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    gettin ready for the rally

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    Just got my footmen loops installed on my panniers, Had my first test run of the season, getting ready for the Rally in July.
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    Got a chair in there...most needed rally equipment!

    How are your cases mounted? Looks close and clean
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    Ammo Can Mountings

    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Got a chair in there...most needed rally equipment!

    How are your cases mounted? Looks close and clean
    I used the Happy Trails mounting system with the extra accessories for my ammo can attachments. Works great. Any large pannier box with a flat back would fit on these mounts. The Happy Trails kit was just over 300 and the ammo cans were free from a buddy..just had to use them.
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    Looking good!!!
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    Also getting ready here in Vermont. Everything I'm taking has been laid out in the guest room. It's a lighter load this year as we won't be making our own chow along the way and the likelihood of running into cold temps is rather low. This weekend I'll start packing the sidecar. Every time I make a change in the list it seems I end up repacking and reorganizing a dozen times! I'll load the Glenfiddich and Tulliver's kibble last.

    I'll share the scotch with any and all who will toast that dog (Glenfiddich: Prince of Dogs) and all others that have been loved and lost.

    Pete and Tulliver
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    Count me in-when my wife and I had our first place, all we had for transpo was the R60 (still have it) and our our dog rode between us on the seat...
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    I started test-packing tonight. It felt great because:

    1) I haven't been to the rally since 2009.
    2) This will be this bike's first International Rally.
    3) I've got a bunch of new camping gear making its maiden voyage (and yes, I have already test-assembled the new tent!)

    About the bike: I've had this model and pannier setup before (R1200GS with Micatechs, 2012 now and I used to have a 2007), so I knew its general capabilities and did take this one to the last two Georgia Mountain Rallies.

    After getting the bigger/chunkier stuff packed, I was amazed at how much space was left over- this tent definitely packs smaller than the old one! Plenty of space for the small stuff, and I think I just might be able to get it all inside the panniers for once.

    In 72 hours I expect to be at least 200 miles from home (leaving after work on Friday), and I'm plenty-stoked already!
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    Make a checklist, which should include things like:

    air up tires

    tighten screws on eyeglasses

    spare eyeglasses

    cell phone

    passport

    E-ZPass

    hydration system of some kind

    place hold on mail, newspaper

    etc., etc.

    Safe travels,

    Harry
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffryasmith View Post
    I used the Happy Trails mounting system with the extra accessories for my ammo can attachments. Works great. Any large pannier box with a flat back would fit on these mounts. The Happy Trails kit was just over 300 and the ammo cans were free from a buddy..just had to use them.
    Jeff, When you heading up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    Make a checklist, which should include things like:

    >snip

    tighten screws on eyeglasses

    spare eyeglasses

    >snip

    Harry
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Also getting ready here in Vermont. Everything I'm taking has been laid out in the guest room. It's a lighter load this year as we won't be making our own chow along the way and the likelihood of running into cold temps is rather low. This weekend I'll start packing the sidecar. Every time I make a change in the list it seems I end up repacking and reorganizing a dozen times! I'll load the Glenfiddich and Tulliver's kibble last.

    I'll share the scotch with any and all who will toast that dog (Glenfiddich: Prince of Dogs) and all others that have been loved and lost.

    Pete and Tulliver
    Doing the same thing today, and more tomorrow, but almost done. Will be bringing some meal making stuff, but probably won't use it.

    Have been reading about your adventures for some time now. Looking forward to meeting you at this my first rally.

    Seems to me you might need a barrel of the good stuff... .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Experience speaking here.
    There was that time a big wave knocked my glasses off in the surf at Daytona Beach and I had to grope my way to the nearest Lenscrafters...

    My current eyeglasses has one screw that loosens up every 3 weeks or so...

    Harry

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