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    Hitch Carrier?

    Hi Willsfree, Rear access is always the big tradeoff with these and any other hitch carrier. It's pretty easy to lower it to gain access, and I could lower my MX Hauler and get the rear door on the FJ open, but not all the way. It does take a few minutes though, and isn't super convenient. You...
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    Hitch Carrier?

    Re-posting from your other thread. I've settled on a 600lb capacity BlackWidow SMC600 https://www.blackwidowpro.com/motorcycle/carriers/p/smc-600r/ It's beefy enough to carry different bikes and feels solid especially with the addition of a Anti-Rattle Stabilizer...
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    Looking for some confirmation - Suzuki DRZ-400?

    I've settled on a 600lb capacity BlackWidow SMC600 https://www.blackwidowpro.com/motorcycle/carriers/p/smc-600r/ It's beefy enough to carry different bikes and feels solid especially with the addition of a Anti-Rattle Stabilizer https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Anti-Rattle/etrailer/e99007.html
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    Where do you buy used roof top tent?

    Found mine on Craigslist for $500 a few years ago. It took me years to find one so it's pretty random when they come up at reasonable prices. I was able to see it in person and they opened it up and showed me all the flaws, and gave me tips on setup and takedown. It was a game changer for...
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    Best Real-Time GPS Tracking Apps

    Another vote for Gaia I use it on hikes, dirt bike rides, and road trips on the bike or in the FJ. Mostly I use it to create the tracks as I go and then save them in specific files. I really like using for hiking. Set it to record, then minimize it and put it in my pocket. It will record in...
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    Looking for some confirmation - Suzuki DRZ-400?

    Excellent post by Shigeta. He covered everything that I was thinking. The DRZ makes an awesome woods bike. I had a coworker try commuting on one and he only lasted a few months before upgrading to something that can handle the highway speeds a bit better. I'd imagine that the CRF300's are...
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    New Garmin GPS/Radio combo, pretty cool

    Good writeup and info from you guys. It's not something I'm going to invest in, but I can see it being good for groups in certain situations. is this geared towards the SXS crowd?
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    Stolen TW200

    That's messed up. Thieves Suck! Who would steal a TDub? I'll keep an eye out here in SF for all it's worth. Hope you get it back.
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    Show your Thumper!!

    I can't be left out of the KLR pics! The first one I owned. My Adventure kit was my Eclipse Street bike tail bag and tank bag, my backpack, and my bicycle paniers.
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    Abandoned/derelict sites

    Battery Chamberlin at Baker Beach in SF We walk past this on one of our usual city hikes. I like to imagine what it must have been like to be stationed here back when it was active.
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    USMC M1030B1 Restoration

    Nice work, as usual.
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    Sad End to This Cautionary Tale, As Folks Start to Head Back Out Into the Wilds, Pls Be Careful

    The whole thing is just sad, and I feel for the family and friends. The conversation here has been a good read. I'm thinking of getting a PLB as a backup for my inReach.
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    KTM 390 Adventure or Kawasaki Versys X 300

    Have you considered the KLX300 for a little bit better off-pavement manners? Maybe not so great for long high speed highways.
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    Pictures of Expedition Motorcycles

    Some shots of ADV bikes in Mendocino National Forest Why we ride with friends
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    New Garmin Montana 700 Series GPS Units with 5" Touchscreen and InReach Capable

    I'm pretty happy with mine thus far, but still learning all the different setup bits. Anyone have issues with it crashing / turning off without warning? It's happened to mine several times in different situations. The ADV Rider Forum thread has several people reporting it too. I used it...
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