered over 50,000 miles on our round the world trip 2-up with camping gear. Tigger now has about 63,000 miles in total

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Re: Touring 2-Up with Luggage?
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2019, 09:13:41 PM »
Wow thanks Steve, very interesting.

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Re: Touring 2-Up with Luggage?
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2019, 10:43:10 AM »
Should not be a problem, my wife and I toured France last Sept, 2400 miles and New Zealand Jan this year 2600 miles, just go for it.

 


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