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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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1000 Mile Bobber Trip - Lessons Learned

I took a 1000 mile California coast trip on the Bobber. Started off in Orange County and ended in Palo Alto to see the Dead and Company. This was a four day trip.


Lessons learned;
  • Hepco and Becker luggage rack worked great with a bunjee net
  • Freeze Out base layer worked great in keeping me warm
  • Heated handle bars is an investment worth considering as well as cruise control
  • My Aerostitch Roper gloves have a handy squeegee on the left thumb. This proved very useful in the foggy conditions.
  • Music and coms would have been nice. I was traveling with a friend.
  • Everyone should ride along the California coast. Most beautiful!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 11:17 AM
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I took a 1000 mile California coast trip on the Bobber. Started off in Orange County and ended in Palo Alto to see the Dead and Company. This was a four day trip.


Lessons learned;
  • Hepco and Becker luggage rack worked great with a bunjee net
  • Freeze Out base layer worked great in keeping me warm
  • Heated handle bars is an investment worth considering as well as cruise control
  • My Aerostitch Roper gloves have a handy squeegee on the left thumb. This proved very useful in the foggy conditions.
  • Music and coms would have been nice. I was traveling with a friend.
  • Everyone should ride along the California coast. Most beautiful!
Out of interest, did you have much weight on the luggage rack? I take it thatís the one fitted behind saddle.
Cheers.
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Out of interest, did you have much weight on the luggage rack? I take it thatís the one fitted behind saddle.
Cheers.
I think I had at least 10 lbs stuffed into a 24L backpack. And yes, the Hepco rack is the one fitted behind the saddle.
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I think I had at least 10 lbs stuffed into a 24L backpack. And yes, the Hepco rack is the one fitted behind the saddle.
Cheers Tall Tree, got one on order but Iím hoping 15 Ibs shouldnít be an issue as it says 5kg.
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How about seating comfort (stock seat? Stock rear shock?)
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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How about seating comfort (stock seat? Stock rear shock?)

Stock seat and shock. No comfort issues in that area... The biggest issues for me were the lack of cruise control or throttle paddle and heated grips.
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