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Offline jerry_james

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9 Days on the Big Versys - Fun Times
« on: September 20, 2018, 06:07:26 PM »
Jamie and I did a great little road trip earlier this month. I have completed the ride reports and you can read them on my blog. It is just too long to re-write. I hope that you all enjoy the reports. I have posted some pictures from the ride to set the tone. Have a great day and Ride safe!

http://www.motoadrenaline.net/2018/09/kentucky-healing-much-needed-journey.html

http://www.motoadrenaline.net/2018/09/msta-bull-shoals-bs-rally-thedosia-2018.html

























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Re: 9 Days on the Big Versys - Fun Times
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2018, 07:34:56 PM »
Great photos and blog! I've got an old Dallas newspaper reporter friend living up in Eureka Springs now. I mo have to roll out of Dallas and go pay him a call and check out the NW Arkansas area better.  :028:
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Re: 9 Days on the Big Versys - Fun Times
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 08:59:24 PM »
Superb report and accompanying pictures (as usual ) thanks for sharing. ..the blog makes great reading   :152:     
« Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 09:01:19 PM by TYKE »
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Re: 9 Days on the Big Versys - Fun Times
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2018, 09:40:06 PM »
Looks like you had a much needed great time.  Took my Concours to a rally in Eureka Springs a few years ago and the roads in that area are terrific and the people and facilities are very MC friendly

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Re: 9 Days on the Big Versys - Fun Times
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 12:44:04 AM »
Beautiful countryside!!  Looks like it's right out of a movie set.  The campground looked outstanding.

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Re: 9 Days on the Big Versys - Fun Times
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2018, 01:45:29 PM »
You two rocked it …..big fun and Good on yeah

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Re: 9 Days on the Big Versys - Fun Times
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 09:59:04 PM »
Hi Jerry, fine trip. Your bike is a huge van with all your luggages. Why not a trailer as me?

Just finished a 1600 kms 4 days trip in the Lyon mountains. I use the trailer for all camping needs.

Here with the Sisteron citadel above me

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Re: 9 Days on the Big Versys - Fun Times
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2018, 01:50:42 AM »
I had never really thought about it. We did take a fair amount of twisty roads to get to our camping location. How does it handle on the Versys? Great idea.. just don't know if it would work for us.

nice looking set up by the way

*Originally Posted by francis83 [+]
Hi Jerry, fine trip. Your bike is a huge van with all your luggages. Why not a trailer as me?

Just finished a 1600 kms 4 days trip in the Lyon mountains. I use the trailer for all camping needs.

Here with the Sisteron citadel above me


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Re: 9 Days on the Big Versys - Fun Times
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2018, 06:20:19 PM »
I build it for my 1977 Honda PC 800 based on an old luggage trailer for car. Then I used it again with my 2007 BMW K1200LT. I built too the hitch for the Kawa and modified the trailer to stay in the french laws about it.

If the PC800 missed of punch, the V1 is enough powered even if we are together with pillion and all full luggages. The french law specifys that the trailer doesn't exceed 80 kgs (176 pounds). Mine is 25 kgs (55 pounds) empty, so the useful charge permise a tent camping seats, inflatable mattress, light, extension cable and others. Bike luggages are full of clothes. That permise you to have an excellent stability because you have not too much weight high placed on your bike.

On the road you have just not to forget it's behind you. Braking distances of course are a bit longer but the manoeuvrability is excellent. Last four days I ride in the western alps (Vercors) and Lyon mountains with no any problem but the gravels as usual. I know that's not a racing horse and carriage but when you need power the V is there.

So for you, big traveller with  permanent pillion I think it's a solution.
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Re: 9 Days on the Big Versys - Fun Times
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2018, 06:32:18 PM »
I recognize the Peel Ferry...been there a few times!

Me and you are gonna hafta hook up some time Brother!
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