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  1. Location: San Diego, California Clean California title and registration! Mileage: ONLY 54,000 miles or 87,000 km (The legendary V-Twin engine is capable of 350k miles with routine maintenance.) $6500 (Includes more than $5000 in accessories, alterations and recent consumables) Many more photographs are available within the 1990 XRV750 sub-folder at: (skip to page 2 or 3 for accessories/alterations) https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-ZMkHtR/ https://koonzeekoonzee.smugmug.com/ Currently setup for taller riders...6ft-plus However, the suspension may be normalized easily. Features: Large fuel tank for longer cruising range: 6 US gallons (23 litres) (275 mile range with two reserve warning lights) Robust/Efficient Cooling System: 3 Radiators! One oil cooling radiator and two liquid cooling radiators; one radiator fan Unloaded ground clearance: 11-11.5 Inches (279-292mm) Two spark plugs per cylinder (more efficient and reliable fuel burn; Also helps while in higher elevations) Triple disc brakes: Twin 276 mm front discs; 256 mm rear disc Long travel front suspension: 43mm Showa forks, 220 mm travel (8.7 inches) Long travel rear suspension: preload and compression damping Pro-Link gas mono-shock, 214 mm travel (8.4 inches) Engine: 742cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin; Max power: 62bhp (46kW) @ 7500rpm; 6-valves Weight: Dry weight: 185kg (408 lbs); Wet Weight: 198 kg (436.5 lbs)... or 209kg (460 lbs) (Wt. specs vary on the Net.) 21 Inch front wheel (90/90-21 54S) and 17" rear wheel 130/90-17 65S Dual headlights "The XRV750 Africa Twin was a 742 cc (45.3 cu in) dual-sport based on the Honda NXR-750, which won the Paris-Dakar rally four times in the late 1980s. Built in homage to the giant desert racers of the Paris-Dakar Rally, the Africa Twin is a large, dual sport bike, powered by a softly tuned V-twin engine." $5000: Accessories, Upgrades/Alterations, Recent Consumables: ($500) Happy Trails Targhee 49 Liter Panniers; Two sets of lids; Powdercoated ($450) Rugged Roads Crash Bars; altered to accommodate two RotoPax water containes; altered for 11 gal fuel tank ($360) New unused Leo Vince X3 Exhaust; altered for panniers ($275) DID 525 VX X-ring Chain and new front and rear sprockets (16T/46T) ($250) Xetronic AC-Digital G2 HID Xenon Conversion Kit - H4 ($250) New Michelin Anakee III front and rear tires ($250) Happy Trails 58 Liter Trunk ($245) MotoBau Footpeg Lowering Kit ($210) Two inch suspension lift of rear shock linkage and front forks. (Easily reversed/normalized); ($200) MRA windscreen ($150) Custom length stainless steel brake lines for dual front brake calipers and single rear brake caliper ($150) Jesse Luggage DIY Kit and Cam Locks; Powedercoated. ($100?) New Voltage Regulator & Rectifier (R/R 68k km) ($100) Acerbis Handguards - white ($150) Custom length stainless steel brake lines for dual front brake calipers and single rear brake caliper (Boxed) ($150) New Eibach 14.3 kg/mm (140 N/mm) rear shock spring for heavier rider with cargo (Germany?) ($150) Centerstand lengthened in three areas and second spring added; Power-coated. ($140) Aluminum radiator guards for the engine coolant radiator (qty 2) and oil cooling radiator ($100) Front fork consumables (seal set, bush guides, bush slider, boots/gaiters, dust seals, oil seals; new 15 wt fluid 7/2017) ($100) Upgraded front forks with Wirth progressive springs and heavier fork fluid; ($100) Side stand was lengthened with lighter and stronger chromoly steel with a larger footprint for use on soft ground ($100) Engine bash plate was polished and seal coated ($80) Battery was replaced Oct 2016 (Walmart) ($75) Rear turn signal relocation bracket ($67) Three new turn signals ($50) Heavy duty inner tubes, rim locks and rim strips ($40?) New fuel tank wire harness for two low fuel sensors ($40) Xenon White Universal Fit Halo Rings Angel Eye LED Projector Ring Bright Version ($25) MSR Shift Levers for footpeg lowering kit ($15) Honda handlebar crossbar pad ($10) Lengthened the rear inner fender mud guard to minimize dirt or mud on the shock or swing arm ($90) Coyote-Gear dashboard/gauge dash (powdercoated white & boxed) ($32) R&G Shock Tube/Sock ($30) New fork gaiters ($30) New seat cover for OEM seat (pending installation) ($25) New OEM air filter ($25) New oil and new Honda filter ($20) Digital Voltmeter mounted to the dash ($12) Installed four new spark plugs (Last fall) ($0) Quick battery disconnect for trickle charger ($0) Quick disconnect for fuel pump (allows R/R of fuel pump w/o removing the fuel tank) ($0) Two handlebar helmet holders ($0) Rear inner fender extender ($0) Rear mud guard fender extender ($0) Pre-wired for switched fog lights. ($0) SuperTrapp exhaust: altered to accommodate panniers ($0) Air release valve in upper shock Misc OEM Extras: OEM fork springs OEM rear shock linkage OEM rear shock spring OEM radiator guards OEM front brake master cylinder (Spare) Note: Items not included: Kahedo seat: A choice in OEM seats will be provided, one regular height or one with a lower height. Trunk mount: It is needed for anther motorcycle. May be available as a template for your metal fabricator. Other items sold separately, after the motorcycle is sold: 11 gallon or 42 liter HRC Paris-Dakar rally fuel tank, Bagster tank cover, Bagster tank bag with spare set of Africa Twin Wheels Introduction to the Africa Twins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aneI3khTs-Y http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_xrv750_90.htm Documented milestones/Lineage/Honda Reliability: Courier service motorcycle still ridden with 350,000 miles with only regular engine maintenance; no rebuilds Ian Coats: Skip to 2:30 minutes: (RTW 300,000 miles in 14 years) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeAf3O1DiVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwR4OrY99I4 Model Specifications: http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/honda/honda_xrv750_90.htm It all started here...Paris-Dakar participation and wins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlpYUJutTTk http://www.mslmagazine.co.uk/the-history-of-the-honda-africa-twin/ Honda NXR750 Paris-Dakar roll of honour 1986: 1st Cyril Neveu, 2nd Gilles Lalay 1987: 1st Cyril Neveu, 2nd Edi Orioli 1988: 1st Edi Orioli, 3rd Gilles Lalay 1989: 1st Gilles Lalay, 3rd Marc Morales Similar to XL600V Transalp KLR650 XR650 VStrom V-Strom DL650 DL1000 F800GS R1200GS Tenere
  2. RobertTaccio/WierRider: Good evening and thank you for your replies/comments. All: Please note I have decided to retain a few spares and lowered the price. It would be nice to sell it to an adv rider in San Diego!
  3. 1991 Honda XRV750 Africa Twin Adventure Touring Dual-sport Motorcycle Location: San Diego, California California title and registration! Mileage: ONLY 26,000 miles (42,000 km) (Legendary V-Twin capable of 350k miles with routine maintenance.) Many more photographs are available within the 1991 XRV750 sub-folder at: https://koonzeekoonzee.smugmug.com/ Currently setup for taller riders. Perfect ergonomics for a 6'4" rider. However, the suspension may be normalized easily. Features: Larger fuel tank for long cruising range: 6 US gallons (23 litres) (275 mile range with two reserve warning lights) Robust/Efficient Cooling System: 3 Radiators! One oil cooling radiator and two liquid cooling radiators; one radiator fan Unloaded ground clearance: 11-11.5 Inches (279-292mm) Four spark plugs: two spark plugs per cylinder (more efficient and reliable fuel burn; may help with higher elevations) Triple disc brakes: Twin 276 mm front discs; 256 mm rear disc Long travel front suspension: 43mm Showa forks, 220 mm travel (8.7 inches) Long travel rear suspension: preload and compression damping Pro-Link gas mono-shock, 214 mm travel (8.4 inches) Engine: 742cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin; Max power: 62bhp (46kW) @ 7500rpm; 6-valves Proven strong frame and sub-frame for carrying excessive cargo, passenger for extended touring Weight: Dry weight: 185kg (408 lbs); Wet Weight: 198 kg (436.5 lbs)... or 209kg (460 lbs) (Wt. specs vary on the Net.) Dual headlights "The XRV750 Africa Twin was a 742 cc (45.3 cu in) dual-sport based on the Honda NXR-750, which won the Paris-Dakar rally four times in the late 1980s. Built in homage to the giant desert racers of the Paris-Dakar Rally, the Africa Twin is a large, dual sport bike, powered by a softly tuned V-twin engine." Africa Twin XRV750: * Nice accessories to improve ergonomics for taller riders * Excellent countershaft * Excellent starter relay connectors * Good charging system * Known history of past 15 year with the majority of the time in a climate control storage warehouse * Prior to the 15 years of storage, the Africa Twin resided in a nice Mediterranean climate * Rarity: Very few XRV750 Africa Twins are in the United States & North America * Rarity: Of all the XRV750 Africa Twins in the United States and North America, very few are '90-'92 RD04 Africa Twins. Accessories, Upgrades & Alterations: (excluding shipping costs, tax and time/effort to install) ($350) Hepco Becker Pannier Racks: Metal fabricator reinforced & strengthened for heavier loads; powder-coated white; ($210) Two inch suspension lift of rear shock linkage and front forks. (Easily reversed/normalized); ($150) Custom length stainless steel brake lines for dual front brake calipers and single rear brake caliper ($150) GIVI mounting plate and trunk with passenger's back rest (pending backrest install); Same era trunk as motorcycle. ($125) New RaceTech HyperPro rear shock spring: 13.4 kg/mm for heavier rider with cargo ($100) ROX 2" handlebar risers ($100) Upgraded front forks with Wirth progressive springs and heavier fork fluid; All consumables replaced. (approximate) ($100) Side stand was lengthened with lighter and stronger chromoly steel with a larger footprint for use on soft ground ($100) Engine bash plate was polished and seal coated ($90) Installed Coyote-Gear dashboard/gauge dash (powdercoated white) ($50) Custom cross bar to reinforce upper fairing and windshield support ($15) Honda handlebar crossbar pad ($10) Lengthened the rear inner fender mud guard to minimize dirt or mud on the shock or swing arm ($50) Altered passenger peg mounts to provide additional support for pannier racks ($10) Sand dunes flag/safety whip mount Total: $1600 Recent new consumables: ($100) Front fork consumables (seal set, bush guides, bush slider, boots/gaiters, dust seals, oil seals, 15 wt Honda fluid) ($25) New OEM air filter ($10) New handgrips ($30) New fork gaiters ($90) Four new turn signals ($20) Sand dunes flag/safety whip mount ($30) New seat cover for OEM seat (pending installation) ($12) Installed four new spark plugs (if non-Iridium) ($50) Heavy duty inner tubes, rim locks and rim strips ($20) Fluids Misc OEM Extras: OEM fork springs OEM passenger foot peg mounts OEM rear shock linkage OEM rear shock spring OEM front and rear brake lines OEM radiator guards OEM side stand OEM seat installed once purchased OEM foot pegs installed once purchased Spare OEM fuel tank Suspension: Front Forks New Wirth progressive springs (Germany) New two inch lift kit (UK) New red fork gaiters Removed & replaced all fork consumables (guide/slider bushings, seals, o-rings, oil lock pc, piston/oil stop rings) Removed & replaced fork fluid with new Honda 15 weight fork fluid Fork rebound dampening adjustability Air release valve in upper shock OEM springs retained (Boxed) Suspension: Rear Shock: New RaceTech HyperPro rear shock spring: 13.4 kg/mm New shock sock New two inch lift kit linkage (UK) OEM spring retained (Boxed) Brake System: Replaced front and rear OEM brake lines with black stainless steel brake lines Custom stainless steel brake lines fabricated two inches longer than OEM for ROX 2 inch handlebar risers Retained OEM brake lines (Boxed) Remove and replaced brake fluid Installed master cylinder bar clamp with alternate mirror relocation mount. Brake caliper pistons cleaned and polished. Fuel System: All fuel lines/hoses replaced with new fuel lines/hoses All vacuum lines/hoses replaced with new fuel lines/hoses Installed new fuel pump's electrical/mechanical contact Installed additional hoses over the fuel lines near the cylinder heads and exhaust. Installed new hose clamps where needed. Inspected, cleaned and greased both of the carburetor's air cutoff valves and choke cable Installed new rubber fuel pump mount Wheels: Rims: no rim rot, very good condition New rim strips New heavy duty inner tubes: Bridgestone front tube $30; New rim locks Front 90/90-21 54S (Pirelli MT21 Rallycross Tires with 60% tread) Rear 130/90-17 65S (Pirelli MT21 Rallycross Tires with 60% tread) Electrical System/Gauges: Inspected all connectors and applied dielectric grease; Main connector and regulator/rectifier connectors are good. All indicators function properly: two low fuel indicators; oil, neutral, high beam, turn signal indicators, side stand Gauges function properly: speedometer, coolant temperature, tachometer Radiator/thermostat(thermosensor) engages fan properly to prevent overheating Installed quick disconnects on the battery for a Battery Tender charger or heated clothing Cooling System: Removed and replaced coolant. Removed and replaced both OEM plastic radiator guards with aftermarket stainless steel radiator guards Installed new hose clamps that are better than OEM clamps Ergonomics: Perfect for a 6'4" rider. (Standing or sitting) Installed ROX two in risers Installed new hand grips MotoBau lowered dualsport foot pegs are highly recommended. Fyi: Removed and replaced OEM foot pegs with MotoBau lowered and larger dualsport foot pegs (not included) Fyi: Altered gear shifter to accommodate the lowered footpegs (not included) Spare parts/body panels included with the motorcycle: Please note the shipping costs from Europe for the following items were expensive.) (1) Fuel Tank (Blue) (1) upper fairing (Black/Red) Misc. Notes or Observations: The very little boot wear on the clutch cover or exhaust shield is indicative of its lower mileage. Battery: installed 9-28-2011 with quick disconnects for use with BatteryTender. Still going strong! Pivoting rear brake pedal and gear shifter to prevent failure (OEM feature) Motad stainless steel engine/fairing guards (viewable in some photographs - not included) New seat cover for OEM seat (pending installation); (Kahedo seat in photographs is not included.) Fyi: Removed and replaced OEM foot pegs with MotoBau lowered and larger dualsport foot pegs (not included) Fyi: Altered gear shifter to accommodate the lowered footpegs (not included) No fluid leaks Introduction to the Africa Twins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aneI3khTs-Y http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_xrv750_90.htm Documented milestones/Lineage/Honda Reliability: Courier service motorcycle still ridden with 350,000 miles with only regular engine maintenance; no rebuilds Ian Coats: Skip to 2:30 minutes: (RTW 300,000 miles in 14 years) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeAf3O1DiVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwR4OrY99I4 Model Specifications: http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/honda/honda_xrv750_90.htm Off-road Riding: (60-75% into video for AT jumps) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEmS32IJRM4&feature=youtu.be Water Crossing: ( 50-75% into video; A little crazy..but interesting) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=rGbTLuAF-1E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD5G_7qztVo It all started here...Paris-Dakar participation and wins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlpYUJutTTk http://www.mslmagazine.co.uk/the-history-of-the-honda-africa-twin/ Honda NXR750 Paris-Dakar roll of honour 1986: 1st Cyril Neveu, 2nd Gilles Lalay 1987: 1st Cyril Neveu, 2nd Edi Orioli 1988: 1st Edi Orioli, 3rd Gilles Lalay 1989: 1st Gilles Lalay, 3rd Marc Morales Delivery: I will help with shipping or may be able to deliver to your location for the cost of expenses. Price: $5250 (Motorcycle, extra fuel tank, extra fairing and many upgrades/spares.)
  4. Please note the ST1100A was sold and is no longer available. Thanks again for looking and writing with your interest in the motorcycle. Take care & ride safely. >historic plates< alyeskka, what's your point? You may find the following link informative. (375,000-mile ST1100 with routine maintenance & 500,000-mile ST1100's) Reference to an owner's forum and an ST1100 owner reporting 375,000 miles with only routine maintenance! http://www.st-owners.com/forums/showthread.php?115490-Highest-Mileage-ST1100/page3 1. Re: Highest Mileage ST1100 I have never had my engine apart. Just routine maintenance. I should have more miles on it but have ridden an 07 FJR I got this winter 10,000 miles so far this year. I have still put more miles on the ST1100 this year though!
  5. Are you looking for a solid sport-touring/rally machine with a 550 mile cruising range, ABS brakes, traction control, linked braking system, satellite radio, modern HID lighting, PIAA driving lights, heated grips, radar detector with dual air-horns capable of 375,000 miles with routine maintenance? 1998 Honda ST1100A (ABS, Traction Control & Linked Braking System) $5,000 Accessories and Upgrades Only 49,036 Miles Location: San Diego, CA (I may be able to help with delivery from San Diego to Pittsburgh.) Asking Price: $5500 User-friendly access to images at: https://koonzeekoonzee.smugmug.com/ 120+ images available at the following: (Please be patient with the pop-up ads.) http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/dkunze/library/1998 ST1100A?sort=3&page=1 This ST1100A was upgraded with an emphasis on safety and comfort. Always serviced with MobileOne fully synthetic oil and Honda oil filters at 3,000 mile intervals. Once fitted with a Garmin Zumo 665 GPS, the rider may enjoy commercial-free SiriusXM radio, news, weather & traffic in addition to MP3 music or audio books. Recent Service @ 49,020 miles: Please note the following service probably costs more than a $1000 at your local dealer. Valve adjustment and inspection R/R front and rear brake pads R/R front and rear brake fluid R/R clutch hydraulic fluid R/R final drive gear fluid R/R engine oil and filter R/R engine coolant R/R front fork fluid R/R spark plugs R/R fuel filter R/R air filter Save your time and money by buying a motorcycle already accessorized. Only those who have accessorized a motorcycle can truly appreciate the time and effort invested. 11 Gallons Total Fuel Capacity (7.4 gallons + 3.6 gallons); 450-550 Mile Cruising Range! ($800+) Ron Major's 3.6 gallon fuel cell with dedicated switched elec. & man. fuel line valves ($500) GIVI E52 high gloss black trunk with integrated modulated LED lights and luggage rack ($140) TouraTech Garmin Zumo 665 GPS Mount on heavy duty mount risers with SiriusXM ($500) Escort Passport 9500 radar detector & auxiliary hardware kit ($480) HID XtraLights Xetronic Digital G2 Lighting System - H4; DBXH4-MOTOCYL ($450) Corbin seat Canyon Dual Sport (not shown in photographs) ($400) J&M CB Intercom Radio, model JMCB-2003DU includes passenger hardware ($300) PIAA 910 auxiliary lights w/ matching housing, mounts & dedicated flush mount switch ($300) Auxiliary front pannier bags with matching Honda markers & ST1100 Pan-Am markers ($240) New Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 sport touring radial tires with 90-degree air valves ($200) Clearview XL tinted windshield/windscreen ($170) SPOT GPS Tracker and mount GIVI tank bag with cover, attachable storage and four mounting points ($120) Kriss Four-way hazard flasher with flush mount switch - should be standards on all m/c ($110) Two Stebel Nautilus compact dual-tone air horns with dedicated flush mount switch ($110) Radar Screamer RS2-P remote radar detector light & siren ($90) Oxford Heated Grips ($90) Kisan rear brake modulator ($50) GIVI trunk liner bag ($60) Bestem pannier liner bags (2) ($65) Footpeg lowering kit Altered brake pedal to accommodate footpeg lowering kit (machine shop, $$); better ergos Altered shift pedal to accommodate footpeg lowering kit (machine shop, $$); better ergos Dedicated switch for GPS to disable power during frequent start-ups while not touring. Dedicated switch for electrical fuel valve for auxiliary fuel cell; may be used while driving. Dedicated switch for dual air horns. OEM horn remains functional at all times. Dedicated switch for the main headlights. Convenience/Polite Option; Min. power during TS'g Digital voltmeter Digital thermometer Knee pads Paint protectors on body work since first week of ownership. Handle bar risers Tank Bag Pad (Protective Sheet) Battery quick disconnect for Battery Tender Motorcycle cover and storage bag Auxiliary 12V socket for driver's electric vest/electrical accessories, high amperage ckt. Auxiliary 12V socket for passenger's electric vest/electrical accessories, high amperage ckt. Three additional windshields (Clearview & OEM) of various sizes. New un-mounted Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 sport touring radial rear tire Spare new Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 sport touring radial rear tire (pending bead repair) The legendary Honda ST1100 is the most versatile sport-touring motorcycle available, featuring Honda's mighty V-4 engine, sport-bred handling plus long-distance comfort and convenience. Features & Benefits Engine • Liquid-cooled 1084cc longitudinally mounted V-4 engine produces excellent horse-power and torque over a wide rpm-range. • Shim-under-bucket valve actuation ensures high-rpm reliability and offers 16,000-mile valve adjustment intervals. • Belt-driven camshaft for smooth, quiet, reliable operation. • Four-valve-per-cylinder technology provides excellent combustion efficiency and high power. • Four 34.5mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetors provide crisp throttle response at all rpm. • Cassette-type five-speed transmission. • Quiet and reliable shaft-drive system. • Aluminum radiator keeps temperatures in check for consistent performance and long engine life. • High-output 40-amp air-cooled AC generator allows installation of varied electrical accessories, and delivers substantial output even at low rpm. • Clutch, main-shaft and drive-shaft dampers for reduced noise, vibration and driveline lash. • Maintenance-free hydraulic clutch. • Digital ignition system. Chassis/Suspension • Computer-designed steel frame is strong and positions the engine low for superb maneuverability and precise handling. • Wind-tunnel-designed and -tested fairing with Honda's Air Control Windscreen™ offers superb wind and weather protection, low noise and superior high-speed aerodynamics. • 43mm cartridge fork offers a compliant, controlled ride. • Torque Reactive Anti-dive Control (TRAC) reduces fork compression during braking. • Single-shock swingarm-mounted rear suspension system offers spring preload and rebound damping adjustability. • Wide, three-spoke cast aluminum wheels fitted with V-rated bias-belted tires. • Dual-disc front brake and single-disc rear brake. • Roomy cockpit and ergonomically designed, dual-density seat offer true long-haul comfort. Additional Features • Enormous, 7.4-gallon fuel tank (one of the largest ever supplied for a motorcycle) is located below the seat for a low center of gravity and offers phenomenal touring range in excess of 300 miles (480 km). • Detachable, lockable, color-matched 35-liter saddlebags are standard equipment, feature fold-down carrying handles and can each hold a full-face helmet. • Integrated fairing protectors for tip-over protection. • Breakaway rearview mirrors. • Fairing-mounted quartz clock. • Padded passenger grabrails. • Dual halogen headlights. • Integrated front and rear turn signals. • Fairing-mounted headlight adjuster. • Full instrumentation includes fuel and temperature gauges. • Integrated ignition switch/fork lock. • Single ignition key operates all locks.
  6. KTMrad: Hello. Please disregard my request for the POC for your solar panel. I recently purchased an Africa Twin in New Zealand and will not be shipping my motorcycle from SoCal to NZ. I may revisit this conversation with you in a couple years once I have a CRF1000L. Thanks again for your time and effort to provide the information. (Sorry I missed you and others at the recent meeting. I logged onto the forum and learned about it the day after it was scheduled.... Perhaps next time.)
  7. Dries, Hello. Welcome to San Diego and the SDAR forum! I enjoyed watching your videos. Thank you for sharing. I am looking forward to meeting you at one of the meetings or during a ride sometime. Take care & ride safely. (I think you will love San Diego!) David
  8. Bp619: Hello. Thank you for posting the photographs and suggestion. I thought I replied to your post a while ago and was surprised not to see it posted. Perhaps user error. Anyhow, I am looking into getting a couple FMF accessories. Take it easy.
  9. KTMrad: Thank you. I'll check it out.
  10. > If you want, I can get you the guys number. < KTMrad, Absolutely! I would love to obtain something suitable for long term adventure touring. Battery management was an issue during recent trips due to extended remote primitive camping. I know many will say we are riding with a generator between our legs, but I want an alternative solar source, especially for a laptop, tablet, camera batteries and cell phone. I will look into the portable chargers as well. Btw, do you have build-report or blog for your sidecar rig? I think it looks great! Thanks in advance! David
  11. KTM Rad: Is that a solar panel on your trunk lid? If it is a solar panel, please reply with your impressions of it? I was tempted to try something similar but didn't think any solar panel could handle the off-road abuse. A mfr and model recommendation would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  12. KTM Rad: Btw, after a lot of fine tuning of my schedule, it currently looks like the following: Oct. 20th - Nov. 30th: New Zealand (Approx. 6.5 weeks) Dec. 1st - Feb. 28th: Australia (Approx. 3 months) Mar. 1st - Mar. 19th: Malasia (Approx. 2.5 weeks, includes shipping duration) Mar. 20th - Mar. 24th: Thailand (5 day crossing with guided tour - new regulations) Mar. 25th - Mar. 31st: Myanmar/Burma (7 day crossing with guided tour - guide required) April 1st - May 31st: India (2 or more months) June: Nepal Remainder... TBD (maybe Europe...)
  13. KTM RAD, Hello and thank you for writing. I love the goggles on your dog! That absolutely is fantastic! He must be the envy of all the dogs in your neighborhood. If you are not from San Diego and need a place for maintenance before heading south, please let me know. Take care & have a great trip! I love your setup! You and your dog would be a celebrities in China! (Btw, you can travel on expressways with your rig. Motorcycles are not allowed. Only three wheels or more...) Take care!