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    It was a nice November day. I was about to head out for a ride when SHE told me she wanted a new toilet seat. Not how to impress other members of the motorcycle community, but I got the job done...and got a ride in.

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    Looks like a comfort up-fit for my TW200
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    everything

    First trip to the store on my GSA this morning....5 quart bottle of oil, 6 two liters of soda and some various sundries in the right side alone. Nothing even straped onto my black dog rear rack!

    I've had crock pots in my oversize side cases on the RT. 40lbs. of dog food, large rubbermaid storage containers. Yes, it's always nice to see the funny glances you get while packing and riding.
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    A few times I carried a five-gallon carboy of water on the back. They guy at the water-shop was afraid it would slosh around and cause a balance problem. With only about six cubic inches of air in the thing, where is that water gonna slosh TO, I asked him. I could see the bulb flickering above his head as he began to grasp it.

    I've carried loads of stuff to a recycling center on the bike, all manner of groceries (frozen pizzae go into side-cases diagonally and everything else crams above/below...until I got the huge Micatechs!). And then there was the time that I went about 250 miles with a bamboo cutting-board strapped across the back seat. Not all that amazing a feat, but it did generate some quizzical stares.
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    Frankly, I'm not too fond of running shopping errands on the bike. I'm one of those ATGATT nuts and just hate removing gloves, then helmet, then earplugs at every stop, only to re-install the above for the next short run.

    I HAVE however figured out how to duct tape two aluminum fly rod cases together, secure them under my duffle bag, and have them stick out the back end of the bike about 4 feet, taped on flagging tape flying in the breeze. (No, I don't carry a boat. Just do this when visit when visiting a fishing friend about 300 miles away who has a canoe.) Suspect my bike is cause for comment, though haven't heard any to date.
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    Between my RT's side bags and a large duffle bag, a months stock up of groceries in the next town isn't to bad. Now if I can figure out why a trip to the post office which is two miles away in the car always takes at least forty miles on the bike!

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    You slackers...

    I have carried PVC pipe on my '99 Triumph Tiger, much like the picture earlier in this thread. I didn't find that much of a challenge, just have to remember not to back up. I have not had my RT long enough for any epic carrying. The large top box is very handy.

    As a callow youth on a Honda S90, I hauled 4x8 sheets of plywood from the lumber store to the house, about two miles away. Only one possible stop at a left turn, otherwise just go.

    The method for carrying it was:
    1. affix something red to the trailing end to appease law enforcement.
    2. put the edge of the plywood on the left passenger peg.
    3. angle the plywood up under your left armpit.
    If you do it correctly, your armpit is about a foot ahead of the passenger peg. You now can leverage the 4x8 between you and the peg The back six feet or so is just dangling there.

    Never tried this with anything larger than 1/2". And my brother and I are pretty big guys. Passenger pegs have gotten higher over the years, don't know if I would try this with a sport bike or even the RT.

    This was way before Youtube or even VHS cameras. We never took a picture because it was no big deal at the time. However, I was told one of my carrying adventures should have been on Youtube - carrying a pick I'd bought at a garage sale on the Tiger. Obviously I looked like I meant business...

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    Hank Murphy
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    Quote Originally Posted by hankmurphy View Post

    This was way before Youtube or even VHS cameras. We never took a picture because it was no big deal at the time. However, I was told one of my carrying adventures should have been on Youtube - carrying a pick I'd bought at a garage sale on the Tiger. Obviously I looked like I meant business...

    Best regards,

    Hank Murphy
    2013 BMW R1200RT "Gretchen am Spinnrade"
    Welcome to the forum Hank.
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