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post #21 of 81 (permalink) Old 06-13-2016, 12:12 AM
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Nail in rear tire yesterday. Lost the bag with all my dehydrated meals today. Yep. Situation normal... At least I made Kentucky today.
Art do you carry a tire plug kit for punctures on the road?
And a 12 volt inflator?

I bought a Stop&Go pocket sized mushroom plug kit shortly after getting my bike.
Pocket Tire Plugger - For All Tubeless Tires - Stop & Go International

Pulled a roofing nail out of the tread in the back tire 3 or 4 years ago and plugged it. Still riding on that tire with the plug with no leaks or other problems. Finally bought a small compressor to carry in the saddle bag last summer.

So how did you lose the bag with all your meals?
Forget to strap down a saddlebag cover?

My bags look very similar to yours, and I have forgotten to close them on occasion. Never lost anything yet though, touch wood!)

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Don't have plug kit. Planned to get one but ran outta time. Big bag holds sleeping bag. Hammock. Clothes. Two tarps. Food was in a smaller bag bungeed to the top. Lots of rr tracks that day. My own fault for not better securing the load. Side bags are small. Hold tools. Atlas. Burner, some dry goods. Cook kit.
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One more question Art. What is the big stainless steel cylinder on the passenger seat?

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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One more question Art. What is the big stainless steel cylinder on the passenger seat?
Spare gas tank

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Thought that's what it was. How does that connect up

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I'm guessing he does it NASCAR style.
Just manually hold the cylinder over the gas cap to fill it up.

It's possible to hook up a line from the cylinder into the fuel lines too. The cylinder is high enough over the carbs that gravity will do the rest.

Don't take my word for it. I'm just a foolish newbie.
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Hose on left side. Pull over and fill up. Was going to plumb to fuel line but this makes easy to remove when I'm in one spot for a while.
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Also was perfect spacing for backrest! Have a copper one for a custom build (someday).
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Also was perfect spacing for backrest! Have a copper one for a custom build (someday).
Yes noticed the backrest.tell Brother Wolf I said hello

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Also was perfect spacing for backrest! Have a copper one for a custom build (someday).
A copper tank on a motorcycle?
Is that wise? You do not want to use copper lines for oil or fuel because it work hardens from vibration over time and splits.

BTW, how much fuel does that stainless tank hold?

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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