I'd like to see a picture of your bike. A GS Adventure style Triumph would kick ass! I'm installing a set of Hepko & Becker Junior Flash bags on my Thruxton tonight for the Dragon RAID. It's already got dirt bike bars on it. Behr is supposed to have tubeless dirt bike rims coming out this summer. I was thinking of getting a set of them and at the same time going to a 19" front rim. Then mount enduro tires.On 2006-04-21 22:39, MaxH wrote:
Well it goes like this.
I'm thinking about swapping to a Norman Hyde "petrol" tank that holds 40% more fuel, converting to a 904CC engine with modded heads, cams, carbs & clutch, modifying the wheels to accept tubeless tires, and adding some extra lights.
The brakes have been upgraded, I have aluminum hard cases and the seat is a modified Scrambler Solo.
I don't know about "real men" that define themselves or limit their thinking by types of technology or the brand of bike they ride.
I like to ride & I like to ride without hassle. I like to ride long distances on back roads without having to stop. And I like riding by myself. I try to modify my machines to that purpose.
I asked the forum for advice from users of Quiet Drive. What I got was some smart ass comments from fools.
Rodburner, this is why I'm here less.
Last night I installed a set of the Hepko & Becker Junior Flash bags on my wife's BMW F650CS. Looks great on her bike. She's got a Cee Bailey w/s and dirt bike hand guards for better weather protection.
I love the belt drive on her bike! I've been thinking of converting my Thruxton to belt drive. Four thousand miles in three months on the Thruxton and the ride to Deals Gap this week, a belt makes a lot of sense to me. I'll have between 12k and 15k miles on the bike in the first year of ownership. When it's time for a new chain, I'll think real hard on the QPD.