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#1 Matlock

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:41 pm

RTT08 is looming close enough for the long range forecasts to say the weather is going to be OK, although doubtless this will change as we get closer to the dates rolleyes.gif . Now shall I wear my leathers and take my one piece rainsuit in luggage, or shall I wear my goretex textile kit? The textile is fairly cool in hot weather as it has openable vents, but I prefer riding in leathers. But then if it rains I have to put my one-piece on and I hate wearing that. So textile it is. Or maybe leather. Decisions, decisions.

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#2 TonyDevil

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:05 pm

draggin jeans, leather jacket and and all in one waterproof for when the weather gets a bit snowjoke-ish good.gif
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 02:26 pm

Textile Buffalo
Leather Wolf's along with Desert Texaline pants for a change
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Wet Leggins and plastic jacket

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Edited by CatsBum, 26 June 2008 - 05:10 pm.


#4 Pict

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:31 pm

QUOTE(Matlock @ Thu 26th Jun 2008, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Decisions, decisions.

Oddly enough I'm in the same dilemma. The sticking point (literally) is that I hate dragging my rainsuit on over leathers. ranting.gif
My main challenge is to cut down drastically on the amount of spare clothing (in particular) that I usually take,

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#5 TonyDevil

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:34 pm

2 pairs of underwear is all you need, get 4 days outta each set
or take a thong instead and you can get 6days good.gif
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Black 1991 850 MK1, 160k+ miles(ish, best guess really, gave up trying to keep count after 3rd set of clocks and 3rd engine), PilotRoad2 tyres, custom stubby exhaust system, bluespot calipers & goodridge braided hoses with dunlopads, maxton forks, Ohlins shock, kedo handguards, stainless TDM grill, Scottoiler with lubetube & dual nozzle thingy, Givi Wingrack2 with E45 & 2xE36s, renntec crash bars, Autocom with blueteeth & PMR radio, TomTom Rider2, Optimate IIIsp, Bagster tank cover, anti-dazzle coating
to fit : led spotlights, heated grips, new braided lines and rear caliper that actually has bleed nipples
Silver-ish 2003 900, 70k miles, PilotRoad3 front tyre (new@65k) & PR2 rear(new at 69k), Renthal 755 bars with KTM handguards, oxford unheated grips, power commander 3usb, scorpion titanium exhausts, standard screen with vario winglet thingy, stainless grill, oem centre stand, bagster tank cover, givi monokey topplate mounted on grabrail with V46 topbox, Givi PL pannier rails with E21s, crash bungs, mirror extender thingys, Halfords Advanced Laser Blue brillance bulbs, 21w led spotlights, touring scottoiler with leehenty dual nozzle, Autocom with blueteeth & PMR radio, TomTom Rider3 Urban, winter style anti-dazzle coating
to fit : led brake light strip, replacement heated grips

current rides : TDM850 3vd/mk1=tourer&scratcher, TRX850=weekend twisty toy, TDM900=commuter, Z750 hardtail=project
gone but not forgotton : XTZ750=overland touring toy, GS500e, GS125

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:27 pm

QUOTE(Matlock @ Thu 26th Jun 2008, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
RTT08 but I prefer riding in leathers.


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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:33 pm

Sparda Textile waterproof Jacket

Leather trousers, Waterproof leggins.

Sidi black rain boots.
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:52 pm

QUOTE(TonyDevil @ Thu 26th Jun 2008, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2 pairs of underwear is all you need, get 4 days outta each set
Aye aye, it's yer old dodge of
  • Day 1 Normal
  • Day 2 Back to front
  • Day 3 Inside out of 1
  • Day 4 Inside out of 2
  • Days 5-8 Repeat with 2nd pair while hanging first pair on bed-end
  • Days 9-12 Swap and repeat.... blink.gif

....and eventually use as firelighters. rolleyes.gif

Edited by Pict, 26 June 2008 - 04:54 pm.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:06 pm

QUOTE(Pict @ Thu 26th Jun 2008, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My main challenge is to cut down drastically on the amount of spare clothing (in particular) that I usually take,


As any of the snowjokers will agree, you're unlikely to turn up with more luggage than me. rolleyes.gif

I'm keeping my options open and bringing cordura/goretex and a pair of draggin's

I think I should be able to pack everything without needing the side panniers though, couldn't believe the difference in fuel consumption between SnowJoke with panniers and Germany without blink.gif

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:07 pm

QUOTE(ChrisG @ Wed 2nd Jul 2008, 02:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As any of the snowjokers will agree, you're unlikely to turn up with more luggage than me.

A hard-earned pound on that? dry.gif

I've at l(e)ast opted on textiles instead of ye olde cowhide, in view of the mixed weather forecast, but am still hedging on changes and layers for the same reason.

Edited by Pict, 02 July 2008 - 03:12 pm.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 04:13 pm

Well my bike will look like the long way down by the time i'm finished. I'm struggling a bit with the Ironing board but have a plan for that

My packing starts Saturday and I cant see me not bringing side bags. dry.gif

Edited by CatsBum, 02 July 2008 - 04:13 pm.


#12 Matlock

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 06:50 pm

The forecast for Ireland, Saturday to Tuesday, is looking 'textile' to me. From Tuesday onwards it's leather weather. Of course, I go home on Tuesday ranting.gif I won't pack my sun block........

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:53 pm

QUOTE(CatsBum @ Wed 2nd Jul 2008, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well my bike will look like the long way down by the time i'm finished. I'm struggling a bit with the Ironing board but have a plan for that

My packing starts Saturday and I cant see me not bringing side bags. dry.gif

Be imaginative - e.g. use the kitchen sink as a spare fuel tank... laugh.gif

As I'm taking a long run at this and setting off tomorrow (as far as Shrewsbury), I'm packed already angel.gif

Once again the thousand little extras have found spaces, encouraged by the scoot's capacity for such. And it wouldn't be a tour without a soddin' great bag on the back, now, would it? rolleyes.gif

Ooooh now -- running boards... disbig.gif

Edited by Pict, 02 July 2008 - 09:08 pm.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:39 am

FWIW re final preps, the weather forecast for Kerry is looking likely grey till Tuesday, though opinions differ. It's a changeable part of the world, and for sure we have a great RTT in prospect. clapping.gif So life could be worse - eg check out the long-range guy in the left column of that 2nd linky... wacko.gif evillaff.gif

Edited by Pict, 03 July 2008 - 09:19 am.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:48 am

Safe Journey Pict. See you soon! drinks.gif

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:54 am

QUOTE(CatsBum @ Thu 3rd Jul 2008, 06:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Safe Journey Pict. See you soon! drinks.gif

Thanks CB. How's the world's other nervous packer this morning?

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:29 am

Another beautiful morning here in Kerry. Up for a run and a swim with the dogs at 6.30 and, lying on my back in the water looking at the blue skies above and the sun shining on the mountains, I cannot understand the weather forecast. Yesterday was beautiful too. Must be the calm before the storm.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 09:17 am

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Another beautiful morning here in Kerry. Up for a run and a swim with the dogs at 6.30 and, lying on my back in the water looking at the blue skies above and the sun shining on the mountains, I cannot understand the weather forecast. Yesterday was beautiful too. Must be the calm before the storm.

Hopefully the calm before the calmer calm.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:10 pm

QUOTE(Pict @ Thu 3rd Jul 2008, 06:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks CB. How's the world's other nervous packer this morning?



God, you can read me Pict, Scary. Did a dress rehersal last night. I have a lot a luggage.

And right now I have just arrived home from work and offically on Holiday

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 04:46 pm

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And right now I have just arrived home from work and offically on Holiday


So why aren't you heading to Ireland until Monday you slacker?
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