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    Cool And for you errand runners...

    Yeah, I ride but I'm certainly no long distance rider...It's just mostly errands.
    Do to a number of factors, I've never really got to where I can ride just for the sake of riding. What I mostly do is as much running around as I can on the bike rather than one of the vehicles- errands. Like the other day when I was out of speedy-dri and went to the auto parts store to get a fresh 50# bag. The parts guy said "you going to get it home on that"? I said "sure, why not".
    It's a really good day when I can hit 6 stops and ride a hundred or so miles.
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    I love to run errands on my R60/6. Honey, did you say you needed some pepper from the store? Oh, by the way, I ran out of smokes (or will, sometime tonight). Oh, dear, there are only 4 beers left - someone may stop by later. After commuting all week, the R60/6 becomes the parts chaser - at least until I replace that 25 year old front Metzeler Lazer.
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    Every time I go to Costco, I always get "How are you going to carry all that on your motorcycle???"



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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Every time I go to Costco, I always get "How are you going to carry all that on your motorcycle???"
    My favorite reason for hanging the side cases on ANY motorcycle is that it creates a nice, wide platform on which I can bungee lots of stuff. Big stuff like a 40-50 lb. bag of salt for the water softener, or a 40 lb. bag of bird seed, or ... well, you get the idea.
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    heck, i take the bike for stuff I can't get in the car
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Every time I go to Costco, I always get "How are you going to carry all that on your motorcycle???"



    My wife sent me out for toilet paper once. I went the long way to the store. After eventually getting to the grocery store, I misjudged the size of the 12-pack I bought and it didn't fit in my side cases. So went back in and sheepishly asked the checkout clerk for two plastic bags, opened up the pack and divided the contents in two. Wife happy on return but shaking head at me.
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    I am so used to stopping for a few items on way home...or an excuse to ride some more. I was on our R12S the other day and couldn't even stop for the mail
    I always get the "you on a bike?" when checking out


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    1971 R75/5

    4 dozen eggs, 1 1/2 dozen ear of corn and 50 lb. bag of potatoes.

    only 20 miles to home. the clerk only shook here head as I load up.
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    I always keep a set of Rok Straps in my tankbag for times I buy something that won't fit in my topbox. I've also put the panniers on to go get salt for the water softener. One 40 pounder in each side balances the bike nicely. Now that I think about it, that might have been on my Transalp with Happy Trail panniers, not the GSA with BMW cases. No matter, I'd do it again. Plenty of runs to the grocery store and trips home with big bags for dog food on the back seat.

    Oh, and on my Transalp, the Jesse topbox was big enough for 3 large Papa John's pizza's so I'd volunteer to pick them up to save the delivery fee. :-) They don't fit in the GSA top box so now we go out for better pizzas.
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    Cheaper than operating that Cummins for errands

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    Pretty cool new Rally event Steve- jousting. I don't know if it wii catch on, perhaps we can first decide whether to have the event at the beginning of the Rally or the end.
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    I thought about that with those outside my thigh and moving. Now run out in front of me you dang deer!

    at a rally, it would hit the porta-let before you did

    There's a member who posted a pic some time back who carried his surfboard on a rack in that position
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    Steve, show 'em the lawn mower.
    Man, that GS is working.

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    the last time I posted this I read " just because you can doesn't mean you should"
    Diesel was $4.25/gal that year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MThelmet View Post
    1971 R75/5

    4 dozen eggs, 1 1/2 dozen ear of corn and 50 lb. bag of potatoes.

    only 20 miles to home. the clerk only shook here head as I load up.
    The wixom sidecases on my /6 will hold two gallons of paint in each side...shoulda seen the face on the clerk with my helmet under my arm and the usual here's your sign question "You aren't riding a m'cycle are you?"
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