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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Talking My sweet ride...

Well, I spent a good 6 hours today, washing and polishing my big girl. I'd taken the rack of, to do the polishing, and fell in love with her "naked" look. She looked so pretty, I just had to take some pic's of her...






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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Our little shack in the background...






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Lookin good cookee

Nice lawn btw...
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If you keep revving the motor on that Kawi, you're lawn is never gonna stay Kawi green like it was in the cooler months! Good to see the beast rolling!
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Such a beautiful bike cookee! I know exactly how you feel. After I wash/wax my bike, I can't help but taking a few extended looks at it. I think little cartoon hearts actually float above my head.
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They are a beautiful site all cleaned up nice

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Awesome photos Cookee!

I'm curious about the rack - manufacturer, how it's attached, etc. I couldn't tell from your other photos. I use my bike mainly for commuting and sometimes the tail pack just isn't enough. Every search I've done comes up with cruiser racks.

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Thanks guys!


Firefox & DT996 - It's more paddock than lawn. It's been sooooooo dry down here and it's also winter, which accounts for the colour of the grass. Come summer, I'll be busting my a**e keeping it down.


mkeeney - It's a Gear Sack rack and bag and is awesome!! If you look at this pic...




...you can see that it bolts to where the tie-down hooks were and also to two aluminium droppers have been bolted to the frame (see top pic).

The rack is so strong, it can be used as a back rest. The main part of the rack can be unscrewed from the curved bars for when you don't want it there. Saves you having to unbolt the whole thing.

The bag has three compartments; one main and two sides. The side bags zip on / off and each have a handle. The main bag has a strap that secures when not needed. It also has two zipped pockets.

The other racks you see a lot of down here are by Ventura. Mrs Tree's bike has one...



They're a pseudo rack, IMO; Good for carrying light stuff and can't be used as a back rest. They're nowhere near as good as the Gear Sack rack. Hope this helps!




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Wow, THATS winter eh? Wheres all the snow?! If you see a tent pitched out on your paddock this January, dont be alarmed, it's just good ol' Firefox escaping the Canadian winter
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