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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 07:46 AM
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Looks like great fun. Excellent pictures, thank you for sharing.

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Nice read and pictures!
What kind of bags are you using on the bike, and do they chafe on the tail end?
I've originally said I wont use my F3 for travelling, but oh how I miss the mountains of middle-Europe...

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Nice read and pictures!
What kind of bags are you using on the bike, and do they chafe on the tail end?
I've originally said I wont use my F3 for travelling, but oh how I miss the mountains of middle-Europe...
I'm using 2 x Oxford tank bags, plus an Osprey Talon 22 rucksack. The big tank bag I use for trainers, chain and lock, tools, earplugs and race tape, cable ties...etc...I used some of that rubber matting for tool chest draws, and a racket strap lashed around the pillion pegs and underneath the tail section to hold it firmly in place - it didn't move or rub anywhere.

The small tank bag had some of the same rubber matting under it, and I just used the leash under the yoke to stop it travelling too far - obviously the magnets don't work there but I only had waterproofs, wallet, phone and passport in it and it made a bid for freedom after some exuberant motorway riding a couple of times, that's it - rest of the time it stayed put.

Rucksack was comfortable and only had clothes in so light weight.

However, for future I will look at buying a 30 litre tail pack and do away with the rucksack (Oxford do one that I almost bought that looks quite good), and the larger tank bag on the tank.

We both were using phones inside the tank bag and both of us struggled to read the Google maps at times, or it would spin round or disappear as the button would be accidentally pressed with the tank bag material, so for next time I will also look at a dedicated bike sat-nav (ie, waterproof) and somehow fixing it in a better location. Not sure how and where but need something better than the current set up as at times it was very frustrating.

Another thing discovered about the bike, the back brake is worse than useless - what a pile of shit it is. That also needs addressing.
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That looks like an awesome trip ,your bike looks great too .I will take the Stadale into Europe next year ..
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Beautiful landscape

The wind in the face is the same, but with an MV Agusta ...
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Wonderful, I love seeing the F3 loaded up like that! For my first 12 years of MV ownership, 2000-2012 I toured yearly on the F4 ( Sennas, Stradas Brutes ), it wasn't easy and my buds were astonished at the lengths I could spend in the saddle, but I loved every minute of it. Since then, most road trip duty has fallen on the Interceptor then in recent years, the Multi. Last week I just returned from 4 days in the Adirondacks and I was reminscing about riding those roads on the F4, insanely beautiful, putting the hammer down so all could hear her dance and sing through the mountains! Great pics thanks for sharing and stiring my memory!!!

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Got caught speeding while over there....

45 Euro fine if paid now. I'll take that thank you very much. A lot cheaper, less painful and less hassle than getting nicked here in the UK for the same violation.
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