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    The W800 went a while ago and in its place sits an '06 DL1000 VStrom
    Its big, its ugly, its perfect.
    Its quick enough, plenty of grunt.
    Its super comfy. It actually fits me.

    Thus far:
    Top Box
    Factory Gel seat
    Crash bars
    GPS
    Screen

    Coming:
    Thanks to a fairly broken fairing - paint + something special
    Bash plate
    Soft panniers + frames
     

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    Hard to find a bike that actually fits you! You going to be putting up any of your off road antics?
     
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    Following the creation of my DIY Givi racks, I also wanted something smaller (capacity) and soft. As the Givi luggage ended up *really* wide.

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    So I took the basic top design from my Givi racks to create some simpler frames for a pair of RJays Touring bags.

    The design is pretty simple. Mounts coming from the front grab-rail bolts, and then one long bar over and under the two bolt holes for the rear platform. A cross piece then some 6mm bar bent to shape.

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    Once everything was together and the bags on however, I did notice how close the textile bags were to the mufflers. Staintunes done have any heat shields or such, so my gut instinct was that this was going to end badly.

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    I kinda had a few options. Re-bend the panneier brackets to move the bags further out, make some kind of heat shield on the back of the frames, or something I've thought about doing for a while - heat shields on the mufflers.
    (And before you say anything - the Staintunes were already scratched and dented to hell, so I certainly wasn't ruining them)

    These are/were simple enough. After procuring some perforated steel, I made a pattern and cut a pirce to size. M6 nuts welded to the sides, and the steel bent to shape. On the rear there is 5mm spacers and pop-rivets. Theyre pretty secure (although hasnt had a shake-down run yet)
    I'll still re-bend the pannier brackets as well.

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    They look good, hope they do the job. Nice effort.
     
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    you need a nice bumpy road to test them out. try Queanbeyan-Capt Flat-Jerangle-Bredbo-Canberra approx 200 km of every type of road surface imaginable
     
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    The bikes in pieces again for another job; but something like that is the plan.
     
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    Take it up the Tinderry's (took mine there many eons ago), nice switch backs up the escarpment then you can head back via the highway or go north to Captains Flat if you need more secluded riding!
     
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    That, by far is the best mod I've seen on a bike! And you've hidden the guns so well I couldn't even see them...
     
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    The big beast did well on a quick run out to Ororral Valley

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    Lurch, I saw you on your V Strom going south on the Tuggeronong Parkway on Thursday afternoon. You gave me a wave.

    I turned off to Woden. I was riding a green and silver Kawasaki KLR650.
     
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    For the last week I've been working on making a bash plate. Its taken some time and a lot of work, but...

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    so no regrets getting rid of the W then.
     
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    Love that bit of road, have only just recently driven it (albeit in the 4WD) and it was a lot of fun. If you haven't taken a trip to Flea Creek, give that a go (careful of the steep track), nice spot up in the Brindies with a gem of a swimming area.

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