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Old July 11th, 2016, 03:20 PM   #11
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pretty sure sw-motech has hard bags

if you find a set of crash bars, please post a link!
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Old July 11th, 2016, 05:55 PM   #12
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Wolfman SOFT bags. They will give and not break your leg if it falls on you.

Heidenau K60 tires. Good in the dirt and they give great mileage.

My two cents. Sounds like a great trip.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 06:03 PM   #13
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Wolfman SOFT bags. They will give and not break your leg if it falls on you.

Heidenau K60 tires. Good in the dirt and they give great mileage.

My two cents. Sounds like a great trip.
Seconded on the soft wolfman bags. Awesome quality.

As for the Heidenaus, I wasn't aware they made K60s in our size?
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Old April 20th, 2017, 11:49 AM   #14
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Old thread ... but wanted to put in my 2 cents. Disclaimer: never toured on my
Strada ... just got it ... but my main concern riding Africa would be busting or denting a wheel. Dents are OK out on the road ... but an actual broken cast wheel could be a show stopper.

Running good tough tires at elevated pressures may help ... but high PSI will compromise grip and ride off road. Best solution is to keep close eye out for big square edged pot holes or similar wheel busters.

Any soft bags would be OK if they fit. Hard bags are out ... one fall and they may be done, not close right or worse. Soft bags on an Africa trip will be expendable. Use them up ... enjoy.

IMO, You don't need expensive Mosko Moto bags. Many cheaper ones just as good. (Nelson Rigg, Tourmaster, First Gear)

Plan fuel stops carefully or carry fuel jug or Rotopax. I would not camp if you don't have to. Splurge ... ride to next town with decent hotel. Bush camping in unknown areas is not my preference unless you have an experienced guide along.
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